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In business since: 2018
Total Employees: 11-50
Awards & Accreditations
Boston Society of Architects Un-built Design Award
Shortlisted for the Civic and Cultural Interior of the Year at Dezeen Awards 2019
Member of Boston Magazine Private School Network
Section Award of Merit at the 2019 Illumination Awards

LICENSING INFORMATION

State license status: CURRENT (Care.com verified on 9/13/2022)
This business has satisfied Massachusetts's requirements to be licensed. For the most up-to-date status and inspection reports, please view this provider's profile on Massachusetts's licensing website.
Licensing requirements typically include:
  • Complying with safety and health inspections
  • Achieving the required levels of educational training
  • Maintaining a minimum caregiver-to-child ratio
  • Other state-defined requirements

Hours

Monday :
8:00AM - 5:30PM
Tuesday :
8:00AM - 5:30PM
Wednesday :
8:00AM - 5:30PM
Thursday :
8:00AM - 5:30PM
Friday :
8:00AM - 5:30PM
Saturday :
Closed
Sunday :
Closed

Program Details

Type
Child Care Center/Day Care Center
Preschool (or Nursery School or Pre-K)
Additional Details
Summer care / camp
Special needs care
Philosophy
Developmental (Play-Based)
Montessori
Special Needs
Reggio Emilia
Languages
English
Spanish
Teacher/Student Ratio:
Infant 2:7, Toddler 1:3, Mixed-Age A 2:9, Mixed-Age B 1:9
Program Capacity:
88

Cost & Availability

Class Type Rate Rate Type Availability *
Infant $ 3,861 per month 0
Toddler $ 3,630 per month 2
Preschool $ 3,299 per month 4
*availability last updated on 03/11/2022
OFFERINGS
Full Time (5 days/wk)
Part Time (1-4 days/wk)
Full-Day
Extended Care (Before School)
Extended Care (After School)
PAYMENT OPTIONS
  • Personal Check|
  • Credit Card

Ratings & Reviews

( 8)
Moira G
05/27/2022
We started with a Nanny share during COVID when our little guy was 4 months old and we loved the experience. When the other family moved and the Nanny moved on to a new occupation, we knew it was time for our son to be around other kids his age to continue his growth, vocabulary, and surpass all of his milestones. We had done a lot of research in the area for an early learning center that would also teach him Spanish and all signs lead to Solbe. We were nervous about this big change for our son and were afraid he would have a hard transition, but he seemed to fit it right away. He loves going to school in the morning and claps when we arrive and runs to the door to go into class and see his friends and teachers. The daily updates and photos on bright wheel showing all of the smiling students remind us that Solbe is the perfect fit for our son. Solbe is a special place and we are excited and lucky to have our second son join the Solbe family this Fall!
Elthea S
05/24/2022
When we began our search for child care, our daughter was four months old. We wanted a program where she'd be cared for, that felt like family. As soon as we visited SolBe and spoke with the team, we discovered the feeling we were looking for-SolBe had all that we wanted and more.

Beyond the high-quality care and that initial positive gut feeling, we found SolBe's all-inclusive program incredibly helpful. Having the seed-to-table nutrition (food, infant pureés, formula) and the diapers and wipes covered at school saved us much time at home-what a luxury knowing that SolBe would take care of everything we needed.

Like all families enrolled in child care, we felt the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the uncertainty, SolBe dealt with the state-mandated closure very well. SolBe accommodated all families and included us in their decisions-it truly felt like a community effort. SolBe's team facilitated Zoom sessions and virtual dance parties and provided take-home meals during the closure. The meals were delicious, nutritious, and helpful, as we were home caring for our daughter while working. While offered for the kiddos, the dance parties allowed us to connect with other parents! SolBe fulfilled its purpose of being child-focused and parent-focused.

SolBe's team stepped up in these uncharted waters, navigating the pandemic with intention and adaptability. SolBe reopened quickly, safely, and effectively and were the first to do so (that we knew of). SolBe's COVID-19 protocols are rigorous and comprehensive, and we did not, and have not, had to worry about health and safety.

Our daughter is now three years old and is in SolBe's preschool program. She thoroughly enjoys school, always asking to go. She has connected with her educators and established many strong relationships with her classmates. She has developed strong verbal skills; she is incredibly articulate and excels in Spanish comprehension. She understands quite a bit of Spanish and sings to me in Spanish every night before reading. In fact, some of her first words were in Spanish. For a while, she said a few words like "Agua" only in Spanish. Despite her part-time schedule, the curriculum and enrichment are so profound that her experience has felt full-time.

