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 protected]
Wellesley early-education schools:
The Abbott Center has a child-centered philosophy — by which we mean that we structure our programs, not the children. Our programs are individualized to meet the needs of each child, creating a flexible approach that accommodates the different rates at which children develop while simultaneously providing them with the freedom to develop their own qualities and character.
Bright Horizons at Wellesley
60 William Street, Building 2, Wellesley, MA 02481
Our NAEYC-accredited curriculum is focused on activities that engage children and stimulate their developing minds. We have outdoor learning classrooms for children to explore the natural world, a rooftop playground to help build important motor skills, and even our own lending library to promote a love of literature. Our goal is to ensure your child will have ample opportunities to explore, discover, and grow.
Children’s Corner Nursery School is a play-based school where learning is achieved through a nature-based curriculum. We are committed to creating a warm and safe learning environment for your children.
The Montessori Children’s House of Wellesley serves preschool children using a progressive approach to the time-honored model created by Maria Montessori. We nurture joyful, life-long learners in a structured environment thoughtfully designed to meet the developmental needs of young children today. Explore our website or visit our school to discover a warm, inviting place to learn with roots in the past and an eye on the future.
Elmwood Christian Pre-school
42 Elmwood Rd, Wellesley, MA 02481
Our programs for three- and four-year olds help young learners build confidence, encourage curiosity, explore our world, and think through relationships. Our active students learn literature, math, science, social studies, and life skills by exploration, discovery, and hands-on experiences. 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.
Miss Tammy’s is a fun learning environment for toddlers and pre-schoolers. Our morning playschool is a perfect stepping stone for young children prior to entering pre-school. Our afternoon clubhouse is designed for older children looking to extend their preschool morning.
Montessori Day School of Wellesley Hills is 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. We serve families of children ages 2.9 – 6 years old. Five or three day schedules are available.
Scalliwags Infant and Toddler Childcare
445 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 Private Preschool Program 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
Within our classrooms, 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. Teachers foster these skills through self-discovery, teacher-directed activities and cooperative play offering experiences inart, drama, culture, language, math, music, science, social, fine and gross motor skills.
Wellesley Hills Center for Early Education
309 Washington St, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
Wellesley Hills Center for Early Education provides a nurturing and warm environment for young children to grow socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically during these important early years. We believe 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
Knowledge Beginnings is proud to be a national leader in early childhood education. The curriculum is designed around critical early learning standards in a rich learning environment for all children. Our 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
At Wellesley Montessori School, we offer each child an experience that will ignite a lifetime love of learning. We do this by introducing concrete activities and concepts geared to each child’s interests and readiness to learn.We address the whole child by nurturing cognitive, emotional and social development.
The Wellesley Nursery School in the Hills provides a developmentally appropriate program for 2.9 – 6 year old children to socialize and learn together. Our curriculum presentation follows the Massachusetts Department of Education standards, encompassing Art, English Language Arts, Health Education, History and Social Science, Mathematics and Science. Children have the opportunity to progress academically, emotionally, physically, and socially within a warm and nurturing environment.
8 Woodbine Rd., Wellesley, MA 02482
The playschool is a structured morning program with a predictable schedule. We believe that children are able to learn best when they feel secure in their surroundings and can anticipate “what comes next” in their day. Our goal is to help children between the ages of approximately 20 months through 2.9 (as of September) learn to separate from their primary caregiver and socialize successfully with peers in a small group setting.