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A to Z Childcare & Preschool (The Abbott School)

126 Gould Street
Needham, MA 02494

(781) 444-6541


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We understand the importance of a consistent, nurturing environment, as well as complex and challenging activity for every child's emotional, cognitive, linguistic and motor development. We believe that all children are unique and should be encouraged to give their minds and hearts voice…abundantly.
Children learn best if they are immersed in complex experiences and given the opportunity to actively process what they learn. True learning is always a consequence of thinking and reflecting. We expect and encourage this process in our teachers, our children, and their families.
Our school offers a high quality, creative, and educational environment with well-equipped classrooms and a spacious beautiful outdoor activity play area with places for quiet as well as active, staff-supervised play. Children benefit from this stimulating environment that encourages them to explore their potential.
It is our desire to promote the social, physical, and intellectual development of each child in an environment with positive nurturing, caring, and a well-developed curriculum.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school