PHILOSOPHY AND GOALS
Our goal is to provide a warm and nurturing environment that permits children to learn and explore while developing the whole child – physically, social-emotionally, and intellectually. We believe children learn and grow at their own pace and we respect children’s learning styles. We provide a developmentally appropriate curriculum that includes dramatic play, block building, arts and crafts, books, music, and sensory play.
Our classrooms are divided into learning centers that offer children the opportunity to work in small groups and/or alone with various hands-on learning materials. The curriculum is supported by children's literature and prompted by the children's interests. Our college-educated staff plan activities to meet the Massachusetts Early Learning Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers, Early Childhood Program Standards, Preschool Learning Experiences and the Massachusetts Pre-K Frameworks in each learning center for the children to enjoy and explore.
Children’s play is the essential component of a developmentally appropriate curriculum. We encourage children to play and create as we guide them in gaining knowledge, independence, and self confidence in their abilities. We accomplish our objectives and goals in the following ways:
- Physical (gross motor): running, jumping, hopping, ball play, exercises, creative movement, riding toys, circle games, parachute play
- Physical (fine motor): loose parts, cutting, gluing, painting, puzzles, stringing, pouring, play dough, pegs, sewing cards, manipulatives, scooping, sorting
- Social: block and construction play, dramatic play area, creative movement, free choice, group time, music, sand and water play, stories, discussions, meal times
- Emotional: group times, story times, free choice, outside play, creative movement, dramatic play, blocks
- Intellectual (math): pegs, geometric solids, sets, measurement, sorting, quantity to symbol, rote counting, one-to-one correspondence, board games
- Intellectual (language): story telling, flannel boards, puppets, rhyming, matching activities, sequencing activities, board games
- Intellectual (sensory/science): color activities, smelling and tasting activities, water and sand play, texture games, science activities
- Serving the community since 2000
- Licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care
- Daily communication with parents (phone calls, emails and daily sheets)
- Parent visits and participation are encouraged
- Family Fun Days
- A one-time Registration Fee
- Tuition includes: any hours of care between 7 am to 6 pm, morning and afternoon snack (toddler age and up); and special visitors (i.e. magicians, puppeteers, singers).
- Classroom curriculum is in connection with MA Early Learning Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers, MA Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences and MA Frameworks for Pre-kindergarten and all classroom curriculum is supported with children's literature.
- Background Records Checks, including CORI, SORI and DCF as well as fingerprinting, on all staff.
- Professional staff have college degrees in Early Childhood Education and are registered in the Massachusetts Early Education and Care Professional Qualifications Registry.
- Staff participate in on-going professional development
- Staff trained in CPR and First Aid
- Fenced in outdoor play areas
Day after Thanksgiving
Day after Christmas
Close at 4 pm on New Year's Eve
New Year's Day
President's Day (Professional Development)
July 4th and 5th
Friday before Labor Day (Professional Development)