Programs

Philosophy

WoodsEdge Children’s Center strives to provide a nurturing environment in an educational setting. The curriculum stresses learning through play, discovery and exploration. There is an appreciation for learning happening when children are encouraged to explore personal interests at their own pace. At WoodsEdge teachers are not the sole dispensers of knowledge, but rather they work to create an environment rich with valuable information. A balance of teacher directed and child initiated activities are planned and individual learning styles considered.

General Schedule

7:30 WoodsEdge opens
7:30-9:00 Drop-off and free play
9:00-11:45 Snack, toileting/diapering, circle time, activities, free choices and outside/gross motor play.
11:45-12:30 Lunch
12:30 Half day children leave

12:30-2:30 Naptime
2:30-3:45 Wake up, toileting/diapers, snack and free play
3:45-6:00 Activities, free choice, outside play and pick up time
6:00 WoodsEdge closes

Schedule varies slightly by classroom.

There are six classrooms differentiated as:

  • Infants (2 months – 15 months),
  • Toddlers (24 months – approximately 30 months),
  • Preschool One and Preschool Two ( approximately 33 months to 48 months),
  • Preschool Three ( approximately 48 months to K ready).

Supplemental activities

Music with Miss Pat of Music Together of Assabet Valley is offered every other Thursday for children of all ages. The music class is interactive and children enjoy playing instruments, learning new songs and dancing to various rhythms.

Playgrounds The grounds of Woodsedge are nicely landscaped with three seperate fenced in playgrounds. Children enjoy the benefit of an asphalt track for tricycles, swings, climbing structures and many spacious sand areas. The property offers a balance of shade and sunshine for comfort and exploration. Children are free to discover and gain an appreciation for science and nature. Exercise, gross motor development and fresh air are a big part of the children’s experience at WoodsEdge. The Program has multiple mosquito magnets on site.

Other A variety of activities are also offered throughout the school year to enhance the curriculum. Activities include music, science enrichment, puppet shows and animal visitors, to name a few.

Field trips are part of WoodsEdge and parent participation is welcome. The Apple Orchard, Children’s Discovery Museum, The Post Office and the grocery store are all past destinations. Parents have also participated in the classroom with advance planning and have shared talents or professions with the children in many ways.

The WoodsEdge Parents Association is a volunteer group of parents who organize events and fundraisers to enhance the WoodsEdge experience. Annual events include the Family Picnic in the spring, children’s programs such as storytellers or a puppet show, a teacher appreciation lunch and occasional catalogue fundraisers. Meetings are held here at WoodsEdge or at an area restaurant once a month. Time commitment to the PA is an individual decision and any time is appreciated.

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