Botanic Gardens Children's Center
Botanic Gardens Children’s Center
26 Robinson St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-665-5082
bgcc.director@campus-cc.org
botanic-gardenscc.org

Margaret Coleman, Director
Maura Senuta, Assistant Director

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About BGCC

Botanic Gardens Children’s Center is an inclusive community which values uniqueness among our children and diversity in families and staff members. Our families come from all over the world, enriching our classrooms and our community. It’s not uncommon to hear four or five languages spoken in the same classroom. Recent BGCC families have come from China, Israel, India, Germany, Greece, Italy, Korea, Spain and other parts of the world. Each individual member of our community enriches the whole.

Botanic Gardens Children's Center
Botanic Gardens Children's Center

We believe that a rich early childhood experience combines the best of classical education and current research in the field. In our classrooms you will see materials from the Montessori tradition, children teaching and learning from each other in the spirit of Vygotsky, and documentation inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach. At the heart of our program is Piaget’s philosophy that through play, children are best able to make new skills and concepts their own. Our teachers discover what the children are captivated by and develop a well-planned curriculum around what is most meaningful. You may hear this described as an “emergent approach”. Each teaching team has a strong grasp on the skills and concepts that the children are developmentally ready to explore. With this knowledge, and through careful observation of the children’s individual learning styles, they construct a multi-faceted curriculum to foster each area of development.

Details

Ages 3 months to 5 years; parent participation encouraged; snack and milk provided, lunch brought from home; NAEYC accredited.

Tuition

Room
Monthly Full-Time
Infant
$3,260
Toddler 1
$3,140
Toddler 2
$2,860
Preschool 1
$2,520
Preschool 2
$2,260

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Margaret Coleman

BGCC Director

Margaret Coleman

She has been in her current role since October, 2018. Prior to coming to Botanic Gardens Children's Center, she was the Lower School Director at the American School of Paris, France for 11 years, Early Childhood Coordinator at the International School of Prague, Czech Republic for 5 years and also taught at both the International School of Brussels, Belgium and the American School of Milan, Italy. Before living and working in Europe, Margaret taught and was Assistant Director at Radcliffe Child Care Center for 8 years. Margaret has been in the early childhood field since 1986 as a teacher, coordinator, and director. Her particular (interest/expertise/specialization) are curriculum development, children's social and emotional development and early literacy. She graduated with BA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and from Michigan State University with a MA  in Education Leadership. Margaret’s favorite part of her job is spending time with children and engaging with them during play and in conversation. When she is not at the center, Margaret enjoys cooking (and eating!), reading and spending time with friends and family.

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