Child Care
Child Care
Overview and Options
Cambridge and Allston Campuses
  Schedules and Rates
Harvard Longwood Campus
Finding Group and Family Child Care
Find a Nanny
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Harvard Community Child Care Bulletin Board
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Office of Work/Life
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-495-4100
Longwood Campus
Susanna Katsman,
Work/Life Program Manager
Phone: 617-432-1048
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Lauren Szufat,
Work/Life Contact
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-495-4275
Community at Work

Affiliated child care centers on Harvard's Cambridge & Allston campuses

There are six nonprofit, independent child-care centers located in University space. Five are on the Cambridge campus and one is in Allston near the Harvard Business School Campus (see map). Each center is an independent nonprofit organization with its own board of directors. Each center makes its own curricular and enrollment decisions. Contact information is below. For information on how and when to apply, please see FAQ. For schedules and rates, please see 2012-2013 Rate Card.

Botanic Gardens Children’s Center
26 Robinson St., Cambridge 02138
617-496-0595 ·
Fax: 617-496-8428
Paula Jarausch, Director; Kathleen Tibbert, Associate Director

Harvard Yard Child Care Center
25 Francis Ave., Cambridge 02138
Fax: 617-576-0107
Nancy Fredericks, Director; Kate Campbell, Assistant Director

Oxford Street Daycare Cooperative
25 Francis Ave., Cambridge 02138
Fax: 617-491-1492
Courtney Martell & Marcia Lieberman, Co-Directors

Peabody Terrace Children’s Center
900 Memorial Dr., Cambridge 02138
Fax: 617-496-9051
Katy Donovan, Director; Maura Sullivan, Assistant Director

Radcliffe Child Care Centers, Inc.
10 DeWolfe St., Cambridge 02138
Fax: 617-497-7475
Kathy Amon, Interim Director; Rebecca Moser, Assistant Director

Soldiers Field Park Children’s Center
1 Soldiers Field Park, 101, Boston 02163
Melissa Chieppo, Director; Debra Foster, Assistant Director


Open Houses and Visits

Child care centers may host open houses one or more times per year, offer tours only at certain times of the year, or lead individual tours year round on certain days of week. Please call individual centers to learn how best to get to know their programs.