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naeycCole-Harrington’s Kindergarten Enrichment curriculum meets the Massachusetts Department of Education Standards as specified in the Curriculum Frameworks. The kindergarten program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

The Kindergarten Enrichment Center is a Half or Full Day Program for Children Aged 4.5 to 6 Years of Age.

The Cole-Harrington Kindergarten Enrichment Center offers a half or full day program to children aged 4.5 to 6 years of age. Children may attend for three or more sessions. There are three distinct program models that operate in a parallel mode; half-day kindergarten, full day kindergarten and pre-kindergarten (Pre-K). The Pre-K program is specifically designed for older preschool children and 5 year olds who for social-emotional or other developmental reasons need another year of Pre-K before going on to public kindergarten. Flexibility in designing programs for children based on their developmental and special needs is achieved through these three program options. The program consists of three large classrooms and is held in our own building on the grounds of the Galvin Middle School in Canton. Class size ranges from 20–22 children.

PROGRAM HOURS

The hours for the morning session are 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The afternoon session runs from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The program also offers additional hours of care in the early morning and late afternoon to accommodate the needs of working parents. If the child utilizes a public school kindergarten program, our teachers are responsible for providing a smooth, safe, and calm transition to or from Cole-Harrington.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Children’s, social, emotional, academic and physical growth must be equally considered when planning curriculum.

Children who are self-confident will be successful in their future school endeavors.

Children’s ability to interact comfortably with adults and children from a variety of cultural backgrounds is essential for their subsequent relationships with teachers and peers in their community and school environments.

Children’s understanding, use, and appreciation of language are considered a prerequisite for future learning in all subject areas.

Children should be exposed to various mathematical and scientific concepts that will encourage continued exploration.

Children’s motivation for learning and appreciation of the arts should be encouraged.