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About CACC


"The mission of Crispus Attucks Children's Center is to provide a comprehensive Early Childhood Education program that promotes physical, emotional, social, and intellectual growth with special emphasis on preparing the child for academic and life success."

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 your 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 1.5 months 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. 


Our motto is "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 become! We use this motto with the children to motivate them to work hard and apply themselves in and outside of the classroom, and to remind them that everyone can learn and be successful.
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!

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 providers of infant and toddler care in all of Boston. The Center is licensed by the Massachusetts Office of Child Care Serv


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.


The CACC program has a strong base in the 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. So much so that we also have a Director of Family & Community Engagement who ensures the comfortability of all our families. We have been serving our community since April 15, 1971, and we hope that you and your child(ren) will join our community soon! Find out more about the diverse, caring, and enriching experience we can provide for your child by contacting us today.


Commitment to quality education and care...
What parents say...

“They really take the time out to get to know your child. They offer resources to help you and your child succeed. The teachers are awesome! They are very patient.”

Porshia Haygood


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Tracking student success beyond graduation...

CACC is in the process of developing a plan to track the performance of students after they graduate from CACC to make sure that we are doing everything possible to prepare our students for kindergarten and beyond. Our plan is to track educational outcomes for up to four years after students leave CACC.

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