Today, The Abbott Center is proud to be one of the most respected child
care centers in the area and an important part of the community. Our long history means that we can honestly claim to have had children in our care who later became teachers, and that our relationships with families across the region now spans more than a generation. This is a family-oriented place, where parents form lasting relationships both with teachers and with other parents — and for many who move to the area, The Abbott Center serves as a great way to build a new support system and integrate into the community.
The Abbott Center has a child-centered philosophy — by which we mean that we structure our programs, not the children. Our specialized, developmentally-appropriate 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.
Our programs are intended to foster self-esteem, self-confidence, competence in self-help skills, and the entire range of inner controls and language abilities that make interaction and learning both effective and fun.
and grow together into dynamic and successful young learners and friends. We are fully handicap-accessible, and offer the flexibility to accommodate a broad range of special needs. For more information, please click here.
The Abbott Center is located at 28 Abbott Road in Wellesley Hills, MA — just minutes from the Wellesley Hills MBTA station and Routes 9, 16, 135 and 128/I-95. Our location is extremely accessible to all surrounding towns, including Wellesley, Needham, Newton, Weston, Dover and Natick.
The Abbott Center is a culturally diverse environment that encourages children from a wide range of backgrounds to share their experiences
Daily activities at The Abbott Center are designed to encourage children to engage and interact with their environment. Children are encouraged to question, helped to experiment, and supported in thinking and reasoning. We believe in fostering the growth of the whole child: emotionally, intellectually, physically and socially.
The Abbott Center has been proud to serve as a trusted partner and an invaluable resource to parents across Boston's MetroWest since 1989. Conveniently located just one block from the MBTA's Wellesley Hills Station and just minutes from Route 9, Route 16, Route 135 and Route 128/I-95, we offer an extensive range of programs to children from 15 months to 6 years of age.
In 2005, we opened a brand new, custom-built facility at 28 Abbott Road in Wellesley Hills. This beautiful, bright, warm and friendly building offers ample parking, a safe and child-secure environment, full handicap accessibility, and a unique design scaled to create an intimate, calm and comfortable place for children to play and learn. The Abbott Center is located in one of Wellesley's most beautiful and historic residential districts, and is immediately adjacent to the Brook Path and Phillips Park.