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Belmont Nursery School

773 Belmont Street
Belmont, MA 02478

(617) 489-8694


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We help intellects grow and imaginations emerge. We support children in their first efforts at making friends, nurture self-esteem and confidence and teach about trust, tolerance and respect."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"8:00-9:30 - Children arrive and quickly settle into free play activities; painting, playing with manipulatives, blocks, dolls, trains, computers and friends.
9:30-10:00 - Snack Time - we provide a variety of healthy foods. After snack we settle in for a few stories and calendar time.
10:00-10:30 - Music Time - four days a week our music teacher comes with her keyboard, songs and games. On the fifth day, Miss Campbell gets us going with her own version of Musical Jamboree!
10:30-11:15 - Class Time - daily lessons, thematic units, stories, computers or special project.
11:15-12:00 - Recess - unless it is raining or extremely cold, we go outside and play in the yard. We test our skills on the riding toys, monkey bars, rock-climbing wall or we make sand castles and play in the playhouse.
12:00 - All morning children say goodbye.
12:00-12:30 - It's time for lunch. We do not provide lunch, but we will heat or refrigerate lunches from home.
12:30-1:15 - Rest time. We do not require that children sleep - some do and some don't. For the children who do not sleep, we recommend that they bring in a coloring book or something small to keep them busy and quiet. We usually listen to stories or musical tapes to help us relax.
1:15-2:15 - Special Class Time - Each day is devoted to one special activity. We have specialists who come to teach these classes, so we are up and ready to go at 1:15.
Monday - Creative Dance Class, Tuesday - Wood Working Class, Wednesday - Art and Science Class, Thursday - Cooking Class, Friday - Spanish Class
2:15-2:30 - Afternoon snack
2:30-3:00 - Recess
3:00 - All full day children say goodbye.
3:00-5:30 - This time of the day is scheduled by the children. We adapt to changes in the weather and moods . . . it's spring, the sun is shining, let's play outside - or we stay inside and play with computers, dramatic play, build with blocks, arts and crafts and much more.
5:30 - All children say goodbye."
Excerpted from the preschool's website