Quality child care and early education for Northampton and surrounding communities

Building the skills to grow and thrive in school and life

Preschoolers and Pre-Kindergarteners at People’s Institute spend full, exciting days with passionate educators and caregivers. They create art and do crafts, they sing, dance and perform as part of a curriculum that supports their success in school and beyond. 

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Our summer camp programs are known for their awesomeness

With swimming and field trips, cookouts and dance productions, free play and art, kids (and parents!) look forward to Summers at PI all year round. Our programs are staffed with well-trained, fully-certified, and certifiably fun camp leaders.

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We love and care for our toddlers like they were our own

People’s Institute provides a nurturing, stimulating, and engaging atmosphere for your young child. Our passionate and professional staff work hard to create an environment that promotes physical, emotional, social, and cognitive growth.

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Providing educational, recreational and social services to the community for over 100 years

Originally known as the Home Culture Clubs, the People’s Institute was founded in 1887 by Southern novelist George Washington Cable and continues to serve the people of Northampton and surrounding communities.

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