Each year we receive many applications for childcare. Applications are placed on the waiting list in the order they are received. Priority for enrollment is determined as follows: current families and staff, current Harvard affiliates, Harvard alumni, and then non-Harvard affiliates.

We have moved to an online application, which is available here:

Please note that our new online application is designed as a convenience for families and is used by the six child care centers that operate on Harvard's campuses. It is hosted on a secure server 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.

Enrollments for the PTCC program year starting in August are usually offered in the early spring of that same year. You will not be offered a space unless you submit an application and application fee. You can call or email us at any time to see that we have received your application. While we can never give you an actual number as to where you are on the waiting list, we will be happy to give you an estimate of how many applications there are.

No child or family shall be discriminated against because of race, religion, cultural heritage, sex, national origin, disability, political affiliation, marital status or sexual orientation.

If you would like more information about PTCC, please contact us.


Debbie Tomsho, Director
Peabody Terrace Children's Center
900 Memorial Drive Cambridge, MA 02138
phone:  (617) 496-9160
fax:  (617) 496-9051 

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