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Blessed Beginnings Preschool

600 Central Street
Holliston, MA 01746

(508) 429-5717


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Blessed Beginnings preschool is a Christian outreach ministry of Christ The King Lutheran Church. Our traditional curriculum is wrapped in Christian values.
The purpose of Blessed Beginnings Preschool is to supplement early childhood learning already begun in the home and to provide developmentally appropriate experiences for children in a safe and nurturing environment.
It is our goal to support the families of our preschoolers and to provide opportunities for hands on activities that will promote creativity, self-esteem, pride in accomplishments, independence, and a solid foundation for future learning.
We, at Blessed Beginnings Preschool, understand that all children are a gift from God. In our Christian surroundings, children will develop into well-rounded young people. They will experience and begin their exploration of the wonderful world created by God. Children will be prepared educationally, spiritually, emotionally, socially and physically for today's world.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"A Typical Day
Each activity is listed in a typical order, with the understanding that flexibility is important in allowing for special circumstances and for making the preschool session run smoothly.
Greeting Time: (9:00 – 9:15 a.m.)
Teachers meet and greet the children, allowing time for free play and settling in for the school day.
Gathering Time: (9:15 – 9:30 a.m.)
Children come together in a large group. They learn about and discuss the theme of the day through music, movement, stories and active participation. Activities for the day and their locations are described to the children.
Free Play Time: (9:30 – 10:25 a.m.)
Children participate individually or cooperatively in activities at the various centers in the room. Activity centers include construction, art, creative play, manipulatives, library, dramatic play, math, science, and sand or water bins.
Clean Up Time: (10:25 – 10:35 a.m.)
All children are asked to participate in cleaning up in order to prepare for the next activity that may be group snack, outside play, or a special activity.
Snack Time: (10:35 – 10:45 a.m.)
The school provides snack for the children. It may be offered as a group activity or as an optional activity during free play.
Group Time: (10:45 – 11:00)
Children meet with a teacher in small groups to do projects and/or other cognitive activities. The weekly theme is often represented in the projects.
Preparation for Outdoor Play: (11:00 – 11:10)
Children gather belongings from their cubbies and get their coats, etc. for hallway hooks.
Outside Play Time: (11:10 – 11:30 a.m.)
Children will be taken outside to play whenever possible, weather permitting. During the winter months, families will be asked to provide appropriate cold weather clothing for their children so that we can continue to include outside play in our daily schedule.
Dismissal Time: (11:30 a.m.)
Children are dismissed by the staff to parents or authorized drivers at the end of the school session. Dismissal may take place from the playground or the classroom, depending on the schedule for the day.
Excerpted from the preschool's website