May Institute

Early Childhood Services (a center-based day program in Randolph, Mass.)

The May Center for Early Childhood Services in Randolph, Mass., is a four-hour day program for young children, ages 2.6 – 5, with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Children attend the program at our May Center in Randolph, Mass.

At the Center, we provide one-on-one instruction based on the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA), which has been shown through hundreds of scientific studies to be the most effective method to teach children with autism and other developmental disabilities.

Center Snapshot:

  • Age Range: 2.6 – 5 (diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder)
  • Educational Method: applied behavior analysis (ABA)
  • Staff–Student Ratio: 1:1
  • Length of Program: 4-hour preschool setting, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., year-round

Instruction is individualized and based on each child’s assessment and treatment objectives. In addition to time devoted to discrete trial instruction, we also focus on teaching social and play skills.

Throughout the day, children have the opportunity to interact with typically developing peers who are integrated into the classroom during developmentally appropriate activities that promote social interaction.

The Center has been approved by the Massachusetts Department of Health and received a provisional license from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.

Services are funded through families’ insurance plans and Massachusetts’ Health and Human Services’ Early Intervention Program for children under the age of 3.