CENTER BASED CARE CURRICULUM
The Guild uses the “learning center model” to develop the cognitive, physical, and social development of our children. Our educators play the critical role of nurturing and interacting with the children to enhance their development. Centers are licensed by the MA Department of Early Education and Care and are supervised by the Director and/or Assistant Director at each center.
INFANT TODDLER CURRICULUM
In our infant and toddler programs, the children learn and grow by experiencing their surroundings through their senses and social interactions, by physically moving around and being cared for by loving, attentive adults. Teaching and learning through verbal and physical
interactions, we focus on language development; cultural and human relations (sharing, taking turns); concepts (up/down, in/out); colors, shapes and sizes; science (water, ice); developing gross motor skills (balls, riding toys, mats); and fine motor skills (manipulating objects, puzzles, crayons, painting). Our programs use Teaching Strategies GOLD an assessment, reporting, and planning system. This system helps us to track what your child is doing and plan meaningful activities that match his or her strengths, needs, and interests.
All Lead Preschool Educators have earned a bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field. Each classroom is equipped with educational toys and materials which are appropriate for the age group of the children. An enclosed outdoor play space is provided at each center.
SCHOOL AGE CURRICULUM
Creativity, flexibility and individuality are the qualities that guide our school age curriculum. When planning our program our educators seek a balance of activities which focus on academics (including homework help), enrichment activities centered around thematic units and recreational activities in which children learn cooperation and leadership skills. Through social interaction children work as a team to develop tolerance, acceptance and respect for others. As an added enhancement during the summer, children experience two off-site field trips each week and a variety of programs which introduce them to resources within our community.