The Northwest Child Development Center has been designed to meet the standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Our Leominster center was  reaccredited on May 1, 2015 thru 2020 (reaccredited every 5 years).  The NAEYC web site provides information about child care centers to help you make “The Right Choice” when selecting a center for your family.


To learn more about accreditation click on the logo below to go to the NAEYC home page.



Developmental Milestones are things most children can do by a certain age.

How your child plays, learns, speaks, and acts offers important clues about your child’s development. Check the milestones your child has reached by the time frame specified. Take this with you and talk with your child’s doctor at every visit about the milestones your child has reached and what to expect next.

The Northwest Child Development Center is a “developmentally based” program. This means that we monitor and assess each child’s growth and development against the developmental milestones for his or her age. We assess their development using the Teaching Strategies GOLD program which enables our staff to meet the needs of their group as well as the individual needs of each child. When you enroll your child in our center, you are taking a giant step toward the goal of preparing your child for kindergarten and a happy and successful life. To enroll your child simply click here and our Center Director, Jenn Allain will contact you.

Child Development by Age

Here is some great information from the Center for Disease Control – please click on an image to zoom in.