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Earl Center Hours: Monday: 1 p.m. – 1 a.m. | Tuesday – Thursday:  9 a.m. – 1 a.m. | Friday:  9 a.m. – 8 p.m. | Saturday: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.| Sunday: 12 p.m. – 1 a.m.|

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.

Wheelock College's Innovation Agenda Boosted Thru Innovation Award

The annual Earl Award provides funds to students, faculty, and staff for innovative projects that improve the overall community.  Learn about the varied winning proposals in this video.  

Interactive Touchscreen

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

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.

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.

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. 

Cambridge Science Festival

The Earl Center will be joining the festival in its Pop-up Maker Space for Young Makers event at the Boston Public Library Central Branch on Saturday, April 18.  Demonstrations and activities range from all kinds of circuit wizardry, silk screening to making speakers.  It's free and you can drop by anytime!  Check out the Cambridge Science Festival website for more information.

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Earl Center in Action


Featured Item: Alphabet Sounds Teaching Tubs

They contain 26 plastic tubs of objects - one tub for each letter of the alphabet. Great hands-on activity for children who are learning letter-sound correspondences and vocabulary. Included is a booklet with ideas for games, activities, and teaching suggestions. Preschool through grade 2.

Latest Post from View From the Earl Center:

Beginner’s Mind and Continuous Learning

Play is a very important concept at Wheelock College. It is a cornerstone of Froibel’s theories and of Lucy Wheelock’s work. Even more now than in their time the world is in a state of swift and continuous flux. The only way to keep up with it is by embracing Continue Reading

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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