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.

I am so happy we made this decision for my son. This is the happiest I have seen him since last March.

- JCC Greater Boston parent

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

TimeActivity
8-9:15amOpen play or outside recess
9:15-9:30amMorning meeting: a chance to greet each other, share about ourselves, and play games
9:30-10amRead aloud and independent reading
10-10:15amMorning snack
10:15-11amLiteracy lessons and writing workshops
11am-12pmOutside recess on the playground and exploration throughout the woods behind the school
12-12:30pmLunch 
12:30-12:50pmQuiet time: children have a choice of reading, writing, drawing, or resting
12:50-1pmRead aloud: this time will be used to read books that model social skills such as empathy, flexibility, kindness, and patience
1-2pmMath lessons
2-2:15pmAfternoon snack
2:15-2:30pmAfternoon meeting: this time is used to address any issues that may have come up, reflect on the day, and check in on the calendar
2:30-3pmOpen play: children choose what they would like to play on their own or with one partner
3pmExtended day options available