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Bolger Center for Early Childhood Education

Children enjoying a snack at the Bolger Center for Early Childhood Education

Our Mission

The Bolger Center for Early Childhood Education provides quality early childhood care for the children of parents working at Northfield Mount Hermon and in the surrounding community.

We provide a nurturing environment that is rich in experiences designed to encourage independence and support the development of a positive sense of self.

Our Philosophy

Our goal is to help children develop at their own pace while learning age-appropriate skills. We recognize and respect the unique qualities, abilities, and potential of each child. We provide a stimulating educational and social environment where children feel confident and secure. We are committed to supporting all aspects of children’s growth in an atmosphere of respect.

Our Program

In our preschool, toddler, and infant classrooms, we offer a developmentally based program rich in dramatic play, sensory experiences, and carefully selected and varied learning materials. Our days include free play and exploration as well as teacher-directed activities in art, science, cooking, music, and movement. Our natural setting provides opportunities for developing children’s connection to and fascination with the outdoors.

Our well-trained, dedicated staff members provide consistency and structure, adhere to the NAEYC code of ethics, and participate in ongoing professional development and training.

Some program highlights:

  • Hours of operation: 8:00 am–4:00 pm  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday;  8:00 am - 2:00 pm Wednesday 
  • Accommodation for children 12 weeks through 5 years of age
  • Program begins in late August and ends in early June
  • Optional summer program

Learn more about the schedule and about fees, or view the program handbook. To schedule a visit or to learn more about our program, contact Director Carol Kennedy at 413-498-3933 or

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