Nurturing the Growth and
Potential of Every Child

PCD provides children of all abilities with a solid foundation for life-long learning through our educational and therapeutic programs.

Our Programs

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A comprehensive approved private special education school for students ages 3-12 who have multiple disabilities, or significant, complex medical needs.

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Early Intervention

A therapeutic program for children under the age of three who are not reaching one or more age-appropriate milestones in one or more areas of development or are at risk for delay due to an established condition, diagnosis, or biological or
environmental factors.

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An experiential and child-centered early childhood education program for children ages 18 months to 5 years. We promote, honor and focus on physical, cognitive, emotional, social and individual growth.

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Groups & Workshops

Toddler playgroups, SibShops and trainings for PCD parents, students, and the wider community.

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Say What?

(Notes from Our Families)

New Name. New Logo. New Website.

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In this, our 50th Anniversary year, we wanted to celebrate our foundational and meaningful past while looking toward a bright future of growth in caring for children of all abilities through our educational and therapeutic programming. One way we are doing that is re-branding with a new name, logo and website to better engage and communicate with our community; to better reflect who we are.

We are celebrating and strengthening the partnerships that got us to where we are today, and inviting new ones to join us in our mission – Nurturing the growth and potential of every child. We are proud to remain child-centered and family-focused and in so doing will continue to engage, enrich and educate children of all abilities.

Children are meant to thrive; your partnership helps us make sure they do!


Our Events

We invite you to participate in any of our events as a sponsor, partner or attendee to benefit the 2000+ children we serve each year.

Blog & Social

Sharing what’s happening at PCD through news stories, articles, and social posts.

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Partners in Child Development

Partners in Child Development

We’d love you to partner with us in nurturing the growth and potential of EVERY child.

🧐 TIER/EEC is looking for parents/caregivers of children 0-8 and child care providers to be part of a group and help inform the study design. No research experience is required!Recruiting Parents/Caregivers and Child Care Providers for the TIER/EEC Needs Assessment and Evaluation Working (NEW) Group!To apply - Massachusetts Department of Early Education & Care ... See MoreSee Less
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🟧🟧🟧 Woodbridge Preschool and Pre-Knatural settings, exploring nature, and nurturingcharacter while developing a love for lifelong learning- That’s WOODBRIDGE SCHOOL#PCDprograms #PCDWoodbridgeSchool#andoverpreschool ... See MoreSee Less
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💜 “It’s amazing how much time has gone by between these two photos! Michael, now 14, was just under 3 when the original was taken. He’s come a long way in the last decade, and his time at PCD played a big role in that.” - Bill Schofield, PCD Parent 🔲 ABOUT THE PHOTO: Almost a decade ago, 28 families took part in the PCD/Jared Charney Photo Project. The photos have been hanging (and some still hang) on the walls of PCD Lawrence & Andover, we are now returning them to our photo partners. 🤍 Jared did this project as a gift to PCD - Thank you Jared! #jaredcharneyphotography @jaredcharneyphoto ... See MoreSee Less
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Engage. Educate. Enrich.