The Dean College Children’s Center, a childcare program that has served families in Franklin and surrounding communities for generations, will be reopening in the fall of 2021. Personalized tours following all health and safety requirements are now available by appointment. Masks and social distancing are required. Parents of children ages 2.9 through 6 years old are encouraged to bring their child to explore the school and learn about our program.
Applications are being accepted for 5-day morning, 2-day morning, and 3-day morning preschool programs. We are also very excited to offer a 5-day afternoon transitional kindergarten program or a full-day option (8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.) for 4-6-year-olds who will be moving into a kindergarten program the following year. There is no deadline to enroll your child in our program.
Innovative and progressive, the school is NAEYC accredited and well known in the community for an inspiring preschool experience. The Children’s Center is a lab school for Early Childhood Education majors at Dean College, with teachers-in-training alongside credentialed teachers. The center offers a professional and caring environment for children to learn through exploration and uses a developmental approach to education which reflects current research in child development and peer conflict resolution.
The Dean College Children’s Center is located at 144 School Street in Franklin, MA. To learn more and schedule a tour, contact the Director of the Children's Center, Joanne Hogan, at 508-541-1598.