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Pre-School Playmates

681 Richard Fitts Dr. (Rte. 139)
Abington, MA 02351

(781) 871-3152


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our objectives are guided by our belief that children should...
Be safe and happy
Develop a positive and secure sense of themselves as people worthy of love and respect.
Develop a sense of themselves as powerful learners and achievers.
Develop a sense of themselves as creative and imaginative people.
Develop a respect for sensitivity to other, i.e. empathy, a sense of community, an absence of sexism, racism and other biases.
Develop a sense of self-control.
Develop a capacity for self-expression.
Develop a respect for the world of things i.e.: for property, beauty and order
Have relaxed, happy days. In their interactions with children,
Our staff will strive to...
Provide a warm, secure and comfortable environment.
Provide a safe and healthy environment.
Respect, appreciate and care for children as individuals.
Respect and accept each child at his or her best or worst.
Provide a learning environment designed to enhance each child's development in all areas.
Encourage children's independence and self-control.
Encourage and allow children to take responsibility.
Allow children autonomy and privacy.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Half-Day Program
9:00AM-12:00PM or 12:30PM-3:30PM
9:00AM-9:15AM Arrival
9:15AM-10:00AM Learning Circle Time (child-directed individual choices of activities throughout the classroom)
10:00AM-10:10AM Clean-Up and Snack Time
10:10AM-10:35AM Group Circle Time #1 (large group concept development: attendance, discussion of themes & activities, weather & calendar, music...)
10:30AM-11:00AM Outdoor Play Time
11:00AM-11:30AM Exploration & Discovery Time (small group teacher-supervised activities at tables for curriculum. Areas of Art, Math, Science, Language Arts, etc.)
11:30AM-11:50AM Group Circle Time #2 (activities include review of daily curriculum, story time and drama.)
11:50AM-12:00PM Dismissal
The afternoon Half-Day program follows the same schedule increments as above.
Full-Day Program 7:00AM-5:30PM
7:00AM-8:45AM Welcome, free play, quiet activities
8:45AM-9:00AM Clean-up
9:00AM-9:30AM Circle time, sharing, calendar, stories, songs, poems
9:30AM-9:45AM AM snack, a nutritious snack will be served and juice will be poured by the children.
9:45AM-10:00AM Daily lessons will be discussed and children will be divided into groups.
10:00AM -11:00AM Children will work on the activity of the day as stated in our monthly calendar. Children are free to move to learning and play centers as they finish their work.
11:00AM-11:15AM Clean up and learning centers
11:15AM-11:45AM Outdoor play (Bring your snowsuit, boots, hats, and mittens in winter.)
11:45AM-12:00PM Story time
12:00PM-12:15PM Wash up and prepare for lunch
12:15PM-1:00PM Lunch time
1:00PM-2:30PM Rest time
2:30PM-2:45PM Wake up
2:45PM-3:15PM Songs, stories, group games
3:15PM-3:30PM PM snack
3:30PM-4:15PM Arts and crafts, cooking, listening center
4:15PM-5:00PM Outdoor Play
5:00PM-5:30PM Quiet activities, music, clean-up, evening departure
Jr. Kindergarten 12:15PM-3:15PM
12:15PM-12:45PM Group Circle Time #1 (large group concept development, discussion of themes & activities, weather & calendar, music and more).
2:45PM-1:00PM Clean-up and snack time
1:00PM-2:00PM Learning circle time (child directed, individual choices, etc.). Fine motor skills development, pre-reading and pre-math skills, writing skills development
2:00PM-2:30PM Outdoor play
2:30PM-3:00PM Group Circle Time #2 (review of daily curriculum, drama and more music).
3:00PM-3:15PM Story time
3:15PM Dismissal
Excerpted from the preschool's website