Earl Center Hours: Monday – 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: Kapla Blocks

Kapla blocks are identical wood planks measuring 11.7 cm x 2.34 cm x 0.78 cm or the Golden Ratio: 1x3x10 in out of sanded pine. They are used by piling and held together by gravity and balance. They can be used flat, on edge or standing vertically. Designed by Tom Van Bruggen who wanted to build a model of a castle and realized that traditional blocks wouldn't work for some of the architectural features, they are very popular with both children and adults.  KAPLA is an abbreviation of "Kabouter Plankjes" which means gnome planks in Dutch.

Latest Post from View From the Earl Center:

Summer STEM Camps

When people normally think of camps, cabins in heavily wooded areas with children either ducking in-between the trees or roasting marshmallows often springs to mind. However, while these camps still exist, a new kind of camp is becoming prevalent. Science, Technology, Electronics and Mathematics Camps, otherwise known as (STEM) Camps, represent 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