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Ms. Laura's NeighborSchool

302 West Street, Dedham, MA

Laura is a home daycare provider licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC). Her license allows her to care for up to 6 children in a warm home environment in Dedham.

Laura has been a provider since 2019. As a licensed provider, Laura receives training in safe sleep, childhood nutrition, medication administration and childhood development. Every year she is required to renew her pediatric CPR certificate and attend at least 10 hours of professional development training.

Every year, a Licensor from the EEC's regional office does an unannounced home-visit to assess program quality, health & safety practices, and make sure Laura is meeting the EEC's requirements, including regular progress reports, daily attendance tracking, monthly evacuation drills, etc.

Parents love NeighborSchools home daycares. 'I was focused on choosing a program that nurtured my child, but I found one that also nurtured me and helped me become a better parent. I'm always telling my friends to check out home daycare - our experience was so wonderful!' Read more about Courtney Trudell's journey to find the right child care for her family.

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.

Nobles Day Camp

10 Campus Dr, Dedham, MA

Nobles Day Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association and takes every precaution that all of our campers are safe during their time at camp. Through involvement with positive role models in our many different activities, campers learn to enjoy recreation in a non-competitive atmosphere, respect the rights of others, take positive risks, and learn to make choices in a fun and caring environment. At the same time they are gaining positive self-esteem and long lasting friendships with peers and adults. Our camp consists of age-appropriately designed programs; the Owls Nest (3.5 years old to entering kindergarten, Nobles Day Camp (entering grades 1-7 and Teen Program (entering grades 8 and 9).

The Owls Nest is an exciting and engaging introduction to camp, providing a wide range of creative activities in a safe and nurturing environment. The varied activities are designed to encourage a camper's social, artistic and physical development. Owls Nest campers are placed in age appropriate nests (small groups) of 12-16 campers and 3-4 counselors, with a counselor/camper ratio of 1:4.

Nobles Day Camp is all about choices!
Campers are placed in co-ed groups of children all entering the same grade next fall. Each group has a morning and afternoon swim (one instructional; one free swim) and a group lunch period. Campers supplement the rest of their day with choices from their age appropriate activities list. Each group has a unique schedule which offers children a choice of three or four different activities each hour. At the beginning of each hour, a child chooses the activity in which he wishes to participate. Although counselors encourage every child to try new activities, the final decision rests with the camper.

As our campers mature, our programs offer more opportunities to increase personal growth, social development and leadership skills. Campers earn the privilege of traveling, based on their behavior in and out of camp (both with peers and staff). Expectations increase with each age level as more freedom AND responsibility is placed on the campers. Groups balance the many exciting on-campus Noble's activity choices around their trip schedule. Our Seniors, Eights and Nines all travel out of camp at least once per week. Safety is our main concern. Each group travels in a school or activity bus under close supervision of their group counselors.
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SolBe Learning

631 VFW Parkway, Chestnut Hill, MA

Starting at $3332/mo

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SolBe is an early learning center that re-imagines traditional notions of child care and nursery school. Our name defines our purpose: "sol" from the Spanish word meaning sun and the English word "be", combining into a name meaning "to be full of light". Learning is not the filling of a cup, but the lighting of a fire.

We aim to create the highest quality early learning experiences through a seed-to-table nutrition program, thoughtfully designed facilities, especially-trained-for-this-work educators, and a school culture influenced by the Reggio Emilia approach integrated with Spanish immersion.

Your wellness and the wellness of your child shouldn't be a question of either/or. SolBe is an early learning center committed to yes/and. Our dynamic program continually adapts and improves as we nurture healthy, engaged lives for children and adults.

The SolBe educational philosophy is heavily influenced by the Reggio Emilia approach; we believe children to be competent and capable citizens of our society. As such, we are careful to craft experiences and learning opportunities based on what we observe about children. We constantly look for opportunities to scaffold children s learning, which encourages them to be active participants in their learning experiences. This means allowing children the freedom to play and explore on their own accord, and the educator taking a role as a guide instead of the traditional gatekeeper of knowledge.

Our educational philosophy also encompasses best practices related to language immersion education. We are a Spanish language immersion program, which means that our day-to-day activities happen in Spanish. We value bilingual learning- and the cognitive and social emotional benefits which bilingualism promotes.

Attention has been paid to the interactions between the physical learning environment and children, as well as how the environment impacts the interactions between educators and children. Our spaces have been intentionally designed to shift to the changing needs and emotions of the humans who use them. We re inspired by the Montessori method and its attention to beautiful home-like environments, which is reflected in our design.

