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.

Toddler Playgroups



Say What?

(Notes from Our Families)

50th Anniversary Celebration

Hearts of Gold Gala Auction Items

Register for the Hearts of Gold Gala held on April 27th and bid the online auction open on April 20th.

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.

It's time for the latest drop of auction prizes, officially going live for bidding on April 20th! Don't miss your chance to snag these incredible items, all while support our Hearts of Gold Gala 50th Anniversary Celebration. Check them out below. Custom Designed Stained Glass Pet Portrait: Capture your pet's essence with a stunning 12x12 or 11x14 stained glass panel. Donated by: Robin McCannFoxwoods Experience: Treat yourself to luxury with one night of deluxe accommodations at Foxwoods Resort Casino, plus a $150 dining credit. Donated by: Foxwoods Resort CasinoAutographed Bottle of Arias Merlot Paso Robles: Savor a special edition bottle autographed by the legendary David Ortiz, Big Papi himself. Donated by: Oakdale One Stop LiquorsDon't miss out on your chance to bid on these extraordinary prizes on April 20th and the link in our bio and comments below! #heartsofgoldgala #auction #SupportOurMission #bidforacause #supporteducation #auction #AuctionPrizes #EmpowerThroughEducation #abilityfocused #SupportingChildren #FutureLeaders #BuildingBrightFutures ... See MoreSee Less
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Excitement builds as we countdown to the Heart of Gold Gala Auction Prizes going live in just 5 days! Take a peek at what awaits:Chelsea Embassy Clock:These brass mantel clocks exude timeless elegance, reminiscent of 19th-century France. Handcrafted with a rectangular shape and stepped base, they were once coveted by the French elite. Donated by: Ad KingDuckhorn Vineyard Wine in A Crate:Indulge in a delightful sampling of wines presented in a beautiful wood crate. The perfect accompaniment for an evening spent making memories with friends. Donated by: Oakdale One Stop LiquorsAutographed Baseball From Justin Turner:Step into the world of baseball with a treasured piece from Justin Turner's time as a Red Sox player. This signed baseball is sure to be a cherished addition to any collection. Donated by: The Boston Red SoxGet ready to bid and support children's education while creating unforgettable moments on April 20th! Link in bio and comments below #pcdevents#heartofgoldgala #bidforacause #supporteducation #auction #AuctionPrizes #EmpowerThroughEducation#AbilityFocused #SupportingChildren #FutureLeaders #BuildingBrightFutures ... See MoreSee Less
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The Hearts of Gold Gala auction items are dropping on April 20th! Don't miss out on these amazing itemsA Day At a New England Zoo: Enjoy a wild adventure with a Family 4-Pack of passes valid for general daytime admission at either the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston or Stone Zoo in Stoneham. Donated by: Zoo New EnglandCloset Factory Gift Card: Organize your space with ease using a $2,500 gift card toward the purchase of a custom storage solution from Closet Factory. Donated by: Bill Pugh, Owner of Closet Factory 12-Month Treatment Package: Keep your furry friend happy and healthy with 1 of 2 (12-month) treatments for flea/tick/heart worm at Andover Animal Hospital. Donated by: The Andover Animal Hospital Don't miss your chance to win these incredible prizes while supporting our mission of nurturing the growth and potential of every child. Link is in bio or comments below#heartsofgoldgala #auction #SupportOurMission #lifelonglearning#EmpowerEveryChild #therapeuticeducation #DiversityInEducation#educationforlife #InclusiveCommunity #EmpowerThroughEducation#abilityfocused #SupportingChildren #FutureLeaders #BuildingBrightFutures ... See MoreSee Less
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Anderson School Podcast

Director Chris Hunt, family liaison Ellen Waddill and Caroline Pounds, mom to a little boy currently receiving care join On Mic with Jordan Rich Podcast to discuss the Anderson School at PCD (formally PCCD).

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