Western Avenue Children’s Center (WACC) will offer full-time, part-time (full week), and part-week (full day) child care for infants through preschool-aged children. The program will open in June 2023 and begin welcoming families in just a few classrooms. Over time, the program will grow to 8 classrooms, with enrollment building as staffing allows.
As part of the system of child care centers operated by Campus Child Care (CCC) on Harvard’s campuses, WACC will offer priority to families affiliated with the university as well as to a limited number of families who live in the 02134 and 02135 zip codes. Applications for WACC are being accepted now through the online application (see enrollment tab). As part of Harvard’s cooperation agreement with the City of Boston, a limited number of spots in this new center will be initially reserved for residents of Allston zip codes 02134 and 02135. In addition, families who reside in these zip codes ― and who are not eligible for any other Harvard scholarship ― may apply for a means-tested child care subsidy. For more information, please email the Harvard Office of Work/Life.
The mission of the program is to provide exemplary early education and care for young children, offering support for the childcare needs of families and create a community of care surrounding each child. Program staff and families will work together to support the development of individual children and their classroom groups. The facility, completed in 2019 and opening as WACC in 2023, is designed to offer collaborative spaces, places for small groups to gather, STEM (age-appropriate science, technology, engineering, and math) learning opportunities, and creative studio experiences.
We Are Open 8am-6pm
Monday - Friday
Enrollment options for all ages are:
8am-6pm - Monday through Friday - Full time
8am-6pm - 3 days a week (same 3 days all year)
8am-6pm - 4 days a week (same 4 days all year)
8pm-3pm - 5 part days a week (3/4 time)
Tuitions for 22-23 are as follows, tuitions for 23-24 will be posted soon.