The Infant Toddler Children's Center (ITC) is a non-profit early education and care program located in Acton, MA. We provide a safe, rich, child-centered learning environment for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-aged children.
Our teachers are partners, who listen to and observe children closely, ask questions, identify children's ideas, and provide occasions for discovery and learning.
Every ITC teacher is an experienced educator with training in Early Childhood Education and/or Childhood Development. Staff members are dedicated to continually adopting best practices, and participate regularly in continuing education opportunities. More than half of our teachers have taught for 10 or more years at ITC.
Our classrooms are inviting and natural, offering a warm, home-like atmosphere. Teachers respond to the children's ever-changing interests and development with a layout that encourages encounters, communication, and relationships.
Our private and beautiful 3.5 acre site gives children daily interaction with nature and the outdoors. Each age group has a designated playground furnished with age-appropriate play possibilities, as well as opportunities to explore the surrounding conservation land.
FOCUS ON COMMUNITY
ITC believes in working together, as a community, to guide children's growth and learning. Parents are involved in the learning experience, and are encouraged to visit the classrooms to share their interests and experiences with the children. Classroom groups coordinate regular social gatherings with parents, teachers, and children to build a cohesive community.
“The community - feels like a family.”
— Parent, School Age
“During the past year, our son has grown by leaps and bounds with his teachers feeling more like an extension of ourselves.”
— Parent, Mixed Toddlers
ITC is licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, and is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs (NAECP), a division of the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
ITC is also affiliated with the Boston Association for the Education of Young Children; the Acton, Boxborough, Littleton, Harvard Early Childhood Council; and the North America Reggio Emilia Alliance.