Early Learning Center
Accredited by the National Association for the Education for Young Children (NAEYC), UMass Boston's Early Learning Center provides a welcoming, nurturing, educational environment where children learn to trust others and form lasting relationships with their teachers and peers. Young children are just beginning to understand who they are in the world and how they fit in. Our program gives children many opportunities to discover the world around them and actively participate in their own learning.
The development of self-esteem is one of our fundamental goals. We encourage children to make choices and decisions and to pursue their own interests. We strive to provide a structure which will maximize success and minimize frustration, allowing children the space and time they need to explore, create, and learn at their own pace and in their own way.
While we value individuality and celebrate our diversity, we also believe that it is important to maintain a strong sense of community and work hard to balance the needs of individuals with the needs of the group. In doing so, we teach children to appreciate, respect, and accept each other’s differences.
Most of all, we want children to have fun and to look forward to coming to school each day!