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.

Virtual Tour

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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.

Upcoming Events

Enrollment processes open in the fall for Preschool and Kindergarten Programs for the Sept. 2021-2022 academic year. Enrollment for the upcoming summer program is ongoing as well.

Informational Visits and Open Houses

During the COVID-19 crisis, please use the Contact form to get in touch with the director for information. Prospective families are unfortunately unable to visit the school while we are in session, but we may be able to arrange a late afternoon or week-end tour.

In addition, we are setting up virtual meetings using zoom on the first Thursday of every month beginning October 1st for prospective families to collect information about the program, ask questions specific to each family’s needs, and get a feel for what we do. These are between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Please call or email the school to receive a link to one of these meetings.

Please use our virtual tour or email/call for additional information about the school and enrollment process.

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