Early Ed

Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester’s Early Education and Care programs have been providing high quality child care in the community for over 35 years.

Our programs are open to children ages 2 months through 7 years. We are licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care and are proud to be accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
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Our philosophy

We believe that learning takes place with a continuous process of interaction between a child and his/her environment through exploring and experimenting.

Each new experience contributes to a child’s understanding of the world. We are committed to providing a safe, supportive and stimulating environment where a child can develop trusting relationships and enhance their emotional well-being.

  • We encourage children to learn at their own pace in their own way.
  • Each child is seen as an individual, unique human being.
  • We will recognize each child’s needs in a kind, consistent manner.

Our curriculum

Our curriculum involves the child in daily activities that stimulate the following areas: social, cognitive, emotional, physical, language and literacy and self-help skills.

We believe that play is truly a child’s work. Our staff is knowledgeable about methods used to encourage learning in the atmosphere of play. Children are encouraged to: experience new ideas, develop realistic ideas about themselves and others, use language in many different ways to express thoughts, feelings, and needs, appreciate a wide variety of art, literature and music, and develop the ability to fully comprehend and use mathematical relationships. Curriculum implemented is researched based and aligned with Massachusetts State standards and guidelines.

Intake/Enrollment Procedure

If you are interested in enrolling your child, contact the Director for next steps. Once enrolled, due to COVID-19 restrictions , we will invite you to a virtual Zoom tour where both the parent(s) and the child will be able to visit the program and meet the staff. Parents will also be given an intake packet. This intake packet must be completed and all medical forms filled out by the child’s pediatrician before the child can begin the program. Please ask him/her to note any activity restrictions, allergies or current medications. You will also be asked to submit a photo of your child to keep in his/her file.

Fees are assessed on a weekly basis and families enrolling more than one child will receive a 5% discount for each additional child.

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Hours of operation

Monday – Friday 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Statement of Non-Discrimination: The program is open to children ages 2 months to 7 years regardless of race, creed, religion, political affiliation, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, cultural heritage, parental marital status or handicap or disability.