Children's Center at Williams


Welcome to the Williams College Children’s Center.

Welcome to our website where you can learn about our approach to early education and care and the many ways we serve children and families.  Please contact us at any time to come for a visit and to learn more about the Williams College Children’s Center.

The Williams College Children’s Center serves the children of college and community families from the ages of six weeks through pre-school, as well as after-school care for elementary-aged children.  We offer year-round, full-time and part-time programs and are open from 8:00 AM to 5:15 PM.

About the Center:

The Children’s Center welcomes our community’s children and families.  We are a department of Williams College. Our collaborative team opens the world of learning and discovery to children by responding to their questions and explorations.  As educators we are inspired by successful early childhood practices and recognize our central responsibility to prepare children for future learning.  We work together to making a difference in the lives of families and children in our care, while we continue to learn and make our own mark on the landscape of early childhood education.

Our teachers create inspiring environments for learning in our state-of-the-art center located on the campus and surrounded by beautiful land which includes playgrounds for each age group, hills, open spaces, woods, and gardens.

We join with families in a community where children’s ideas and the wonder of childhood inspire our common learning. We offer safe, nurturing care that supports play, learning, and the work of children while recognizing the strengths, diversity, and uniqueness of all who learn and teach here. Our teachers foster multiple ways of learning and development of skills that will support our children in the future, whether in school or in the world beyond.