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114 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608

(508) 752-5520

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
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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
  • Matching games, counting blocks, sequencing materials
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
  • Books with songs, greetings with songs,
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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  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • 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
  • bouncy balls, balance beams
Other subjects taught

From the Director:

Exploration of a subject takes place as the children show interest and then it is expanded upon by the teachers introducing books, objectsand lessons that will enhance their interest and skill levels.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

We are a small school that offers an opportunity to get to know the strengths and weaknesses of each child. When they are identitified, we work with them individually, in small groups or if necessary recommend testing by outside sources. Both director/teachers have taught for over 18 years and have a wealth of experience to share with both parents and children!

Day in the Life

General School Mission

To provide a caring environment in which the children can grow socially, emotionally, academically and learn the importance of being a helpful, aware part of a school community.

A Typical Day

Free play
snack and bathroom
large circle time/ story ,lesson and movement
Small group / fingerplay, lesson with movement, fine motor activity (art)
outside or gym

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

The school begins the year with an orientation that describes our open door policy for the parents and invites them to speak with us daily , or when they have questions. We review our goals for the year for engaging their children in the lerning process.We provide workshops for parents on parenting! Offer suggestions on services available and opportunities for them to share with the class thier special skills. We also have formal parent teacher meetings.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • 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
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year