Areas of Focus

WECC is now licensed for 109 youth!! Our vans are buzzing around the city transporting to 13 elementary and 2 secondary schools. This is an indication of the great need for high quality childcare in 02907. But don’t let the fun activities fool you, much academic work is also being done. WECC has partnered with 15 different schools and connects with each child’s classroom regularly. Homework help is always facilitated. WECC is trying to create a place of belonging for all the children we serve.

WECC provides a supportive, stimulating learning environment to ensure all our children’s needs are met.

WECC promotes and enhances the development of youth by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, and belonging.

The WECC has worked diligently to respond to the community’s basic needs during this most challenging year.

Early Learning

WECC provides a supportive, stimulating learning environment to ensure all our children’s needs are met. At WECC, we implement an incredible early childhood curriculum that engages children and teaches all steps of the day. We give children an opportunity to experience learning as fun at an early age. West End Early Learning Program helps to promote various skill areas such as: gross motor, fine motor, eye-hand coordination, recognition of letters, recognition of shapes, recognition of numbers, recognition of colors, speech skills, and social skills.

Kids in the learning center

Youth Program

Teen learning computer programs

WECC provides a positive environment that promotes and enhances the development of youth by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging, and influence. Our goal is to inspire children and youth, especially those from diverse or difficult circumstances, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, and healthy members of their community. We provide all our city’s youth with the opportunity to play, grow, and learn safely. With the guidance of our trained staff, our programming is designed to develop critical skills and healthy habits through fun hands-on learning projects and activities. Children that consistently attend our before and after school programming are more likely to graduate from high school.

Social Service

It has been well documented that urban areas are bearing the brunt of the COVID-19 crisis. Most notably the pandemic is having a major impact on the urban poor. Our community has experienced significant financial loss and food insecurity. We have seen firsthand the health disparities facing our local community.

The number of families visiting the food pantry increased 150% from FY20 to FY21. All clients served received much more than just fresh vegetables, meats, dairy, and other dietary staples. We assist with paying the escalating costs of utilities such as electricity, provide warm winter coats and socks, and distributes personal care items such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, anti-bacterial soap, laundry detergent, and cleaning supplies.

Educational Programs

WECC implements an incredible early childhood curriculum that engages children and teaches all steps of the day. We give children an opportunity to experience learning as fun. WECC prepares our youngest by promoting various skill areas such as: gross motor, fine motor, eye-hand coordination, recognition of letters, recognition of shapes, recognition of numbers, recognition of colors, speech skills, and social skills. Our supportive, stimulating learning environment ensures our children feel loved.

 

Our childcare programs are running at full capacity. WECC was lucky enough to purchase an additional van, a 15 passenger, bringing our total ability to transport to fieldtrips to 42!!! With this being said, we spent the summer traveling throughout Providence County. The children engaged in activities such as swimming, community gardening, crafts, swimming, sports camps, fishing, visiting farms and did we mention swimming! As we began the school year, the demand for before and after school care increased significantly. WECC now utilizes the GSMS gymnasium to increase our capacity.

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