Earl Center Hours: Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m | Friday: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m | Weekend: Closed
Wheelock College or FLO/FLC institutional ID is required for entry one hour before closing.

What is the Earl Center?

The Earl Center for Learning and Innovation supports the academic and professional experience of the Wheelock community and serves as a resource for current and future educators, social workers, and child life professionals within Wheelock and across Boston. Together with the Library, we provide a rich, well-rounded set of resources for both research and practice.

Laptops and iPads available!

Not seeing enough computers?  That's because the Earl Center lends out Macbook Airs and iPads!  With the ready availability of outlets, you can get your work (or gaming!) done in many areas of the Earl Center. 

Interactive Touchscreen

It is not only young children who can learn through meaningful hands-on experiences, like touching. 

The Third Space

Colorful area rugs and soft furniture make this space a very informal and relaxed area to meet, study, and do small group work.

The Importance of Play

The Earl Center is a place to learn about and develop hands-on learning activities and to explore new educational materials and technologies.

A Center for Design Thinking

The Earl Center encourages a human-centered approach for finding creative solutions and developing new and innovative ideas.  Contact us for help setting up a design thinking exercise! 

Get Your Signs Printed in Braille

Did you know that the Earl Center's 3D printer can print Braille?   Contact us at earlcenter@wheelock.edu for information on how to get your signs printed in Braille! 

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Earl Center in Action


Featured Item: NOAA #Summer Safety

The Earl Center is a certified NOAA Weather Ambassador (National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration) . We have a connection to NOAA that keeps us in the loop about a host of topics ranging from sun tanning to hurricanes and Tsunamis.  It's been 5 years since a powerful tornado touched down in Springfield, killing 3 people and destroying a swath across the city. The NOAA site has resources to check into so that in the event of another tornado or other weather event you will stay secure.  The theme is "Stay safe this summer"             

Latest Post from View From the Earl Center:

3D Printing in Educational Contexts

The Wheelock 3D printer in the middle of printing an orange sphinx. The sign next to the printer reads Now Printing: Hatshepsut Sphinx. Two additional red sphinx lie to the left of the sign.When folks come face-to-face with the 3D printer at the Earl Center, you can usually hear “That’s so cool!”, “What’s printing?”, or “Can I use this? We have a little spiel that gives folks the rundown: Yes, you can print something, we can help you!  Right now it’s printing a Continue Reading

Contact Us

Earl Center for Learning and Innovation
180 Riverway
Boston, Massachusetts 02215

Mare Parker O'Toole
Assistant Director, Earl Center for Learning & Innovation

Wheelock College Library
132 Riverway, Boston, Massachusetts 02215

Earl Center for Learning and Innovation
180 Riverway, Boston, Massachusetts 02215