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In business since: 1946
Total Employees: 11-50

LICENSING INFORMATION

State license status: CURRENT (Care.com verified on 10/7/2020)
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 :
7:30AM - 5:30PM
Tuesday :
7:30AM - 5:30PM
Wednesday :
7:30AM - 5:30PM
Thursday :
7:30AM - 5:30PM
Friday :
7:30AM - 5:30PM
Saturday :
Closed
Sunday :
Closed

Program Details

Type
Child Care Center/Day Care Center
Preschool (or Nursery School or Pre-K)
Philosophy
Developmental (Play-Based)
Academic
Languages
English
Spanish
Sign Language (ASL)
Teacher/Student Ratio:
1:4

Cost & Availability

Costimate
$191/week
At Care.com, we realize that cost of care is a big consideration for families. That's why we are offering an estimate which is based on an average of known rates charged by similar businesses in the area. For actual rates, contact the business directly.
Class Type Availability *
Infant --
Toddler --
Preschool --
OFFERINGS
Full Time (5 days/wk)
Part Time (1-4 days/wk)
Full-Day

Ratings & Reviews

( 14)
Liz R
10/08/2020
My husband and I were very satisfied with Tartt's Daycare and how they took care of our twin boys for the past 2 years. I love that it is a family owned business and the staff felt like family as well. From the day our children started, until the day the left, our children were treated as if they were the children of the staff. Our children learned a lot socially, emotionally and educationally from Tartt's and their teachers. We will always thank them for taking such good care of our boys. Thank you to Wanda, Ken and the rest of the Tartt's staff.
Hassan S
09/11/2020
Worst experience I've ever had!
Tom
07/22/2020
We feel so lucky to have found Tartt's; it's hard to imagine a better place for our daughter. The staff members are welcoming, friendly, and super helpful -- very responsive by phone and email, and delightful and polite in person.

But the teachers are where Tartt's really shines. They get to know each student personally, and adapt their teaching to that child's needs. The curriculum is a perfect mix of structured projects and free play. At every age our daughter's teachers have balanced rules and fun masterfully. When she graduated from one classroom to another, her teacher cried to see her go! The teachers are caring, thoughtful, creative, and pleasant.

Tartt's has gone above and beyond in a post-pandemic setting -- temperature checks, masks, sanitizer, separate entrances -- to make students and parents feel safe and comfortable.

We recommend Tartt's without reservation, and will be truly sad when our daughter graduates! We only hope to find as welcoming and caring a school for kindergarten and beyond.
Matt C
07/19/2020
Our family feels incredibly fortunate to have had both of our children at Tartts.

The owners (and really all of the staff) exhibit the perfect combination of professionalism, care and warmth.

We started at Tartts at the Mass Ave location in 2016 and most recently were at The Factory. The facilities are meticulously kept, and we had full confidence that our children were safe and received excellent care.

The comprehensive and thoughtful approach to childhood development set our son up for success as he entered kindergarten in 2019.

As our family moves to the suburbs, it is already proving to be challenging to find a center that is as responsive, loving, professional, offers meals, rarely closes (even on snow days), and so much more. We are heartbroken to leave our Tartts Family.

We love that Tartts brought in Urbanity and other providers for music and movement and that the teachers loved doing crafts and reading with the kids.

We will miss Tartts so much and would wholeheartedly endorse it to anyone else. Tartts is a family, and we are proud to be a part of it.
Hassan S
07/18/2020
Terrible terrible experience!
They see and treat your kids as little ATMs! This is the only thing that matters at Tartts !
My son was in their wail list for almost a year, and we really wanted to put him in their South end location just because it is three blocks a way from our work, and we knew that this is a small family business not like other large chain daycares.

In their interview/tour visit, They said that they teach Spanish, they have music class and they provide lunch for kids...

My son started his Tartts experience when he was almost three. He is a super smart kid and definitely was way ahead of his age.
All Spanish that he learnt in about 1/5 years was numbers from one to ten! and we asked him how did you learn this? The answer was " My friend speaks only Spanish, I taught him English and she taught me Spanish" So zero Spanish education from Tartts

What was the music class?! one afternoon in a week that someone comes and plays something or sings few songs, that's all!

Every afternoon at pick up time our son was as hungry as a horse, and we were wondering why? I asked other parents and they had exactly same experience. A patent went to the preschool suddenly at kids' lunch time to see what was going on and she said that " unbelievable, they put food on the table at 12, tell kids to eat and clear the table in about 15 minutes, without any effort no to feed the kids just to make sure that they eat on their own, quite like an army base in old days!"
lunch is just a formality to charge more! Again, kids are just for this family business!

It happened to us and other families to get daily reports for kids on their absence days! Basically kids were sick and at home but we had reports from Tartts saying that they did eat "almost all of their lunch, napped for 1hr and 10 minutes", and so!

