Elizabeth Murray, Director
    134 High Street
    Ipswich, Mass 01938
    Phone: 978-356-3137 x2245


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    IDENTITY:  The Tiger Tots Learning Center (TTLC) is a non-profit, tuition-supported organization housed at the Ipswich Middle and High School. The Program relies on parent and community volunteers for its Board of Directors and strongly encourages parental involvement in the various Program activities.  The Program was established in 2007 to provide quality childcare to the children of Ipswich Public School Faculty and Staff, from age 6 weeks to 5 years old.  We are open 7:15 AM to 3:45 PM daily, following the Ipswich Public School Calendar, and we stay open late to accommodate the monthly scheduled elementary school Faculty Meetings.

    TTLC does not discriminate in providing services to children or their families on the basis of race, religion, cultural heritage, political beliefs, handicap, marital status, financial status or sexual orientation.  TTLC is a member of the Ipswich Public Schools community.  The Program shares the resources in the school as well as common concerns for the total developmental needs of children.  TTLC operates under the Ipswich School Department and follows the guidelines set forth by the Department of Early Education and Care.  The Program works closely with the public school staff and administration with a goal of maintaining a positive relationship with all members of the school community.


    TTLC provides a safe, reliable, relaxed, and fun daycare environment. The Program is staffed by a group of caring teachers who provide a warm and secure environment for the children. The low child-teacher ratio helps make it possible to effectively encourage the children to respect and enjoy each other.

    • The children are offered a wide variety of enriching activities throughout their day and are encouraged to experience autonomy, cooperation and responsibility.
    • We provide a developmentally appropriate curriculum for all ages incorporating all areas of learning from math and science to art, literature as well as movement activities.
    • The Preschool teacher(s) work collaboratively with the local Kindergarten teachers to make sure their transition is as seamless as possible.
    • The program has been a very happy and healthy place for children, teachers, and parents since 2007 and is looking forward to many more successful years ahead!

    Tuition Rates for 2022-23:

    Days per Week Infant (6wks-15mo) Toddler 15mo-2.9yrs Preschool 2.9+
    1-2 $84/day $74/day $69/day
    3-4 $79/day $68/day $64/day
    5 $73/day $63/day $59/day


    7:15 – 8:15am:  Arrival, Free Play and Small Group Activities such as water colors, play-dough, fine motor manipulatives, sensory exploration and memory games.

    8:20am:  Diapering/Bathroom Trip (also done on demand throughout the day) and walk through the school

    9:15am:  Snack Time 

    9:30am:  Circle – we sing, read and talk about our current theme, as well as the letter of the week, calendar and weather activities and various math activities (graphing, counting and memory games) all while encouraging participation and discussion.

    10:30 -- 11:45am  Art, Language, Science and/or Math - includes a variety of theme-related activities using different mediums

    Outdoor and Gym Time

    11:45 – 12:15pm:  Diapering/Bathroom Trip and Lunch

    12:30 – 2:30pm:  Rest/Nap Time 

    2:30 – 3:45pm:  Diapering/Bathroom trip then independent free play/outdoor time until pick up!

    Infants follow their own individual schedules.