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"The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child's own natural desire to learn."

-Maria Montessori

Up Up and Play Academy is an owner operated childcare center with certified teachers. Many of our staff have been working together for over 15 years. We have a very low teacher turn over rate.

Our center is dedicated to providing an exceptional learning experience for young children by combining Montessori methods and traditional early education instruction. We provide a safe caring environment designed to encourage creativity, exploration and social interactions.

The period between 0-6 is the most important stage of a child's growth. As their minds are fresh, they grasp everything they see, hear and feel very easily.


I’ve been very happy with the care my eight month old daughter has received since starting at Up, Up and play at just 12 weeks old. The teachers are loving and caring and do wonderful activities and art projects with her. She is excited to see them every time I drop her off. The director Heather is always very responsive when I need to email her with questions.


Can't say enough good things about this amazing place! My son has been going to Up Up and Play since he was an infant. He is taken care of by a staff who are top notch and care about him wholeheartedly. I never worry about him because I know Heather and her staff are teaching and loving my son as if he was their own. It's extremely hard to find a place like this and I am forever grateful to have Up Up and Play in our lives!


I went on Monday to tour this wonderful place & I am more than happy ! Everyone is so sweet & absolutely wonderful ! I could tour 100 more daycares & I would still pick this place ! So blessed that my daughter will be attending this wonderful place with such wonderful people ! Heather you are a wonderful person ! Thank you for opening such a fanatastic child care!!

Now Enrolling Up Up and Play Countryside at 314 Grafton St in Shrewsbury
Call (508) 719-8964

Open 52 weeks a year


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