Skribbles was founded in 1992 and began as a Family Daycare. The program was run by Tara Rees, BA ECE, EEC qualified Director II. Tara and her sister Juliane Blackmore, BA in accounting, have always thought of opening a business together by combining Tara's child care knowledge and Julie's business background. After 10 successful years and the caring of over 100 children in the home, Tara and Julie finally teamed up to expand the program for more children in the community. Skribbles Learning Center opened in February, 2003. In 2007, we had another growth and opened a second location in Northboro.
Skribbles is family owned and operated. We are proud of our facility and are always striving to make Skribbles the best that it can be.
We are licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) and have received the prestigious award of becoming NAEYC accredited in April 2006.
The Center is open 52 weeks per year to accommodate working families.
Our goal is to maintain a highly qualified staff and to offer your children the best environment during the early years of their lives.
At Skribbles Learning Center, we believe that children learn through playing. Playing is a tough job, but somebody has to do it. Through play, your child will have the opportunity to learn and explore with the many offered materials and equipment. Each child will develop at their own pace and will have the freedom to express their independence. We believe that it is the process of learning that is important and not the final product.
Each child will be treated as an individual for the special person that they are.
While your children are in our care, we promise to love, nurture and support their development. We will encourage each child to be the best that he/she can be and we will enhance their social, emotional, physical and cognitive development.
Our mission is to provide families with the high quality care that is needed, along with offering the children a happy, safe and fun learning environment.
o Open Monday through Friday
o Hours of operation: 7:00a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
o Open 52 weeks per year
o Two snacks per day, and all beverages included
o Hot/Cold Lunch Program available through Papa Gino's
o Toothbrushes provided every 3 months and brushed after meals
o We have staff onsite that can translate in Spanish
o Optional Programs on site for a fee
Skribbles Learning Center meets the requirements of both town and state health, fire and building regulations. We adhere to state standards for room and playground space, staff to children ratios and the type of program equipment and learning materials used. We are licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
Skribbles Learning Center has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children-The nation's leading organization of early childhood professionals. NAEYC Accreditation lets families in our community know that children in our program are getting the best care and early learning experiences.
NAEYC is a voluntary process, which early childhood programs demonstrate that they meet national standards of excellence. Programs seeking accreditation undergo an intensive self-study, collecting information from parents, teachers, administrators, and classroom observations. They receive an on-site visit, conducted by early childhood professionals, specially trained by NAEYC, to validate their self-study results. All of this information is independently reviewed by a team of national experts who grant or defer accreditation. When awarded, accreditation is valid for five years. Child care centers, preschools, kindergartens, and before-and after-school programs are eligible to seek NAEYC accreditation.
NAEYC accreditation is not an easy task to achieve. It requires a lot of time, effort and dedication from the staff and administration to lead a team to accreditation. Our staff is extremely proud to become accredited. We feel as though our hard work has paid off and our talents have been noticed.
The NAEYC torch is a sign that your child will be safe, happy and learning each day. We display the torch with great pride.