Preschool Open Houses

Preschools hold Open Houses throughout the year so parents can visit the schools firsthand and many invite children to visit as well.  You can contact schools directly to learn more. 

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Preschool Directory

Below is list of area preschools, in alphabetical order, noting their addresses and program information. For more information and to confirm tuition rates, please contact schools directly.

 


Bright Horizons at Wayland
321 Commonwealth Road, Suite 102, Wayland, MA 01778
(508) 358-1115
www.brighthorizons.com/wayland

Director: Maureen Mazzola,

wayland@brighthorizons.com

Ages accepted: 6 weeks - 6 years

Class times: Part-time, full-time, and extended

Tuition rates: Ranges

Extra programs offered: Music, dance, art studio, kindergarten prep clubs

Open houses: Appointments available upon request 

Mission statement: The Bright Horizons family solutions mission is to provide innovative solutions that help children, families, employees, and employers work together to be their very best. We are committed to providing the highest-quality child care, education, and work/life solutions in the world. We strive to: nurture each child’s unique qualities and potential; support families through strong partnerships; collaborate with employers to promote employee well-being; create a work environment that encourages professionalism, growth, and diversity; grow a financially strong organization. We aspire to do this so successfully that we make a difference in the lives of those we serve.

 

The Children’s Way
41 Cochituate Road, Wayland, MA 01778
(508) 358-7072
tcw.wayland.k12.ma.us

Director: Katy Merrell,

kathleen_merrell@wayland.k12.ma.us

Ages accepted: 2.9 - entering kindergarten

Class times: Half day 8:30am - 11:30am; optional lunch bunch 11:45am - 1pm; full day 8am - 3pm; extended hours available for full day children until 4:00pm and 5:30pm.

Tuition rates: Ranges based on program hours, please see our website

Extra programs offered: Integrated special needs program for Wayland public schools

Mission statement: The Children’s Way educates young children and encourages them to explore and realize their personal potentials. Our skilled and dedicated staff creates a dynamic play-based curriculum that addresses developmental needs and diverse learning styles. We value and respect every family within our community collectively.

 

Community Nursery School of Wayland
5 Damon Street, Wayland, MA 01778
(508) 651-2555
www.cnswayland.org

info@cnswayland.org

Director: Elizabeth Fuce

Ages accepted: 2.9 to 5 years

Class times: 8am - 2:45pm; 9 - 11:45; 9 - 1; 9 - 2; 2, 3 or 5 days

Tuition rates: $2,700 - $8,350 (rates vary based on days and hours)

Extra programs offered: Music and creative movement

Open house dates: Appointments available upon request

Mission statement: At CNS, we believe that the social and physical development of the preschool child is enhanced by nursery school. We focus on the growth and development of the whole child. in our school,

each child is helped to: define a positive self-image, feel confident about his or her new accomplishments, develop new relationships, build the foundation for educational success in future years. We feel that school

activities encourage each child to relate to others through listening, sharing, taking turns, following directions and concentrating on activities. This is achieved by participation that is structured in a warm, supportive atmosphere within developmentally appropriate classes.

 

Drumlin Farm Community Preschool
208 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773
(781) 259-2224
www.massaudubon.org/drumlin, dfpreschool@massaudubon.org

Director: Jill Canelli, (781) 259-2241

jcanelli@massaudubon.org

Ages accepted: 3 - 5 years

Class times: mornings are from 9am-12pm and afternoons are from 1pm-4pm. option for early drop off in the morning at 8:30am and at 12:30pm for an extra fee. also lunch bunch options available and late pick up until 4:30pm. full day options also available Monday through Thursday (9am through 4pm).

Class schedules and tuition rates: Full days available (Tuesday/Thursday): $8700 for school year or (Monday, Wednesday full day & Friday morning): $10,450 . 2 half days/week (morning or afternoon): $3880 for the school year; 3 mornings/week: $5640 for the school year; early drop off/lunch bunch/late pick up: $8/day.

