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Oxford Street Day Care Co-op

25 Francis Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138-2009

Phone:
(617) 547-3175

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Co-op

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Oxford Street Daycare Cooperative firmly believes that childcare should be an extension of children–s home lives. The participation of parents in the classroom helps to bridge the emotional gap between school and home, as well as provide creative opportunities for parents to enjoy their children and meet their children–s friends. For the cooperative to work effectively, it is imperative that parents and staff keep themselves informed and participate fully in the daily life of the center. Oxford Street Daycare Cooperative–s philosophy is rooted in the belief that the quality of young children's lives can be enriched through positive early childhood experiences. We encourage high parent involvement as it is critical for a quality program. Each teacher plans curriculum activities responsive to children's thoughts, feelings, and environment while introducing new skills and encouraging creative problem solving through conflict resolution techniques.

We see children as active learners with the teachers serving as guides and facilitators who:

• Help children develop a positive self image and experience the freedom to learn and grow with confidence.

• Foster children’s creative self-expression and their ability to communicate their needs, desires and experiences in a variety of ways.

• Support children’s development of positive peer and adult relationships.

• Create a safe physical environment in which children can discover, explore, and master new materials, concepts and skills
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Excerpted from the preschool's website