Childcare & Preschool Directory

One of the best things about living in MetroWest, and Wayland in particular, is all of the great area preschools!  Check out our list below, and contact schools directly to schedule a visit.  They love meeting prospective parents, and its a great way to get a feel for the program.

Bright Horizons
321 Commonwealth Road
Wayland, MA 01778
(508) 401-7437

Director: Helena Prentiss,

  • Ages: 6 weeks to 5 years
  • Class times: 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuition:  Inquire
  • Extra programs offered: Art Studio

Mission Statement
The Bright Horizons Family Solutions mission is to provide innovative programs that help children, families, and employers work together to be their very best. We aspire to do this so successfully that we make a difference in the lives of children and families and in the communities where we live and work.

The Children’s Way
41 Cochituate Road
Wayland, MA 01778
(508) 358-7072

Director: Katy Merrell,

  • Ages: 2.9 - entering kindergarten
  • Class times: half-day (8:30am - 11:30am); half-day with optional lunch bunch 11:45am - 1pm; full-day 8am - 3pm;
    extended hours until 4:00pm and 5:30pm.
  • Tuition:  Ranges based on program hours, please see our website
  • Extra programs offered: Integrated special needs program for Wayland public schools

Mission Statement
The Children’s Way educates young children and encourages them to explore and realize their personal potentials. Our skilled and dedicated staff creates a dynamic play-based curriculum that addresses developmental needs and diverse learning styles. We value and respect every family within our community collectively.

Community Nursery School of Wayland
5 Damon Street
Wayland, MA 01778
(508) 651-2555

Director: Beth Fuce,

  • Ages: 2.9 to 5 years
  • Class times: 8:00am- 2:00pm
  • Tuition: $3,520 to $9,740 (rates vary based on days and hours)
  • Extra programs offered: Music, Dance, Indoor Gross Motor Space
  • Open house: Please call the school to schedule a tour with the Director

Come celebrate our 56th year with us!

Mission Statement 
At CNS, we believe that the social and physical development of the preschool child is enhanced by nursery school. We focus on the growth and development of the whole child. 

In our school, each child is helped to: define a positive self-image, feel confident about his or her new accomplishments, develop new relationships, build the foundation for educational success in future years. 

We feel that school activities encourage each child to relate to others through listening, sharing, taking turns, following directions and concentrating on activities. This is achieved by participation that is structured in a warm, supportive atmosphere within developmentally appropriate classes.

Community Nursery School becomes a second home for the entire family…a place where children are encouraged and nurtured… a place where laughter echoes through the hallways and play is considered your child's work.

Drumlin Farm Community Preschool
208 South Great Road
Lincoln, MA 01776
(781) 259-2224

Director: Jill Canelli,

  • Ages: 3- 6
  • Class times: 2-3 day half day options (9am-12pm or 1-4pm), 2 Full days 9am-4pm, Extended hours available at 8:30am and for lunch and until 4:30pm
  • Tuition: Range $4,040-$10,770/school year depending upon enrollment option

Mission Statement:
Our nature-based program philosophy is based on the idea that multi-sensory, inquiry-based exploration of the natural world will guide young children in emergent science, language and math activities that will lead them to develop positive dispositions for future learning. We strive to nurture the healthy growth of the “whole child”. We cultivate a sense of community in our program through activities that allow children to develop positive social skills, and we offer seasonal school community social events that take place during the course of the school year. 

The Goddard School in Wayland
367 Commonwealth Road
Wayland, MA 01778
(508) 655-2200
Director: Jan Tiger,

  • Ages: 6 weeks - 6 years
  • Class times: Full day: 7am - 6pm. half days and part time schedules available
  • Tuition:  Ranges, please contact school
  • Extra programs offered: STEAM, art history, creative arts, fitness, foreign languages, language arts, manners, music appreciation, dance, nutrition, sign language, sports, world cultures, and yoga
  • Open houses: Appointments available upon request

Mission Statement
The Goddard school’s F.L.E.X.® learning program provides the optimal environment for your child’s social and academic development. This program is based on academic research that states children experience the deepest, most genuine learning when they are having fun. The program focuses on academic, social, creative, and childcentered development to provide a well-rounded experience and ensure children become confident, joyful and fully prepared students.

The Goddard School in Weston
2 North Avenue (route 117) 
Weston 02493
(781) 296-8790

Director: Jen MacKenzie,

  • Ages: 6 weeks - 6 years
  • Class times: Full day: 7am - 6pm. half days and part time schedules available
  • Tuition: Ranges, please contact for more information
  • Extra programs offered: STEAM, art history, creative arts, fitness, foreign languages, language arts, manners, music appreciation, dance, nutrition, sign language, sports, world cultures, and yoga.
  • Open houses: Appointments available upon request

    Mission Statement
    The Goddard school’s F.L.E.X.® learning program provides the optimal environment for your child’s social and academic development. This program is based on academic research that states children experience the deepest, most genuine learning when they are having fun. The program focuses on academic, social, creative, and child centered development to provide a well-rounded experience and ensure children become confident, joyful and fully prepared students.

