At Wellesley Hills Center for Early Education in Wellesley, we focus on each child as both an individual and as a member of a class and larger school community. Through positive communication and modeling, we create a comfortable environment in which children are valued and responded to with respect and attention. We strive to help children develop a positive sense of self and the ability to share their feelings, thoughts and ideas confidently with others. The close connections that the children establish with their teachers and classmates help foster a sense of self-esteem and a willingness to explore, participate and create.
At WHCEE, ourcurriculum is developed by the teachers with the goals of both the individual child and whole class in mind. The curriculum themes are generated from the interests and experiences of both the children and teachers. The curriculum focuses on all areas of development: social/emotional, motor (fine motor and gross), language (expressive and receptive) and self-help. Our daily schedule achieves a healthy balance between child-directed and teacher-directed activities as well as structured vs. unstructured play. Our flexible and varied program offers music, games (both academically and imaginatively based), stories and creative play all designed to develop a strong foundation and enthusiasm for learning.
A warm, nurturing, supportive and professional environment is provided for and by the staff and parents. We greatly value the opportunity to partner with the parents/caregivers of the children at our school as we work together on behalf of each child, family and member of our school community. We embrace the similarities and differences among us and welcome feedback and participation from families.