In January 2020, SFPCC will undergo renovations in our current space that will provide state of the art classrooms and other auxiliary spaces for children, families and staff. We will temporarily relocate to 114 Western Avenue just across the street from the Harvard Business School Campus and adjacent to the new Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences building. 114 Western Avenue is being designed as a cutting edge, seventh Harvard-affiliated child care center that will officially open when we return to our newly renovated Center in late summer of 2021.

While in our temporary home, there will be no programmatic changes as a result of the move. We will have eight classrooms, just as we do now, with access to the playground from each classroom. Classroom composition, teachers, opening hours, schedules, programming, tuition, etc. will remain the same. The only significant change will be the elimination of the lunch program in late August 2019. We will continue to an AM and PM snack and organic milk at lunch for children.

The new temporary space in 114 Western Avenue promises to be very a welcoming and comfortable environment. Families will be able to visit the new space once the University has the certificate of occupancy and the appropriate license. More to come…

Your child will start off the 2019/2020 school year at 1 Soldiers Field Park in August. Our unique location on the Harvard Business School campus gives us access to the space and facilities on the sprawling 40 acres of the Business School. The pristine campus serves as our “extended backyard” and provides safe surroundings that are the perfect place for daily walks and outdoor explorations.

We are located on the ground floors of Buildings 1 and 2 in the Soldiers Field Park apartment complex, which is on-campus housing at Harvard Business School. The front two sections are home to our infant and young toddler programs; the third section further back houses our older toddlers and preschool classes. Staff move easily and often among the buildings as needed.

Classrooms at SFPCCOur bright, spacious, open classrooms provide a cozy atmosphere for children to learn and explore. The unique shapes of the classrooms feature low walls, an open floor plan and lots of natural light. Some classrooms even have windows between them to encourage observations and interactions between the classes. There are also two indoor play areas to supplement the motor curriculum and provide play space for inclement weather days.

Most classrooms have direct access to one of four outdoor playgrounds, each designed for various phases of motor development. In 2005, we upgraded our infant/toddler playground with the highest quality rubber floor padding and a new climbing structure. In 2006, we made a significant investment in the climbing structure on our largest playground used by our older toddlers and preschool children. In 2008, as part of an expansion project, a new infant playground was created.

To facilitate drop off and pick up, short-term visitor parking is provided in the portion of the Soldiers Field Park parking lot closest to the Center. There is also priority parking for Center families in the monthly parking side of the Harvard Business School lot.

For more views of our classrooms and surroundings, see below:

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The Infant/Toddler Playground

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The Preschool Playground

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The “Jungle Cubby” in Infant 2

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“Cozy Corner”

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Toddler 3 loft space