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Early Childhood Education (ECE)

A teacher is in a classroom reading a book to children in the USES Early Childhood Education program.
A young boy in the USES Early Childhood Education program is standing outside and smiling up at the camera

Early Childhood Education

USES’s Early Childhood Education (ECE) program is focused on preparing children to become confident, successful learners. Our teachers and group leaders create nurturing and warm spaces to support the development of each child’s self-esteem and growth. All ECE classrooms provide rich learning environments where children can flourish socially, emotionally, and intellectually.


A teacher in the USES Early Childhood Education program is holding a baby boy who is looking at the camera over her shoulder

Program Stats


children served each year



identified as BIPOC
Three children in the USES Early Childhood Education program are playing outside

Our Curriculum

We aim to create developmentally appropriate lessons to ensure that each child’s individual and developmental needs are met. Art and science are frequently integrated in each of our classrooms through STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math). STEAM allows us to teach abstract concepts in a tangible and accessible way to young children who learn with their whole bodies and minds. We believe that art is a powerful tool for literacy and language development, critical thinking as well as reasoning and emotional regulation skills.

Our program is divided into three age groups:

  • Infant Program: 3 months – 1.3 years old
  • Toddler Program: 1.3 – 2.9 years old
  • Pre-School Program: 2.9 – 5 years old

ECE operates year-round and is open Monday – Friday, from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. For more information about enrollment, ECE programming, rates or vouchers, please contact Kaiti Coffin, Director Of Youth and Family Mobility Programming, at or (617) 375-8119.