Early Childhood Enrollment

 

WCCC’s Early Childhood Program’s purpose-built building was constructed in 1988 as a result of collaboration among Babson College, Wellesley College, and WCCC. Due to this collaboration, two-thirds of available slots are first offered to employees and full-time students of Wellesley and Babson colleges and one-third to community members from Massachusetts towns. Enrollment questions should be directed to enrollment@wccc.wellesley.edu.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

ECP 2019-2020 Application

Each year, we begin accepting applications on September 1st for the following September.  There is a $40 application fee.  We use the applications as our waiting list in the event that someone leaves during the year.  Spaces for the following September will be offered in mid-March.

You can bring the application and application fee to a group tour or mail to:  

Wellesley Community Children’s Center (attn: Kathy)
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA  02481  

 

TOURS

We generally schedule a few one hour group tours for prospective families each year.  There is no need to rsvp for tours.  Tour dates for the 2018-2019 school year have been set for:

  • Thursday, August 23, 2018              3:00 p.m.
  • Monday, October 29, 2018               8:00 p.m.
  • Monday, January 28, 2019               8:00 p.m.

Parents will be invited to have a private tour while the program is in operation, if it looks like there is a possibility that they will be offered a space for their child.

 

ENROLLMENT

We have two Infant, two Toddler, and three Preschool Classrooms in which children are generally placed by chronological age.  Children remain in their classrooms for the entire school year with the same group of children and teachers.

In the Infant and Toddler rooms, there are 2, 3, or 5-day options for enrollment.  In the preschool rooms, the options are 3,4,or 5 days.

 

CONTRACTS

Upon acceptance into the program, families sign a contract that is in effect until the end of the school year (typically end of August).  WCCC requires a non-refundable deposit of $300 when contracts are signed.

 

TUITION

WCCC’s annual tuition is divided into 12 monthly payments due on the first of each month.

2018-2019 ECP Tuition Rates

 

FINANCIAL AID

Wellesley College provides $40,000 in financial aid to college employees whose children are enrolled at the Early Childhood Program.  The application process is confidential.  Applications are reviewed by a committee consisting of people not associated with Wellesley College or WCCC.