For more than 90 years Waterford Country School has worked to meet the special needs of children and families at risk. Our services and programs have evolved with the transitions that life and community present. Through it all, the mission and high standards of care have remained constant. Together with a highly dedicated and skilled staff, Board of Trustees and many friends in the community, we have developed an extensive array of programs and are committed to the spirit of doing “Whatever It Takes.” We work hard to ensure that each child entrusted to our care is given the opportunity to grow, learn, and develop at his or her own pace.
Waterford Country School is dedicated to doing whatever it takes to enrich the lives of children and strengthen families through specialized programs resources and community services.
Waterford Country School holds as its core value, interpersonal relationships based upon respect, compassion and hope among all persons at all levels. WCS focuses on developing a team of staff who possess the skills and talents to enable them to establish caring relationships with children and families leading towards positive change and the enhancement of their overall well being.
or over 90 years, we’ve operated on behalf of children and families, but since 2009 when we discovered Cornell University’s program model – Children And Residential Experiences (CARE) our value system shifted and grounded itself into the change inducing practice we stand by today. CARE is a multi-level program model for improving services for children in out-of-home care. Based on six guiding principles, the CARE model is designed to profoundly influence the way residential childcare professionals think about working with children.
CARE principles include being:
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