Finally, here is the worst part, our experience with the greedy Tartts in Covid-19 pandemic!
They closed their centers following the governor order, but they kept charging us for 5 weeks after their closure! Unbelievable that they charged us $2625 when they were closed, I emailed their financial person saying that this is not fair and got a rude response from him threatening that my son will loose his spot if we do not pay!
Basically Covid pandemic hurt and still is hurting many families and all the country was affected badly but Taarts continued to charge for no service while they should have received federal and state funds!
They reopened in June 29th and I emailed them again that we do not feel comfortable to resume our kid's schooling and we need some time to see how reopening policies would work not only for our kid's health and safety but also for other kids, families and staff and the response was a threatening email again from their financial that pay as full time, part time or leave! So, again they charged us $1325 for month of July without even one day attendance!
In July 15th we decided to leave this terrible center forever so I sent a leaving notice to them and requested for refunds! Guess what was their response: zero refund! I asked them we have $525 deposit with you and they said it is nonrefundable too!
Basically, the third week of March was the last day of my son at Tartts but they charged us $4475 after that!Unbelievable!!!
I requested for my son's attendance from his first day and they did not send it to me!
To sum: Tartts is a small family business but it doesn't mean that they care about kids or they are easier to deal with, actually there is no one above them to resolve issues and if you ended up with any issues you would have only one option: the court!
Reply from Tartts Day Care Centers
We are disappointed that a small group of friends have chosen this forum to dispute tuition policies and disparage TARTTs with false reviews. While we encourage honest reviews and constructive criticism, we feel that it is in poor taste to attempt to put jobs, families and a long standing, reputable small business at risk at a time when our communities and country are reeling from a global crisis.

It is clear that your intent is to cause harm to our community. It is our hope that prospective families will view this recent string of negative reviews as such. We encourage those with interest in TARTTs to visit our programs, speak with our staff and families, review our policies, explore our curriculum, ask questions and independently determine if we are the right fit for your family.

While we are proud of our beautiful centers and reputation, our teachers are the heart and core of our business, and the reason we have been able to consistently provide high-quality education and care over 74 years. We truly believe they are the BEST in the state.

Our experienced team of educators are not only dedicated (the majority have been with TARTTs 5, 10 and 20+ years), they genuinely love what they do. They treat the children in their care as if they were their own, and are committed to every child's growth, learning and development.

While we are open and receptive to feedback, we do feel it is important to take a moment to champion the important work that they do.

We have absolutely loved having your children in our care and wish your families the best in your future endeavors.
07/27/2020
Kent B
10/19/2018
Tartt's is the best place in Boston. The teachers are lovely and caring. The children are fun, energetic and constantly learning. I wish they had a location closer to where we moved! We are so sad to not be there anymore, we love them so much!
Ian
10/12/2018
I can't express enough how fortunate I feel to have had my two girls at Tartts. When first picking a day care for our 3 month old at the time, we chose Tartts for the family feel. That proved to be an understatement. In addition to the family feel, Tartts is clean, organized, and well run. Other qualities like price, snacks being provided, enrichment, etc are all pluses. The staff has a wealth of experience and take time for continued development. My wife and I always felt assured that our kids were in great hands. We were also consistently surprised by what our kids were learning, from sign language to Spanish, social skills and potty training. The staff are so caring and invested in the children's development and well being. My girls loved all of their teachers and I truly believe their teachers have loved and cared for them too. My daughters blossomed thanks to their experience at Tartts.
Stephanie R
09/06/2018
Our son attended Tartts from the time he was 5 months old until he was 17 months. The staff there is wonderful! They are attentive, nurturing and loving. They have a curriculum they follow each week no matter the age of the child. Our son learned so much there and I credit them to teaching him many skills and concepts. The only reason we are leaving Tartts is because we are moving. We are so sad to leave! We will truly miss the family feel of Tartts.
Karen T
08/24/2018
Warm, attentive & diverse staff have made for a wonderful 3+ years for our son at Tartts. Met many wonderful families as well, really feel a sense of community.
Immaculate facility, very well run, you'd never know so many kids under 5 were in there for how calm & under control it always feels.
The staff were super helpful in helping us find the next best fit for our son school-wise.
Couldn't recommend Tartts more highly- we will miss them greatly!
Erica B
08/18/2018
Our son is about to graduate from Tartts, and we couldn't be happier with our experience. We transferred from another neighborhood daycare when our son was 15 months, because we experienced other daycares just being a holding pen for little ones. Tartts has not only been a safe, warm, loving environment for our little guy, but he (and the rest of his class) can all read, do sign language, and do basic math at age 4. They are lovingly engaged all day long, and have advanced tremendously academically AND social-emotionally. I am so happy with the Tartts staff, its caring community, and the well-rounded program that has provided care and outcomes well beyond what I thought was possible for my son.
Elizabeth B
08/17/2018
Our eight month old son has attended Tartts since he was 12 weeks old. We cannot speak highly enough about the staff and his teachers! We felt completely assured that our son was in wonderful and loving hands everyday. The center is immaculate, the communication we received from his teachers was excellent, and the activities they organize in the infant room is unbelievable. I cannot recommend Tartts highly enough!
Katie C
06/27/2018
My both my daughter attended Tartt's 1010 and it was a wonderful experience. All of our teachers had been at Tartt's for many years and their experience showed! We were always greeted with a smile when we walked in the door and the education my daughter received was amazing. When we left the center earlier this year (relocating) we all cried even my stoic husband! I would strongly recommend this center.
Diane W
06/15/2018
This daycare center is Amazing. I have had 2 children go through their program. The teachers are loving, nurturing and most have been there for years. Not sure what this previous reviewer is talking about but they were always careful with taking my kids to the park and even have their own crossing guard. I love care.com but they should only post reviews from people who have ACTUALLY used the services of Tartts.
Maria E
05/30/2018
today 5/30/18 i was at 1010 mass ave, waiting for the bus, just had a concern, the rope and the string that teachers hold children need to be repairs, it dangerous with those little ones, i also noticed lots of carriage and other little one walking toddlers they can't really walk, not safe ,they should have those little ones in the carriage ,i know they need their exercise but safety is an issue that you need to be aware, i called the attention to some of teachers about those ropes and one of them shouted at me i know these program had lots of money and they don't see i say you guys are mandated reporters and you guys need to raise your voice these is our children.
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