About Bigelow Cooperative Daycare in Cambridge, MA

At Bigelow Cooperative, we strive to provide a safe and caring environment for children from 3 months to kindergarten age. Our program is designed to nurture the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development of each child, while also providing an extended family experience. We believe in the importance of involving parents in their child’s education both in and out of the classroom, and are committed to creating a diverse learning environment for all. Bigelow Cooperative also recognizes the importance of diversity in the classroom, working to create a safe and welcoming atmosphere for all. We are proud to accept students of all backgrounds, regardless of race, cultural heritage, religion, political beliefs, disabilities, sexual orientation or marital status of parents. We strive to create an atmosphere of learning that will last a lifetime and beyond.

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What kind of kids we support

  • Infants
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool


  • Handicap accessible
  • Playground
  • Internet Access

Programs at Bigelow Cooperative Daycare in Cambridge, MA

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Problem solving

Problem solving is the foundation of a young child's learning and is facilitated through play. Through play, children explore social relationships, manipulate objects, formulate ideas, experiment with these ideas and accept or reject what they learn. Making mistakes is an important part of this natural process.

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At Bigelow, we encourage experimentation through meaningful and personal experiences. We provide time, space and materials for active exploration that stimulates a child’s imagination. Time spent in imaginary play helps children develop critical cognitive skills such as self-regulation. Through play, children learn to negotiate, cooperative, turn take, delay gratification and manage disappointment.

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Imaginative & pretend play

Imaginative play sows the seeds of empathy when a child can put him/herself in another’s shoes. Empathy is a key ingredient in intellectual growth. Pretend play is also an important stimulant for oral language development. Children engage with one another in speech as well as with themselves in private speech. Private speech entails talking to oneself about what you are going to do and how you are going to do it. Children who are given the opportunity to engage in private speech through play are actively engaged in the problem solving process.

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Location and contact information

44 Park Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02138