Help us Build for the Future
BCLC moved into its new building – a state-of-the-art early education and childcare center at 550 Cabot Street in Beverly this fall.
BCLC has launched its first-ever capital campaign, Building for the Future. to raise $2.6 million to complete construction and help pay for the building. The new facility has rent-paying businesses, and the expanded space will enable BCLC to increase the number of children we serve by nearly 20%.
The new facility was designed in collaboration with Studio MLA, an award-winning architectural firm specializing in children's learning environments. Thanks to individuals, foundations and businesses, BCLC has raised $1.3 million to date, thanks in large part to a $1 million grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC).
We can only do this with your help. Please make your investment in the future of these children with a contribution today. Make a one-time gift or pledge your support over time online
very easily here
You can also donate by check. Make checks payable to Beverly Children's Learning Center and mail to:
Beverly Children's Learning Center
550 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915
Room to Improve and Grow
As renowned educator Loris Malaguzzi emphasized, a well-designed environment is the "third teacher" in the classroom, the first two being teachers and other children. Extensive research shows that warm, welcoming environments filled with light have a positive influence on both teachers and children. The new space has abundant natural light, storage space, community meeting areas and private areas for family consultations.
Other space features:
Invest in the Children
- All areas are designed with their own exterior door leading to developmentally appropriate play areas, a vast improvement from the single play area in the previous location that served all ages.
- School age children have an open, creative environment, featuring a café area that caters to the needs of the older children, fostering and developing independence.
- A designated family and community meeting space on the second floor will strengthen family involvement and give them a stronger voice in their child's education.
As a non-profit program, BCLC depends on local organizations and donors to help fund many of its enrichment initiatives. Beverly Children’s Learning Centers partners with a number of community agencies, including the North Shore United Way, Women in Action, Beverly Boot Straps, as well as a number of private sponsors for donations and grants.
There are a number of ways in which to help support our programs:
- Infants and toddlers now have their own space on the first floor with separate areas for sleeping and food preparation so care and attention can be tailored to each infant's specific needs and schedule.
Beverly Children’s Learning Center is a 501 C 3 non-profit organization. Donors will be provided with a letter for tax deduction purposes.