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.

Beginnings School
210 South Avenue
Weston, MA 02493
(781) 891-1011

Director: Angela Kenis,

  • Ages: 3 months - 5 years
  • Class times: 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Tuition: Rates vary according to age group.
  • Extra programs offered: Mandarin, Hip Hop, Music
  • Open house: Call to schedule a tour

Mission Statement
Beginnings School's quest for excellence in early childhood education began over 25 years ago. Since then it has become one of the nation's leading centers for early education and has been identified as being unique in its instruction in emotional and social development for children as young as 3 months. Beginnings strives to achieve and maintain the highest quality programming for children, parents, and staff by taking a developmental approach to early education through the incorporation of cognitive, emotional, social, physical and creative aspects of growth. Through this philosophy, Beginnings provides the environment and guidance that allows children to build the framework for healthy development and meaningful relationships throughout their lives. 

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: Elizabeth Fuce,

  • Ages: 2.9 to 5 years
  • Class times: 8am - 2:45pm; 9:00 - 11:45am; 9:00 - 1:00pm;
    9:00 - 2:00pm; 2, 3 or 5 days
  • Tuition: $2,700 - $8,350 (rates vary based on days and hours)
  • Extra programs offered: music and creative movement
  • Open house: Wednesday, October 11, 10:00-11:00 am and 6:00 - 7:00pm. Children are welcome!

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.

Dudley Pond Montessori Preschool
3 Bayfield Road, Wayland 01778
(508) 650-9080

Director: Raylee O’Donnell,

  • Ages: 18 months - 4 years
  • Class times: open 8am - 5pm, preschool hours: 8:45am - 1:00pm
  • Tuition:  Ranges, please contact Director
  • Extra programs offered: gardening, music, yoga, art
  • Open houses: appointments available upon request

Mission Statement
Dudley Pond Montessori Preschool offers a safe place for your child to explore independently in a carefully prepared environment allowing the children to have the freedom of choice & room for self exploration. We help foster the natural development of a child by providing them with opportunities for movement, play and socialization. All children develop at their own pace according to their individual capabilities and readiness. Therefore, we believe that observation is key to understanding and responding to each child, knowing that they are striving for independence. We help them achieve this by giving them responsive, loving support & attention throughout their day. We offer a framework of consistency on a daily basis which helps build security within the child & teacher relationship.

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
  • 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: October 10th - October 13th

    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.

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

    • Ages: 2.9 years - Pre-K
    • Class times: 3s & 4s classes 9am-12pm; 5s classes 8:50am-11:50am; Extended Day/Lunch Bunch is offered Mon-Thur from 12pm-2pm and Friday until 1pm
    • Tuition Rates: 3s class $4,950; 4s class $5,850; Pre-K $6,600. 
    • 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 5 years
    • Class times: classes 9am - 12pm, early drop off 8am-9am, extended playground 12pm-12:30pm, Lunch Bunch 12pm-1pm, Stay and Play 12pm-3pm
    • Tuition: 3 day program $ 6,100; 4 day program $8,100; 5 day program $9,900 (2016-2017 rates) 
    • Extra programs offered: music and movement.
    • Open house: Saturday, October 14, 2017,  9:00 - 11:00am.  

    Mission Statement
    Lincoln Nursery School is a cooperative partnership among our citizens--children, teachers, and parents. We value open communication and mutual respect. Learning through play and inquiry, listening and dialogue, we generate a multiplicity of relationships. These connections broaden our sense of place and open the world form "me" to "we."

    Little Hands Academy
    31 B Union Avenue
    Sudbury, MA 01776
    (978) 440-7220

    Director: Julie Barlow,

    • Ages: 3 months through 5 years
    • Class times: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
    • Tuition:  Varies depending on ages and schedules
    • Extra programs offered: Tumble Bus weekly, Lil Sports weekly
    • Open house: Thursday, October 26

    Mission Statement
    Little Hands Academy offers a developmental approach to education. Our goal is to promote the cognitive, social, emotional and physical growth of the children. We believe the needs and rights of children come first. The premise behind our developmental approach is that children are naturally curious and eager to learn. This is achieved by exploration, discovery and “hands on” experience. Each child is unique. As each child develops and matures at his/her own pace, it is our responsibility to have materials available for them to explore, discover and create. When children are given this opportunity, it promotes their self-esteem and independence. This approach encourages children to think for themselves, draw their own conclusions, and make their own decisions.

    Magic Garden
    6 Ballfield Road
    Lincoln, MA 01773
    (781) 259-8161

    Director: Lori Leo,

    • Ages: 15 months to 5 years
    • Class times: 7:30 am – 6 pm. Our core program hours are from 8:00am -3:00pm daily. Once enrolled families can customize their add on hours to meet personal family schedules.
    • Tuition: Varied, based on schedule
    • Extra programs offered: Spanish, story time with Lincoln public librarians, music around the world, gymnastics, fitness fun & yoga, creative movement & dance, swimming lessons, Pre-k art program with field trips to DeCordova Museum.
    • Open house:  Saturday, December 2, 2017, 10am - 12pm

    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.

