As the laboratory preschool at Wellesley College, the Child Study Center is open during the College's academic year, early September through the third week in May, and follows the College’s calendar. The CSC is closed for a 1-week Spring Break every March but remains open during the public school vacation weeks in February & April.

Enrollment Options

Youngest Group (2-3 year olds)

Our youngest class has nine children daily.

There are three different enrollment options offered:

  • 5-Day Enrollment: Monday-Friday mornings, 8:30-11:30.*
  • 2-Day Enrollment: Tuesday & Thursday mornings 8:30-11:30.*
  • 3-Day Enrollment: *Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings 8:30-11:30.*

*Families with children in the Youngest Group have the option to enroll their child until 1:00 pm on the days they attend, except for Wednesdays, which is always an early release day for the entire Center.

Middle Group (3-4 year olds) and Oldest Group (4 -5 year olds)

Our Middle and Oldest Classrooms have up to sixteen children.

5-Day Enrollment only.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 8:30 am-1:00 pm.

Wednesdays, 8:30-11:30 am.

Based on the child’s enrollment, tuition rates for the 2024-2025 school year are as follows:

Tuition 2024-2025*# of daysCommunityFac/Staff

Youngest Class

5 days (8:30-11:30 am)



Youngest Class

3 days (8:30-11:30 am)



Youngest Class

2 days (8:30-11:30 am)



Youngest Class (Optional)

2 longer days (until 1:00 pm)

4 longer days (until 1:00 pm)





Middle & Oldest Class

5 days

M/Tu/Th/Fridays 8:30 am-1:00 pm

Wednesdays 8:30-11:30 am



*Please note that our tuition increases each year by a small percentage.

Tuition is managed by Nelnet Campus Commerce, Wellesley College's provider for tuition management solutions, and billed in eight, equal installments.

Child Study Center

Wellesley College Child Study Center
Page Building
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Annie Cohen
Program Administrator