CCC CENTERS

CCC is an independent, non-profit corporation serving Harvard University and the surrounding communities. Our mission: to provide the very best quality care and education for young children and their families.

About Campus Child Care, Inc.

These early-education programs comprise Campus Child Care, Inc. (CCC), an independent nonprofit organization founded in 2017 through the union of seven child care centers that have been serving the Harvard University community for over 50 years. CCC exists to provide the very highest quality early care and education to children and to support their families, at Harvard and in the host communities. Learn more at centers’ individual websites. 

OUR CENTERS

Botanic Gardens Children's Center

26 Robinson St.,
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-665-5082
bgcc.director@campus-cc.org
botanic-gardenscc.org

Harvard Yard Child Care Center

25 Francis Ave.,
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-547-3432
hycc.director@campus-cc.org
hyccc.org

Oxford Street Cooperative

Oxford Street Cooperative

25 Francis Ave.,
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-547-3175
osdc.director@campus-cc.org

oscooperative.org

Peabody Terrace Children’s Center

900 Memorial Drive,
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 857-829-3563
ptcc.director@campus-cc.org
ptcc-cambridge.org

Radcliffe Child Care Center

Radcliffe Child Care Center

10 DeWolfe St.,
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 857-320-2879
rccc.director@campus-cc.org
radcliffechildcarecenter.com

Soldier's Field Park Children's Center

Soldiers Field Park Children’s Center

1 Soldiers Field Park
Boston, MA 02163
Phone: 617-870-7601
sfpcc.director@campus-cc.org
sfpchildrenscenter.org

Western Ave Children's Center

Western Ave Children's Center

114 Western Ave.,
Allston, MA 02134
Phone: 857-320-2866
execdirector@campus-cc.org
westernave-cc.org

BOTANIC GARDENS CHILDREN’S CENTER

26 Robinson St., Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-665-5082  Fax: 617-496-8428
bgcc.director@campus-cc.org
botanic-gardenscc.org

In the summer of 2023 Botanic Gardens Children’s Center will close for 10 weeks to undergo a less invasive renovation from June 2023 through August 2023. Families who are interested in a 9.5 month contract, from late August 2022 – Harvard graduation 2023 are encouraged to apply to BGCC. For the next school year only, all new contracts at BGCC (only) will be for this abbreviated time period.

Margaret Coleman, Director
Maura Senuta, Assistant Director

Ages 3 months to 5 years; parent participation encouraged; snack and milk provided, lunch brought from home; NAEYC accredited.
Rooms Monthly Full Time Tuition
Infant $3,260
Toddler 1 $3,140
Toddler 2 $2,860
Preschool 1 $2,520
Preschool 2 $2,260

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.

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.

Oxford Street Cooperative

OXFORD STREET COOPERATIVE

25 Francis Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-547-3175   Fax: 617-491-1492
osdc.director@campus-cc.org
oscooperative.org

Kate Campbell, Director
Christopher Simpson, Assistant Director

Ages 3 months to 5 years; parents participate in classrooms; limited scholarships available; snacks provided, lunch brought from home.  

Rooms Monthly Full Time Tuition
Infant $3,560
Toddler $3,260
Preschool A & B $2,400

Oxford Street Cooperative firmly believes that childcare should be an extension of children’s home lives. The participation of parents in the classroom helps to bridge the emotional gap between school and home, as well as provide creative opportunities for parents to enjoy their children and meet their children’s friends. For the cooperative to work effectively, it is imperative that parents and staff keep themselves informed and participate fully in the daily life of the center. Oxford Street Cooperative’s philosophy is rooted in the belief that the quality of young children’s lives can be enriched through positive early childhood experiences. We encourage high parent involvement because it is critical for a quality program. Each team of teacher plans curriculum activities responsive to children’s interests, feelings, and environment, while introducing new skills and supporting age appropriate problem solving.

