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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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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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What types of preschool can I find in Westwood, MA?
There are two main types of preschool programs you can send your kids to in Westwood, 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 Westwood, MA for traditional preschool centers, or private home-based preschools.
What should I look for in a good preschool program in Westwood, MA?
When you begin looking for preschools in Westwood, 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 Westwood, MA.
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There are currently 25 preschools in Westwood, 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 Westwood, MA who have previously sent their kids to any of the preschools you are interested in.