Nurtury gives Greater Boston’s youngest children in need, birth to age eight, the opportunity to reach their full potential by investing in school readiness, promoting healthy development, and strengthening families. When our first program opened in 1878, Nurtury became New England’s first early education and care agency. Since then, Nurtury has transformed childcare to include high-quality educational programming to promote language, literacy, and social/emotional development. Through our center-based programs and family child care system we have touched generations of children and their families. Every year we care for, and educate 1,200 of Greater Boston’s youngest and most vulnerable children. Preparing our young students for success in life by investing in school readiness is central to our programs.
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"A three year old came to us still eating baby food and having communication issues. While quite sociable, he would interact by mumbling instead of trying to speak specific words. This made it not only impossible to understand him, but also represented an obstacle for his learning further language-dependent skills. His teacher worked closely with him on both aspects of his development. He is now not only eating solid food while at our facility, but his vocabulary has started to pick up considerably.”