Full and Half-Day Preschool Program
The Preschool Program provides an environment that meets the needs of children between the ages of 2 years, 9 months and six years in a mixed age group setting. This provides an environment where each child can reach their full potential at their own development, both socially and emotionally. It also invites cooperation and pro social behavior, all while supporting motivation and confidence. The curriculum is designed as a team technique by a group of very experienced preschool teachers. They incorporate the children's interests and needs into the unique curriculum, where they work in Literacy, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineers, and Mathematics), Art and Sensory--ALL done THROUGH PLAY! The curriculum is created in a way that it can evolve in any direction, and often does! The children learn to navigate in their own environment and gain the confidence and skills that are necessary for success ahead.
Our December Newsletter
The children were busy in November exploring the month's themes, Respect and Good Manners. They discussed and practiced when to say "please," "thank you,""excuse me," and "sorry" and learned how to say them in sign language. They had fun learning about teamwork choosing friends to put puzzles together, read stories, play games, and build things with blocks, Legos, and Magna Tiles.
They also enjoyed learning about the Pilgrims and Wampanoag and the First Thanksgiving. They discovered that Pilgrim and Wampanoag children played soccer (football), used hula hoops, and played with dolls just like they do today. The month ended with a yummy Thanksgiving Feast including turkey, mashed potatoes, and rolls.
Medfield Food Cupboard: Maria, Natalie's Mom, visited preschool to pick up the food the children collected for the Medfield Food Cupboard. She thanked the children for their generous contribution for Medfield's families in need. She also read them a story, Maddi's Fridge by Lois Brandt and Vin Vogel. It's about a girl named Maddi who finds out that her friend doesn't have enough for and what she and her mother do to help her.
December's Themes: The holidays are upon us! The children are very busy getting ready to celebrate Hanukkah and Christmas and learning how families celebrate the holidays. The children will celebrate Hanukkah by making menorahs, spinning dreidels, and tasting latkes.
The Christmas celebration begins with a reading of The Polar Express, drinking hot chocolate, and going on magical train rides. Polar Express Pajama parties have been planned, so be sure to check the calendar for the dates.
Hibernation: The children will explore what some animals do to survive during the winter. They will learn which animals hibernate such as reptiles, amphibians, insects, groundhogs, and little brown bats and which animals are dormant such as bears, squirrels, and chipmunks. Miss Rosemary will bring in some special surprises from Stony Brook.
Jan Brett: The final week in December will be a celebration of the author, Jan Brett. The children will read the stories, The Mitten, The Hat, and Gingerbread Friends and enjoy different activities related to the stories.
Tooth Brushing Forms: Please make sure that you have signed and returned your tooth brushing form. If you have signed yes, please send the toothbrush in a toothbrush case in your child's lunchbox. Please make sure that the toothbrush and case are labeled with your children's name.
If you have decided not to have your child brush his/her teeth, please sign the form and return it as soon as possible.
Happy Holidays and a Happy and Safe New Year!
Holly, Meghan, Rosemary