Posts By: Holly Irgens

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 »

Spanish Tip of the Week: Practice Your Spring Spanish Vocab!

Spring is in the air and the warm weather is upon us! This is the perfect time to get outside and explore while having your little ones practice their Spanish words. It’s so fun to explore a new path, trail or park and see what nature has to offer. Here’s a few of our Spanish vocab words to practice this Spring! butterfly/ies——- mariposa colors————– colores… Read more »

Vote for Us in the 2022 Boston Parents Paper Family Favorites

Pine Village has been serving families in the Boston area for over 20 years, and much of the success of our longevity is due to our excellent reputation in the communities we serve. Parents trust the advice of family and friends to guide them before making an investment in their children and trusting any program, and we are so grateful for your recommendations and support… Read more »

Explore the Neighborhood: Kendall Square

The Kendall Square neighborhood has experienced lots of growth in the past few years, making this formerly corporate area a hidden gem. Pine Village is a short walk from the Kendall Square T station, as well as many delicious restaurants and places for families to explore. In winter there is an outdoor ice skating rink right next door, and our proximity to the Charles River…