Plowshares Education Development Center, Inc

 Toddler Extended Day * Preschool/School-Age * Summer Fun Camps * Child Development Lab 


Your Trusted Partners in Early Care and Education Since 1976
Fully Accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs


Plowshares was incorporated in 1976 as a tax-exempt, non-profit early education and child care program, designed to provide stimulating, enriching and nurturing learning experiences for young children and families living and working in Newton and the surrounding communities. Today the agency operates three locations, all housed within Newton public school buildings and provides the highest quality educational and care services available to more than 200 families. 

We are proud that Plowshares was one of the first combined pre and after school programs accredited by NAEYC in Massachusetts and the nation.  Boston Magazine recognized Plowshares one of the top preschool programs in the Boston area.  And now our preschool is seeking to be one of the first four star QRIS centers in the state!

Program services available include: Toddler, preschool, nursery, after-school and summer fun camps for both preschoolers and school-age children.  

The Plowshares site at Newton North High School serves as the lab training facility for high school students majoring in early childhood education and is the only high school EEC program that is part of the collegiate Council of Child Development Lab Administrators. 

Excellence and quality in care and education are the hallmarks of our nearly 40 years of service and mission to Newton and the community. 

Our School-age program are located at the Franklin Elementary School in West Newton and the Lincoln Eliot Elementary School in Newton Corner.

Please come visit us and see first hand quality education and care in action!

Newton North Toddler and Preschool Programs


457 Walnut Street

Newtonville, MA 02460

Main Office 617-527-3755

Fax Number 617-244-0227

Franklin After School Program


125 Derby St

West Newton, MA 02465

Office Number 617-244-9330

Fax Number 617-244-8194


191 Pearl St

Newton, MA 02458

Office Number 617-965-6082

Fax Number 617-965-1395