Open house dates: Appointments available upon request

Mission statement: Our nature-based program philosophy is based on the idea that multi-sensory, inquiry-based exploration of the natural world will guide young children in emergent science, language and math activities that will lead them to develop positive dispositions for future academic learning. we strive to nurture the healthy growth of the “whole child”. We cultivate a sense of community in our program through activities that allow children to develop positive social skills, and we offer seasonal family social events that take place during the course of the school year.

 

Dudley Pond Montessori Preschool

3 Bayfield Road, Wayland 01778

(508) 650-9080

Director: Raylee O’Donnell, rayleeodonnell@aol.com

Ages accepted: 18 months - 4 years

Class times: 8:45am - 1:00pm

Tuition rates: Ranges

Extra programs offered: Gardening, music, yoga, art

Open houses: Appointments available upon request

Mission statement: Dudley Pond Montessori Preschool offers a safe place for your child to explore independently in a carefully prepared environment allowing the children to have the freedom of choice & room for self exploration. We help foster the natural development of a child by providing them with opportunities for movement, play and socialization. All children develop at their own pace according to their individual capabilities and readiness. Therefore, we believe that observation is key to understanding and responding to each child, knowing that they are striving for independence. We help them achieve this by giving them responsive, loving support & attention throughout their day. We offer a framework of consistency on a daily basis which helps build security within the child & teacher relationship.

 

The Goddard School in Wayland
367 Commonwealth Road, Wayland, MA 01778
(508) 655-2200

www.goddardschool.com/boston/wayland-commonwealth-road-ma

Director: Jan Tiger, waylandma@goddardschools.com

Ages accepted: 6 weeks - 6 years

Class times: Full day: 7am - 6pm. half days and part time schedules available

Tuition rates: Ranges

Extra programs offered: STEAM, art history, creative arts, fitness, foreign languages, language arts, manners, music appreciation, dance, nutrition, sign language, sports, world cultures, and yoga.

Open houses: Appointments available upon request

Mission statement: The Goddard school’s F.L.E.X.® learning program provides the optimal environment for your child’s social and academic development. This program is based on academic research that states children experience the deepest, most genuine learning when they are having fun. The program focuses on academic, social, creative, and childcentered development to provide a well-rounded experience and ensure children become confident, joyful and fully prepared students.

• Offering a wide range of enriching activities to meet the individual needs of each child

• Focusing on building each child’s emotional , social, cognitive and physical skills

• Offering multi-cultural and developmentally appropriate materials and equipment

• Complying with quality assurance reviews and parent surveys conducted by gsi

• Supporting the professional development of teachers through early childhood education training

• Offering open communication with families in an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect

• Our accredited F.L.E.X.® learning program encompasses this philosophy in the safe and nurturing childcare environments that encourage F.L.E.X®ibilty for each  child’s unique abilities.

 

The Goddard School in Weston

2 North Avenue (route 117), Weston 02493

(781) 296-8790
www.goddardschool.com/westonma

Director: Jen MacKenzie, westonma@goddardschools.com

Ages accepted: 6 weeks - 6 years

Class times: Full day: 7am - 6pm. half days and part time schedules available

Tuition rates: Ranges

Extra programs offered: STEAM, art history, creative arts, fitness, foreign languages, language arts, manners, music appreciation, dance, nutrition, sign language, sports, world cultures, and yoga.

Open houses: Appointments available upon request

Mission statement: The Goddard school’s F.L.E.X.® learning program provides the optimal environment for your child’s social and academic development. This program is based on academic research that states children experience the deepest, most genuine learning when they are having fun. The program focuses on academic, social, creative, and child centered development to provide a well-rounded experience and ensure children become confident, joyful and fully prepared students.

• Offering a wide range of enriching activities to meet the individual needs of each child

• Focusing on building each child’s emotional , social, cognitive and physical skills

• Offering multi-cultural and developmentally appropriate materials and equipment

• Complying with quality assurance reviews and parent surveys conducted by gsi

• Supporting the professional development of teachers through early childhood education training

• Offering open communication with families in an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect

• Our accredited F.L.E.X.® learning program encompasses this philosophy in the safe and nurturing childcare environments that encourage F.L.E.X®ibilty for each  child’s unique abilities.

