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Annual Appeal


At ITC, upholding high quality extends from our staff to our center to the impact on our families. In 2016, ITC is serving over 120 area families by providing quality care for over 170 local children, ages 3 months to 8 years. In celebrating 35 years of care, we celebrate having impacted the lives of thousands of children throughout Acton, Boxborough, Maynard, Littleton, Concord, and surrounding towns. 

ITC is also proud to provide leadership in the early childhood education field and champions child-led learning. We have championed for decades what research continues to show --- children's exploration through play leads to both achieving developmentally-appropriate milestones and results in confident, engaged learners and leaders. Our 40+ member staff lives and leads with this philosophy every day, and  we welcome opportunities to share this with fellow educators through teacher conferences and trainings held throughout the year. 

The ITC Annual Appeal is a fundraising effort that supports the continued development of both our center and our staff by contributing to the school’s annual operating budget. Some of the things that make the ITC experience so special include:

  • Dedicated playgrounds for each age group
  • Care of the Little Woods, allowing our weekly nature walks
  • Our renovated farmhouse facility, giving children the feel of home  
  • Partnerships with local area businesses, like Indian Hill Music
  • Engaged and dedicated staff - with over 12 having served 20+ years
  • Competitive salaries for our exemplary teachers, allowing us to retain the best talent

Perhaps our greatest asset is that we believe, at ITC, childhood lives here. In an age of great pressure to achieve excellence, our staff have dedicated their lives to helping children reach their full potential while safely within the precious state of childhood. We learn balance through walking with friends across wooden planks on the playground. We learn texture and art through canvas experiences as young as infancy. We learn to take care of our world through nature walks and our shared community garden. We learn rules, fairness, and systems through voting and collaboration on making castles of cardboard in preschool. All of this is made possible through the support of our families, alumni, and community. 

In the years ahead, we face a number of capital expense projects --- from replacing counters and carpets to updating the roof. Yet we also desire to continually enhance our play space - both indoor and out - to provide additional opportunities for our children. We're working to improve our landscaping, considering playground extensions or expansions, and continuing to dream for the next generation of ITC.

Whether emptying sand-filled shoes is part of your daily routing or a memory from past ITC days, we thank you for your support of our center, our staff, and our community. Funds donated through this year's Annual Appeal will be used to directly enhance the ITC experience. You may make your donation by check, mailed to 149 Central Street, Acton MA 01720, or donate online using our online giving portal.

As a 501(c)3, donations are tax deductible. If you have questions about a corporate match, please contact us at We're happy to help or answer any questions. We look forward to sharing our progress and the results of your support! 

Over Halfway to $10k Goal!


Thank you to our donors

  • Anonymous
  • Jenn Cambell
  • Krista Anderson
  • Mark & Ashley Shailer
  • Andrew & Pam Heald
  • Mike & Brandi Shailer
  • Heather Fleming 
  • John & Ellen Shapiro
  • Fred & Margot Dushin
  • Jianying Zhou
  • Amy Michelson
  • Faith LeBaron
  • Tom & Ellen Bean
  • David & Bernice Gaynor
  • Joseph Glannon
  • Barbara Dowds
  • Koretsky/Larsen Family
  • Susan Twombly
  • Tammie Kaminski
  • JoAnn Harris
  • Steve Long
  • Jeffrey Burnett
  • Maryann Shea
  • Robin Talkowski & Robert McGowan
  • Hannah Bloch
  • Anonymous
  • Richard Hemond
  • Peter Ashton
  • Geoffrey B Crew
  • Patrick Flynn
  • Margaret Gleason & Jim McGill