Sow Well Tots is an intimate, home-based, alternative, early childhood program newly relocated to Bernardston, Massachusetts. Our hours are Monday-Friday day 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. We serve wholesome, organic, home-cooked, vegetarian meals (morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack) and offer natural, open-ended toys, and provide infants with plenty of floor time for self-initiated development.

Sow Well Tots provides high quality care in a safe, nurturing environment with a child-driven rhythm. This means we will never interrupt the natural imaginative flow in order to force our own agenda. We tailor our daily routine to fit the developmental needs of all the children. We believe a well nurtured child will be better able to thrive as a student when the time for structured learning presents itself.

Please note: if you are looking for a highly academic-driven curriculum for your child Sow Well Tots is not the place for you and your family. Our focus will be to prolong a vivid, imaginary, child-like way of being.

Bessie is the most loving, knowledgeable, and creative child care provider I have ever had the privilege of encountering. Our daughter entered her care when she was just 5 months old, and at Sow Well Tots she has flourished into a confident, kind, fun, vegetable-loving toddler. I feel so fortunate to have joined the Sow Well Tots community. Leaving my daughter to go back to work was the most difficult challenge of my life, but knowing she has been in the care of such skilled and compassionate caregivers has given me tremendous peace. I cannot recommend Sow Well Tots more highly.

Susanna Thompson

I wanted you and any potential Sow Well Tots families to know what a difference you made in the life of Thomas. Thomas was 18 months old when he came to you. He had never spent more than a few hours away from me and my going back to work was going to be a BIG transition for him. From the very first day he trusted that you would take care of him. You rocked him and sang to him and showed so much love and care of him. He loved coming to “Bessie’s House.” It was a second home to him. You taught him to share, to use gentle hands, and to self-regulate. The projects he did were authentic and beautiful. He was always so proud of them. Today, he is a happy, curious, lively and awesome five year old. And we thank you for giving him such a wonderful foundation at Sow Well Tots.

Margaret Betts and Raymond Neal