Learning Circle Preschool, accredited by NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) offers two, three or five day programs for children 2.9-7. Set at the foot of the Great Blue Hills, 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 and 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 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 sciences 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 toward parent participation in the program.
Class sizes typically range from 12-14 students, each with two highly-qualified and experienced co-teachers