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The Early Education Center At Blue Hills

800 Randolph Street
Canton, MA 02021

(781) 828-5800


The Early Education Center at Blue Hills is a laboratory preschool in the vocational technical high school.High school students learn child development and turn theory into practice in the preschool classroom. We are a state approved teacher training program. Student teachers are always under the direct supervision of the instructor. Students receive MA Preschool Teacher certification upon graduation.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

From the Director:

We are a teacher training laboratory preschool. The student teachers are learning the "best practices" in Early Education and Care and implement lessons in the preschool based theories of development. We offer lots of individual attention for your child. There are 2 adults in the classroom, and approximately 14 student teachers with the 18 preschool children.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

There is almost a one-to-one ratio of "teachers" to children in the classroom.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school