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naeycThe program is accredited by the National Association
for the Education of Young Children
(NAEYC).

The Children’s Place is a Supportive Early Education Program for Children Aged 2.9 to 5 Years of Age.

The Children’s Place offers an educational child care program for children 2.9−5 years of age who reside in Canton and its surrounding communities. The program provides a 1:5 teacher/child ratio and is designed to support the social–emotional needs of young children who would benefit from more adult attention. The program is located at 611 Neponset Street, Canton and is open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

CURRICULUM

The Children’s Place provides an emotionally supportive environment, which accepts each child at his/her stage of development, supports the child’s sense of autonomy and provides the structure to help each child acquire age-appropriate cognitive and social skills. The program utilizes the High Scope cognitively oriented curriculum and elements of the Montessori philosophy. It follows the Massachusetts Department of Early Education & Care’s Preschool Frameworks.

Outdoor Time — children take a walk to the lake, go for a nature walk, visit the farm animals on the grounds of MHS or play on the playground.

The materials and equipment used to implement the curriculum reflect the lives of children and families we serve and encourage exploration, experimentation and discovery. The program utilizes selected children’s literature, story telling and puppetry to support children’s emotional and social growth and development.

Free Play — children become involved in various classroom areas including: sand and water table, library, writing area, literacy area, art, computer, blocks, dramatic play, games, science, gross motor, and play dough/clay area.

Small Group — children participate in teacher planned activities including cooking, science observations and experiments, language, literacy and math games, music and art, woodworking, large motor activities, social studies, and dramatic play.

Plan, Do, Review Time — children plan where they want to play, what they want to do and the materials they will need and then review their activity with their peers.

Large Group Time — children participate in literature based or music activities.