    Kids Corner at the Pines
    642 Boston Post Road
    Sudbury 01776
    978-443-9000 x219

    Director: Dianne Rollins,

    • Ages: 1 month - 6 years
    • Class times:  7am - 6pm
    • Tuition: Ranges, please contact for more information
    • Open houses: Appointments available upon request

    Mission Statement
    Kids Corner at the Pines is a very unique venture which provides a daycare center in a nursing home/rehabilitation setting. We are located on the lower level of Sudbury Pines Extended Care Facility. We have utilized two room one room infants and the other room is divided into three rooms for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. We are committed to providing a supervised environment where the children can have the opportunity to learn from the experience of others with an emphasis on respecting individual needs and rights and developing ones own self acceptance.

    Lincoln Country Day Preschool
    147 Concord Road
    Lincoln, MA 01773
    (781) 259-8607

    Director: Anne Becker,

    • Ages: 2.9 years - Pre-K
    • Class times: 9am - 12pm; Extended Day/Lunch Bunch is offered Mon-Thur from 12pm-2pm and Friday until 1pm
    • Tuition Rates: 3s class $5,445; 4s class $6,435; Pre-K $7,200. 
    • Extra programs offered: November harvest breakfast, December holiday story hour (evening and in pjs!), parent coffees, 100th day celebration, walks to Codman Farm and Lincoln fire station, visits from Lincoln librarian.
    • Open house: Appointments available upon request

    Mission Statement
    Lincoln Country Day School’s philosophy is based on two concepts. First, we believe that each child is a unique individual who will develop physically, cognitively, emotionally and socially at his or her own pace. We believe that children are competent learners, capable of embracing new ideas and engaging with the world around them. Second, we believe children learn through play. Play is their work. It is through play that children practice their social skills. Through play, academic concepts are introduced and children have a chance to use their imagination. Through play, children will naturally learn to become independent critical thinkers. We like to think that children consider Lincoln Country Day School their second home…a place where they are accepted and loved… a place where laughter and play are treasured.

    Lincoln Nursery School
    Located at the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park
    P.O. Box 6075
    51 Sandy Point Road
    Lincoln, MA 01773
    (781) 259-8866

    Director: Nancy Fincke,

    • Ages: 2.9 to 6 years
    • Class times: Core time is 9am - 12pm with options for additional programming from 8am - 3pm. The oldest children attend M,Tu,Th 9am-3pm & W,F 9am -12 pm.
    • Tuition: 2019-2020: 4 day $9,000, 5 day morning $11,000, 5 day full $17,600
    • Extra programs offered: Music and Movement.
    • Open house:  Parents are welcome to visit and take a tour on Wednesday mornings from 9:00-10:00

    Mission Statement
    Children learn through play and inquiry. By listening with intention, relationships are formed and ideas are explored. Environments are created to extend the children's thinking. Our pace allows children to develop social relationships essential for learning. Our parent cooperative model strengthens our community by bringing parents into the classroom and involving them in the operations and governance of the school. Our partnership with the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park gives children the unique opportunity to engage with the greater deCordova community and interact with artistic works. Our setting integrates nature into the children's daily experience. LNS is inspired by the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy.
    Families from a dozen towns travel to our campus on the grounds of the unique and beautiful deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum. 
    Please call the school to schedule a visit and begin the rolling admissions process.

    Magic Garden Children's Center
    6 Ballfield Road and 14 Bedford Road Lincoln
    Lincoln, MA 01773
    (781) 259-8161

    Director: Lori Leo,

    • Ages: 2 months to 5 years
    • Class times: 7:30 am to 6 pm, for the 2020-2021 SY 7:30 am to 5 pm. Please note: Program hours are subject to change based on updates and State Mandates related to the Covid-19
    • Tuition: Please contact us for the tuition chart. Tuition is based on days and hours of attendance.
    • During the 2020-2021 SY we are offering virtual enrichment classes including: Music, Yoga, Intro to Sports. Pre-K classes practice in person Spanish with their classroom teachers.

    Mission Statement
    Magic Garden was established in September 1982 by a group of Lincoln parents who felt that parental involvement was an essential ingredient in quality childcare. Magic Garden is committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment, that fosters the development of self-confidence, independence and strong cognitive and social skills in our young learners. We respect the dignity, worth and individuality of each child and are committed to helping children achieve their full potential. 

