The Abbott Center offers two Preschool classrooms. Preschool I is intended for children from 2 years, 9 months through the younger end of age 3. Preschool II is appropriate for children who - at the beginning of the scholastic year in September - are on the older end of age 3. Both classrooms offer a range of enrichment programs and extracurricular activities (see below) above and beyond the Program's core curriculum.

 Abbott  Learning Center offers a variety of programs for children ages 15 months to 6 years.  Each classroom offers specialized equipment and a specialized curriculum designed to suit that particular age group, and all programs are led by skilled and certified teachers trained to address your child's unique needs and learning style. 

Our teachers bring appropriate expectations into the classroom, and are
supportive of toddlers as they acquire and integrate new skills. They respect
​the solitary and parallel play of toddlers, and provide several of our most popular
toys to ensure that toddlers do not have to share too much (sharing is introduced gradually as they begin to initiate and engage in more interactive play).

In addition to our core Toddler curriculum, children enjoy access to sing-along music and movement enrichment programs. 

The Abbott Center offers Full Day and Extended Day Toddler Programs. For more information, please click here.

Our two toddler classrooms are designed to promote the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of toddler children. The Yellow Room is dedicated to children from 15 months to 2 years of age; the Blue Room is available to children from 2 years to approximately 2 years, 9 months old. In each classroom, our teachers provide a supportive environment that allows toddlers to:​

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  • Building the self-esteem of every child
  • Developing positive peer interactions
  • Exploring their world through hands-on activities
  • Teaching children to rely on language to accomplish their goals and develop peer relationships.
28 Abbott Road
Wellesley Hills, MA. 02481

Parent Comminication

Keeping parents informed in their child's experiences, development, and education is an integral part of Abbott Center's Philosophy. Parents meet the teachers before the enrollment date to discuss the child's needs and developmental history. Since parents are the first teachers of their child, the Center works collaboratively to serve the developmental and individual needs of every child.

The Center uses the Tadpoles App to send photos, daily reports, curriculum and activities through the Tadpoles. Monthly news letters and classrooms calendars keep the parents involved and informed about their child's experiences. Developmental evaluations are done two times a year. Parent/ Teachers conferences are offered two times in a year, as well as when ever parents request additional meetings. Phone conferences are conducted at parent or teacher requests. Communications during drop off and pick up times are conducted every day. Curriculum events are held in the classrooms through the year to bridge home and children's center environment.

Our Pre-K environment is a mixture of directed activities and choice-driven free play. During free play time, children are allowed to select their own activities and make their own decisions (within teacher-set limits based on safety and consideration of other children). During directed activity times, our teachers guide children through the specified learning task — which can range from  projects to a week-long series of books and discussions focusing on particular topics, writing, book making, journals and arts and crafts.

Abbott Learning  Center offers Half-Day, Full Day and Extended Day Pre-K Programs. For more information, please click here.

The primary goal of The Abbott Center's two Preschool Programs is to create an environment where children can succeed. The curriculum is designed to develop their social, emotional, cognitive and physical development through:

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  • Explore the classroom setting with confidence
  • Challenge themselves with tasks that promote interpersonal communication and the establishment and refinement of gross and fine motor skills
  • Be acknowledged for their efforts and accomplishments
  • Be assisted with tasks and play when appropriate
  • Feel increasingly competent and in control of themselves
  • Play safely and positively with their peers
  • Be positively redirected and/or distracted when upset or engaging in inappropriate behavior.

The Pre-K Program - which includes both Full-Day and HALF/EXTENDED DAY- is designed to empower children to develop the necessary skills for a positive experience in school. Our core goal in this program is to make each child's introduction to a more formal school environment a stimulating, happy and rewarding experience. In each classroom, the development of social, emotional, cognitive and physical skills are emphasized.

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Half Day & Extended Day Programs Abbott Center offers Half-Day Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten Programs. These programs have an option of extended day (up to 3:00 p.m.). For more information, please click here to contact us.

Summer Programs

For complete details on Summer Programs at The Abbott Center, please click here.

Enrichment Programs

At no extra cost to parents, The Abbott Center offers an array of on-site enrichment programs to children at all age levels. All programs are supervised by our EEC certified teachers. Our current programs are:-
  • Creative movement program for all age groups.
  • Spanish program for all age groups
  • Sing-along music with a specialist for all ages groups. Music is also a part of our daily curriculum and all the teachers are trained to incorporate music in daily schedules.
  • We also host occasional visits from Police Officers, Firefighters and other community leaders.

Extracurricular Programs 

The Abbott Center offers some  Extracurricular Programs at very reasonable rates. All  programs are located either on or immediately adjacent to The Abbott Center campus. Programs are available to older Preschool and Pre-K children, and may include.  

  • Karate
  • Soccer
  • Science