Posts By: Holly Irgens

Winter 2023 Information Sessions

Hear from our Directors about our Spanish immersion program, developmentally appropriate practices, and social/emotional curriculum. RSVP Required: Multi-School Events (Virtual, via Zoom) JP South/Needham/South EndMonday, February 6, 2023 – 2:00 PM Kendall Sq./BrooklineWednesday, February 8, 2023 – 2:00 PM JP Revere/BrightonThursday, February 23, 2023 – 4:00 PM Newton Highlands/Porter Sq./West NewtonFriday, February 24, 2023 – 10:30 AM Individual School Events (In-Person)All begin promptly at… Read more »

Spanish Tip of the Week: Words of Love and Friendship

When it comes to our classrooms, we encourage words of love and friendship between the entire community. Using these heartfelt words at home is a great way to reinforce caring, loving behavior. Today on the blog, we’ve put together some Spanish vocab words to practice at home! Friend….. Amiga/Amigo Love….amor Heart……. corazón Nice…….. agradable Caring……. cariñosa Sweet….. dulce Laugh…..risa Chocolate….. chocolate Share…… Compartir Kind…… amable Buddy….. Amiga/Amigo… Read more »

School Spotlight: Pine Village JP Revere St.

The original Jamaica Plain school is located in St John’s Episcopal Church within the historical neighborhood of Summer Hill,. Along with our fenced in playground, kids love our bright sunny classrooms and large parish hall for big events! Our Director, Ana Nieto, shares a few of her favorite memories and ongoing events at our Pine Village Revere St. preschool in today’s blog! Hola! My name… Read more »

Celebrating 21 Years of Pine Village Preschool

A challenge of owning a small business is that we are always in “work mode” and sometimes forget to reflect on special moments and memories. This past summer we realized we had completely bypassed our 20th anniversary, which took place in 2021. This is a monumental milestone, but especially for a small business founded by two women: Emma LaVecchia and Brid Martin. So although belated,…

2022 Cambridge Science Festival Presentation: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

Pine Village Preschool was excited to present at the 2022 Cambridge Science Festival about how we teach children to take care of our planet. Our goal is to create awareness for parents on the many small things they can do everyday to make this a reality. Check out our intro video to the presentation below: We are happy to share the presentation below – you… Read more »

Explore the Neighborhood: South End

If you live around the Boston area, you are probably already familiar with the South End. Tucked between Back Bay/Copley, Roxbury and Southie! However, you might not be familiar with the gems unless you spend a lot of time there. It’s certainly one of the quieter parts of the city and not quite as touristy as Copley or Back Bay or the North End. With… Read more »

Fall 2022 Virtual Info Sessions

Fall is upon us and that means it’s time to learn more about the best preschool options for your family! Join us via Zoom to learn about our Spanish immersion programs. Hear from our Directors about our developmentally appropriate practices and social/emotional curriculum. RSVP at October Brookline & Brighton: Thu. Oct. 13, 2022, 10:00 AM JP South & Newton Highlands: Fri. Oct. 14, 2022, 10:00… Read more »

Spanish Tip of the Week: Back to School Vocab

With school back in session and fall in the air, it’s the perfect time to reinforce your Spanish vocab with your little ones. Between getting back in the classroom and so many fun fall activities, there is plenty of different vocabulary words to keep in mind as you are communicating with your child. Continuous repetition and reinforcement is key with raising bilingual children, so the… Read more »

School Highlight: Pine Village West Newton

Another feature in one of our neighborhood schools – West Newton! Located on the corner of Washington St. and Highland Ave., the school is nestled inside beautiful historic building with a very large and extra fun playground. Our school also has expansive space for indoor fun and an amazing cook’s kitchen for fun activities! Read on to learn more from our West Newton Director, Lorena… Read more »

Pine Village Preschool Wins 2022 Boston Parents Paper Family Favorites

Pine Village Preschool has once again been named to the Boston Parents Paper Family Favorites List this year! THANK YOU to all of our families for voting for us this year and helping to spread the word about our schools! We’ve been fortunate enough to have secured a place in the Boston Parents Paper Family Favorites since 2014 and appreciate all of the love and… Read more »