Children are placed in
classes according to their age upon enrollment, all classes are
managed by a lead teacher and assistant teacher, who have met the
qualifications and are certified for their positions by the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Education, Early
Childhood Division. Group ratios are 1:10 for all pre-school programs
Our youngest class and who
work primarily on emotional and social development, this is taught
through songs, games and projects. Each day a project (colors,
shapes, numbers, seasons, weather & holidays) is presented and
completed for the children to bring home, Parental separation and the
development of strong self-esteem and confidence is an important goal
for this age group.
This class works on many
of the same skill sets as the Nursery #1 children, but with more
Projects have more steps
which means that the listening skills have developed to a higher
Some of the older children
in this group are ready to learn how to print their names and have
enough dexterity to manage life skills i.e., snapping, zipping,
buttoning and cutting.
This class follows a
curriculum which introduces phonics and whole language skills. Each
week a new letter is introduced along with numbers, visual
discrimination, science and health/nutrition. All children are
encouraged to be able to print their first and last name using upper
and lower case letters. Most other self-care skills have been
developed at this time and they are working on tying & cutting.
Children who have not been to school prior are also working on social
and emotional development preparing for Kindergarten.
Progress Reports – every
level receives two progress reports during the school year, one in
January and another in June. The June report is given during year end
Our oldest academic group
is Kindergarten, in Kindergarten we continue to build academic skills
on what the child learned in pre-k. The academic program is
progressive and follows the Massachusetts standards for Kindergarten.
Staff ratios for Kindergarten are 1:15.
We have a strong
curriculum for reading readiness and most of the students are able to
read simple books by the year end. Computer games are also a part of
daily learning experience.
Much emphasis is put on
the science, technology, engineering and math curriculum, as well as
hygiene, health and nutrition. We incorporate exercise in the
classroom as well as the outdoor playground.
Students complete daily
projects and will begin to have “homework” getting them ready for
Students will receive a
progress report in January and June. Parent conferences may be
requested any time but are scheduled automatically in June prior to
Children may attend before
or after school, on snow days, school vacation weeks and during the
summer. We provide transportation to several public schools which
will be discussed during your intake interview. A special program
comprised of computers, homework assistance and special theme weeks
is in place for these students.
There is much emphasis on
outdoor activities (weather permitting) indoor games and exercise
replace outdoor play during winter months.