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Developmental Day School


Our Developmental Day School is our longest running program. It provides a comprehensive educational and therapeutic program for children ages 3-10 who have multiple disabilities, moderate to severe developmental delay, complex care needs or medical needs. We are licensed by both the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.

girl at developmental day school

We strive to provide our non-traditional learners with as typical a school experience as possible.  We offer a stimulating classroom setting combined with an individualized approach to learning within the state’s framework of curriculum.  In addition to varied learning opportunities, students are also encouraged to express their unique personalities, engage in social activities with their peers and most of all… have FUN!

Our goal is to work together as a team with families and school districts to provide an exceptional educational program that maximizes each student’s independence, unique learning needs and help them achieve their greatest potential.

Highlights of our program:

Specially designed classrooms to

promote positive, active learning

State-of-the-art technology

Low staff-student ratios

Individualized feeding programs

Integrated therapies

Highly skilled and experienced


Music therapy

Expertise in augmentative &

alternative communication

Individualized instruction

Family support

Extensive adaptive equipment

Nursing services in the classroom

Child playing at Development Day School
Student/Teacher interaction at Development Day School

School calendar

Download the 2019-2020 School Calendar

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We are an 11 month program, with consistent scheduling and staffing year round.  The school has rolling admissions, so that eligible students can be enrolled at any time throughout the year.

For more information or to visit the school, contact DEANNE MARIE CEFALO, M.ED., B.C.B.A, Developmental Day School Director/Education Coordinator at 978-475-3806 ext. 210.

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For questions regarding our health policies, contact Laura Eberth, RN, MS, Health Care Coordinator at 978-475-3806 Ext. 205.

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