To anyone considering SolBe, I would say that if the price is a concern, it is well worth the cost. Money does not compare to the value of SolBe's programs, nurturing environment, seed-to-table nutrition, and devoted education team. Due to work schedule changes, we momentarily complemented her part-time schedule with at-home daycare. We learned from this experience that she isn't nearly as stimulated in this setting. For her, this at-home experience felt exactly like it sounds, like being at home. Alternatively, SolBe's program provides the structure, emergent curriculum, socialization, and environment she needs to thrive.

I will also note that if you need flexibility in your schedule, SolBe offers both part-time and full-time options. Being a healthcare provider, I can attest to the benefits of the earlier start time and an extended day program. SolBe is always open year-round, so we have care we can depend on during the summer months.

SolBe is exceptional. SolBe has always been our one constant, despite the times of uncertainty and chaos that we've navigated over the past few years. We hope to enroll the newest member of our family in the infant program in the coming months!
Heather
05/16/2022
Before enrolling our son at SolBe, we worked with a nanny. Eventually, we needed a defined set of hours when we knew we had access to care. We discovered that SolBe met those needs while providing a warm, welcoming environment for our family.

While the schedule and hours fit our needs, so too did many other elements of the SolBe experience. Right off the bat, we loved the all-inclusive seed-to-table nutrition program. Providing our child with healthy, nutritious meals was essential. We recognized SolBe's personalized approach to understanding children's eating habits. For example, a SolBe team member noticed that our son wasn't eating many vegetables, so she brought him to the kitchen for a more hands-on approach to familiarize him with the food group-this strategy helped!

This personalized approach to our child's development expanded well outside the food program. The curriculum was always age-appropriate, stimulating, and balanced, and our son's educators accommodated his individual needs. To SolBe, he wasn't just another child in a classroom.

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was an inevitable shift in our routine and child care. SolBe observed temporary state-mandated closures, and despite the hurdle, the team was reliable in a way that no other program was (as far as we were aware). We were all in a tough spot, but SolBe was our lifeline. SolBe offered programming and support, making take-home meals, sending home projects and materials, hosting virtual dance parties on Fridays, and offering personalized classroom Zoom sessions. Navigating this new environment brought challenges, but SolBe's team operated with resiliency. For example, the temporary closure generated many questions about COVID-19 and a safe return to in-person care. Once again, SolBe approached this new territory with intentionality, hiring a Health Consultant who hosted virtual sessions with our community to answer our questions quickly and accurately through an informed, medical lens.

Communication is critical in this industry and is one of SolBe's greatest strengths-the level of communication that SolBe brings is outstanding and fosters trust, transparency, and collaboration. As our son aged through the program, we experienced clear, consistent correspondence with his educators and administrators. We found SolBe's team to be highly adaptable, open to feedback, and inclusive. SolBe is not just child-focused, but also parent-focused.

We are lucky to now experience SolBe with two children, as our youngest son enrolled the following year. Experiencing life at SolBe across several different age groups (while logistically beneficial, of course) is wonderful. With different children, different personalities and needs emerge. That said, the level of attention and care is consistent despite an individualized approach to education. At SolBe, educators are responsive to the needs of each child.

Our children have grown and developed in many ways, including areas of early literacy, mindfulness, and artistic expression. While our children are supported, so are we. We are part of a community in a unique environment that feels personal, not transactional. We have so much gratitude for SolBe and recommend this program to anyone searching for a remarkable, individualized early education experience!
Alex D
08/23/2021
We were one of the "founding families" joining SolBe in early 2019 when our daughter was just four months old. Oh boy do we feel like we hit the jackpot. Over the past two and a half years we feel like SolBe has been our partner in encouraging our child's development both on an educational and emotional level. During COVID they have been transparent and open with the families and have engaged the community for the best practices for all stake holders. The facilities are gorgeous, the educators caring, warm and engaged, and the kiddos happy and healthy. We loved SolBe so much that when we moved 20 miles away, we kept our daughter in the program for three extra months while we searched for a school near our new home that was like SolBe.
Navin J
08/12/2021
When it was time to look for an early learning center for our daughter it was important to find a place that would allow our daughter to grow and develop in a way that was unique to her and in line with our values as a family. It was also important to us that our daughter be in a facility that could adapt to the growing and changing needs of our child. We wanted her to have the opportunity to engage in experiential learning, gain exposure to Spanish, have a safe and friendly play environment, and be in the care of educators who prioritized the needs of our child.

