About us

Why Choose TOP TOTS Learning Center

TOP TOTS believes every child should be treated and developed as a special, unique individual. Our hybrid approach to childcare and early education combines the self-directed and collaborative elements of Montessori-style learning, the active nature of play-based learning, and close parent-teacher partnerships espoused by Reggio Emilia. Our educational and developmental activities will allow your son or daughter to express who they are, and to learn and grow in a relaxed, safe, secure, supportive, and open multi-cultural community.

Our mission at TOP TOTS Learning Center is:

Security Matters: Peace of Mind

When caring for your child, we take security very seriously. Some of the enhanced security features at TOP TOTS include:

  •  Controlled access to our Center. Our doors can only opened by authorized individuals who are provided with a valid access card. Families will be provided with access cards upon enrolling so they can enter for drop-off in the morning and pick-up in the afternoon.
  • Digital check-in and check-out. Parents are greeted in the lobby by TOP TOTS staff for digital check-in and drop-off via Brightwheel. If another authorized person drops off or picks up your child, parents are notified immediately when that happens via their Brightwheel app.
  • Security cameras. Video security cameras are installed in our Center Lobby, and in all Toddler and Pre-School/Pre-Kindergarten classrooms to ensure the safety of our students.
  • Screened Team. All of our team members undergo extensive background checks.

About Our History

TOP TOTS Learning Center may be new, but our team is not. We  are lifelong, experienced educators and scientists.  Our commitment to help your child realize the lifelong benefits of education and community underlies our motto that “Great Starts Never End”.

Meet Our Team

Irene and Bill Aschenbach

Irene Meira Aschenbach is a 20-year education veteran with 15 of those years here in Brookline at Les Petits Nursery School, Lawrence Daycare Program, and School is Cool. She is originally from Minas Gerais, Brazil and completed her University studies in Portuguese and English at Fundação Nordeste Mineiro (FENORD). “Miss Irene” has developed an extraordinarily loyal network of students and parents due to her loving, caring, and personalized approach to teaching.

Bill Aschenbach holds a PhD in exercise physiology, completed his post-doctoral training at the Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard Medical School, and earned his MBA from Boston College. Bill has committed his professional career to advancing knowledge and understanding across the globe.

Together, Irene and Bill bring a combination of experience and skills that no other childcare Center in the area can offer.

Founders Irene and Bill Aschenbach with TOP TOT's first student Angelica Victoria

Book A Center Tour

We welcome families for visits, tours, and enrollment. We host weekly open houses on Tuesdays and Fridays from 6-8pm to accommodate working schedules.

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