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Needham Children's Center

858 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA

Costimate: $418/wk

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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St. Joseph Elementary School

90 Pickering Street, Needham, MA

Starting at $1050/mo

St. Joseph Elementary School fosters creativity, independence, and decision making to raise confident, creative, and compassionate kids. Purposeful play in preschool is a student's sense of learning. The preschool program focuses on the academic, social, physical, and emotional well-being of students to prepare them for robust learning in kindergarten.

Preschool uses the OWL (Opening the World of Learning) curriculum to promote early literacy skills and language proficiency in the context of research-based and field-tested content in ELA, science, and social studies. It is designed to develop oral language and early literacy skills for young students in a thematic, center-based classroom.

Building Blocks is the math curriculum used in preschool. Building Blocks weaves mathematical learning into preschool students' daily activities. These hands-on activities are implemented in small groups, morning meeting, whole group, and story time lessons to reinforce informal and formal math knowledge and concepts. The program exposes students to math concepts through asking them to make patterns, count and sort, add items, take items away, build math vocabulary, sequence, recognize numbers, and balance blocks to name a few.

At the preschool level, students' love of God develops through daily appreciation for the gifts and blessings in His world. Students will learn about the Holy Family, recite prayers (Our Father, Sign of the Cross, Hail Mary), and follow in God's teachings. With guidance, students will also practice mindful and reverent prayer with the intention of deepening their faith. God is always at the heart of everyday learning through social, emotional, and academic growth.

Typical Day

8:00- 8:15- Drop-off/ Table Choices & Center Choices

8:15-9:00 - Morning Meeting & Circle Time

9:00- 9:30 - Outdoor Play

9:30-9:45 - Snack Time

9:45-10:30- Center Exploration and Project-based Learning

10:30-11:00- Special (Spanish, art, music, gym, library, STREAM)

11:00-11:30- Outdoor Play

11:30- 12:00- Books, Songs, Wash hands for lunch

12:00- 12:30- Lunch Time

12:30-1:15- Quiet Time on Mat/ Books on Tape

1:15 - 2:00 - Center & Table Activities

2:00 - 2:30 - Afternoon Meeting & Circle time and Departure
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Expressions After School

1132 Highland Ave, Needham Heights, MA

Costimate: $279/wk

Here at Expressions After School we pride ourselves on having a home away from home atmosphere. We view our clients as an extension of our family. We are a sports and art based program located in the center of Needham, MA. We offer various clubs such as theatre, set design, costume design, visual arts, sewing, Legos, Lego Mindstorm, knee hockey, whiffle ball, basketball, homework club, and much more! We also offer a Morning Kindergarten Program with an Option A and an Option B - we pick your child up from their school at the designated dismissal time and bring them to Expressions. Once at Expressions they will have a light academic enrichment followed by lunch, reading time, lesson themed arts and crafts, a sport of the day, and building fine motor skills with Lego time. Please see our website for the differences in Option A&B packages. Expressions is the the only after school that offers transportation to and from children's extra curricular activities and appointments. We are offering two new services for the 2017-2018 school year - Expressions Teen Center for 5th - 8th Graders and a Transportation Only option for families that want to use our transportation services only with our certified and background checked drivers. Please call for more information.
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Sew Easy

908 Great Plain Ave, Needham Heights, MA

Sew Easy has been family owned and operated for 19 years teaching 13,000 kids and teens how to sew. With our many years of teaching experience, we have developed proven methods of instruction to individually suit a child's learning and personality style. We believe this is one of the many reasons why children remain in our program throughout their childhood and pre-adolescent years.

Kids, ages 5 1/2 through 17 years old, will experience the old-fashion pleasures of learning a new life skill. These skills include: learning to operate a sewing machine, selecting exciting fabrics and patterns, hand sewing and much more. Each student will complete four to eight projects during each of their programs. We have over 400 project designs which include: hip clothing; pet wear; bags galore; decorative pillows; fleece wear; American Girl Doll & Webkinz fashions; and much, much more!

Sew Easy attracts the best talent New England has to offer. Our educated staff members have attended institutions such as PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN (NY); THE FASHION SCHOOL OF DESIGN (BOSTON); FRAMINGHAM STATE UNIVERSITY, and LASALLE FASHION DESIGN PROGRAM (NEWTON).

As a professional organization, Sew Easy adheres to strict local and state standards providing a safe and ethical environment for children. We are licensed by the Board of Health and State of Massachusetts. Our staff is checked by government CORI and SORI data basis as well as CPR certified.

Our goal is to enhance self-esteem and confidence in all who attend. Creating something with your own two hands instills self-efficacy. Children continue to develop their skills in decision-making, reading, mathematics, and working with others...skills that will remain with them throughout their lives. Allow us the privilege of teaching your child a new life skill!

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Expressions After School, Inc.

CO The Christ Church 1132 Highland Ave., Needham, MA

Costimate: $305/wk

Expressions After School, Inc.
Hours of Operation:
The Program runs during the school year, Monday through Friday, from the end of the school day until 6:30 PM. During most Holidays and School Vacations, the Program is open from 7:30AM to 6:30PM.
Children are picked up at their schools by our staff in our Expressions mini vans. They are brought to the facility where a member of our staff greets them outside and brings them into the building. And the only after school that does extended pick ups or drop offs to other activities.
Snacks: Healthy snacks are provided daily, both when the children arrive from school and again at 4:30 PM.
Homework Room:
A homework tutor is on site daily between 4 PM and 6 PM to assist the children with homework. There is also access to the Needham Free Public Library, which is right across the street from us.
Clubs and Activities:
We offer a wide range of clubs and activities to capture the interests of everyone. Clubs include Theater, Visual Arts, Culinary Arts, Sewing, Soccer, Basketball and Chess. In addition, we have an indoor gym and recently renovated game room that includes both board games and table games, and an extensive library of books. We also have a comfy room for quiet time or movie viewing. Additional outsourced activities include horseback riding, skiing at Blue Hills and piano lessons. E.E.C. Certified Licensed Center all staff background checked.
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FAQs for finding preschools in Needham

What types of preschool can I find in Needham, MA?
There are two main types of preschool programs you can send your kids to in Needham, 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 Needham, MA for traditional preschool centers, or private home-based preschools.
What should I look for in a good preschool program in Needham, MA?
When you begin looking for preschools in Needham, 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 Needham, MA.
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There are currently 39 preschools in Needham, MA on 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 Needham, MA who have previously sent their kids to any of the preschools you are interested in.