Frequently Asked Questions
When will the expanded Center open?
The anticipated opening date for the expanded Children’s Center is summer 2020.
Where will the Center be located?
The Center will be located at 10 Lenox Street in Brookline. Details on the progress of the construction can be found on the project’s Campus Planning and Operations web page.
How many children and what age groups will the Center serve?
The Center will serve a total of 92 children, ages infant through five.
Will enrollment be open to anyone?
Enrollment at the Center will be open to the children of Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students of Boston University.
Will the Center offer part-time care?
No. The Center will only offer full-time care.
Are families required to sign a contract when enrolling their child in the Center?
Yes. Families are required to sign a 12 month contract when enrolling their child in the Center.
When can I apply for a space for an infant?
Your child must be 8 weeks old by July 1, 2020 in order to apply for an infant space.
When will I know if my child has a space in the Center for the 2020-2021 school year?
We will be contacting families in late spring to offer spaces in the Center for the 2020-2021 school year.
If I have already applied to the Center but there was not space for my child to enroll, do I need to re-apply to the new Center?
No, you do not need to re-apply.
What will the hours of operation be?
The Center will be open from 8:00am-6:00pm.
When will the Center be closed?
The Center will operate according to the University’s Holiday schedule.
How will families pay their child's tuition each month?
All tuition will be paid through University Payroll Deduction.
Who will be administrating the new Center?
The Center will be University owned and operated.
What is the philosophy of the Center?
The Center’s philosophy is based on a blending of variety of early childhood educational philosophies and approaches, including Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and Constructivist. Children at the Center are viewed as active participants in their own learning, making choices and seeking out experiences that further their development. Educators at the Center strive to create a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment that supports children as they learn and grow at their own pace through play-based and child-centered experiences. Educators at the Center believe in viewing each child as an individual, and they understand the importance of getting to know each child and meeting them where they are developmentally.