About Us

The Child Care Center in Norwich provides year-round, early care and education to one hundred children ages six weeks through sixth grade. The Center has been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) since 1996. The staff of the Child Care Center endorse the concept of Developmentally Appropriate Practice as defined by the NAEYC.  They strive to design and implement teaching strategies and curricula that promote age appropriate, child-initiated, child-directed, teacher supported play as an essential component of the program. The Center is fortunate to have a skilled and dedicated staff with great longevity here.

Hours & Holidays

Hours: 7:30 pm – 5:30 pm Monday to Friday.
Holidays: The Center is closed on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day & the Friday after, Christmas Day.
The Center does not close for snow unless State Police are requesting motorists to stay off the roads. Visit this site and/or listen to local radio stations for notice of cancellation or late opening.

Philosophy & Objectives

The purpose of The Child Care Center in Norwich is to meet the needs of enrolled preschool children while parents pursue work, educational programs, and other interests.

The curriculum at the Center in is modeled on the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) concept of Developmentally Appropriate Practice and uses the Creative Curriculum framework. Teachers plan activities that are age-appropriate yet reflective of the individual needs, interests and developmental level of each child. Our curriculum addresses all areas of a child’s development – physical, emotional, social, and cognitive – in an integrated way. The program is tailored to meet the needs of children rather than expecting children to adjust to the program. Child-initiated, child-directed, teacher-supported play is a core component of Developmentally Appropriate Practice.

The Child Care Center meets or exceeds all standards required by NAEYC and shall adhere to all policies adopted by the State of Vermont for child care/preschool centers. A copy of the current licensing regulations is available in the Child Care Center office or on the web at www.state.vt.us/srs/childcare/license.htm. The Child Care Consumer Concern line telephone number is (800) 540-7942.