Foundations for Learning Program

Foundations for Learning | Boston

Dimock’s Foundations for Learning program is a center-based, child care program licensed to serve 87 children ages 4 months to 5 years old.  In order to meet the needs of working families and those who are in school, the program operates year-round, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Both EEC income-eligible contract and private pay slots are available.  Vouchers are accepted.

Our Foundations for Learning program offers high-quality services to promote the success of children and meet the needs of working families, including:

  • Safe, welcoming facilities
  • Low teacher-child ratios
  • Experienced teachers
  • Individualized curriculum, with a focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), physical activity, nutrition and social-emotional health
  • Developmentally-appropriate activities and materials
  • Ongoing assessment and evaluation of children’s progress
  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Family involvement opportunities
  • Screening and follow-up for health, nutrition and developmental concerns
  • Assistance in finding a medical and dental ‘home’
  • Access to adult education classes, including nutrition and parenting
  • Support for families of children with special needs
  • Activities to promote father (or father-figure) involvement

Eligibility requirements:
There are no eligibility requirements for enrollment in the Foundations for Learning program other than having a child between the ages of 4 months and 5 years. However, families seeking an income-eligible contract slot and/or using an EEC voucher must reside in the state of Massachusetts, meet income requirements and be working or attending school.

How to apply:
If you are interested in enrolling your child in the Foundations for Learning program, please email or call 617-442-8800, ext. 1390. Please note that applications are accepted year-round. If slots are not available, eligible families are placed on a wait list.