Credit: Communities United
Waltham Creative Start offers full-time and part-time education and care for children aged 2 to 5 years. While the center serves children from the full spectrum, focus is on identifying the most at-risk families and ensuring their needs are met. Children may be enrolled for 4 or 5 days per week. The curriculum incorporates a strong focus on STEAM activities as well as language and literacy development. A specialized curriculum supports each child’s social-emotional development.
Waltham Creative Start is a member of Communities United, Inc., which was founded in 1970 as a pilot program supported by Head Start. Communities United is a lead agency for state-funded Community Partnership Grants that subsidize tuition, enabling families to afford childcare. The agency aims to provide high quality education and services to children aged 4 months to 5 years. Communities United also operates in Newton and Woburn.
Employees are teachers, social service workers and administrative staff. Volunteers are a key component of the educational curriculum and parents are encouraged to spend time in the classroom.
Early morning drop off at 7:30am and extended afternoon hours until 5:30pm are available. An additional fee applies.
Free and nutritious meals are provided for all students.
Discounted rates are available for families that enroll multiple children.