Families contract for one of the three following “programs”:

  • Toddler (15 mo. – 2.9 yrs) Preparación Preescolar
  • Preschool (2.9 – 4 yrs.) Preescolar
  • Pre-Kindergarten (4 – 6 yrs.) Preparación Para Kinder

(As noted previously, Directors and Teachers will sometimes recommend a change based on development rather than specific age.)

A typical school day:

8:00 – 9:00 Free Choice: centers open
9:00 – 9:30 Transition into classrooms
9:30 – 9:45 Friendship fruit Time
9:45 – 10:00 Independent Reading
10:00 – 10:20 Circle Time: Stories, songs, group activities and games. Themes will be introduced.
10:20 – 10:50 Theme-based activity such as art, math, or science
10:50 – 11:00 Bathroom and clean up
11:00 – 12 Gross Motor Activity (park or indoor play)
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 Rest Time/Quiet activities
3:00 – 3:30 Snack
3:30 – 4:00 Afternoon Circle time
4:00 – 4:30 Expressive arts activities/Theme-based activities
4:30 – 6:00 Group activities/free-play/outside

All schools open at 8:00 a.m., though our Brookline location has a 6:30 a.m. drop off option and our Needham location has a 7:30 a.m. drop off option (both for an additional cost). Students arrive no later than 9:00 a.m. in order to provide a smooth transition into the school day. There are two pick-up times at all schools: 3:30 p.m. or 6:00 p.m.