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First Congregation Church Of Holden

1180 Main Street
Holden, MA 01520

(508) 829-9773


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our purpose is to provide a warm, nurturing, safe and loving environment where self concepts are enhanced, independence encouraged and individuality respected. Our purpose is to take a child where s/he is and help him/her to grow.
We believe the most effective learning takes place when a child is self- motivated. The teacher's role is to provide the child with choices which incable him/her to explore teh material provided at his own rate and in his own style. The teacher is ready to guide, to be a resource and to provide sources and discoveries."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"First hour: Free Play
Water Table
Sand Table
Decision making
Easel painting
Science Center
Climbing apparatus
Book Corner
Play dough Table
Free art Table
Floor toys
Block play
Dramatic play
Table Top Games
Listening stations
Minutes: Clean up
Minutes: Circle Time
Stories, Listening
Show and Tell
Calendar, weather
Language lessons
Minutes: Bathroom visits
(or any other time)
Snack Time
Minutes: Outdoor play
or gym activities
Excerpted from the preschool's website