The mission of FACE Children's Center is to enhance and support children and their families by providing a wholesome and safe day care setting which offers a nurturing and stimulating environment. All parents can be assured that this educational program constatly strives for excellence, maintains high standards of care and employs a committed staff. We were founded in 1969 by members of the Fisk Memorial United Methodist Church. Our name FACE stands for F-Fisk A-Area C-Commnity E-Edeavor. We are a mission of the Church and as a benefit we do not pay high rental costs for the wonderful space we share with the church.
FACE Children's Center is dedicated to the optimal growth of each child by encouraging them to be themselves and respect the differences and needs of others regardless of race, national origin, religion, cultural heritage, political beliefs, marital status, sexual orientation, and disabilities.
This is achieved through a non-judgmental, nurturing and supportive environment that fosters cultural diversity, social, artistic and academic potential. A sense of community, positive self-image and joy of learning is enhanced through a strong cooperation between parents, teachers, and administration.
Emphasis is placed on giving each child a firm foundation in the learning process, where trying is a positive experience and decision making is encouraged.
The end goal is that the philosophical basis translates into a happy confident child.
Parents who are interested in enrolling their children in our program must meet with the director. At that time, parents are given a tour of the center and are invited to observe the program when it is in operation. Toilet training status is not an eligibility requirement for enrollment. We serve children aged 2 years nine months up to kindergarten entry age.
Jane Theriault, Executive Director
She has been on staff at FACE since 1973 and during that time has served in nearly every capacity at the center from teacher to substitute cook.
. . . From Mrs. Theriault: "I have the best of all worlds at FACE. I hear the wonderful noise of children, get to lead a great staff and give support to families."
Anne Peterson, FACE's office assistant keeps our office running smoothly and is always available to answer parent's tuition questions.
FACE Children's Center employs Anne Ferrari-Greenberg RN, fromCPR Services of Ashland Ma. as our health care consultant. She trains the staff in CPR and First Aid and assists in the development of the program's health care policy as directed by the Department of Early Education and Care.
The teachers at FACE Children's Center are dedicated to creating an open and fun environment for the children. Each class at FACE has three teachers. Please refer to each classroom to learn about the teachers for that class.
A Board of Directors that sets all policies for the center governs FACE Children's Center. It is a volunteer, advisory group consisting of parents with children attending the center, Fisk church members, and interested members of the community.
The Board of Directors sets goals and objectives for the development of the center. It is responsible for the center's financial and legal operations. Meetings are held the second Monday of every month. Parents interested in joining should contact the executive director.
The current members of the Board of Directors are:
- Janis Cail
- Debbie Friscino
- Marcia Hoyt
- Jill Kovatsis
- Courtney Ford
- Deborah Towle
- Barbara Beekman