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.

MUST LOVE MAKING A DIFFERENCE - Join the PCD Early Intervention team.Full & part time position openings with FLEXIBLE schedules available - We offer a supportive, friendly, and unique workplace!FULL & PART TIME positions with FLEXIBLE schedules are available:🔹 Developmental Specialist🔹 Occupational Therapist & Occupational Therapy Assistant🔹 Social Worker (MSW or LCSW)🔹 Speech & Language Pathologist🔹 Physical Therapist🔹 Music Therapist For more information and to apply; CLICK ON LINK IN COMMENTS#PCDcares #earlyinterventionMA #MakeADifference ... See MoreSee Less
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🔵 Playing Peek-A-Boo with a blanket presents opportunities for natural curiosity in your child.... And lots of fun for YOU!#PCDcommunity #earlyintervention #earlychildhooded ... See MoreSee Less
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CLICK to LISTEN IN...PCD feature on WBZ w/ Jordan Rich”WBZ-1030 Radio 50,000-watt station airing all over New England.#pcdnews #earlyintervention #specialeducation #earlychildhoodedMacaroni KID Merrimack Valley MAEarly Intervention Parent Leadership Project - EIPLPMassachusetts Association of Approved Private Schools (MAAPS)Massachusetts Early Intervention Consortium (MEIC)ANDOVER MUMSSEPAC Lawrence, MAAndover SEPACNorth Andover Special Education Parents Advisory Council - NA SEPACMethuen MomsMETHUEN SEPACTown of Andover, MATown Of North Andover MaMethuen, MA Rotary ClubLawrence, Massachusetts ... See MoreSee Less
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Do you and your child like to experiment with food recipes or fix something with nails, string, or glue? What about make a gift for a friend out of recycled objects.

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