Children's Center

  • An Award-Winning Children's Center On Campus

    Children's Pre-SchoolThe Dean College Children's Center is a fully accredited on-campus pre-school for area preschoolers 2 years 9 months old through 6 years old. The program is designed to encourage maximum development of a child's social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth.
    The children benefit from a low student-teacher ratio, as Dean College Early Childhood Education students work with college faculty and Children's Center Staff in the center. There is no better way to explain the excellence of the program than to invite you in for a visit.
    You can schedule a visit to see the program, obtain more information, or request an application, by calling us at 508-541-1598. The Children's Center office can also be reached by email at

     Children's Center Mission:

    • To provide children 2 years 9 months old to 6 years old an initial school experience that reflects current research in child development and early childhood education.
    • To provide a practicum site for Dean students preparing for careers in child care, education and other fields.
    • To provide demonstration teaching, resources and support for families and area child care providers.

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    Dean offers an Early Childhood Education associate degree which provides a theoretical and practical foundation for observing, understanding, and meeting the diverse psychosocial developmental needs of the young child in the classroom. We have programs for full-time students, as well as part-time continuing studies students. Details »