We are happy to provide you with the names and contact information for some current families who are willing to speak with you about their experiences at the Center!
You can read our Family Handbook here.
We enroll children from 2 years 3 months to 5 years-old, as of September 1.
Hours of Operation
The center is open year-round with the exceptions noted below. Our hours of operation are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
Tuition is set by the Parent Advisory Board each spring for the following fall. Tuition increases go into effect September 1st each year.
Tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year (beginning September 5, 2023) is:
5 days/week: $2,446 per month
5 days/week: $2,196 per month
Tuition is paid in advance on a monthly basis.
The Open Center operates on a year-round basis and staff is hired on an annual basis. As a result, we require that families sign a one-year contract with the center that is renewable upon agreement by the center and the family. The contract covers the period from September 1st (or your child’s start date) through the following August 31st.
We are closed for the following holidays:
We follow the Somerville Public Schools for closures due to inclement weather.
We arrange for newly enrolled children to visit the center with a parent once or twice before they begin attending the program; this allows them to meet the teachers and other children and to become familiar with their new classroom. It helps children to already have a friend or at least a familiar face prior to starting school. Families are also given a roster with the names and email addresses of the families in their child’s classroom and are encouraged to arrange to meet other families over the summer.