 

Lincoln Country Day School
147 Concord Road, Lincoln, MA 01773
(781) 259-8607
www.lincolncountryday.org

Ages Accepted: 2.9 years - Pre-K
Class Times: 3s & 4s classes 9am-12pm; 5s classes 8:50am-11:50am; Extended Day/Lunch Bunch is offered Mon-Thur from 12pm-2pm and Friday until 1pm
Tuition Rates: 3s class $4,950; 4s class $5,850; Pre-K $6,600. 

Extra programs offered: November harvest breakfast, December holiday story hour (evening and in pjs!), parent coffees, 100th day celebration, walks to Codman Farm and Lincoln fire station, visits from Lincoln librarian.

Open house dates: Appointments available upon request

Mission Statement:  Lincoln Country Day School’s philosophy is based on two concepts. First, we believe that each child is a unique individual who will develop physically, cognitively, emotionally and socially at his or her own pace. We believe that children are competent learners, capable of embracing new ideas and engaging with the world around them. Second, we believe children learn through play. Play is their work. It is through play that children practice their social skills. Through play, academic concepts are introduced and children have a chance to use their imagination. Through play, children will naturally learn to become independent critical thinkers. We like to think that children consider Lincoln Country Day School their second home…a place where they are accepted and loved… a place where laughter and play are treasured.

 

Lincoln Nursery School
Located at the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park
P.O. Box 6075, 51 Sandy Point Road, Lincoln, MA 01773
(781) 259-8866
lincolnnurseryschool.org, enrollment@lincolnnurseryschool.org

Director: Nancy Fincke, nancy@lincolnnursery.org 

Ages Accepted: 2.9 to 5 years
Class Times: classes 9am - 12pm, early drop off 8am-9am, extended playground 12pm-12:30pm, Lunch Bunch 12pm-1pm, Stay and Play 12pm-3pm
Tuition Rates: 3 day program $ 6,100; 4 day program $8,100; 5 day program $9,900 (2016-2017 rates)
Extra Programs Offered: music and movement. 
 

Magic Garden
6 Ballfield Road, Lincoln, MA 01773
(781) 259-8161
www.magic-garden.org

office@magic-garden.org

Director: Lori Leo, lori.leo@staff.magicgarden.org

Ages Accepted: 15 months to 5 years

Class times: 7:30 am – 6 pm. our core program hours are from 8:00am -3:00pm daily. once enrolled families can customize their add on hours to meet personal family schedules.

Tuition rates: Varied, based on schedule

Extra programs offered: Spanish, story time with Lincoln public librarians, music around the world, gymnastics, fitness fun & yoga, creative movement & dance, swimming lessons, Pre-k art program with field trips to DeCordova Museum.

Open houses: Saturday December 3, 2016 10 am-12 pm; Saturday March 4, 2017 10 am - 12 pm

Mission statement: Magic Garden is a not-for-profit corporation located on the Hartwell school campus in Lincoln, Massachusetts. It was established in September 1982 by a group of Lincoln parents who felt that parental involvement was an essential ingredient in quality childcare. Magic Garden is committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment, that fosters the development of self-confidence, independence and strong cognitive and social skills in our young learners. We respect the dignity, worth and individuality of each child and are committed to helping children achieve their full potential. Our goal is to help children grow up confident in their own identity, respectful of other people and aware of the rich diversity of their community and world. Magic Garden acknowledges the significant relationship between teacher, student, parents and families, and encourages continuous collaboration in a climate of mutual respect, cooperation and shared responsibility.

