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 understand parents may have questions about our school, your child's adjustment to preschool, and your role in your child's experience at the Child Study Center. We hope the information on our website helps in your orientation to the Child Study Center.

Prospective Parents can find application info on our Admissions Page