The Children's Center

Communications Department

January 09, 2013

Rev. Jim Todd
35 Lowell Street
Methuen, MA 01844
The Children's Center is an ongoing ministry of The Christ United Methodist Church of Lawrence and is a self-supporting, non-profit and ecumenical ministry, adhering to the Judeo-Christian ethics and traditions with multi-ethnic awareness. The Children's Center is a 134 capacity group child care and school age program in Methuen, Massachusetts. We have committed ourselves to providing quality care and a nurturing Christian environment for children ages 4 weeks to 13 years. Our program has been servicing the Greater Lawrence Community for over 15 years. Ninety-five percent (95%) of the children enrolled in our program come from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and the majority of them are from low income families. Most of the enrollment is supported by financial child care vouchers from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Our program is designed to provide a loving, warm, nurturing and safe environment for all children. Each child is viewed as a unique person with an individual pattern and timing of growth and development. The curriculum and teacher interactions are responsive to individual difference in ability and interests. Different levels of ability, development and learning styles are expected, and used in planning activities that promote children's self-esteem and positive feelings toward learning. Our environment and classroom materials are set up to optimize each child's learning. Social, physical, emotional, creative, language and cognitive growth transpsire through child-initiated, teacher-supported play and a varaiety of integrated activities and interest areas that they prepare. Children participate in whole group and individual activities that are planned, spontaneous, child initiated and teacher directed.