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The Family Schools

3570 Main Street.
Brewster, MA 02631

(508) 896-6555


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The Family Schools, Inc. is a response to adults everywhere who seek to raise and educate stable and loving children. Families are the most unique and effective teachers of their young children. Therefore, all of our programs support, endorse and strengthen each family's teaching. All our staff work with each family in the art of child nurture, enhancing the lives of families and their young children by sharing professional skills, and by reinforcing leadership from families in the teaching of their children. The Family School is a licensed private school for children 8 weeks to 5 years of age, offering infant, toddler & preschool programs to children throughout the school year. It is also a licensed special needs school embracing all services to children. A Resource Teacher and School Nurse are part of our staff. Other professionals are on call. These year round programs are located in the schoolhouse"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

Completely individualized and flexible scheduling is provided according to each baby's needs and parents' desires. These favored children play, sleep, visit, eat and exercise under the loving supervision of the staff.
Daily Routine
7:30-9:15 Incoming and Free Play
9:30 Welcoming Circle
10:00 Circle Time
10:15 Work Time
11:00 Exercise Indoors & Out
11:45 Stories and Lunch Circle
11:50 Lunch
12:30-1:00 Individual Play/Re-connecting to Parents & Leave-taking/rest
1:00-3:00 All campus Quiet Time
3:15 Circle
3:30 Snack Offered, Quiet Play
4:00-5:00 Exercise
5:00-5:30 Quiet Stories
Daily Routine
7:30-9:15 Incoming and Free Play
9:15 Welcoming Circle
9:30-11:00 Work Time (snacks available)
11:00 Exercise Indoors and Out
12:00 Lunch
1:00-1:15 Leave-taking and Quiet Play
1:15-2:30 All campus Quiet Time
2:45 Welcoming Circle
2:45-3:30 Workshop and Snack
3:30-4:30 Free Play
4:30-5:30 Leave-taking
Pre k
Daily Routine
8:00-8:30 Arrival
8:30-9-15 Walk
10:00-12:00 Work Time (Snack Available)
Individual & Cooperative Activities
12:00-1:30Lunch and Outside Play
1:30-2:00 Individual Work (Quiet Time)
2:00-2:15 Leave-taking

Excerpted from the preschool's website