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Agassiz Baldwin Community

20 Sacramento St
Cambridge, MA 02138-1856

(617) 349-6287


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Day in the Life

General School Mission

It is the philosophy of the Sacramento Street Preschool to see each child as an individual with different social, emotional, physical and cognitive strengths and needs. It is our goal to create a developmentally appropriate preschool curriculum that engages each child. Our primary emphasis is on the social enrichment of the children, especially in preparation for future school experiences.

A Typical Day

8:30-9:30 (Wash hands on arrival). Free choice, including dramatic play, drawing/writing or manipulatives.

9:30-10:00 Circle time: including morning songs and stories

10:00-10:30 Clean-up and snack time

10:30-11:20 Music and movement and story time.
Daily activity (usually an art project in the kitchen), small group activities and manipulatives (in meeting room)

11:20-12:00 Outdoor/Active Play

12:00 (Early) Parent Pick-Up

Extended Day:

12:00-12:30 Bathroom/washing up/Lunch

12:30-1:45 Rest time

1:45-2:30 Play time (puzzles, games, small manipulatives) Getting ready to go home

2:30 (Late) Parent Pick-up


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Parents in classroom early on