Credit: Framingham Centre Nursery School
The Framingham Centre Nursery School offers a high quality nature-focused program for children aged 2 through 5 years. The curriculum encourages each child’s individual growth through socialization and hands-on experiences in a nurturing and safe environment. Students are outside about 50% or more of each day, weather permitting.
The average teacher to student ratio is 2:9. The facility houses a total of 7 classrooms, a large fenced in playground and 5 acres of woodlands. Both indoor and outdoor activities are conducted, depending on the time of year. One PreK class is nature-based whereby students spend 90% of their day outside, utilizing an outdoor classroom in the woods.
The school operates with the belief that children learn best through play. Children have opportunities to practice conflict resolution, cooperation and empathy. They develop social and cognitive skills, mature emotionally, and gain self confidence.
Schedule and Hours
The private, non-profit preschool offers various schedules, including half-day or full-day options for 2, 3, or 5 days per week.
- The morning program is held from 9:00am – 12:00pm, with options to either extend through lunch until 1:00pm or for a full-day until 3:00pm
- The PreK program is a 5-day per week class conducted from 9:00am – 3:00pm
- Early morning drop off starts at 7:30am; an additional fee applies
- Extended afternoon hours runs until 5:30pm; an additional fee applies
A summer program is offered during June and July. Children enjoy a camp-like atmosphere with water play and various nature activities. The summer program maintains small class sizes and are taught by the school year staff.