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Active Learners

237 East Main Street
Norton, MA 02766

(508) 285-8700


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Socio-Emotional Development:
To experience a sense of self-esteem
To demonstrate interest in new and routine activities
To demonstrate pro-social behavior
To work cooperatively with others
Share toys and materials
Cognitive Development:
Acquire learning and problem-solving skills
Ask and respond to questions
Classify objects by similarities or differences
Group objects that belong together
Demonstrate an awareness of time concepts (e.g. today, yesterday)
To demonstrate skills in make-believe play
To expand verbal communication skills
To develop beginning reading skills
To acquire beginning writing skills
Physical Development:
To enhance gross motor skills
To jump over or from objects without falling
To enhance and refine fine motor skills
To use all senses in learning "
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Circle Time, welcome, days expectations
Free-choice play, projects, self-serve snack, small group activities
Clean up
Rest (3-5 minutes)
Circle Time, stories, finger-plays and recap of the day
Outdoor Play
Dismissal "
Excerpted from the preschool's website