    Our goal is to help children grow up confident in their own identity, respectful of other people and aware of the rich diversity of their community and world. Magic Garden acknowledges the significant relationship between teacher, student, parents and families, and encourages continuous collaboration in a climate of mutual respect, cooperation and shared responsibility.

    Montessori Escuela Wayland
    79 Old Sudbury Road
    Wayland, MA 01778
    (508) 454-0631 

    Director: Maria Liebmann,

    • Ages: 2- 6 years
    • Class times: 8:30am - 4:15pm
    • Tuition: $6,000-$20,000
    • Extra programs offered:  Spanish language, yoga, mindfulness, Drumlin farm visits

    Mission Statement
    We guide children toward exploring their own educational interests while helping them build confidence, independence and solid moral character. We focus on respect, peace and nature exploration in a bilingual Spanish-English home-based environment with acres of outdoor space for educational use and exploration. We are most proud of our teacher student ratio of 1:3 and strive to maintain the highest quality preschool education for young children blended with lots of love, warmth and a sprinkle of silly.

    My Montessori of Sudbury
    142 North Road
    Sudbury,  MA 01776
    (978) 883-8000

    Director: Cathy Fairbairn,

    • Ages: 15 months - 6 years
    • Class Times: 8:15am drop off, half day pick up @ 11:45am, full day pick up @3:00 pm, extended day until 6:00 pm.
    • Tuition: Toddler: half day - $9,900.00, full day - $13,800.00, Primary: half day- $9,500.00, full day -$12,800.00
    • Extra Programs Offered: Spanish, Nature and Creative Arts Program

    Mission Statement
    My Montessori is committed to providing children with an authentic, Montessori education with the emphasis on each individual child.

    Primrose School of Natick
    296 North Main Street
    Natick, MA 01760
    (508) 508-2624

    Director: Dani Calnan Morassi,

    • Ages: 6 weeks to 6 years
    • Class times: 7:00am – 6:30pm
    • Tuition: Ranges
    • Extra programs offered: Music, Art, Physical Fitness, Spanish, Sign Language, Life Skills, Character Development, Gardening, Healthy Habits (Balanced Menus), and Community Service.
    • Open house: Appointments available upon request

    Mission Statement
    At Primrose, our mission is to forge a path that leads to a brighter future for all children by delivering the best and most trusted early education and care for children and families in our community.

    Balanced Learning is our exclusive, time-tested approach, created from the best early education wisdom, that balances purposeful play with nurturing guidance from Teachers to encourage curiosity, creativity, confidence and compassion. We pay close attention to all facets of a child’s growth including social, emotional, physical, creative, cognitive and character development. Our accredited Balanced Learning curriculum includes proprietary programs in music, art, gardening, life skills and foreign language.  Children also learn and practice concepts like science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) continuously throughout the day.

    Red Barn Nursery School
    724 Boston Post Road (Route 20)
    Weston, MA 02493
    (781) 893-8020

    Director: Kate Gorman,

    • Ages: 18 months- 6 years
    • Class times: 8:00am - 2:00pm
    • Tuition: 2 day $5980, 3 day $6800, 4 day $8140, 5 day $9790, extended day $32/day
    • Extra programs offered: Yoga, Cooperative Games/Sports Class, Music, Library
    • Open house: Appointments available upon request

    Mission Statement
    It is the mission of the Red Barn Cooperative Nursery School to provide a safe haven for children to grow and learn about themselves and the world around them. Dedicated families and committed teachers and staff work together to foster a learning environment founded on respect and a shared vision for children. Children at the Red Barn Nursery School learn that they are part of a caring and compassionate community that challenges and supports their growth as active learners, socially conscious and intellectually curious individuals.

    Sudbury Cooperative Preschool
    26 Concord Road
    Sudbury,MA 01776
    (978) 443 -9391

    Director: Britta Rieser,

    • Ages: 2 years - PreK
    • Class times:  9am-12pm, Extended day until 2:30pm.  Flexible schedules, classroom helping is optional
    • Tuition: Please contact us for rates
    • Extra programs offered: Tumble Bus, Yoga, Music, Movement, STEAM, Art

    Mission Statement
    The Sudbury Co-operative Preschool was created in 1949 by parents who wished to participate in their children's early childhood education. It is a cooperative school owned and operated by its members. It offers a varied and enriching preschool program that addresses the child's total developmental needs and provides the parents with an opportunity to participate in their child's first school experience. This school is a learning community built on caring and cooperation. Through gentle adult guidance and successful experiences, children build self-confidence, heighten their feelings of self-worth, and celebrate learning. We take pride in being a cooperative and conduct our school in a socially responsible manner, with respect for our children and their families, our educators, and our community.

