Scalliwags Child Care in Wellesley is a special learning center based on Washington Street (opposite Whole Foods and convenient to Route 9) offering a unique childcare / daycare program to children from the ages of 0 to 3 years.
Founder Lorraine Cronin chose the name "Scalliwags," a term of endearment in Ireland, to describe children who are confident, fun, vivacious, and curious. She designed the learning space with family childcare, home-away-from-home feel but with the advantages of a center-based program run by experienced professionals.
Our team provides exemplary education and care in a nurturing, home-like environment through a fun, creative, emergent / play-based curriculum, to promote the emotional, cognitive and physical well-being of each child, expertly created by the very best team in the childcare industry.
The program that Scalliwags Child Care has created is modeled on care and kindness to others. It delivers a developmentally appropriate curriculum through stories, songs, and play to ensure that your child learns, grows, and flourishes in a safe, loving, inspiring environment. Scalliwags Child Care fosters independence and curiosity in your child to help inspire the confidence they need to build positive and appropriate relationships and to explore the world through imaginative and sensory play. Our learning activities include music and movement, yoga, and nature.
The Scalliwags Child Care classrooms have been optimally designed to safely nurture your child's overall development. The classrooms have a warm, home-like, and friendly atmosphere in order to facilitate a rich learning experience with the aim of encouraging your child to learn and grow at their own pace while they feel safe, comfortable, and secure.
The physical, emotional, and cognitive well-being of your child is very important to us. Your child will feel safe and secure to actively construct their own knowledge and experiences, every day. Children feel safe and thrive when their days have structure and routine and when the learning process for them is more organic it has more impact and meaning. The Scalliwags Child Care daily routine has been created with structure and routine in mind to enable your child to thrive but with room for flexibility to meet their changing needs within their classroom.
Above all, Scalliwags Child Care is committed to providing your child with a wonderful, enriching experience in a safe and happy environment. Scalliwags Child Care does NOT require children to be toilet trained for enrollment in the program. is a fully accessible infant daycare/child care center.