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We are located on Berkeley Street between Stuart and St. James Street in the Back Bay. Diagonally across from Fire and Ice. We are one block from the John Hancock tower which is on the corner of Clarendon and Stuart Street.

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Our Infant Program

An exceptional place for your baby

Our space is built for babies on the move: look for bright mirrors, warm rugs, sensory tables, great books, and baskets filled with soft, natural materials. There are musical instruments, toys for pretend play, safe equipment and places to explore. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that our stringent safety, security, and cleanliness standards meet or exceed all state and local guidelines.

Even these youngest of children are encouraged to learn about their world through our individualized curriculum that invites exploration, celebrates each important milestone, and supports the transition from the sensory motor world of infancy to the increasingly social and self-directed world of toddlers.

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"The staff in the center is so warm and welcoming. It is comforting leaving my son there especially when life throws unexpected changes that drive the need for back up care."

Our Curriculum Components

Engaging opportunities for play and discovery.

  • Language Works Listening to stories or classical music, one-on-one spoken interaction with caregiver.
  • Math Counts Counting through books, poetry, and songs.
  • Science Rocks Bubble blowing, interacting with nature through walks and outdoor exploration.
  • ArtSmart Finger (or feet) painting, experiences with textiles.
  • Our World Rich connections — via smiles and hugs — with the center community.
  • Well Aware Soft safe places that encourage rolling over, pulling up, crawling, and safely exploring.

Learning at Home

Baby on the Bus

You Will Need:

Soft blanket or towel on a soft surface

Directions:

Lay your baby on a blanket, on his back. Make eye contact and sing the following song to the tune of "Wheels on the Bus," moving the assigned body part on your baby as you sing. Bicycle your baby's legs as you sing the first four lines. The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round, the wheels on the bus go round and round, all through the town. Lift your baby's arms up and down as you sing the next four lines. The people on the bus go up and down, up and down, up and down, the people on the bus go up and down, all through the town. Roll your baby from side to side as you sing the next four lines. The wipers on the bus go back and forth, back and forth, back and forth, the wipers on the bus go back and forth, all through the town. Touch your baby's nose as you sing the next four lines. The horn on the bus goes beep, beep, beep, beep, beep, beep, beep, beep, beep, the horn on the bus goes beep, beep, beep, all through the town.

Tip:

Word of caution: be gentle with your baby’s movements.


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