Agency spotlight: Williamstown Community Preschool
Founded in 1972, Williamstown Community Preschool serves the needs of toddler, preschool, and school-age children and their families. WCP is Williamstown’s only community preschool. In addition to vital annual support received from the Community Chest, WCP was recently awarded a major grant from the town, The Community Chest funding and town grant are testaments to the importance of affordable childcare for local families and to the quality of the care WCP provides. WCP prioritizes a safe, caring environment where children ranging in age from 15 months to 12 years can grow, learn, and thrive.
WCP’s historic home, the former Methodist Church at the corner of Main and Water Streets, is the perfect jumping off spot for exploring nature and the community. From regular visits to WCMA’s “eyeballs” and nearby Linear Park to special events like a trip to the Bay State Games or a Halloween parade down Spring Street, WCP kids are frequently spotted around town “holding the rope.”
WCP focuses on child-centered, child-directed activities. The professional WCP staff (many of whom have been with the preschool for decades) give children opportunities to experience and explore the world. They prime area children for future success by teaching them crucial life skills, setting appropriate limits, offering positive choices, and developing kids’ problem-solving abilities.
WCP is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) and all staff are certified in First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
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