naeycThe program is accredited by the National Association
for the Education of Young Children

The Children’s Place is a Supportive Early Education Program for Children Aged 2.9 to 5 Years of Age.


The program is open to all families from Canton and its surrounding towns. Employees of the Mass Hospital School, Enable, Inc., Canton public school employees and siblings of children enrolled in other Cole-Harrington programs are given priority.

The program offers scholarships for families with incomes below 85% of the state median income.

Funding is available through state contracts with the Department of Early Education and Care to support the inclusion of children from low-income families and children at-risk for abuse and neglect.

The program actively collaborates with early intervention programs and local public schools to address the special education needs of all children.






The program employs two teachers with a BS degree and one teacher with a MEd degree in Early Childhood Education and two assistants who hold EEC lead teacher certification. A child psychologist consults two hours a month and a social worker consults weekly.

Parent participation is considered essential to our ability to help the child and interactions with families may include home visits, conferences, daily written reports, and exchanges of information as needed.