As we began touring different childcare centers, we very quickly got the feeling that many of the corporate organizations would require our child to fit into a certain mold. This felt upsetting, as we were so excited to raise a little lady to fit anything but a mold. I personally remember walking away from one tour feeling extremely sad and worried that we would not find a center that felt more personal and educational and would have to send our child to a traditional "daycare". During our childcare search, we happened to come across SolBe and were immediately blown away by the organization and the vision SolBe had for early education. The more we learned about the organization, the more excited and honestly comfortable we left with the idea of leaving our precious little one in the hands of highly capable, incredibly warm, and exceptional educators.

After attending SolBe, we have noticed that our daughter's confidence, curiosity, and playfulness have only been enhanced through the love, care, and education she receives from her educators. It is so clear that our little lady is happy, loved, and truly cared for during her time at SolBe. During the weekends, our daughter will ask why she cannot go to SolBe and will eagerly look forward to the days that she can be reunited with her little friends and amazing educators.

It is wonderful to see how much our daughter has learned from SolBe. When she was in the infant room, we noticed that she learned unique ways to communicate her needs and also had a strong bond with her educators as she would be playful with them upon arrival. As she moved into the toddler classrooms, our child would excitedly come home and share her art and sing songs or repeat stories that she discussed during circle time. Now that our kiddo is in preschool, we see strengths such as independence, confidence, strength, emotional intelligence, kindness, openness toward others, and genuineness and we know that SolBe has been instrumental in helping our daughter grow in these areas.

We highly recommend SolBe to anyone that we know as we have truly enjoyed our experience at this childcare center over the last two years. When we speak with our friends that have children in other facilities, it is clear that SolBe is exceptional in terms of their care for children, focus on high quality nutrition for child, and creating a kind and loving community for our child to learn and grow! We cannot ask for anymore!
Jacquelyn P
10/10/2019
Our absolute biggest challenge prior to attending SolBe was finding an early learning center with educators who would love my child and work with our family to care for him as we do. We want him to be seen as an individual, known by his peers and staff, and to be cared for in the ways he needs as he grows.

This challenge made us feel like our son was just a number, just another child in a crowded class. No one had ever taken the time to get to know him. Every child deserves to be seen and heard and assisted in their individual space to learn and grow. We didn't feel like we were getting that. It's heartbreaking to see your child not be cared for, just to be brushed along in a herd.

At SolBe, my child is loved. His needs and wants are nurtured. He's learning and growing at alarming speed because he is being heard, his abilities are being applauded and creatively challenged to grow. He's comfortable and happy. SolBe is a positive reference and a place our son requests to go on his days off.

Our son sings to us in Spanish and requests to see his friends and teachers when he is home. He doesn't cry or panic when I leave him at SolBe. He tells me he loves his educators, unprompted! He is confident around other children and adults in ways he was not before.

To somebody on the fence about attending SolBe, I'd say that investing in your child's care and wellbeing is worth it. This place is special, you'll know when you see it. We've never been more confident or calm about our child's wellbeing and growth than we are in the hands of SolBe.
India C
03/27/2019
We are very grateful to have found Solbe. For months we struggled to find the right arrangement and could not have dreamed up a better combination of healthy, nontoxic and beautiful environment with thoughtful engagement for our son, and for us! The indoor and outdoor spaces are wonderful, the food and toys have been selected with values we appreciate. Above all, the staff and educators are truly great people. They communicate clearly, honestly and abundantly and make us feel respected. The transition into daycare has not always been easy for our infant son - what could be bigger for him? - but we feel Solbe's sincere partnership, care and creativity.
Hanna S
02/22/2019
I can't say enough good things about Solbe. Leaving your child in daycare is hard and with previous childcare arrangements I always worried or felt guilty leaving him. I thought this was just normal mom guilt and it is. However, I do not feel this way leaving him at Solbe. Its a huge relief knowing he is happy and thriving there. In a short period of time Solbe has become family. His adjustment period took only a few days!! This is huge since he never really adjusted to his previous daycare after several months. There are lots of reasons for this. The people are wonderful and so loving at Solbe. Also, they spent time asking us questions about his routines and encouraged us to check in as much as we needed. I never feel like an intruder the way you can sometimes feel in other daycare settings. They have deep respect for parents and understand that they really know their child and can be helpful. Julien never slept at his previous daycare but he naps great at Solbe. I think this is partly because they welcomed our input for how to put him down. They have taught us a lot too.
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