Nativity is blessed to sponsor a Preschool for children from our surrounding communities.
Our Preschool seeks to provide children with an environment that is fun and exciting, and at the same time challenging. We offer a Christian atmosphere of caring and acceptance and operate by values that are shared with the Church of the Nativity.
The philosophy of our preschool program is based on the developmental approach to education. The children will participate in self -motivated learning through active exploration and interaction with children, adults , and materials.
Our Preschool is inspected and licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, and all our staff are fully trained, licensed, supervised, and background-checked. Coordinated by our Director, the School operates under the authority of the Vestry (Church Board) of the Church of the Nativity, and is overseen by a Preschool Board which includes members of the parish and a parent of a current student.
Preschool classes are available from 9:00am to 11:30am on all school days. Parents may enroll their child in a two day (Tues/Thurs) program, a three day (Mon/Wed/Fri) program recommended for children who will be starting school the following year, or a four day Pre - Kindergarten (Mon/Tues/Wed/Fri) program. An extended day program is available on Mondays until 1:00pm and an Enrichment day is offered on Thursdays for MWF/Pre -K students.
The Nativity Community Preschool shall not discriminate in providing services to children and their families on the basis or race, religion, cultural heritage, political beliefs, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin or toilet training status. The school is open to all children who are at least 2.9 years of age.
9:00 – 10:20
Centers Children move among centers in the large classroom and adjoining science room interacting with other children, materials and teachers. Meeting time takes place at 9:15 to welcome students and to present the morning activities. Small group activities also take place during this time.
10:20 – 10:30 Large Group Music
10:30 – 10:45 Small Group Story
10:45 – 11:00 Snack: Provided by School
11:00 – 11:30 Movement Playground time or group movement activities inside
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
The children in our school will be provided with a safe, nurturing yet challenging environment that allows for their physical, social, emotional , and cognitive development. Our program is designed around a wide variety of materials and activities which allow for individual needs and interests. Opportunities will be provided to achieve the following goals: ▪ To help each child develop a sense of trust so they feel proud and confident in who they are ▪ To participate in individual, small group , and large group activities ▪ To encourage input from children ▪ To enrich language development ▪ To encourage creativity and the development of thinking skills ▪ To learn to relate to and care for one another