5 Waushakum Ave. Ashland, MA
Phone (508) 875-1906
Fax (508) 875-1975
About Us

With more than 20 years of combined experience in early childhood education, we take pride in offering the best Childhood Early Education programs in the area.  We are dedicated to serving the needs of the parents and child each and every day. 

We are a small business that started in Framingham almost 10 years ago and recently move to our new location in Ashland.  Our educators are certified by the Department of Early Education and Care of Massachusetts. Our educators speak three languages: English, Portuguese, and Spanish. We offer affordable full/part-time and before/after school programs from Framingham and Ashland.  We offer a potty training program as well.  Our education is based on an age appropriate thematic curriculum for our multi-age classroom setup.

We are open Monday-Friday from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm.



Our philosophy is very simple.  Step Forward Learning Center believes in nurturing children’s natural abilities by providing a curriculum enriched with age appropriate activities and centers that attract a child’s innate sense of curiosity.  Through these offerings, we at Step Forward Learning Center believes children attending our program will start their preschool experience in a positive, educational, nurturing environment that will develop the child’s affirmative self-concept.


Step Forward Learning Center Staff consists of fulltime educators who are:

- Certified by The Department of Early Education and Care of Massachusetts

- Regularly trained by professional conferences and  training

- CPR and First Aid certified.

- Multilingual language: English, Portuguese and Spanish

- Providing a nurturing environment

- Respecting and valuing family diversity and reflecting that diversity in the child activities