    Mini-Miracles Early Education and Childcare Center
    6 Strathmore Road
    Natick, MA 01701
    (508) 650-5901

    • Ages: Infant through Pre-K
    • Class times: Full day, 2-5 day options available
    • Tuition: Varies depending on schedule
    • Extra programs offered: Weekly sports, yoga and dance class
    • Open house: Please visit our website or email our Director, Ashley Shinnick at to schedule a tour!

    Mission Statement
    Here at Mini-Miracles, our mission and passion, is to provide young children (Infant – Pre-K) with a safe, loving and enriching environment to grow and learn academically, socially and emotionally.  Through exploration, play and guided learning times, Mini-Miracles is committed to helping each and every child reach their full potential.   Foster your child’s love of learning and prepare them for a lifetime of academic achievement at Mini-Miracles.  Our Preschool and Pre-K programs inspire curiosity, problem solving, creativity, friendship, independence and confidence.  The dedicated teachers develop engaging lessons in reading, writing, science, technology and math, which not only meet, but exceed the Department of Education standards, utilizing a state of the art developmentally guided play based curriculum.  These programs offer parents the convenience of full day childcare in a safe, fun and educational environment.  Each day your child will experience exciting and new themes, concepts, art projects and gross motor movement activities to keep them interested and excited about learning.  In addition, special monthly center-wide events are held.  All of which prepares your child academically, socially and emotionally for the demands of kindergarten.  At MMCC we live up to our motto “Where learning and Play Happen all Day”.  

    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
    • Open House:  Saturday, November 4th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.

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

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

    Director: Britta Rieser

    • Ages: 2.0 - PreK
    • Class times:  9am-12pm, Extended day until 2:30pm
    • Tuition: Rates beginning at $3220/school year, or $322/month
    • Extra programs offered: Art, STEM, Music, Movement
    • Open House: November 2017

    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.

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

    Owner: Suzanne Cohn,

    • Ages: 6 weeks to private pre-kindergarten, after school (select elementary schools)
    • Class times: 7:00am – 6:30pm; half day and full day program options available
    • 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: Janet Kahane,

    • Ages: 2.9 - 5 years
    • Class times: 8:30am - noon
    • Tuition: Ranges
    • Extra programs offered: Sports/movement class, music, yoga
    • Open house: Appointments available upon request

    Mission Statement
    Red Barn Nursery School, founded in 1943, is a cooperative preschool in Weston, MA. Parents and teachers work together to provide children with age-appropriate, hands-on activities and creative learning experiences. Children have the freedom to make choices, the safety to take risks, and the opportunity to express themselves. Red Barn supports a philosophy of developmentally appropriate, play based curriculum. Parents of our students are actively involved in their child's learning by helping in the classroom and serving on committees.

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

    Director: Derek Perlman,

    • Ages: 21 months through kindergarten
    • Class times: Twos and threes program available 2, 3, or 5 days a week. fours, transitional kindergarten and kindergarten are 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 $19,500; 3-day program $11,700; 2-day program $7,800.
    • Extra programs offered: TBD offers a well-rounded curriculum in a bilingual French/English environment
    • Open house: Appointments available upon request

    Mission Statement
    Lincoln’s Teddy Bear Club offers one of greater Boston’s premier preschool and kindergarten programs. TBC’s bilingual teachers seamlessly integrate French and English throughout the day, enabling the children to benefit from their natural gift for language acquisition. For many students this international environment is a first exposure to a foreign language. TBC’s broad curriculum emphasizes nurturing its students’ innate curiosity. As part of the science program, preschoolers might try to predict what happens when they touch a tesla coil and, after the hair-raising experience, draw a picture to record their findings. TBC’s social studies activities turn the pre-K class into world travelers, exploring the art, culture and geography of a different country every month through hands-on projects and parent presentations. TBC’s toddlers draw inspiration from the school’s lush gardens by painting landscapes on the expansive patio area, while the playgrounds, sandbox and beautiful lawns offer ample opportunities to simply enjoy the sunshine! Above all, The Teddy Bear Club strives to build students’ self-esteem, foster friendships and inspire a lifelong love of learning.

    Tenacre Country Day School
    78 Benvenue Street
    Wellesley, MA 02482
    (781) 235-2282

    Director: Sam Reece, Director of Enrollment Management

    • Ages: PreK - 6th grade. Kids must be 4 years old by September 1 for PreK.
    • Class times: 7:30am - 6:00pm
    • Tuition: Range of tuition from Pre-K to Grade 6, $24,075-$37,150 for the academic school year. Midday and afterschool rates are available upon request.
    • Extra programs offered: Spanish, Music, Library, PE, Science, Technology and Art.
    • Open house: October 29, 1-3pm, November 14, 8:15am-10:15am, January 18, 8:15am-10:15am

    Mission Statement
    Tenacre Country Day School nurtures and challenges each child, every day.

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

    Director: Sandy Gold,

    • 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: Early bird: 8:30-9:00, Pre-k: 9am-12pm/all others 9am-11:45pm/ lunch until 1pm, stay days until 3pm (Mon & Thurs)
    • Tuition: 2 day $3,265; 3 day$4,640; 4 day $5,525; 5 day $6,565
    • Extra programs offered: Music, science, and creative movement are integrated into our curriculum and our normal school hours
    • Open house: Appointments available upon request

    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: $9,910 - $18,000
    • 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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