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 Suzanne or Paula at 781-235-7667 or enrollment@wccc.wellesley.edu.

APPLICATION PROCESS

ECP APPLICATION 2021-2022

Each year, we begin accepting applications on September 1st for the following September.  There is a $50 application fee (make check payable to WCCC). 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 February and March.

Please mail the application and application fee:

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

TOURS

**Due to COVID-19 our typical enrollment procedure, as outlined below, will be different this year.  This year, Assistant Director Paula Dolan will schedule a time for an individual Q and A with each family that applies.  We will set up a few enrollment Zoom meetings to talk about the program, answer questions and show families  a video of classrooms to get a  better understanding of what a typical day might look like.

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We generally schedule a few one hour group tours for prospective families each year.  There is no need to rsvp for tours.  Tour dates are updated each summer and for the 2020-2021 school year have not been set.

Parents will be invited to have a private tour, typically in December, January or February, 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).  Currently, 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.

For additional tuition information please contact Suzanne at enrollment@wccc.wellesley.edu or by calling (781) 235-7667.

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.