The Children’s Workshop Expands in Waltham, MA

The Children’s Workshop celebrated the opening of three new classrooms and a gross motor room at its school located at 475 Winter Street in Waltham on September 16, 2011. The new classrooms will be the home to preschool, pre-K, Kindergarten, and before and after school classes this fall and the gross motor space will be enjoyed by children from all of the school’s classrooms.   

The Mayor of the City of Waltham, Jeannette A. McCarthy, cut the ceremonial ribbon with the assistance of some friends from the Preschool and Pre-K classes.  The Children’s Workshop’s President and founder, David MacDonald, location Director, Catherine McGuiggan, and Ellen Doherty, the center’s Kindergarten teacher and Lead Administrator, were also present for the official ribbon cutting ceremony. 

“We are very excited to open our new classrooms and that the Mayor was able to attend and help us celebrate.  We have a great family of teachers, children and parents and we are looking forward to a wonderful school year in our beautiful center!” said Catherine McGuiggan at the event.

The newly renovated Waltham location will serve the community for infant, toddler, preschool, pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and before and after school care and will also offer summer and school vacation programs. The addition of new classrooms allowed the school to expand into offering private Kindergarten and before and after school care, two programs it previously did not have.  The school recently gave their outdoor playground and covered play area a full facelift as well with brand new equipment and the installation of rubber flooring. 

The Children’s Workshop offers programs for children 6 weeks through age 13, depending on location. The first center, located in Lincoln, RI opened its doors with only 18 children in 1990, but grew to 80 within a matter of months.  It became clear that additional high-quality programs were sought by families throughout the region.  The Children’s Workshop acquired and developed additional programs and now operates 16 centers throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts, meeting the educational, emotional and developmental needs of some 1,500 children daily.

Today, The Children’s Workshop prides itself on providing its families with one of the best levels of service in the child care industry.

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