Child Study Center

Established in 1913

Welcome to the Child Study Center, a laboratory preschool for Wellesley College's Psychology Department.

Originally called the Anne L. Page School, the Center, built in 1913 and named to honor a prominent 19th century early childhood educator, was one of the first laboratory schools in the United States. In the years since then, the Child Study Center has maintained the highest standards of early childhood education in accord with established principles of child growth and development. We view the preschool years as an exciting, optimistic time in life and feel privileged to be professionally involved with the education of young children in this historic yet up-to-date setting. We also understand that you have many questions about the school, your child's adjustment and your role in your child's experience at the Child Study Center. We hope that this website helps in your orientation to the Child Study Center. Please do not hesitate to bring any questions or concerns to us.


We currently have an opening for a BOY in our 4-year old, Pre-K "Oldest" Classroom for FALL 2017! Please contact us if your child will be 4 years-old on or before 8/31/2017 & you are interested in applying to our program. Inquiries may be made be email at .

Prospective Parents can find application info on our Admissions Page