Early Learning Program


At the heart of our Early Learning program is a desire to provide a safe, educational, and supportive environment for a diverse group of children ages two months to five years. Each of our program centers is licensed and accredited.

Our professional staff, which includes many bilingual teachers, provides the highest quality care and learning activities for children at this crucial stage in their development.

Each year, our childcare program welcomes 150 culturally diverse children, including children from East Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Wintrhop's growing, diverse populations. The program offers sliding-scale fees based on a family’s income level because we believe that high-quality childcare should be available to everyone regardless of income level.


The Social Centers' early learning goals are: to provide a safe, stimulating and educational environment to children; to support and educate families; and to provide the highest-quality service to prepare culturally diverse families for life-long success. We provide transportation and nutritious meals for all of the children in our programs and work to develop the children’s social, emotional, cognitive and self-help skills. 

All programs actively involve parents in their child’s progress and activities and offer parent and family support, including reading activities for the home, family and child counseling, parent training and frequent interactions with teachers. We stress the importance of understanding, respecting, and reflecting the cultures of all families that we serve.

The Social Centers' Early Learning Program centers provide children with a top quality early education that will put them on the path to success!

Our programs are offered with pricing on a sliding scale based on ability to pay and available funding.  To learn more about pricing, please contact our enrollment office:

Enrollment: Carmen Oliva (617) 569-3221 Ext. 120 or email: coliva(at)ebsoc.org

Contact: Michele D'Ambrosio
Director, Early Learning Program

(617) 569-3221 Ext. 106

Social Sprouts
68 Central Square
East Boston, MA 02128
617-569-3221 ext. 123
Hours: Weekdays, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Central Ave Children's Center
170 Central Avenue
Chelsea, MA 02150
Hours: Weekdays, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Jeffries Point Child Care Center
425 Sumner Street
East Boston, MA 02128
Hours: Weekdays, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Oh Yes! Preschool
191 Faywood Avenue
East Boston, MA 02128
Hours: Weekdays, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.