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Early Care and Education Center

CSR’s Early Care and Education Center is delivered in a community- or school-based setting that serves infants (birth to 15 months), toddlers (16 months to two years, nine months), and pre-school (two years, nine months to age six).

Any childcare provided in a facility outside the child’s own home, including a center-based program, after-school program, or in a family childcare home, must be licensed or authorized by EEC.

EEC License Requirements

  • Programs are healthy, safe, and offer activities that help the child grow and develop
  • Childcare Staff are certified in first-aid and CPR
  • Childcare Staff have specialized training in child development and curriculum implementation
  • Programs maintain appropriate ratios of teachers to children
  • Childcare Staff undergo a criminal background check
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Our Early Care and Education Center provides children with comprehensive and coordinated activities centered around the following critical elements:

Critical Elements

  • Provide safety and supervision
  • Promote of physical, cognitive, social and emotional growth through play
  • Prepare each child for school readiness
  • Provide early learning opportunities through a developmental, age-appropriate curriculum
  • Assist and guide comprehensive child development

CSR’s Childcare Staff utilize our Wraparound model, providing a healthy, educational, professional and nurturing environment for children and their parents. Wraparound is a customized, holistic program managed by a dedicated team assigned to address the specific needs of youth and families, building on their strengths and supporting their goals.

Providing quality care to our families, CSR’s Early Care and Education Center System includes services that enhance literacy skills, math and science proficiency, and other basic curriculum aptitudes. With a strong history of serving and enlightening communities of color, the Center educates children about our country’s historic leaders of color and their contributions to society, providing a strong sense of their cultural history and community.

Front Porch

The Early Care and Education Center is in connection with the Front Porch Program which is designed to provide additional access to community resources through one-on-one coaching with a family partner.

Universal Pre-K

The Early Care and Education Center offers a Universal Pre-Kindergarten experience that will support educational exposure and facilitate a high-quality education through BPS curriculum and coaching.


The Early Care and Education Center is in collaboration with JumpStart, an early literacy program designed to introduce students to reading, and to support kindergarten readiness.

Social Groups

The Early Care and Education Center is in collaboration with the Behavioral Health department located inside of CSR to support mental wellness. In doing so the childcare center offers year-round social and emotional support groups. In these groups children learn how to ask for help, take turns, and explore their emotions through play and art.

For more information, please call 617-445-6655 or complete the pre-registration form to be added to our waitlist.