PEABODY TERRACE CHILDREN’S CENTER

900 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 857-829-3563   Fax: 617-496-9051
ptcc.director@campus-cc.org
ptcc-cambridge.org

Debbie Tomsho, Co-Director
Nicole Pearson, Co-Director
Ivonne Ortega, Program Coordinator

Ages 3 months to 5 years; part-day, full- and part-week enrollment options; parent participation encouraged at all levels; snacks, milk and diapers included, lunch brought from home; limited scholarship; A Reggio Emilia inspired school; NAEYC Accredited.

Rooms Full-Time
Infant $3,560
Founders $3,260
Toddler 1 $3,140
Toddler 2 $2,860
Preschool 1 $2,520
Preschool 2 $2,260

PTCC offers part week and part day spaces, inquire directly for pricing.

PTCC is inspired by the Reggio Emilia early childhood education philosophy which honors the child as protagonist, teacher as researcher, and parents as the first teacher.  Together, we are a strong, dedicated community.  We are proud of the partnerships we have with families and we are always grateful for what each child teaches us through their learning. Peabody Terrace Children’s Center is committed to providing high quality individualized child care to an internationally diverse group. Our pedagogy respects even the youngest children as protagonists and active participants in their own lives and educations. Teachers are collaborators and co-constructors of learning with children.  They observe children’s work, discuss with colleagues and families, and then offer children materials, ideas and experiences that extend their learning. Children are invited to delve into their work for long periods, and to think in many different “languages”  so that they can see their ideas from a variety of perspectives. We put relationships with people, environments, ideas and materials at the center of our work together. Our environments engage children, welcome them and their families, and tell the stories of our lives together.  PTCC serves children ages 3 months to 5 years. We offer part-day, full- and part-week enrollment options. The center provides nutritious snacks, milk and diapers lunch is brought from home. Our licensed capacity within our three buildings is 81 children at any one time and a total of 96 children enrolled. PTCC is accredited by NAEYC.

HARVARD YARD CHILD CARE CENTER

25 Francis Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-547-3432    Fax: 617-576-0107
hyccc.director@campus-cc.org
hyccc.org

Paula Jarausch, Director
Laura Foley, Education Coordinator
Angela Tutein, Program Coordinator

Ages 3 months to 5 years; parent participation encouraged; weekly enrichment classes; snack provided, lunch brought from home.

Rooms Monthly Full Time Tuition
Blue & Purple Door $3,560
Green Door $3,140
Yellow Door $2,860
Orange Door $2,520
Red Door $2,260

At Harvard Yard Child Care Center we take a developmental approach to our work with children. We pull from the teachings of Vygotsky, Montessori, the schools of Reggio Emilia, and above all, Piaget, for it is through play that children make new skills and concepts their own. We work in partnership with parents to build a community with children as our primary focus. Our goal is a warm, safe and stimulating environment in which children, parents and our professional staff may grow. We believe that every member of our community – children and adults – can benefit from an atmosphere that combines cooperation with respect and appreciation for the individual. We believe in developing strong individual relationships, stressing respect for all children and their families. When Harvard Yard Child Care Center was founded in 1971, it was founded as a cooperative child care center. Today parents to stay involved through weekly parent class times, volunteer opportunities and parent workshops.

Radcliffe Child Care Center

RADCLIFFE CHILD CARE CENTER, INC.

10 DeWolfe St., Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 857-320-2879   Fax: 617-497-7475
rccc.director@campus-cc.org
radcliffechildcarecenter.com

Nicole Lavargna, Director

Ages 3 months to 5 years; parent participation encouraged; snack provided, lunch brought from home; A Reggio Emilia-inspired school; NAEYC accredited.

