At Art-N-Play Childcare and Preschool, learning activities are built into each part of the daily routine. At drop off time, children will find a variety of art, sensory and exploratory activities. Music, movement and learning games are emphasized at Circle Time, and weekly themes based upon literature and Massachusetts Pre-K Core State Standards are explored during daily Art Time. Spanish vocabulary is introduced daily through songs, games, literature and art. Monthly newsletters keep families informed of each week's curriculum and Spanish vocabulary.
We also use the Handwriting Without Tears "Get Set for School" pre-k curriculum, also used in the Hopkinton Public Schools as well as many districts throughout the nation. Early math, literacy and pre-writing skills are introduced and practiced daily through hands-on, exciting activities that are designed to be accessible and developmentally appropriate for all ages.
We also have a visiting music program, led by Ms. Michelle Tate. She brings the very popular "Music Together" program to Art-N-Play Childcare and Preschool twice monthly.
Daily Outdoor Play in our safe, fenced play yard provides children with the opportunity to run, bike, garden or explore our sand and water table. Our indoor bounce house provides plenty fun during inclement weather. Lunch and nap are followed by afternoon art and freeplay until pick up time.
Our licensed, trained staff allow us to provide a low teacher-to-child ratio. Mrs. Carrie Greene (Owner/Director) taught in CA elementary and middle schools for 15 years before moving to New England where she worked in several early childhood educational settings before founding Art-N-Play Childcare and Preschool. Her experience working with children and planning curriculum make Art-N-Play's program a comprehensive program that will enrich your infant, toddler or pre-Kinder, and prepare your child for Kindergarten and beyond.
Regular Assistant, Sonia Greene has worked with children for over eight years, and has training and experience planning curriculum, working in group childcare settings and as a long-term nanny. Both Mrs. Greene and Sonia are CPR/First Aid certified. We truly love working with children and through on-going continuing education, strive to improve our skills and knowledge to provide the best possible care for children.
Contact us today to meet the staff and tour our classroom.