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Tot Spot

Founded in 1983, Tot Spot was developed by a group of parents who were teachers and administrators at Landmark School to provide employees with on-site, high quality childcare. The center later expanded to include children from the larger North Shore. High School students taking Early Childhood Development courses utilize Tot Spot as a living laboratory for their program practicum. Several students have gone on to be early childhood educators or in the early childhood and care field.


  • Tot Spot is a child-centered program. We recognize the various developmental stages experienced by children as they grow and teach each child according to his/her developmental level and needs. Children learn through play. Therefore, many of our activities are play oriented. Our program offers each child a range of play and learning experiences that foster self-reliance, self-expression, responsibility, and cooperation.

We strive to help each child develop by:

  • Building self-confidence
  • Fostering independence by providing a nurturing and supportive environment
  • Encouraging exploration and discovery
  • Teaching through positive approaches
  • Presenting opportunities for making decisions and choices where natural consequences exist
  • Providing group and individual play
  • Encouraging creativity
  • Providing opportunities for success and confidence in all curriculum areas
  • Encouraging social interaction with peers
  • Providing resources for problem solving

Each child is different. We adapt our objectives to meet individual needs. Our universal goal is to create a warm, nurturing environment where children feel secure and happy. This creates a positive learning experience.

To contact Tot Spot, call 978-236-3333 or e-mail