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Plymouth House Nursery School

87 Edgell Road
Framingham, MA 01701

Phone:
(508) 875-1001

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

CURRICULUM GOALS: The long-term goal of Plymouth House Nursery School is to help children become enthusiastic learners. Children learn best when they are encouraged to be active and creative explorers who can test new ideas and think independent thoughts. Allowing children to learn at their own pace helps them to be self-confident, inquisitive learners. We strive to teach our children how to learn in nursery school and throughout their lives

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • Music Teacher comes in each week
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught

From the Director:

Mission Statement Our main goal is to work on the children's social skills, developing communication and literacy skills. We hope that we can create an environment for your children so that his/her first learning experience is positive and enjoyable. We hope that you as the parent will help build these skills by reading whenever possible and encouraging the child to do things for themselves, such as dressing, packing their backpack, and hanging up their own coat. We hope the children learn respect and consideration for their classmates and teachers. We hope your child will leave P.H.N.S. with a positive outlook on learning and will look forward to their next experience. Miss Kathie and the PHNS Staff

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Philosophy
As Director of Plymouth House Nursery School, Kathie Watson, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce our school and its philosophy. Early childhood should be a time of fun, warmth, security, exploring and discovery. Preschool children are creative and receptive; the staff strives to nurture and encourage the unique qualities of each child who attends. Our purpose is to provide an atmosphere that encourages social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth and development of the child as a whole. Planned within the framework of philosophy and purpose, Plymouth House Nursery Schoolâ??s curriculum includes sharing and conversation time; stories, songs, and finger plays; creative art activities, games, and large muscle activities; educational and entertaining programs brought into the school; food preparation; science and nature activities; exposure to shapes, colors, numbers and letters and celebration of birthdays and holidays. It is our goal that within this creative and caring environment your child will enjoy becoming a responsible, contributing, respected member of his or her peer group.
OUR IMMEDIATE OBJECTIVE is to ease the transition between home and school by providing a secure and independent atmosphere for your child.

A Typical Day

PLYMOUTH HOUSE NURSERY SCHOOL is an attractive, well-equipped building designed specifically for young children. Four bright classrooms, a spacious all-purpose recreation room, and a large fenced-in playground with safety surface offer opportunities for young children to develop as individuals in a comfortable and stimulating environment. Each classroom has two DEEC licensed teachers.

OUR PROGRAM provides a wide range of exciting activities for each child. There is a balance between the routine necessary to make children feel secure and a variety of new, enriching experiences. The curriculum is varied and flexible allowing for the childrenâ??s interests. We place emphasis on music, creative play and self-expression in art activities. Your child will become more independent as he explores, discovers, and learns within our safe environment.
CURRICULUM GOALS: The long-term goal of Plymouth House Nursery School is to help children become enthusiastic learners. Children learn best when they are encouraged to be active and creative explorers who can test new ideas and think independent thoughts. Allowing children to learn at their own pace helps them to be self-confident, inquisitive learners. We strive to teach our children how to learn in nursery school and throughout their lives

SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT: To help your child feel comfortable in school, trust his new environment, make friends and feel part of the group.

EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT: To help your child experience pride and self-confidence, develop independence and self-control, and have a positive attitude toward life.

COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT: To help your child become a confident learner by letting him try out his own ideas and experience success. We will help him acquire learning skills such as the ability to solve problems, ask questions, and use words to describe his ideas, observations, and feelings

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT: To help your child increase his large and small muscle skills and feel confident about what his body can do.

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Small group sessions
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year