Child Care Program

East End House's Child Care Program serves 54 children age 15 months to 5 years old in two Toddler and two Preschool rooms. The program is nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The largest and most influential organization of early childhood educators and professionals dedicated to improving the quality of programs for children from birth through third grade, the NAEYC recognizes early childhood programs for the high standard of their services. The program operates year round, Monday thru Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. with a curriculum that is fun, educational, and adapted to the needs of the children.

Program Hours and Fees

TODDLERS (15 months - 2.9 years) PRE-SCHOOL (2.9 years - 5 years)
    includes breakfast, lunch & an afternoon snack
  • Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • /per week
    includes breakfast, lunch & an afternoon snack
  • Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • /per week


Financial Assistance

East End House offers limited financial assistance to families in need. We also accept vouchers from a number of resource and referral agencies. For more information on financial assistance, contact Camille Imbimbo-Platt.

Enrollment Information

For information on enrolling your child in the toddler or pre-school program or to set up a tour, contact Camille Imbimbo-Platt at 617-876-4444 or You can also fill out the Request Sheet and we will add you to our current waitlist.

Our Staff

All of our teachers are EEC Certified as well as CPR and First Aid certified. Many of our experienced Child Care staff have been at East End House for many years. Their continued professional development and work with families allows them to provide the best possible care for all the children in the program.

Our Philosophy

Our goal is to provide a nurturing caring environment where children can develop socially and intellectually. We work to provide them with all the tools they need to be successful in kindergarten. We pay special attention to the different learning styles and personalities of each child and make every effort to give them the skills and support they need to reach their full potential.

Our Curriculum

Language and Literacy
Teachers regularly engage children in formal and informal activities that promote language development, letter recognition and beginning writing. Reading time is part of the schedule every day. Teachers use "big books," larger versions of familiar books, to demonstrate work pronunciation and sentence structure."Bringing Books to Life" is a project that is now a part of our pre-school classrooms. Kids pick out their favorite books and act out the story helping them to engage with plot and characters. Kids can check out books from their classroom to bring home and read with their families as well as take home a Writer's Briefcase filled with all the tools a writer uses. They use the paper, pencils, and other items to write books and draw pictures they share with the class the next day.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Learning
Preschoolers are introduced to STEM concepts in engaging and age appropriate ways. They learn through observing, counting, reading stories, and interacting with plants, animals, and other interesting objects in their environment.  

Arts and Crafts, Dramatic Play, Sports and More
Toddler and preschool children take on many different activities each day. Art projects, dress-up play, sports in our gym, singing, dancing, and much more may be part of the day. The curriculum is structured to expose children to many different ways of playing and learning.

Field Trips and Outdoor Play
Toddlers and pre-schoolers explore their community on fun and educational field trips. Past trips have included the Museum of Science, working farms, and apple orchards. We also enjoy the fresh air when the weather permits. Classes play in East End House's backyard, as well as local parks.

Continuous Program Improvement
East End House is committed to making sure all our curriculum is evidence-based and that all program components are formally evaluated throughout the year. All data is entered into Efforts to Outcomes (ETO), a sophisticated consumer database that allows us to track progress towards goals and continuously incorporate feedback from the consumers and evidence-based program evaluation tools to enhance program quality and user satisfaction. Toddler classrooms prepare children academically and socially to thrive in preschool, and preschool classrooms give children the skills they need to be successful in Kindergarten.

For more information on the Child Care Program, contact Camille Imbimbo-Platt at

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