Our seed-to-table nutrition program is another element of our educational philosophy. Research shows that when children are active participants in the growing and preparation of their food, they are more likely to try, and enjoy, new foods. Children participate in a food preparation task daily.
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Reviewed by Jacquelyn P 5/5 stars
Our absolute biggest challenge prior to attending SolBe was finding an early learning center with educators who would love my child and work with our family to care for him as we do. We want him to be seen as an individual, known by his peers and staff, and to be cared for in the ways he needs as he grows. This challenge made us feel like our son was just a number, just another child in a crowded class. No one had ever taken the time to get to know him. Every child deserves to be seen and heard and assisted in their individual space to learn and grow. We didn't feel like we were getting that. It's heartbreaking to see your child not be cared for, just to be brushed along in a herd. At SolBe, my child is loved. His needs and wants are nurtured. He's learning and growing at alarming speed because he is being heard, his abilities are being applauded and creatively challenged to grow. He's comfortable and happy. SolBe is a positive reference and a place our son requests to go on his days off. Our son sings to us in Spanish and requests to see his friends and teachers when he is home. He doesn't cry or panic when I leave him at SolBe. He tells me he loves his educators, unprompted! He is confident around other children and adults in ways he was not before. To somebody on the fence about attending SolBe, I'd say that investing in your child's care and wellbeing is worth it. This place is special, you'll know when you see it. We've never been more confident or calm about our child's wellbeing and growth than we are in the hands of SolBe.
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Boston Outdoor Preschool Network

4006 Washington Street, Roslindale, MA

Costimate: $216/wk

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We are an inspired team of teachers with experience in public, private, and Montessori schools, who are thrilled to give your child the opportunity to play, learn, and thrive outdoors! Our programs spark curiosity, discovery, and a strong connection with nature.

We offer the following programs:
- Half-day preschool at the Arnold Arboretum (2.9 - 6 years)
- Full-day preschool at the Arnold Arboretum (2.9 - 6 years)
- Full-day toddler at the Arnold Arboretum (15 months - 2.9 years)
- Summer program at the Arnold Arboretum (2.9 - 10 years)

Coming in Fall 2020:
- Half-day preschool at Massachusetts Horticultural Society (Wellesley)
- Half-day preschool at Christopher Columbus Park (North End, Boston)
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Reviewed by Kate A 5/5 stars
Our son, JR, who is featured in the Featured Image above attends BOPN for three days a week and he is in heaven. He calls it nature school and loves his teachers Ms.SarahBesse and Ms.SaraMurray (all one word!). The teachers are truly phenomenal, so thoughtful and he has grown so much since they started. We are so thrilled with the program. They have amazing pictures of the kids every day which include our son hiking tons (we love that!), coloring with blueberries, being in nature, reading stories, exploring and generally having a lovely experience as children. The research that has come out about the benefits of kids being in nature is so huge and we are so lucky to be in the initial BOPN class.
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Needham Children's Center

858 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA

Costimate: $418/wk

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We offer a quality program for children and their families which recognizes the holistic development of young children. We promote their cognitive, social, emotional, and physical growth and provide a stimulating environment with positive, nurturing care and a developmentally appropriate curriculum. NCC provides a variety of experiences and activities designed to encourage children to learn about themselves, their friends, and their surroundings. These include small and large group experiences, quiet times, and active play, as well as indoor and outdoor activities in keeping with NAEYC criteria and the Massachusetts Core Competencies for early childhood education.

Needham Children's Center has a long history of quality care and a strong commitment to children and their families. We are celebrating our 35th year of excellence. We offer five separate programs: Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten and Afterschool (grade K through 5 including transportation), and a Summer Program for children entering grades one through four. NCC is open 12 months a year Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
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Reviewed by Debra L 5/5 stars
I love NCC. Both my children have gone since they were toddlers. Most day cares in town are family run, so that is no surprise. My children absolutely love all the teachers. I would recommend it to anyone.
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FAQs for finding preschools in Dedham

What types of preschool can I find in Dedham, MA?
There are two main types of preschool programs you can send your kids to in Dedham, 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 Dedham, MA for traditional preschool centers, or private home-based preschools.
What should I look for in a good preschool program in Dedham, MA?
When you begin looking for preschools in Dedham, MA ask about the ratio of learning time to supervised play time so you can get a good sense of whether you believe your child's needs will be met. From there, ask about what a typical day consists of, what the safety protocols are and how discipline will be handled. Also, make sure to check directly with the preschool for information about their local licensing and credentials in Dedham, MA.
How can I find a preschool near me?
There are currently 52 preschools in Dedham, MA on Care.com and you can filter these local results by distance from your zip code. From there, you can compare between preschool programs by traditional facility-based preschools and private, in-home preschools. Be sure to check reviews from other families in Dedham, MA who have previously sent their kids to any of the preschools you are interested in.