Greenwood Children's Center

UPDATE 5/11/21 - Enrollment Begins Mid-Late Summer

The Town Manager has presented an FY22 budget that includes the daycare (see statement from Town Manager to Select Board memo below.)  Department Heads will attend the 3/9/21 Select Board meeting to discuss budgets and the public forum will be 3/10/21.  The budget is scheduled to be voted on by the Select Board on 3/15/21.   

 

Town Meeting will be held Sunday, 5/16/21 @ 1pm.  

 

All agendas and budgets are posted on the Town website:  www.longmeadow.org. All meetings are public.

 

Once all approvals have been received, we will begin to take preliminary registrations with a target opening date on or around 8/30.  At this time, it is our intention to offer daycare and school age after school care at Greenwood Center.  It is also our intention to offer summer day camp at Greenwood with registration information becoming available mid to late April.

 

If you have any questions that are not answered here, please email me at bjarvis@longmeadow.org 

 

Bari Jarvis, Director

Longmeadow Parks and Recreation

 

 

"Day Care operations are funded at $150,000 or approximately 50% of the costs of prior year under normal conditions. It is seed money to restart the program and if the results of operations require additional funding it will be sought at the fall 2021 Special Town Meeting. This is a cautious approach, as operations may be amidst the continued pandemic requiring certain additional precautions. The Day Care program is revenue neutral so the bottom line to the General Fund will not be impacted if the anticipated Day Care revenues do not equate to the budgeted expense dollars. Realistic budgeted revenues will need to be proven to the Department of Revenue in order to set the Town’s tax rate. The Parks / Recreation Revolving Fund will absorb any year-end actual excess / deficiencies in the Day Care operations." -Town Manager memo to Select Board 3/1/2021


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Our childcare programs are licensed by the commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Early Education and Care (EEC Website) for children as young as one month through Grade 5.  Our program is located at 231 Maple Road in Longmeadow. Parents are welcome to tour our facilities and meet our staff.  Please call (413)565.4163 to set up a time to view our facilities and observe our programs.  Our facility and programs are peanut/tree nut, shellfish and latex free environments.
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