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Plowshares at Lincoln-Eliot

191 Pearl Street
Newton, MA 02458

Phone:
(617) 965-6082

Website:

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Loving care and guidance are offered in a safe, supervised and supportive atmosphere where children are encouraged to explore, create, build, problem-solve and try out new skills.

Professional, dedicated teachers - many of whom have been with the program for ten or more years - serve as resource facilitators for each child and family.

Emphasis is placed on group socialization and the development of each child's individual strengths, self-esteem and confidence.

The developmentally-designed curriculum includes exsposure to fundamental concepts - such as size, shape, colors, letters, numbers and language arts - in an unpressured setting.

A variety of free-choice and teacher directed activities is offered, including music, arts and crafts, science, dramatic play, reading, indoor and outdoor play, clubs and field trips.

Diversity is welcomed and celebrated in enrollment, staffing and classrooms. The Board of Trustees includes parent, community and professional members.

A Typical Day

(From the Newton North site)

7:45 - 10:00 FREE TIME
THEME PROJECTS
SNACK
10:00 - 10:15 CLEAN-UP/BATHROOM
10:15 - 10:45 CIRCLE TIME
10:45 - 11:30 OUTSIDE/GROSS MOTOR
11:30 - 12:30 LUNCH TIME
12:30 - 1:00 CIRCLE
1:00 - 2:45 NAP TIME
2:45 - 3:15 BATHROOM/SNACK
3:15 - 4:00 OUTSIDE/GROSS MOTOR
4:30 - 5:45 QUIET ACTIVITIES/CLEAN-UP
STORY TIME

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school