Learning Circle Preschool, serving children aged 2.9 – 6, is accredited by NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children). The school offers two, three, or five day morning preschool 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 curriculum at Learning Circle Preschool is highly individualized, taking into account the unique learning styles and needs of the children across all areas of their early development. In addition to accommodating younger preschool children, the school has developed programming for older preschoolers who may have experience in structured settings away from home. Those who are not yet eligible for a public school kindergarten may benefit developmentally from a transitional class, and there are times when children may also use this programming as a kindergarten then transition directly to first grade the following year if they are age-eligible.
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 language arts, creative 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. Registrations for prospective families begins in September a year in advance of enrollment. Decisions about placements for September, 2023 begin being made in December, 2022, and will continue on a first-come first-serve basis for any remaining spaces. For more information or an appointment, please call the director at 781-828-4800, email the school at info[at]learningcirclepreschool.org or use the form on this website's Contact page.
Because we will be unable to give tours of our space while children are in session this fall, we hope you will take the time to tour our space virtually. This presentation is approximately 30 minutes long, and includes photos of the space, children using the environment and description of typical activities in the day. Please email (info[at]learningcirclepreschool.org), use the contact form or call the school for additional information.
Enrollment processes open in the fall for the Sept. 2023-2024 academic year. Enrollment for the upcoming summer program is ongoing as well.
Informational Visits and Open Houses
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS
The Learning Circle Preschool welcomes students of any race, color, religion, cultural heritage, national and ethnic origin, political belief, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, union membership, or political affiliation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on any of these bases in administration of its educational policies, including admission policies, financial assistance and other school-administered programs.