Welcome to the Blackstone Valley Children's Place!

A learning experience is found in every moment of a child’s life. Blackstone Valley Children’s Place provides a nurturing atmosphere that encourages every child to discover their potential through exploratory play. By providing quality educational, early childhood, and school age experiences, our professionally trained staff offers an environment that promotes creative, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. Children gain confidence and independence, learn communication and problem solving skills; all while making friends and enjoying a full range of enrichment activities designed to prepare every child to enter kindergarten with a strong foundation in educational skills and to encourage continued growth through elementary and middle school.

Preschool

Offered at our Whitinsville location

Preschool is a flexible program that meets the needs of parents seeking a full day or half-day of child care. The program offers a full curriculum for children 2 years 9 months to age 5, not having gone to Kindergarten.

Professional, caring staff provide educational experiences that promote school readiness. Individual child planning, as well as creating whole group and small group experiences, is an integral part of our day here at BVCP.

Each child’s development and learning is documented and parents are encouraged to work with us to develop learning plans that specifically meet individual needs.

“The Whitin Community Center is preparing children for school by not only teaching the basic educational requirements, but by going beyond and seizing opportunities to teach the more subtle lessons of life.” D.D.B

School Age

Offered at our Douglas & Whitinsville locations

School Age is offered both before and after school.

Children who attend before school can enjoy a nutritious breakfast, play games, and enjoy social interactions.

After school, we offer children homework support, nutritious snacks, and experiences that help reinforce math, science, engineering, technology, social studies, art, and literacy skills, all while having fun and making friends.

“The staff at WCC I deal with are wonderful, all of them.
My kids feel safe and cared for when I’m not around and that’s a great feeling.” Tina

Kindergarten Prep

Offered at our Whitinsville location

Did your child miss the kindergarten cut off? We may be able to help!

Join our classroom of children who turn 5 after September 1! This innovative new programming targets the children who are ready for a more structured classroom and more intensive instruction.

This program is supported by 2 full time teachers with additional staff added to maintain a staff to child ratio of no less than 1:10.

BVCP Summer EDventure

Welcome To BVCP Summer EDventure!

Welcome EDventurers! For over 45 years Blackstone Valley Children’s Place has taken pride in providing children and their families with quality care, education, and FUN! This summer we’ll be bringing back some favorite activities and adding some new ones to the mix! Roller skating in the gym, daily open recreational swimming, and our gigantic waterslide were so much fun! In addition, we’ll be adding free pizza Fridays, loads of community visits & field trips and as much fun as we can squeeze into the days! Our summer EDventures are sure to keep your child busy, engaged, and happy!

Whatever days or weeks you choose, you’ll have a blast here at Blackstone Valley Children’s Place! Each week we will introduce the children to local businesses & community organizations making a difference every day. Whether you’re interested in learning about chemistry, learning about mammals, exploring different art media, designing bridges or flying drones our programs are sure to provide your child memories to last a lifetime! Interested in adding a swim class or tennis lesson? Let us know and your child will can register for a day time class! We look forward to meeting you this Summer as you join our family!

BVCP Summer EDventure Schedule

Why Choose BVCP Summer EDventure?

Nine Weeks Of Different Themes

Choose 2, 3, or 5 Days A Week (Tu/Th, M/W/F, or M-F)

Over 45 Years Of Experience

Fully Certified

Qualified, Professional, Caring Staff

FREE Pizza Fridays

75’ Waterslide

Fun Community Engagement

How to Contact Us

Blackstone Valley Children’s Place (BVCP)
60 Main Street, Whitinsville, MA 01588
17 Gleason Court, Douglas, MA 01516

Ginny Alicea
Blackstone Valley Children’s Place Director
508.234.8184 ext. 105
Ginny.Alicea@OurGym.org

Michelle Benoit
Blackstone Valley Children’s Place School Age Administrator
508.234.8184 ext. 104
Michelle.Benoit@OurGym.org