• Children Playing with Animal toys
  • Children Playing Outside.
  • Child playing with Toy Tools

How to Apply to BGCC

Families interested in Botanic Gardens Children’s Center should complete an online application by clicking on this link https://huccc-web.cadm.harvard.edu/. The online application system is used by the six Harvard-affiliated child care centers that operate on Harvard’s campuses. It is hosted on a secure serve at Harvard University, but each child care center is independent from the university and from other child care centers and has sole control of its enrollment process. Once you have completed your application, mail and make out your application fee check out to:

Campus Child Care Inc.
124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 3354
Cambridge, MA 02138

Attn: Enrollment

The fee is as follows:

  • Applying to 1 HU Affiliated center – $30
  • Applying to 2 HU Affiliated centers – $50
  • Applying to 3 HU Affiliated centers – $70
  • Applying to 4 or more HU Affiliated centers $120

This amount is PER FAMILY, not per child.

Families on the waiting list will be notified of our annual Open House, a wonderful opportunity to tour the facility and meet with current parents, teachers, and administrators. Questions about enrollment may be directed to bgccdirector@gmail.com. Should a spot become available mid-year, an individual tour can be arranged. Vacancies for the new school year, beginning in September, are filled in April and May, with families highest on the prioritized waiting list offered contracts first. Vacancies occurring during the year are also filled from the wait list.

We encourage all interested families to apply, especially for the preschool classrooms. Priority is given to children of faculty, staff, and students of Harvard University, but when there are vacancies, children of non-Harvard-affiliated families are admitted, too.

*BGCC’s Schedule and tuition

The Center is open from 8 AM to 6 PM, Monday through Friday. Children are enrolled in our program on a full-time basis, five days a week. Drop off and pick up times are flexible; we recommend that all of the children arrive by 9:30 AM to be in the swing of the day.

Tuition for the 2017-2018 school year, paid in 10 installments

  • Infants:                  $3620
  • All Toddlers:          $3109
  • Preschool One:     $2419
  • Pre-K/P2:               $2227

A deposit equal to one installment is required to reserve a space for each child. The deposit is held until the last month that a child attends.

Visits to the Center

The Center invites each prospective family to attend our Open House (Saturday, March 3rd, 9:30AM to 12:30PM) to meet the Director, Associate Director, teachers and current parents. This opportunity will allow you to get a feel for our community, and to learn more about the enrollment process, our philosophy of education and daily and annual schedules. No Harvard University affiliation is required to attend the Center; however priority in enrollment is given to (1) Benefits-eligible Harvard affiliates, and (2) other Harvard affiliates.

Calendar of Closings

BGCC will closed on the following days during the 2017-2018 school year:  September 4 (Labor Day), October 9 (Columbus Day), November 10 (Veteran’s Day), November 22-24 (3 PM close on Wednesday 11/22, Thanksgiving), December 25 – January 1 (Winter Break), January 15 (MLK Jr. Day), February 19 (President’s Day), March 16 (Professional Development), May 28 (Memorial Day), July 4-6 (4th of July Break), and August 20-24 (Set Up Week for the New School Year).