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Now enrolling for the 2024-2025 school year and beyond

Established in 1968 and serving children ages 15 months through 5 years

Rogers-Pierce Children’s Center (RPCC) provides the flexibility of full or part-time schedules and open enrollment throughout the year on a space-available basis. RPCC is a non-profit school centered on establishing a creative and safe learning environment. Our classes are small and have a low teacher-to-child ratio. We value the extra attention and stimulation this allows us to give our children.

RPCC Offers:
High-quality care that nurtures self-confidence, exploration, and learning
Small class sizes with low teacher-to-child ratios
Experienced, professional teaching staff
Developmentally appropriate programs
Music and science specialists who visit the school
Full-day and part-time schedules offered year-round
Unique facilities: five developmentally appropriate classrooms, gymnasium, access to a kitchen, and tree-shaded outdoor play area
Parent-run Board of Directors

Our History

RPCC was founded in 1968 as a nursery school for children of all racial, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The founders' goal was to offer a stimulating program for preschoolers along with enrichment opportunities that stemmed from creating links within and beyond the immediate community. In 1970, the center expanded to provide full-day programs to meet the needs of working parents.

"In response to the 1968 assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Sally Rogers mobilized the Pleasant Street Congregational Church to support the establishment of a multi-cultural childcare center at the church. In 2008, she was recognized by the Arlington Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee for her role in co-founding the Rogers-Pierce Children's Center, which continues to promote racial justice."

- Sally Rogers' obituary (1923-2020) - Boston Globe

Some words from parents

"Our family is so thankful for RPCC. My son was struggling when he first came to RPCC in the Toddler room. With the teachers' help and support, we were able to get him the help and resources he needed to manage his diagnosis and thrive. We love the teachers and staff, curriculum, field trips, extra activities, and creative opportunities the school provides. Both of our kids run into school and are always excited to start their days."

- Christina W.

"RPCC has become our extended family. With two kiddos enrolled in the school, one with developmental delays, we have always felt supported and heard. The school’s dedication to fine and gross motor play (indoor gym and outdoor play at every weather-permitting chance) and willingness to work with the Early Intervention therapists has undoubtedly contributed to my son's continuous progress and has helped him to integrate with his peers.”

- Robin V.

"My son has thrived during his four years at Rogers-Pierce. Some of our favorite aspects are the fabulous art projects, indoor gymnasium, field trips around town, summer water play, engaged parent community, and loving teachers and staff. It is a wonderful environment for kids and families!"

-Rachael G.

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