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.

πŸ’œ β€œIt’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 πŸ”² 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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πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ Turning 3 Essentials Virtual Training – for Parents and ProfessionalsDecember 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmExplains the differences between early intervention and special education, the transition planning conference, the special education procedures including referral, evaluation, the Team meeting, eligibility determination, services, goals, placement, response options, and parent’s procedural due process rights for resolving disputes.Please sign up to attend through our Zoom registration link: #PCDEarlyInterventionAndover SEPAC METHUEN SEPAC SEPAC Lawrence, MA North Andover Special Education Parents Advisory Council - NA SEPAC TSEPAC - Tewksbury Special Education Parent Advisory Council Thom Anne Sullivan Early Childhood Programs Aspire Early Intervention BEAM Early Intervention Bay Cove Early Intervention Criterion-Middlesex Early Intervention Riverside Early Intervention At Needham Minuteman Arc, Early Intervention Program South Bay Early Intervention ... See MoreSee Less
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🟦🟦🟦12/4/23 - WINE TASTING & TOY DRIVELeadHumano & The Green Evolution Corporation are hosting a WINE TASTING & TOY DRIVE with a short program. 🟦 FREE ENTRY WITH A TOY(S)Dec 4 - 4pm to 7pmSalvatore's Riverwalk, LawrenceToys gifted to Partners in Child Development.πŸ‘‰ Toy ideas and links listed in comments.#PCDcommunity #toydrive LeadHumano LLC Andona ANDOVER MUMS North Andover Moms The Green Evolution Corporation ... See MoreSee Less
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