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Adventures In Learning

313 Cedar
Ashland, MA 01721

Phone:
(508) 881-4314

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We believe it is our job as early childhood educators to establish a learning environment which respects and nurtures the individual and growing needs of each child in our program The organization of the classroom and curriculum support children’s physical, emotional, social, and cognitive growth through active exploration, play, and hands-on experiences. Children are encouraged to take risks in learning and to feel empowered by their accomplishments. Our
primary goals are that children will develop confidence in their abilities and acquire essential tools needed to be successful in future learning experiences.

A Typical Day

Areas include art, math, science, dramatic play, blocks, library, and writing center. Our daily schedule includes opportunities for quiet and active play as well as independent and group activities.

8:30 - 8:45 Early Drop Off (fee applies)
8:45 - 9:20 Free Choice (Open snack)
9:20 - 9:40 Morning Meeting
9:40 - 10:20 Free Choice (Open snack)
10:20 - 10:25 Clean Up
10:30 - 11:15Outdoor Play
11:15 - 11:20 Quiet Reading
11:20 - 11:40 Group Activity
11:40 - 11:55 Goodbye Circle
12:00 Dismissal
12:00-12:30 Lunch(additional fee applies)

Families are welcome to join us anytime during our day or can observe children at play through our
observation window.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school