Frequently asked questions

What steps are being taken during COVID-19 to ensure the safety of students and teachers?


We're taking all the steps necessary to follow Massachusetts's Department of Early Education and Care (EEC)'s and Center for Disease Control (CDC)'s guidelines to reopening to ensure a safe environement for our children to grow, learn, and play together. Some steps we've taken include: - increased focus on hand-washing and hand sanitizer when hand-washing is unavailable - encouraging the use of masks and social distancing - disinfecting highly-trafficked surfaces every two hours - sanitizing bathrooms after every use We've also suspended the distribution of morning and afternoon snacks at this time. All food must be brought from home and kept in a lunch box/bag labeled with the child's name on it. To learn more, please read our reopening guide.




How much time will my child spend playing/learning outside?


At WoodsEdge, we encourage classrooms to spend at least 1 hour outside in the morning and 1 hour outside in the afternoons. We have 3 playgrounds, a riding track, and community garden to encourage outdoor exploration. In addition, we have an indoor gym space the children are able to use when it is not safe for our students to be outside for extended periods of time.




Does WoodsEdge provide snacks or lunch?


COVID-19 Update: At this time, we are unable to provide any snacks due to EEC and CDC regulations. We've suspended the distribution of morning and afternoon snacks. All food must be brought from home and kept in a lunch box/bag labeled with the child's name on it. WoodsEdge provides healthy snacks such as washed & cut apples, oranges, bell peppers, cheese sticks, etc. for students during a morning snack and afternoon snack. Students are also welcome to bring their own snacks to eat during these times. Students must bring their own lunch.




What is WoodsEdge's holiday closure schedule?


For 2021:
New Year Day: Friday, January 1
President’s Day: Monday, February 15
Patriot’s Day: Monday, April 19
Memorial Day: Monday, May 31
Independence Day: Monday, July 5 (observed)
Labor Day: Monday, Sept 6
Column Day: Monday, Oct 11
Veteran Day: Wednesday, Nov 11
Thanksgiving Holiday: Thursday, Nov 25 - Friday, Nov 26
Christmas Holiday: Friday, Dec 24 - Monday, Dec 27
New Year Eve: Friday, Dec 31
New Year Day: Monday, Jan 3 (observed)