Give your kindergartner the social emotional connection of an in-person classroom! Join the Kindergarten community at the Godine Early Learning Center in Newton and fill your child’s days with a hands-on learning experience. In-person Kindergarten runs from 9am-3pm, five days a week with early drop-off and extended-day options available.
The school’s child-led curriculum will help your child:
- Create the foundation for lifelong learning through letters and sounds, reading, self-expression through writing and pictures and an understanding of how number systems work together.
- Build strong social skills such as flexibility, cooperation, empathy, understanding and self-control.
- Develop a sense of independence and a rich understanding of their role as a member within a larger community.
Your child will grow socially and emotionally, all while having fun in an in-person warm, safe and inclusive learning environment. JCC Greater Boston is committed to the health, safety and well-being of all of our children and their families. The Godine Early Learning Center re-opened in June and meets and exceeds all current health and safety guidelines.
Sample Daily Schedule
|8-9:15am||Open play or outside recess|
|9:15-9:30am||Morning meeting: a chance to greet each other, share about ourselves, and play games|
|9:30-10am||Read aloud and independent reading|
|10:15-11am||Literacy lessons and writing workshops|
|11am-12pm||Outside recess on the playground and exploration throughout the woods behind the school|
|12:30-12:50pm||Quiet time: children have a choice of reading, writing, drawing, or resting|
|12:50-1pm||Read aloud: this time will be used to read books that model social skills such as empathy, flexibility, kindness, and patience|
|2:15-2:30||Afternoon meeting: this time is used to address any issues that may have come up, reflect on the day, and check in on the calendar|
|2:30-3pm||Open play: children choose what they would like to play on their own or with one partner|
|3pm||Extended day options available|