Welcome to Waltham

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Your Choice Preschool in Waltham, MA!

Why Choose TCW Waltham

At The Children's Workshop in Waltham, MA, our team of experienced educators are ready to help your child learn in a fun and safe environment. Located just off of Route 128, we offer a quality instructional environment for your child. We are not a "day care"- we provide opportunities inside and outside of the classroom for your child to interact with and learn from the world around them in a way that will encourage their growth.

Learn Through Play

At The Children's Workshop, we emphasize learning through play. Aided by several of the country's top teachers and educational professionals, we have developed our own Children's Workshop Curriculum. Drawn from several states' Early Learning Standards, the Children's Workshop Curriculum has had years of classroom testing. It focuses on the milestones that children reach with each year of development. We provide a quality, educational environment where your child can grow and feel comfortable and confident in what they accomplish, all while enjoying learning. This provides a strong foundation for your child's academic success.

Handpicked Staff

Every staff member at The Children's Workshop in Waltham has undergone a rigorous interview and training process. This means that everyone who interacts with your child is doing so in a way that will aid their continued growth. In addition to education, our staff members have training in childhood health, safety, first aid, and CPR. All of our teachers receive ongoing classroom support, supervision, and continuing education. We're hiring! If you are interested in working for The Children's Workshop, please submit a resume and application on our Careers page.

Flexible Scheduling

The Children's Workshop is open Monday through Friday from 7:00AM to 6:30PM. We even remain open during snow storms, unless there is a State of Emergency. We offer flexible drop-off and pick-up times for your child, so you'll have one less thing to worry about! We know that all of our families are busy and we want to help in any way we can!

Parent Communication App

We have an extraordinary Parent Communication App that our teachers use daily to relay information and send pictures to family members, send newsletters, and track developmental progress for each child’s portfolio! With this application, parents/guardians are able to opt into email or text alerts and they can receive any information, instantaneously, about their child and their child’s school day.

Teachers and staff can tag daily pictures with our Developmental Domains (Social/Emotional, Physical, Artistic, Cognitive, and Language/Literacy) and are then able to communicate with the parents/guardians by adding captions or sending quick little notes.

Families LOVE this feature and we’re utilizing it more and more each day! We are so excited to be able to communicate with our families throughout the day and to show them what their children are learning each day.

For more information about our Parent Communication, please visit our Family Communication page or contact the Director of the school you are interested in learning more about!

Our Location

475 Winter Street

Waltham, MA



Have any questions? Interested in learning more? We invite you to visit us and see our programs and curriculum in action! Give us a call or contact us through our website to schedule a personal tour!

Programs Offered at Waltham:
Back Up Care
Preschool & Pre-K
School Age
Summer Program

School Director

  • Dawn Gilliatt

    Hello, my name is Dawn Gilliatt and I have been the Director of our Waltham location since January 2017. I have been in the childcare field since 1986 and I have worked in all classrooms; from Infants through Kindergarten. After being a Toddler teacher for 8 years, I began my administration Director position. I have operated several small centers along with opening large corporate centers and running facilities with up to 200 children. I am certified through Director II with the EEC in the State of Massachusetts.

    I hold a degree in Early Childhood and a Degree in Business with a strong background in STEM. I thoroughly enjoy teaching early childhood educators through hands on workshops to develop their abilities in the field. My true passion is to continue working with children and families while coaching new and old staff in this field.

    In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my three young adult children, kayaking, hiking, camping and our family home in Cape Cod. I welcome all families to visit the Waltham location to learn more about our engaging programs and to meet our wonderful teachers! We have a very unique outdoor space that allows our children to get fresh air even on rainy days – I can’t wait to meet you!