In March of 1988, WCCC’s Early Childhood Program moved into a new building on the campus of Wellesley College. WCCC enrolls children from the surrounding community, and Wellesley, Babson, and Olin Colleges.
We provide a safe, secure, and nurturing environment for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, and a curriculum that addresses all areas of a child’s development – physical, social, emotional, and cognitive. We believe that children learn best through active exploration and interactions with adults, other children, and materials. Children’s needs change as they grow and each room is organized to reflect these developmental differences. In Infant One and Infant Two, the schedules are as varied as the infants themselves. In Toddler One and Toddler Two, we provide time and space for the children to explore with all their senses as they learn to use their rapidly developing physical and verbal skills. In our Purple, Yellow, and Orange preschool rooms, we provide a wide range of activities and experiences that promote confidence in developing skills, an enthusiasm for learning, and a sense of the importance of the individual in making choices and connecting with others.