This page was updated Nov. 2023.
Wellesley is home to many quality early-education schools that serve families and their infant – kindergarten children. Don’t see your early-education school here? Contact Deborah at email@example.com
Wellesley early-education schools
Bright Horizons at Wellesley
60 William Street, Building 2, Wellesley, MA 02481
The NAEYC-accredited curriculum is focused on activities that engage children and stimulate their developing minds. There is an outdoor learning classrooms for children to explore the natural world, a rooftop playground to help build important motor skills, and even a lending library to promote a love of literature.
Elmwood Christian Pre-school
42 Elmwood Rd, Wellesley, MA 02481
Programs for three- and four-year olds help young learners build confidence, encourage curiosity and exploration, and think through relationships. Monthly Christian themes are taught through stories, songs, and daily grace at snack or lunchtime. Modeling caring and kindness toward others is an essential part of the curriculum.
28 Abbott Rd, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
Everbrook offers programs for toddlers and twos, preschool and pre-kindergarten age students. Everbrook strives to mold inquisitive young minds with hands-on STEAM learning experiences in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math.
The Goddard School of Wellesley
141 Linden St., Wellesley, MA 02482
OPENED IN 2023: Goddard is a place where every day is filled with fun learning experiences. Each day, caring and attentive teachers provide children with countless opportunities to grow academically, socially, emotionally and physically in a safe and loving environment. Goddard’s expected opening date is summer/fall 2023. Now enrolling.
Montessori Children’s House of Wellesley
10 Waban Street, Wellesley, MA 02482
Serves preschool children using a progressive approach to the time-honored model created by Maria Montessori. The school nurtures joyful, life-long learners in a structured environment thoughtfully designed to meet the developmental needs of young children today.
Montessori Day School of Wellesley Hills
40 Abbott Road, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
A preschool/kindergarten program dedicated to helping children develop a strong foundation for learning, self-confidence, and an awareness that they can help make the world a better place. For families of children ages 2.9 – 6 years old. Five or three day schedules are available.
P.A.W.S. Preschool at Wellesley Schools
65 Hastings St., Wellesley, 02481
The P.A.W.S. curriculum is based on the Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences. Instructional practices are developmentally appropriate and designed to support what is considered best practice in early childhood education.
NEW LOCATION, SUMMER 2023
202 Washington Street, Wellesley, 02482
Scalliwags Infant Toddler Childcare is a program that serves children from 0-5 years of age, specializing in infant and toddler care. Scalliwags’ main objective is to provide exemplary education and care in a fun and nurturing home environment through a wonderful creative, play-based curriculum.
Small Bears Preschool
35 Standish Circle, Wellesley, MA 02481
Small Bears is designed as an enrichment program with a strong art and literacy focus. The current curriculum meets many of the Massachusetts and National Standards and Frameworks for Pre K–2 in the subject areas of language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, and the arts.
Together We Grow
3 Pinevale Avenue, Wellesley, MA 02482
Teachers create a wonderful experience for children by providing each child with the tools essential for building a solid foundation of trust and understanding. They encourage thinking, creative development and endless opportunities for growth through self-discovery, teacher-directed activities and cooperative play.
The Wellesley College Child Study Center
106 Central St., Wellesley, MA 02481
The Child Study Center is a laboratory preschool for the Wellesley College Psychology Department. The Center is open during the College’s academic year, early September through the third week in May. There are three classrooms: 2-year-old, 3-year-old, and 4-year-old.
Wellesley Hills Center for Early Education
309 Washington St, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
Provides a nurturing and warm environment for young children to grow socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically during these important early years. The Center believes that children learn best through play in the context of a developmentally appropriate curriculum and stimulating environment.
Wellesley Knowledge Beginnings
204 Worcester Street, Wellesley, MA 02481
The Knowledge Beginnings curriculum is designed around critical early learning standards in a rich learning environment for all children. The programs focus on the whole child to lay foundational building blocks for a lifetime love of learning.
Wellesley Montessori School
79 Denton Road, Wellesley, MA 02482
Each child is offered an experience that will ignite a lifetime love of learning through concrete activities and concepts geared to each child’s interests and readiness to learn. The school addresses the whole child by nurturing cognitive, emotional and social development.
Wellesley Nursery School in the Hills
207 Washington St, located within the Wellesley Hills Congregational Church on Route 16
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
Nursery School in the Hills provides a developmentally appropriate program for 2.9 – 6 year old children to socialize and learn together. Our curriculum encompasses Art, English Language Arts, Health Education, History and Social Science, Mathematics and Science. Children progress academically, emotionally, physically, and socially within a warm and nurturing environment.