 

Mini-Miracles Early Education and Childcare Center

6 Strathmore Road
Natick, MA 01701
(508) 650-5901
www.minimiracleschildcare.com

Ages accepted: Infant through Pre-K

Class Times: Full day, 2-5 day options available

Tuition: Varies depending on schedule

Extra Programs Offered: Weekly sports, yoga and dance class

Please visit our website or email our Director, Ashley Shinnick at ashinnick@minimiracleschildcare.com to schedule a tour!

Mission Statement: Here at Mini-Miracles, our mission and passion, is to provide young children (Infant – Pre-K) with a safe, loving and enriching environment to grow and learn academically, socially and emotionally.  Through exploration, play and guided learning times, Mini-Miracles is committed to helping each and every child reach their full potential.   Foster your child’s love of learning and prepare them for a lifetime of academic achievement at Mini-Miracles.  Our Preschool and Pre-K programs inspire curiosity, problem solving, creativity, friendship, independence and confidence.  The dedicated teachers develop engaging lessons in reading, writing, science, technology and math, which not only meet, but exceed the Department of Education standards, utilizing a state of the art developmentally guided play based curriculum.  These programs offer parents the convenience of full day childcare in a safe, fun and educational environment.  Each day your child will experience exciting and new themes, concepts, art projects and gross motor movement activities to keep them interested and excited about learning.  In addition, special monthly center-wide events are held.  All of which prepares your child academically, socially and emotionally for the demands of kindergarten.  At MMCC we live up to our motto “Where learning and Play Happen all Day”.  

 

Nashoba Brooks School
200 Strawberry Hill Road, Concord 01742

(978) 369-4591
www.nashobabrooks.orgadmissions@nashobabrooks.org

Director: Regina Nixon, rnixon@nashobabrooks.org

Ages accepted: age 3 - grade 8

Class times: Preschool classes available 3 or 5 days a week grades k-8 are 5 days a week. Hours for preschool classes are: 8:15am-12:00pm. lower school hours (k-3):8:15am-3:15pm, Tuesdays 8:15am-12:15pm. extended day option (preschool – grade 3): 12:00pm-5:45pm.

Tuition rates:  Preschool 3 days: $10,700. Preschool 5 days: $17,100. Kindergarten: $27,800

Extra programs offered: Music, visual arts, technology, Spanish 2016

Open house dates: November 6, 1-3pm; appointments available upon request

Open houses: Appointments available upon request

Mission statement: Nashoba Brooks School educates children for a life of continuous learning, accomplishment, and leadership in a diverse and changing world. The school nurtures students’ growth and character, while fostering the development of each child’s personal excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts.

 

Next Generation Children’s Centers
307 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA 01776
(978) 440-9494
www.ngccenters.com  

sudbury@ngccenters.com

Director: Jessica Gallen

Ages accepted: Infant through pre-Kindergarten

Class times: 7am through 6pm, options for both full and part time schedules

Tuition rates: Ranges

Extra programs offered: Fun and fit, happy notes, Vamos Spanish program

Open houses: Appointments available upon request    

Mission Statement: NGCC is a local, family-owned business that is proud to be celebrating over 20 years a leader in early childhood education. Our philosophy is that a child not only needs to succeed academically, they also need to develop a positive sense of self, a feeling of community within an environment that supports their wellness. Next Generation Children’s Centers’ embraces this with our “Whole Child” philosophy to early childhood education. Four key components work together to create a foundation for the success for your child: Social, Community, Wellness and Academics. Our curriculum, activities, services and educators will provide your child with a well-rounded experience that helps them through each stage of their development. NGCC offers year-round child care with limited holiday closings and options for full or part time schedules. All of our curriculum components are included in tuition-with no add-on fees. Enrichment programs include Fun and Fit, Happy Notes and our Spanish program-VAMOS! We offer Infant through Kindergarten programs as well as a summer program for children ages 4 through 7. We invite you to schedule your visit to NGCC and learn how we have successfully been partnering with families for over 20 years.
 


