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Roxbury-Weston Preschool

349 Boston Post Road
Weston, MA 02493

(781) 891-6710


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Children learn best and most when actively engaged in play experiences.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught Yes! Anti-bias curriculum designed to value difference and diversity. Multi-contextualized approach - language, culture, and family contexts are considered in developing activities.

From the Director:

Integrated thematic curriculum units are developed with children based on their play preferences, learning styles, and interests in an emergent process with their teachers and families.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The mission of the Roxbury Weston Programs is to bring families together in a learning community dedicated to the celebration of diversity and to excellence in early care and education. Our programs began during the civil rights movement by citizens who wished to act locally in pursuit of high quality education for all. NAEYC Accredited since 1997.

A Typical Day

Arrival 8-9 AM, optional breakfast Morning meeting 9-9:30 AM Curriculum activities 9:30-11 AM Early lunch 11 AM Outdoor play Dismissal 12 noon
Stay Day is offered for an additional charge on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday until 2:00pm.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Open door policies in classrooms anytime. Parent conferences twice annually or any time parents request. Monthly news notes. 6-8 family events annually (apple picking, pumpkin painting, soiree, sing along, art show, swan boats, etc.)Teachers and parents are in dialog throughout the year.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

Respond & accomodate according to needs of each child & family.