Our School

With two large, light-filled preschool rooms for our 3-5 year-olds, this facility (which opened in 2010) also has an open and airy toddler space for eighteen busy 2-year-olds. Conveniently located on the Newton/Needham border, our Needham school is just off Highland Ave and Rte. 95. We are close to the beautiful Charles River Walk and have our own on-site playground right outside the front door. We are located in an up and coming area for active families.

To learn more about our Needham location, check out the PVP Needham School Spotlight on our blog!

Our Director

Lucy Codoceo, PVP Needham Director
Lucy Codoceo

My name is Lucila Codoceo, and I am pleased to be the Director of PVP Needham.

Preschool years are an important time in your child’s education, a time to develop love for learning and discover a new language. My priority as director is to lead your child to explore and learn freely from every experience provided. I also believe every play situation is a great learning opportunity, and therefore aim to create a positive, warm and respectful environment in which everyone feels comfortable and safe. I am committed to making your child’s preschool experience a great time full of fun, love and development.

I have been teaching preschool children for fifteen years and teaching Spanish as a second language since 2010. In Chile I received my bachelor degree in early childhood education, and later in the United States I enriched my knowledge in the field with several training courses and certifications, including my Massachusetts teaching license. I was born in Antofagasta, Chile and moved to United States in 2010. My favorite hobbies are reading books and going to the movies, and I love animals. Most of all, I love children and my work is my passion. I know how important and special your child is. In my role as director I support your child’s teachers, build your parent/teacher relationship and, most of all, help your child grow.

For me it is important to create a sense of community and provide a variety of learning experiences throughout their time at PVP. It is important for your child to develop socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically. All of this can be accomplished by providing a rich curriculum focused in your child needs and interests and through play activities. I look forward to support and guide the teachers through this journey, full of learning and love. Together we will work as a team and make this an enjoyable and meaningful experience for your child.