Primrose School of Natick

296 North Main Street
Natick, MA 01760
(508) 508-2624
https://www.primroseschools.com/schools/natick/

Ages accepted: 6 weeks to private pre-kindergarten, after school (select elementary schools)

Class times: 7:00am – 6:30pm; half day and full day program options available

Tuition rates: Ranges

Extra programs offered: Music, Art, Physical Fitness, Spanish, Sign Language, Life Skills, Character Development, Gardening, Healthy Habits (Balanced Menus), and Community Service.

Open house dates: Appointments available upon request

Mission Statement:  At Primrose, our mission is to forge a path that leads to a brighter future for all children by delivering the best and most trusted early education and care for children and families in our community.

Balanced Learning is our exclusive, time-tested approach, created from the best early education wisdom, that balances purposeful play with nurturing guidance from Teachers to encourage curiosity, creativity, confidence and compassion. We pay close attention to all facets of a child’s growth including social, emotional, physical, creative, cognitive and character development. Our accredited Balanced Learning curriculum includes proprietary programs in music, art, gardening, life skills and foreign language.  Children also learn and practice concepts like science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) continuously throughout the day.

 

Red Barn Nursery School
724 Boston Post Road (Route 20), Weston, MA 02493
(781) 893-8020
http://www.redbarnnurseryschool.com

Director: Janet Kahane, director@redbarnnurseryschool.com

Ages accepted: 2.9 - 5 years

Class times: 8:30am - noon

Tuition rates: Ranges

Extra programs offered: Sports/movement class, music, yoga

Open house dates: Appointments available upon request

Mission Statement: Red Barn Nursery School, founded in 1943, is a cooperative preschool in Weston, MA. Parents and teachers work together to provide children with age-appropriate, hands-on activities and creative learning experiences. Children have the freedom to make choices, the safety to take risks, and the opportunity to express themselves. Red Barn supports a philosophy of developmentally appropriate, play based curriculum. Parents of our students are actively involved in their child's learning by helping in the classroom and serving on committees.
 

Teddy Bear Club
239 Concord Road, Lincoln, MA 01773
(781) 259-0009
www.teddybearclub.org

Director: Derek Perlman, info@teddybearclub.org or 781-259-0009

Ages accepted: 21 months through kindergarten

Class times: Twos and threes program available 2, 3, or 5 days a week. fours, transitional kindergarten and kindergarten are 5 days mornings week. hours for all classes are 8:45am to 11:45am with an extended day option for children 2.9 and older, from 11:45am to 4pm

Tuition rates: 5-day program $19,500; 3-day program $11,700; 2-day program $7,800.

Extra programs offered: TBD offers a well-rounded curriculum in a bilingual French/English environment

Open house dates: Appointments available upon request

Mission Statement: Lincoln’s Teddy Bear Club offers one of greater Boston’s premier preschool and kindergarten programs. TBC’s bilingual teachers seamlessly integrate French and English throughout the day, enabling the children to benefit from their natural gift for language acquisition. For many students this international environment is a first exposure to a foreign language. TBC’s broad curriculum emphasizes nurturing its students’ innate curiosity. As part of the science program, preschoolers might try to predict what happens when they touch a tesla coil and, after the hair-raising experience, draw a picture to record their findings. TBC’s social studies activities turn the pre-K class into world travelers, exploring the art, culture and geography of a different country every month through hands-on projects and parent presentations. TBC’s toddlers draw inspiration from the school’s lush gardens by painting landscapes on the expansive patio area, while the playgrounds, sandbox and beautiful lawns offer ample opportunities to simply enjoy the sunshine! Above all, The Teddy Bear Club strives to build students’ self-esteem, foster friendships and inspire a lifelong love of learning.
 

Tenacre Country Day School
78 Benvenue Street, Wellesley, MA 02482
(781) 235-2282
www.tenacrecds.org

Director: Sam Reece, Director of Enrollment Management

Ages Accepted: PreK - 6th grade. Kids must be 4 years old by September 1 for PreK.