    Teddy Bear Club
    239 Concord Road
    Lincoln, MA 01773
    (781) 259-0009

    Director: Marie-Eve Marion,

    • Ages: 1.9 year through Kindergarten
    • Class times: Twos and threes program available 2, 3, or 5 days a week. Fours (pre-k), transitional kindergarten and kindergarten meet 5 days mornings week. Hours for all classes are 8:45am to 11:45am with an extended day option for children 2.9 and older, from 11:45am to 4pm
    • Tuition: 5-day program $20,500; 3-day program $12,300; 2-day program $8,200.
    • Extra programs offered: TBC offers a well-rounded curriculum in a bilingual French/English environment
    • Open house: Private tours are available daily, by appointment.

    Mission Statement
    Founded in 1993, Teddy Bear Club was born out of the desire to layer a well-rounded academic curriculum over a socially focused preschool experience, in a bilingual French/English environment. The program’s aim is to instill confidence and self-esteem in its students while building a solid foundation for their future academic success in primary school and beyond. Teddy Bear Club is widely renowned for its long-tenured team of caring and enthusiastic teachers, all of whom are bilingual, its gorgeous campuses, its wide-ranging curriculum, and its internationally diverse student body.

    The Tobin School
    73 Cottage Street
    Natick, MA 01760
    (508) 655- 5006

    Director: Lori Davis

    • Ages: 2 months- 5 years
    • Class times: Choice of day length: 7:00-6:00, 7:00-3:30 or 9:00-3:30
    • Tuition: Based on day length, number of days, and child's age
    • Extra programs offered: Along with a robust classroom curriculum we offer monthly ASL and Spanish, twice monthly Gardening, monthly animal science and music specialists for all. PS & PreK have weekly PE class and twice monthly Yoga, as well as optional Tumblebus and Technology Pals
    • Open House: We'd love to invite you to tour:

    Mission Statement
    The Tobin Family of Schools was founded upon the principles that children grow and learn in a warm, supportive, diverse, and mutually respectful environment. At the Tobin Family of Schools, we strive to nurture and challenge the whole child to reach his/her maximum potential.

    TST Early Learning Center
    141 Boston Post Road
    Wayland, MA 01778
    (508) 358-4331

    Director: Lisa

    • Ages: 18 months - 5 years
    • Class times: 9 - 12:45. early drop off and extended afternoon hours available
    • Tuition rates: Varies with ages and program hours selected
    • Extra programs offered: Tai-kwon-do, movement, cooking, art, Israeli dancing and music
    • Open house: Appointments available upon request

    Mission Statement
    The Temple Shir Tikva early learning center fosters a lifelong love of learning by celebrating each child’s natural sense of discovery and wonder. Rich in Jewish values, our preschool provides a nurturing community where all families are welcome. The overriding goals of our curriculum are to help young children explore their world, develop their social emotional skills and begin to establish their Jewish identities. Children at the TST early learning center will explore a variety of topics through play, participate, in art experiences, explore and investigate science and nature, begin their early literacy journey, pretend, sing and dance, and develop fine and gross motor skills as they discover who they are as individuals and learners in the world around them.

    Wayland Creative Preschool
    50 Cochituate Rd
    Wayland, MA 01778
    (508) 358-4348

    Director: Susanne Geiger,

    • Ages: 2 - 5 years
    • Class times: Full Day (8:00am - 5:00pm) and half day programs available; flexible extended hours 
    • Tuition:  Varies based on age, schedule, and program hours selected
    • Extra programs offered: Music, science, and creative movement are integrated into our curriculum and our normal school hours
    • Open house: Schedule enrollment tours by phone or via website/email

    Mission Statement
    The Wayland Creative Preschool program focuses on the development of the whole child by providing a safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, emotional, intellectual and physical growth of each child. Our goal is to nurture the development of social skills, cognitive skills and self-confidence through a thoughtfully designed curriculum that ensures school readiness. Our teachers genuinely understand the significance of children’s early learning experiences and how positive self-esteem cultivates a sound foundation for learning. Through their interactions in play and numerous opportunities to expand their creativity and express themselves through language, art, music and movement, children will develop and hone their skills in all developmental domains.

    Wayland Montessori
    5 Damon Street
    Wayland, MA 01778
    (508) 655-5742

    Director: Aman Purewal,

    Admissions: Sanj (508) 655-5742

    • Ages: 2.9 - 6 years
    • Class times: 7am - 5:30pm
    • Tuition: Varies depending upon schedule
    • Extra programs offered: Music, martial arts, yoga, nature program with a naturalist
    • Open house: Appointments available upon request

    Mission Statement
    An open environment that encourages children to interact, be abstract, lead, and leave the program with a sense of accomplishment and purpose.

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