The Barn Yard Child Care Center

474 Canton Street
Westwood MA 02090
We are a fully Accredited Program....
Licensed by the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
Department of Early Education and Care
NAEYC Accreditation
Better Business Bureau Rated
The Barn Yard is licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department 
of Early Education and Care (EEC).
EEC is under the supervision and control of the Board of Early Education and Care, which has ten members appointed by the Governor.  
Westwood’s Early Childhood Coordinator, Carol Craig-O’Brien, is one of the ten members.  
The Barn Yard is fortunate enough to work closely with Ms. O’Brien monthly at the Preschool Network Meetings, the Westwood Early Childhood Council and the Westwood Kindergarten Committee. 
The Barn Yard is accredited by National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
The Barn Yard is one of the first programs in the country to earn the mark of quality represented by the reinvented NAEYC Accreditation system. NAEYC administers the largest and most widely recognized national, voluntary, professionally sponsored accreditation system for all types of early childhood schools and child care centers. NAEYC is the nation’s largest organization of early childhood educators.
Early childhood programs accredited by NAEYC’ s National Academy of Early Childhood Programs have voluntarily undergone a comprehensive process of internal self-study, invited external professional review to verify compliance with the Criteria for High-Quality Early Childhood Programs, and been found to be in substantial compliance with the Criteria. A copy of the Criteria can be obtained from NAEYC at
The Barn Yard is a member of the Better Business Bureau.
The Barn Yard meets all BBB Accreditation Standards and supports the principles of BBB which include the ethical business practices, honesty, integrity, reliability and trust. For more information please see
The Barn Yard is a member of the Westwood Kindergarten Committee as well as the Westwood Preschool Network, which connects the preschools in town with each other and with the 5 Westwood kindergartens. We take workshops directly from the area’s top professionals, occupational therapists, physical therapists, kindergarten teachers, and other town professionals. These professionals directly guide us as to what concepts are crucial for kindergarten readiness.
With the input of all these professionals, The Barn Yard has become the strongest curriculum-based child care center in the area. We have always seen the importance of infants, toddlers and preschoolers partaking in a program that offers a curriculum as well as the activities that strengthen social skills, like lunch time and outdoor play. 
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