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

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

🟦🟦🟦 TODDLER PLAYGROUPS PCD playgroups are for children aged 24 -36 months and focus on play and positive social interactions. We offer small class sizes and an integrated experience (with children from the community and our Early Intervention Program). 🟦 This integration allows children to gain a greater acceptance for one another’s strengths, differences and abilities#PCDPROGRAMS #Andovertoddlerplaygroup SEPAC Lawrence, MA Lawrence Public Library ANDOVER MUMS North Andover Special Education Parents Advisory Council - NA SEPAC Methuen Ma Commission on Ability Assistance: North Andover MA Mom and Dad's Methuen MA METHUEN SEPAC ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you to Macaroni KID Merrimack Valley MA - The children, families and staff had a ball!PLAYGROUND FUN @ TROT FOR TOTS!#pcdevent ANDOVER MUMSEarly Intervention Parent Leadership Project - EIPLPMassachusetts Early Intervention Consortium (MEIC)North Andover Special Education Parents Advisory Council - NA SEPAC Andover SEPAC ... See MoreSee Less
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THANK YOU for a wonderful Trot!💜💜💜 TROT FOR TOTS 2023Walkers, Sponsors, Runners, Volunteers, and FriendsWE HAD A GREAT TIME... HOPE YOU DID ALSO!#PCDevent #TrotforTots Donna's Donuts Heritage Home Service Holt and Bugbee Company Andover Pediatrics Dawn's Sign Tech, Inc.A.P Michaud Insurance Agency, Inc. Hanscom Federal Credit Union @heritagehomeservice Holt and Bugbee Company @holtandbugbee @andoverpediatrics Cambridge Isotope Labs @marketbasket @LCW The Andover Handyman @nesn Allegheny Plywood Company @Greater Lowell Pediatrics @skm_titleclosing Jackson Lumber & Millwork St Alfio Societ @vicor M&T Bank Sechrist Financial Services Gemline Affordable Drywall @a.r. baldwin crane Conlon Products @@dawnssigntech Energy North Group @Instant Alarm Co MobilityWorks ... See MoreSee Less
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