The Cottage Childrens Center

The Cottage Children's Center is a private, non-profit child care center that is a model for quality childcare.
The Cottage was founded in 1981 by a group of Marlborough parents and was incorporated as a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1988.
Since 2001, the center has been accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
NAEYC administers the largest and most widely recognize national, professionally sponsored accreditation system for all types of early childhood schools and child care centers.
NAEYC is the nations largest professional organization for early childhood educators.
We are committed to the children, who are the driving force behind all our decisions.
We are commited to the teachers, families and communities who make up our childcare family.
We are committed to identifying and promoting the best child care practices to serve as a model for early childhood education. We measure success one child at at time.

School Overview

School TypeEarly Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association for the Education of Young Children
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten

Student Body

Total Students23 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade The Cottage Childrens Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers1 teacher
Student : Teacher Ratio23:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school to The Cottage Childrens Center is Van Der Kolk Glenhaven Academy (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school and preschool is Immaculate Conception School (0.5 miles away)
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