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Ashmont Nursery School

1 Ashmont St.
Boston, MA 02124

(617) 282-6063


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The program provides an environment where children feel safe, secure, respected and recognized as individuals. A positive self-image affects each child's ability to get along with others, to explore and to create. We find ways to help children feel good about themselves in all aspects of their learning. The nursery school space is set up with a variety of materials and activities from which children can choose. The materials in the room are stimulating, challenging and adaptable for children of varying developmental levels.
The children are offered a selection of activities each day. There is time for free play, small group activities, art, movement, dramatic play, story time, outdoor play, field trips, singing, reading, and snack. An important goal of Ashmont Nursery School is to draw upon the racial and cultural diversity of the families and our world to enrich all of the children, parents and staff.
Finally, the school believes that the relationship between the preschool aged child and their parents is the single most important part of their lives. It therefore asks that parents assist the teacher in the classroom on a regularly scheduled basis and help in the administration of the school as well.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Program Time Activity
Early Drop Off 7:30 Children arrive for early drop-in
Regular Day 8:30 Children arrive for regular day. Free choice time.
9:40 Clean up time
9:45 Washing hands
9:50 Snack time
10:10 Bathroom time - toilet or diaper change
10:15 Outdoors
11:15 Cleanup time
11:20 Circle time and song / small groups
11:50 Book time and story
12:05 Washing hands
12:10 Lunchtime
12:30 Bathroom time - toilet or diaper change
12:40 Set up mats / story tapes / look at books
1:00 Rest time and quiet music
2:00 Put away blankets and mats / quiet activities for non-sleepers
2:25 Wake up sleepers / clean up
2:30 Wash up and snack
2:45 Good byes
3:00 Regular day ends / Extended day begins
Extended Day 3:00 Free choice time / Outdoors (indoors if rainy or too cold)
3:55 Wash hands
4:00 Snack
4:15 Story
4:30 Small manipulative toys, puzzles
5:30 Good-byes
Excerpted from the preschool's website