Class Times: Pre-K Hours: Sept-Dec: Mon-Thur 8am-11:45am, Fri, 8am-12:15pm/Jan-June: Mon & Wed 8am-11:45am, Tues & Thurs 8am-3:25pm, Fri, 8:00am-12:15pm. Kindergarten Hours: Sept-Dec: Mon & Wed 8am-11:45am, Tues & Thur 8am-3:25pm, Fri, 8am-12:15pm/ Jan-June: Mon, 8-11:45am, Tues, Wed, & Thur, 8am-3:25pm, Fri, 8am-12:15pm. Grades 1-6: 8am-3:25pm. We offer Mid-Day programs for PreK and K and Afterschool for all ages.

Tuition Rates: Range of tuition from Pre-K to Grade 6, $22,925 to $33,375 for the academic school year. Midday and afterschool rates are available upon request.

Extra Programs Offered: Spanish, Music, Library, PE, Science, Technology and Art.

2016/2017 Open House Dates: Tuesday, November 15 from 8:15-10:15am, and Tuesday, January 10 from 8:15-10:15am. Tuesday Tours offered 8:15-10:15 from October 18 through January 31.

Mission Statement: Tenacre Country Day School nurtures and challenges each child, every day.

 

TST Early Learning Center
141 Boston Post Road
Wayland, MA 01778
(508) 358-4331
www.shirtikva.org

Director: Sandy Gold, sgold@shirtikva.org

Ages Accepted: 18 months - 5 years

Class times: 9 - 12:45. early drop off and extended afternoon hours available

Tuition rates: Varies with ages and program hours selected

Extra programs offered: Tai-kwon-do, movement, cooking, art, Israeli dancing and music

Open houses: Appointments available upon request

Mission statement: The Temple Shir Tikva early learning center fosters a lifelong love of learning by celebrating each child’s natural sense of discovery and wonder. Rich in Jewish values, our preschool provides a nurturing community where all families are welcome. The overriding goals of our curriculum are to help young children explore their world, develop their social emotional skills and begin to establish their Jewish identities. Children at the TST early learning center will explore a variety of topics through play, participate, in art experiences, explore and investigate science and nature, begin their early literacy journey, pretend, sing and dance, and develop fine and gross motor skills as they discover who they are as individuals and learners in the world around them.

 

Wayland Creative Preschool
50 Cochituate Rd, Wayland, MA 01778
(508) 358-4348
www.waylandcreative.com

Director: Susanne Geiger, susanne@waylandcreative.com

Ages accepted: 2 - 5 years

Class times: Early bird: 8:30-9:00, Pre-k: 9am-12pm/all others 9am-11:45pm/ lunch until 1pm, stay days until 3pm (Mon & Thurs)

Tuition rates: 2 day $3,265; 3 day$4,640; 4 day $5,525; 5 day $6,565

Extra programs offered: Music, science, and creative movement are integrated into our curriculum and our normal school hours

Open house dates: Appointments available upon request

Mission Statement: The Wayland Creative Preschool program focuses on the development of the whole child by providing a safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, emotional, intellectual and physical growth of each child. Our goal is to nurture the development of social skills, cognitive skills and self-confidence through a thoughtfully designed curriculum that ensures school readiness. Our teachers genuinely understand the significance of children’s early learning experiences and how positive self-esteem cultivates a sound foundation for learning. Through their interactions in play and numerous opportunities to expand their creativity and express themselves through language, art, music and movement, children will develop and hone their skills in all developmental domains.
 

Wayland Montessori
5 Damon Street, Wayland, MA 01778
(508) 655-5742
www.waylandmontessori.com

waylandmontessori@gmail.com

Director: Aman Purewal, aman.waylandmontessori@gmail.com

Admissions: Sanj (508) 655-5742

Ages accepted: 2.9 - 6 years

Class times: 7am - 5:30pm

Tuition rates: $9,910 - $18,000

Extra programs offered: Music, martial arts, yoga, nature program with a naturalist

Open houses: Appointments available upon request

Mission statement: An open environment that encourages children to interact, be abstract, lead, and leave the program with a sense of accomplishment and purpose.