Best Friends LEARNING CENTER Programs
Our infant program provides a safe, nurturing and clean environment. Providing an enriched environment where infants explore independently, interact and build a sense of trust with their caregivers to create meaning of the world around them.
Our infant program provides a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment for the littlest ones in our care. This specially designed setting, along with our caring educators, will work cooperatively with you to nurture your baby through all their early stages of development. Our educators are warm and attentive spending “heart to heart” time daily with each child; feeding, snuggling, reading, playing and laughing. We provide continuity of care between your home and our classrooms by partnering with parents and developing a strong understanding of each child’s individual needs.
We are required to place all infants on their backs to sleep to keep the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome at a low; unless the child’s pediatrician orders otherwise in writing. Additional information regarding SIDS is included in your welcome packet folder.
Toddlers are at a developmental stage where everything is new. Toddlers are learning every moment of the day and enjoy exploring their environment. The classroom is equipped with safe and exciting age appropriate furniture and toys.
Calendar and newsletters are sent home monthly. Toddlers are explorers and learn through interactive hands-on activities. Toddler friendly activities are set up in the classroom to enhance their social, emotional, language and cognitive skills. Educators read stories, sing songs and play games to encourage the child’s participation. Children also enjoy weekly Music and Movement lessons taught by a certified teacher.
Outdoor play is also an important part of our curriculum. Toddlers have the opportunity to run, ride bikes, climb and slide as well as sandbox play.
Daily reports are provided to parents at the end of each day in regards to the child’s mood, meals, diapering/toileting and additional comments about your child’s day.
School Ready Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten
A new world of learning begins in our preschool programs. This is the beginning of a new learning adventure that will develop language, social, emotional, thinking and learning skills of young learners. They begin to problem solve and become critical thinkers. The program provides an academic and literacy rich foundation that will prepare them for kindergarten and beyond. Talking responsively to children, reading daily and offering regular opportunities to practice writing are key to successful learners.
Our curriculum is based on the Massachusetts Department of Education Guidelines for Preschool Learning and the Early Childhood Program Standards.
Calendar and newsletters are sent home monthly. Children will be challenged in all areas of the curriculum including science, math, writing, literature and social studies. Children also enjoy weekly Music and Movement lessons taught by a certified teacher.
We provide a safe and structured before and after school program for children 5-8 yrs. of age. Children are supervised by a qualified educator at all times.
Our school age program is designed to provide children time to play outdoors, interact with friends, engage in puzzles, games, manipulative toys and creative projects. We also dedicate space and support for daily homework assignments and group story. A variety of snacks are provided.
Our goal is to develop a positive self image through social interaction, cooperation, conflict resolution and relationship building. Children will learn how to get along with other children and use free time creatively, productively and safely.
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