St. Anne's Children and Family Center (St. Anne's), sponsored by Catholic Charities, is a unique place where parents and their children participate in an exceptional child development program. Everything at St. Anne's fosters an atmosphere of mutual respect for children, parents, staff, volunteers, and students. Our philosophy is that children are capable and competent, and our environments are arranged so that children can freely access what they need to grow and learn. St. Anne's currently is accredited through the Council on Accreditation and is in the process of acquiring National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) early childhood accreditation.
St. Anne's is open Monday-Friday from 7 am - 5:30 pm. Extended hour care available for medical professional 6:30 am - 7 am and 5:30 pm - 6 pm.
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Our priority at St. Anne's is to recognize that our parents are the foundation of our program for children. Parents are the child's first and most important teachers and have valuable insights into how their child learns. We expect that parents will maintain an open dialogue with the child's teacher, since we will be depending upon parents to update us on their child's progress. We keep in communication with families about important events, concerns, or milestones reached at home. We also take the time to get to know our families and incorporate their backgrounds and culture into our program. We value our partnership with our families and see the parent as being the one who knows their child best. If you are interested in enrolling your child(ren) at St. Anne's, please download and print out our enrollment forms, complete them, and return them to us at your convenience. Thank you for considering St. Anne's Children and Family Center. Please be advised that families currently enrolled, families of Providence Health Care employees, and families of Catholic Charities programs have wait list priority. However, St. Anne's will make every effort to accommodate all families on a timely basis, based on availability. St. Anne's serves all children, regardless of faith or background.
Childbirth Education/Preparation Classes: Class emphasis is to reach parents and to empower them to make positive decisions before, during, and after childbirth for their physical and emotional health and the health of their child(ren). Moms-to-be are welcome to attend alone or with the birth father and/or designated coach. Classes are free and begin every month. Call for specific dates and times.
Support Groups: CAPA offers a variety of support groups to help parents and pregnant women cope with the stress of parenting. Please call for more information or to discuss which group may be helpful to you.
Bringing Up Baby Parenting Education: Taught by a qualified instructor in an interactive group style, including art and games. These free classes are for pregnant women and parents with children ages newborn through 3 years. Call for specific dates and times.