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Weston Wing Child Care Center and Preschool

313 North Avenue
Weston, MA 02493

(781) 891-9021


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Weston Wing offers both a morning preschool schedule and a full day schedule for children from 18 months to five years of age. We operate on a full day and full year calender and are open both the February and April public school vacation weeks. Weston Wing is closed the last week of December and August. Each day, children are offered a balance of individual, small group, and large group experiences. A variety of activities supports all areas of your child's development: language, social, emotional and physical. Our planned activities are typically child-intiated and will address a variety of learing styles: interpersonal, musical, linguistic, intrapersonal, logical or mathematical, spatial, kinesthetic, or naturalist. Our physical environment is designed to be welcoming to young children. We have six large and bright classrooms and a superior park like playground with; sand, swings, climbers, biking area and gardens.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

In each class, the teachers encourage the development of appropriate skills through songs, stories, games, free play, and other activities. In the pre-kindergarten class, the program of cognitive learning follows a more structured curriculum, suited to the more advanced abilities of the children.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught Monthly enrichment classes in: music and movement, Yoga, nutrition and nature study.

From the Director:

The focus of our preschool curriculum is to prepare children socially, emotionally and academically for the many challenges that elementary shcool brings. Our curriuclm is guided and shaped by our experienced early childhood educators using the standards of develpmentally appropriate practice and the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks/Guidelines for Preschool Curriculum.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Curriculum Goals: What we want children to learn.

Ongoing assessment planning: where children are in their devlelopment and what should be done to promote further development?

Teachers plan their curriculum and consistently assess the individual and group. The purpose of assessment is twofold. In addition to assessment practices being used to obtain a repesentative picture of a child's abilites and progress, it is also used a a basis for a variety of educational decisions that affect teaching approaches, curriculum development and implementation. Teachers use weekly planning meetings to discuss information, gathered through assessment, to determine activities to plan, instructional strategies to use and to adapt teaching practices or to modify the environment as needed. This cyclical process of assessment and curriculum implementation provides a fresh look at each individual child and group on a weekly basis.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Weston Wing is dedicated to the emotional, social, physical, and intellectual growth of children. The teachers appreciate each child as individual with a unique personality, learning style, and potential. They understand that a positive self-image is essential for learning and for successful social interactions. Their responsibility is to provide a developmentally based curriculum coupled with stimulation, direction, encouragement and love in a warm, secure, and nurturing environment.

The character of the Center has been shaped by the excellence of our faculty members who have worked together for many years. The new director, Marianne Maloney, M.Ed., taught preschool for 12 years before becoming a director with over 25 years of experience. Our faculty turn over is extremely low, six of our current teachers have worked at Weston Wing for over 10 years.

A Typical Day

Our goal is to promote learning through the joy of discovery. Children, supported by our faculty, are constantly thinking, exploring, experiencing, learning, testing new skills, and creating a foundation for a lifetime of learning. As children grow and develop in our preschool, they are both nurtured and challenged as they move towards the independence that elementary school brings.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Weston Wing has an active and involved parent community and numerous parent volunteers. We have a volunteer Board of Directors, Fundraising, Marketing and Events committees. We communicate through monthly newsletters, center calenders, website and classroom notes/newsletters.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • 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
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


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

All parents are encouraged to be available for the first week of school, or first week of their child's schedule, to assist with the home to school transition. We meet individually with each new family and have classroom visits prior to enrollment. We feel that every child is an individual and reacts to transitions differently. We will work with all families to make this transition a positive and welcoming experience for their child.