Mission & Philosophy
Our goal at Meeting House is to provide high-quality early education and care to young children, ages 2 months to 5 years. Parents need to feel comfortable, informed, and secure in the care and attention their children are receiving, and the skills they are developing.
Our mission is to promote the safety and well being of children at various stages of development. We pay special attention to building self-esteem and encouraging social relationships, helping children to express their feelings, assert themselves, negotiate and resolve conflicts. We believe we do this at Meeting House by providing classroom environments and experiences that are developmentally appropriate, encourage exploration, discovery and invention. We also have developed our program where the classrooms can mature during the course of the year, enabling the children to progress as a group rather then just switching rooms and teachers mid-year based solely on their birthday.
The atmosphere in all four classrooms is warm, calm and stimulating. Daily schedules are designed in each of the rooms to meet the individual needs of each child. Children this age need some unstructured time to explore, small group experiences and bits of structured activities for variety. All caretaking activities need plenty of time, so children are not rushed during the eating, sleeping, and diapering/toileting parts of the day. We have created classroom communities that promote positive relationships, where children make friends and participate in a curriculum that supports all areas of development. Children remain in the same classroom for their contracted year (Sept – Aug.), and transition with their classmates each September
Our Program is licensed for children ages 2 months to 5 years by the Massachusetts Dept. of Early Care and Education.