NAEYC Program ID 275530
Licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Early Education and Care (EEC)
Program Number 201998
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the youngest child taken for summer or fall 2013?
Children born by September 1, 2011, are eligible for summer or fall 2013. We ask you apply early as we accept children by date of application.
No, some children are not ready for this responsibility until they are three, four or older. Our staff work with parents at helping children develop these personal care skills.
Yes, apply now! We accept children by the date we receive the application form. The longer you wait before sending in an application, the further down our waitlist you will be.
Each year, we accept many children from our waitlist.
4. My child does not speak English, do you have experience working with English Language Learners?
Yes! Currently more than 50% of our children speak a language other than English at home. Children learn English very quickly in our program as our staff is highly experienced and is also trained in non-verbal communication. We have been successful at teaching English Language Learners since 1979.
5. My child has some behavioral difficulties and/or special educational needs. What supports do you have for him/her and me?
Since our inception we've welcomed all children and provided for each one with the diligence parents give their children. We don't exclude or expel children. Our model behavior management strategies have worked well to help children grow in their abilities to manage anxiety and develop positive social skills. Our consultants, Karen Gutterman, MS in EI (Special Education & Inclusion), Julie Sella, MA-CCC (Speech & Language Therapy), and Tal Baz, OTR/L (Occupational Therapy and Brain Development) work with our Head Teachers who have considerable experience and coursework in working with children with diverse needs. Our Executive Director, Howard Baker studied and worked collaboratively for many years with Gunnar Dybwad and Irving K. Zola, world renowned leaders in disability studies, program development and public policy. We work very closely with every parent to provide the best for their child.
6. How much is Lemberg's Tuition? Do you have financial assistance?
Each family contracts and pays for full-time care, even if they elect to use the center less than full-time. Tuition is based on the household's total income from all sources. There is no tuition difference among age groups.
Tuition rates for the 2012-13 school year:
|Less than $39,999||$1,138|
|Greater than $150,000 (Full Tuition Rate)||$1,845|
Tuition rates for the 2013-14 school year:
|Less than $39,999||$1,138|
|Greater than $150,000 (Full Tuition Rate)||$1,890
Lemberg Children's Center accepts state vouchers from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) for tuition payment. To apply for these vouchers contact EEC.