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Professional Center for Child Development

32 Osgood Street, Andover, MA

Costimate: $356/wk

"The Great Summer Adventure!" Our summer preschool program runs from July 7 - Aug 15, MWF 9-11am. Registration is flexible: you may register for one week or 6 weeks - one day a week, or all three! Reserve your child's spot by May 16!

For the past 40 years, The Professional Center for Child Development's mission has been to provide therapeutic and educational services for children of all abilities and their families, working with each child to develop to his or her full potential. We strive to eliminate barriers to growth and development for children with disabilities and families coping with health issues and challenges.

Our Two by Three Preschool experience for ages 3 to 5 years focuses on the child's social and emotional development by fostering independence, self-reliance and positive self-esteem using a developmental curriculum. We have small classes with a teacher/child ratio of 1:3. We offer a rolling enrollment for children of all abilities. We find that integrated classrooms allow children to gain a greater acceptance for one another's differences and abilities. Our Two by Three Preschool sets children on a path for future educational success. Classes meet 9:00 -11:45 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. We also offer a flexible 6 week summer preschool program.

Our Saturday "Play Pals" group is designed for 3-5 year old children who would benefit from a small group setting for developing important speech-language and social skills using play-based therapy. Play Pals meet on Saturday mornings from 10:00-11:30.

We also offer Two by Two Toddler groups for an integrated toddler experience. Our playgroups for 2 and 3 year olds focus on play and positive social interactions. Children strengthen their sense of independence, preparing them for their future preschool experience. We have a flexible & ongoing enrollment with groups running throughout the year. Morning, afternoon, and summer sessions available.

Our Developmental Day School provides a comprehensive educational and therapeutic program for children ages 3-10 who have multiple disabilities, moderate to severe developmental delay, complex care needs or medical needs. As the Agency's original and longest running program, the school has been in existence since our opening in 1973.
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Ms. Lynnelle's NeighborSchool

497 SOUTH MAIN STREET, Andover, MA

I just earned my CDA (Child Development Associate's), a national credit, so that I can teach young children nationwide. I strive to be the best educator that I can possibly be, taking courses and learning throughout my time working in order to better myself and the program. My first priority for the program is making sure the children are safe. It is an absolute non-negotiable! I want to bring up the children as a whole person: physical, emotional, social, cognitive, as well caring, compassionate, and respectful little humans. I provide a bilingual curriculum in both English and Chinese, on top of the Montessori method.

We love to play, it is so fun! They go to school to play, and in every activity they do, they are learning. It is the beauty of working with children. When we play with blocks, they are learning colors, shapes, counting, sorting, and more. When they are playing with Play-Doh, they are learning creativity and how to use their imagination, while building hands-on skills. The sensory and language aspects of, 'this bucket of play-doh is dry,' and 'this one is smooth,' is infinitely important in their little brains as well. There is so much to gain from playing. I want them to have every opportunity imaginable to learn through play.

The benefit of a small program in a home environment for the children is that they learn how to deal with different personalities, conflicts, and more. They are little, but they learn from the examples set not only by adults, but by the other kids as well. Children can teach each other how to share, how to be patient, and how to ask for permission. I had one little girl teaching a little boy how to ask to use a toy, whether it was right then or when a peer was done with it. She asked for permission, the child said yes, then they said, 'thank you,' and 'you're welcome,' and the little boy observing learned. Prior to that, he had been taking toys without asking. It is so rewarding to see the kids growing up and learning how to behave on a daily basis in a safe environment.
We also teach the children about gratitude. It isn't only during Thanksgiving that we talk about this. The children are taught to say 'thank you for dropping me off!' to their parents in the morning. Before we sit down to eat lunch, we do a family-style meal where we all sit together during breakfast, lunch and snacks, we say thank you and are aware of the gratitude of having food to eat.

There is so much to teach the children and my program ensures that they learn as much as they can to launch themselves into a bright, successful future with all of the tools and development they need.

What is NeighborSchools?

NeighborSchools helps experienced caregivers launch and operate licensed home daycares in Massachusetts. With better ratios and experienced caretakers, home daycare allows for more individualized attention for infants and toddlers. As a parent, you get a trusted partner for the long-term care of your child, right in your neighborhood, at a price you can afford.
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Taught A Lot Childcare

21 Geiger Drive, Tewksbury, MA

Starting at $60/day

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I am Shirley Connolly, the owner and operator of Taught A Lot childcare in Tewksbury, MA. I offer a loving and safe environment for children from infants to 5 years. I have been caring for children for over 30 years.
I am licensed and certified by The Department of Early Education and Care. I am also a certified preschool teacher. I am also an educator for infants and toddlers. My assistant is also certified by EEC and has years of training and experience. We have been working together as a team for almost 10 years!!!
We provide a curriculum that is based on the individual needs of the children enrolled. We work with our preschoolers on social, emotional, physical and cognitive/intellectual needs daily. Some children need help with social skills, others need help with refining fine motor (Fingers for writing skills) development, others need practice with identifying letters and shapes, self help skills, etc. We find these strengths and weaknesses and build upon them.
We believe children learn best from open ended experiences. Children are free to explore all medias of craft materials. They find their own creativity with no right or wrong way.
Many, many of our past childcare children have been known to win art shows in elementary school from having such early art experiences while with us. We go way beyond coloring in pages!!!! We have many weekly themes to make learning fun!
Our infants and toddlers are engaged and stimulated through story books, music and movement, children's songs and interactions from adults and little friends in our program. They learn baby signs as it is proven to help them learn speech and language skills at an earlier age. It builds self esteem and helps them to communicate their needs with peers and adults. This is even before they can talk!
We are trained yearly in infant and child CPR & First Aid. We are members of a USDA food program and we serve Breakfast, lunch and snacks at no additional charge.
A daily midday email is sent out to all families about their child's daily activities. The hours are 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Mon-Fri.
We are a family business and value what we have to share with other families.
Give us a call to come out to visit our home based program!!!
Love is the Bridge from our home to yours!
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Reviewed by Jessica 5/5 stars
Taught a lot Childcare is a second family to my children. They have provided a safe , loving and educational experience to my children for over 5 years. I can honestly say my children are more advanced socially, physically and intellectually than children of my family and friends and I absolutely contribute it to Shirley and her program.
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What types of preschool can I find in Andover, MA?
There are two main types of preschool programs you can send your kids to in Andover, MA. The first is a full-time preschool program that usually works well for parents working full-time shifts. The second is a part-time preschool program where you can enroll your child for 2-3 days per week and typically choose between a morning or afternoon shift. A part-time preschool can be a great option if you want to ease the transition of this new learning experience for your child. You can also check your options in Andover, MA for traditional preschool centers, or private home-based preschools.
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