WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2016-2017

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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But perhaps the biggest differentiator between RCC and other top-rated preschools is the gradu- ation ceremony. At the ceremony, the students wear caps and gowns, and President Hayes attends. How many young- sters can say a college president attended their preschool graduation? Reading, Writing, Regis "The word 'failure' isn't in President Hayes' vocabulary," says Tuthill. "She decided to make the concept a reality and gave the institutional support to Rebecca while ensuring financial support was there. RCC is successful on all fronts—it's a point of pride for Regis to say we educate." A big milestone on the path to attaining RCC goals was leveraging the insights of the parent advisory group. Parents are considered crucial in the RCC's success. "We have a fantastic Parent Advisory Council," Putnam says. "Part of our mission is to offer parents a way to submit their input and thoughts on Center programming." Positive relationships with families are built via consistent communication and parent events. The RCC is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care and accredited by The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). By combining all these factors, Putnam says there's a true family feel to the Center. "Everyone feels as if they're walking into an exten- sion of their home," she notes. Parents second that emotion. Fox25 television anchor Sara Underwood is among the many happy parents at RCC. Her daughter Tess has attended for the past three years. "It has been an amazing place for her," Underwood says. "Her language skills, social skills, and confidence have increased so dramatically over the past three years." And the veteran parents agree. "The RCC strikes an amazing bal- ance between being a nurturing loving environment and a place for growth, learning, and development," concludes Nuwayhid. "It will be hard for us to leave." 154 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | w i n t e r 2 0 1 6 / 2 0 1 7 education "a true family feel " REGIS CHILDREN'S CENTER 235 Wellesley Street, Weston 781.768.7096 Email: childrens.center@regiscollege.edu Web: www.Regiscollege.edu (scroll to bottom for Children's Center link) C O U R T E S Y O F R E G I S C O L L E G E

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