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Welcome to Woodside

The Woodside Children’s Center provides childcare and early education for infants, toddlers and preschoolers with admission priority for the Amherst College community. At Woodside, we strive to provide a safe, loving and culturally diverse atmosphere.

We will do our best to provide the highest possible quality care and educational experience for your child. We will accomplish this through building relationships with you over the years coupled with our belief that children learn best through play, exploration and positive experiences.

We are a private, non-profit childcare facility located in a Victorian home near the Amherst College campus. For more than 25 years, we have offered childcare for Amherst College and the Greater Amherst community.

“Children must be taught HOW TO THINK, not what to think.”

—Margaret Mead

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We are located at: 155 Woodside Avenue Amherst, MA 01002

To schedule a visit, please call or email us at: