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 Learning Circle’s Goldfinch class accepts older preschool and Kindergarten children. Those who are not yet eligible for a public school kindergarten may benefit developmentally from a transitional class. Children may also use this program as a Kindergarten and 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. Decisions about placements for the fall of 2020 began being made in December 2019, 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 Contact page.
Learning Circle Preschool is closed until at least September, 2020, and if opening is possible then, will follow all approved guidance from licensing agencies to allow the safe re-opening of the school.
While closed, teachers will continue to be checking in with families daily with suggestions about home activities that relate to the interests we’ve been seeing recently among the children, and will be available to offer resources to our families through email, online activities and meetings. Please let us know if we can be helpful.