Crispus Attucks             CHILDREN'S CENTER

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Fast Facts

Early childhood education for over 200 children ages one month to six years

Established in 1971

Serving families throughout the Greater Boston area

Second largest provider of Infant and Toddler care in Boston

65 teachers and staff

Creative and well supervised
educational activities

Newly renovated 15 classroom
facility with a natural playground, onsite kitchen, gymnasium, and computers in every classroom

Annual Budget: $2.6 million

About Us

    At Crispus Attucks Children's Center, we nurture and care for each child individually, helping them grow up strong and smart. Every day, our trained teachers guide children through a range of multi-sensory activities that help them learn, share, and most of all enjoy their childhood. From babies as young as one month to boisterous pre-schoolers up to age six, Crispus Attucks Children's Center is there to guide your child through all stages of their development. Find out more about the diverse, caring, and enriching experience we can provide for your child.

    Families come first at Crispus Attucks Children's Center, and our staff is happy to work with you to make sure we are meeting your needs. Another advantage of CACC is our experienced staff: most of our head teachers have been with the Center between five and 20 years.

Our Motto

    WORK HARD TO GET SMART We believe in the Efficacy Theory of development that promotes the notion that confidence leads to effective effort, which leads to enhanced development. Everyone can learn because intelligence is not fixed at birth, but instead is something that can be developed. Smart is not something you are, smart is something that you get! A guiding principle is "Work Hard to Get Smart," which is our school's motto.

    We use this with the children to motivate them to work hard and apply themselves in the classroom, and to remind them that everyone can learn and be successful if they apply themselves. One of our objectives with each student is to teach them the joy of knowledge, and instill in them how to learn in the classroom. These skills will help them remain engaged and prosper in their future academic careers and social development.

More About CACC

Crispus Attucks Children's Center was named after patriot and former slave Crispus Attucks, the first American killed in the Boston Massacre in 1770. Located in the heart of Boston's Roxbury and North Dorchester neighborhoods on a 90,000 square foot campus,

CACC is one of the largest provider of infant and toddler care in Boston. The Center is licenced by the Massachusetts Office of Child Care Services and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

The CACC program has a strong base in academic curriculum, but we also recognize that future success means supporting not only the child but also the child’s family and the entire community. 


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Our Partners

Bay Cove Early Intervention

Boston University School of Dentistry

Boston Nature Center

Child Care Choices of Boston Early Intervention Program

Children’s Services of Roxbury

Family Services of Greater Boston

Home for Little Wanderers


Lasalle College

MA Dept of Early Education & Care

MA Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

New England Eye Institute

READ Boston

Roxbury Community College

United Way of Mass. Bay

Urban College (ABCD)

Wheelock College