Learning Circle Preschool, serving children aged 2.9 – 7, is accredited by NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children). The school offers two, three, or five day morning programs, afternoon enrichment programs, and extended day hours to 4:30 p.m. Set at the foot of the Great Blue Hill, the facility houses three spacious classrooms and a state of the art playground in a natural setting. The school features a highly individualized, creative, and engaging curriculum that follows best practice guidelines developed by Massachusetts as well as those developed by the National Association of Educators of Young Children.
The Learning Circle’s kindergarten class accepts older pre-k children who are not yet eligible for a public school kindergarten but who may benefit developmentally from a transitional class, as well as children who will make the transition to first grade in the following year.
Learning Circle uses a project approach in curriculum development that is inspired by schools that developed in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Children enjoy engaging, hands on experiences that build a strong foundation for learning with individual attention and project work in small groups, respectful and nurturing interactions, opportunities to plan, reflect on, and work on projects over time, and an integrated arts and science curriculum.
Parents enjoy on-going communication, detailed documentation of each child’s growth and development shared in a portfolio system, newsletters and other written information about the program distributed regularly, parent meetings and discussion groups on educational and parenting issues, and a welcoming attitude towards parent participation in the program.
Class sizes range from 10-14 students, each with two highly qualified and experienced co-teachers.
New and Upcoming
Due to the state of emergency declared for Monday going into Tuesday, school will be closed on Tuesday, January 27th. Please take care and stay safe.
Sparky’s Puppets will perform “Old Favorites” at Learning Circle Preschool on Saturday, January 31 at 11 a.m. Mother Goose will introduce the stories and share some of her favorite rhymes. Watch Grandmother teach the wolf some manners in “Little Red Riding Hood”. Give “The Three Little Pigs” some building advice. See the hard-working “Little Red Hen” bake a loaf of bread. Meet “The Three Billy Goats Gruff”. And help the little old lady who’s making a “Gingerbread Man” by giving her some make-believe ingredients — and a pinch of magic — for the cookie dough! Flyer
Summer Arts and Science Brochure Available Now
For those who like to plan ahead, this year’s summer program materials are available. This is an open enrollment program. Reserving your child’s space early assures you will have the schedule you prefer. More info.
There are still a few spaces in programs beginning January, 2015 and enrollment has begun for the 2015-16 academic year. Please call the school for information and to arrange a visit, or use the Contact Form on the website.
Enjoy views of past work and projects
Music is incorporated into each classrooms’s curriculum every day at school.