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Pine Village Preschool

1326 Washington Streeet
Newton, MA 02465

(617) 965-2221

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We recognize and embrace the individuality in every child and nurture these differences. We develop a curriculum and activities that encourage the curious mind. Each day of a child's life should be an opportunity for new experiences and discoveries. Through play, exploration and language children will gain an understanding of their environment and the world around them. These experiences will prepare them to be successful in life, confident learners and true friends.

We know that play is children's work; therefore we provide a safe, warm and loving environment that is enriched with opportunities for discovery and learning. Our classrooms are designed to meet the individual needs of each child through self-directed play and teacher-led activities. Our program incorporates Spanish into the curriculum in a natural way, just as we immerse math skills and literacy into the day's activities. The children develop a strong sense of self-worth and security, enabling them to explore and expand their boundaries.

Pine Village Preschool has adopted a “village approach” to raising children. We believe that strong relationships between community, parents, children and teachers are essential to a positive learning experience for all children. We encourage parent participation in our school and our learning experiences.

A Typical Day

8:00-9:30 - Arrivals: Teachers welcome children. Free choice/independent activities.
9:30-10:00 - Clean up and Snack time: bathroom/diapers
10:00-10:30 - Circle Time: Bilingual morning songs, sharing, story time.
10:30-11:15 - Group Activity: Theme based activies incorporating curriculum areas such as literacy, language, math, creative arts and science.
11:15-12:15 - Free-play: Indoor or outdoor activities available. Fine and gross motor activies as well as socialization skills.
12:15-12:30 - Clean up and wash hands.
12:30-1:00 - Lunch, clean up and brush teeth
1:00-1:20 - Quiet reading: Children choose books to read independently
1:20-3:00 - Rest/Quiet Time
3:00-3:30 - Snack and bathroom
3:30-4:15 - Group activity: Theme-based activities incorporating curriculum areas such as literacy, math, computer, writing skills, science and Spanish.
4:15-5:30 - Clean-up: Indoor or outdoor free play activities and departures.

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