Rooms Monthly Full Time Tuition
Infant $3,560
Toddler 1 $3,140
Toddler 2 $2,860
Preschool $2,520
Lyman $2,260

Radcliffe Child Care Center offers a stimulating educational program in a warm, nurturing setting. Each day, children explore materials on their own, participate in small group projects, join together in the whole group for stories, songs, discussions and play outdoors. There is time to peruse a book alone, to create small block constructions with a friend, paint a picture, cook, and to learn about people, nature and the world we live in through firsthand experience. Children are encouraged to grow in independence, curiosity and initiative, at the same time that they learn to cooperate, respect others and to form relationships based on trust, fairness and sensitivity to the feelings of others. Teaching is individualized to respond to each child’s readiness to develop talents and abilities. Children are grouped by age so teachers may offer materials and activities geared to differing stages of development but each group shows the usual wide range of normal development.

Soldier's Field Park Children's Center

SOLDIERS FIELD PARK CHILDREN’S CENTER

1 Soldiers Field Park, Boston, MA 02163
Phone: 617-870-7601
sfpcc.director@campus-cc.org
sfpchildrenscenter.org

Trecia Mayo, Director
Aisha Thomas, Assistant Director

Ages 2 months to 5 years; parent participation encouraged; hot lunch, snacks, infant formula included in tuition.
Rooms Monthly Full Time Tuition
Infant 1 & 2 $3,560
Infant/Toddler $3,260
Toddler 1 $3,140
Toddler 2 & 3 $2,860
Preschool 1 $2,520
Preschool 2 $2,260

Soldiers Field Park Children’s Center’s mission is to create an enriching, educational environment in which every child in our care will learn, thrive and grow. Our philosophy is based on individualism at all levels – each child, parent, teacher and member of our community is a valued contributor to the success of the program. We strive to instill respect and appreciation for individual differences, and celebrate diversity. To successfully do so, we inform our practice through current research and theory, actively reflecting, adapting and/or changing programming as necessary to meet the goals of each member of our community and the Center as a whole. From infant to preschool, through open discourse between our professional educators and families, we strive to put children’s individual needs before all else while fostering wonder, opportunity and joy in learning. Our classrooms’ curricula are tailored to meet the skills, interests and needs of individual children as well as the particular group, while allowing teachers to incorporate their own individual approaches and creative abilities into their classrooms. We instill a love and excitement for learning by exposing children to a variety of experiences and activities appropriate to their individual needs and their readiness to progress from one developmental stage to the next. Our emphasis is on the learning process, which does not always result in a finished product or a completed task, and evolves differently for every child.

Western Ave Children's Center

WESTERN AVE. CHILDREN’S CENTER

114 Western Ave., Allston, MA 02134
Phone: 857-320-2866
execdirector@campus-cc.org
westernave-cc.org

Patty Pirone, Director
Molly Lyne, Assistant Director
Kristian Shaw, Program Coordinator

Western Avenue Children’s Center (WACC) will offer full-time, part-time (full week), and part-week (full day) child care for infants through preschool-aged children. The program will open in June 2023 and begin welcoming families in just a few classrooms. Over time, the program will grow to 8 classrooms, with enrollment building as staffing allows.

The mission of the program is to provide exemplary early education and care for young children, offering support for the childcare needs of families and create a community of care surrounding each child. Program staff and families will work together to support the development of individual children and their classroom groups. The facility, completed in 2019 and opening as WACC in 2023, is designed to offer collaborative spaces, places for small groups to gather, STEM (age-appropriate science, technology, engineering, and math) learning opportunities, and creative studio experiences.

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Campus Child Care, Inc. (CCC) is an independent, non-profit corporation serving Harvard University and the surrounding communities. We provide the very best quality care and education for young children and their families.

Executive Director

Katy Donovan
(617) 945-1658
execdirector@campus-cc.org

Physical Address

8 Story Street Suite B70
Cambridge, MA 02138

Mailing Address

Campus Child Care, Inc.
P.O. Box 380354
Cambridge, MA 02238-0354

Non-Discrimination Policy

CCC is committed to inclusivity of children and families. Beyond adhering to legal requirements, CCC strives to be culturally responsive and find ways to work across boundaries of race, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity to embrace and support our diverse families and workforce.