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Children's Cooperative Nursery School

848 Beacon Street
Newton, MA 02459

(617) 527-8539

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Co-op

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our aim is to provide a setting for each child which will encourage his or her independence, promote creativity, foster self-confidence, and encourage learning through interaction with other children and adults. We have a developmentally appropriate program, putting primary emphasis on social-emotional growth. Learning takes place during free choice activity time as well as more structured activities of art, music, science and literature. The classroom environment supports fine and gross motor development through manipulatives, sand, water and blocks. The school provides a non-sexist approach to role exploration and dramatic play. We promote respect for cultural diversity. Outdoor play is a daily event when weather permits.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • 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