"From when I was very young, I always knew I wanted to work around children. Recognizing the early years are the most formative, I knew my focus on early education was exactly where I wanted to be. I was drawn to administrative work and have had the honor to work with many dedicated early childhood professionals, board members, volunteers, and parents in providing high-quality services to young children. I am most proud of the professional and long-term staff we have maintained, and the outstanding teacher-child ratios we have implemented."
Welcome from Executive Director Laurie Morelli
Welcome to the Transportation Children's Center (TCC)! Thirty-five years ago, I was honored to have been selected as the Center's first executive director. Now, as we enter our 34th year, I continue to be part of a team dedicated to serving the needs of working parents and their children, a concept supported by state officials, Department of Transportation employees, childcare professionals, and families. The Center, beautifully designed and well-equipped, provides a stimulating and nurturing environment for the children of Transportation Building employees, other state employees, and the general public. I am proud to inform you that in December 2017, we earned reaccreditation through December 2022 from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) under its reinvented early childhood criteria and standards. We take great pride in providing high-quality childcare that meets NAEYC’s rigorous standards.
At TCC, we
believe that the caliber of the teaching staff is the single most important
factor in assuring high-quality care. That’s why we select excellent
teachers for their education and depth of experience with young children, as
well as for their nurturing personalities. We supplement our professional staff
with college-level student teachers that bring additional resources and ideas
into our Center.
Our child-centered curriculum is designed to help children develop positive self-images by allowing them to work and play at their own pace as well as choose from activities in an inviting space with a wide variety of materials. They also play in the fresh air on our outdoor play deck. In addition, we take advantage of our proximity to the Boston Public Garden and other city resources. You are always welcome to visit your child at the Center, or join your child’s class for lunch, daily activities, and special events.
I am confident that you will feel your child is getting the best possible care at our Center. I hope you will join our community!
A Letter from the Board of Directors
We’re delighted to see that you’re browsing TCC’s website! Welcome to this very special facility that’s been providing the best possible care for the children of working parents since 1986. We sought to be a role model for other centers planned for working parents across the Commonwealth, and found that we have also become a model for a national work-site childcare effort. The Center is a product of a great deal of hard work from state officials, childcare professionals, parents, carpenters, painters and volunteers. We owe a debt of gratitude to state officials for providing the vision of a model work place that included an on-site day care center. That vision was realized with the planning and building of the State Transportation Building.
As a nonprofit facility, the Transportation Children's Center depends on tuition fees to meet its operating budget. In order to keep overall costs down, we have instituted vibrant fundraising initiatives, including an annual holiday festival, raffle and silent auction, occasional catalog fundraisers, and other efforts. We ask that, as a TCC parent, you will become an active partner in our efforts to help keep the Center a leader in childcare. As you’ll soon see, parent involvement is both encouraged and highly rewarding.
Thank you for your interest and welcome to the Transportation Children's Center!
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS