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Beginnings School and Child Development Center takes a distinctive and evidence-based approach to early childhood education and learning for children 3 months – 5 years old in a nurturing and supportive environment. Beginnings is far more than a daycare for young children from Weston, Wellesley, Newton, Waltham, Wayland, and many other Greater Boston communities. Beginnings is a school and child development center for infants, toddlers, pre-K and transitional kindergarten students.

At Beginnings, we understand that when a child has positive feelings of self-worth and is able to recognize, express, and cope with their own emotions and those of others, they are better able to explore new areas of learning and engage more fully with the world around them. The philosophy is designed to help develop a strong sense of self by fostering the skills of emotional intelligence, which are critical for promoting academic, social, and personal success.

Beginnings School is proud to be accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), an organization that is devoted to promoting high-quality early learning for all young children. And, we are proud to provide an exceptional preschool education every fun-filled day in a place as nurturing as home.

Children at Beginnings School enjoy the benefits of approximately two acres of wonderful outdoor spaces to express their enthusiasm and release their energy. Our facilities are designed to stimulate children’s curiosity and cultivate a healthy appetite for learning and discovery. There is a treehouse and a stage, and the outdoor space was landscaped with children in mind.

Children’s Garden

  • Gardening allows children to experience responsibility and patience, learn about life cycles, and begin to understand the interdependence of living things.
  • Teachers are able to schedule time in the garden throughout spring and summer, and children can document seasonal changes and make observations through sketches, photographs, and words.
  • Each spring the garden fills with plants and flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds for observation.
  • Children can also take the lead in garden activities like planting seeds and then nurturing them to grow into strong plants with vegetables and herbs they can later enjoy together.

Playground

  • A multi-purpose play structure offers a variety of choices to match skill development and interests.
  • Children can enjoy tricycle riding, ball playing, and hula-hoop rolling.
  • A sand-filled area is perfect for filling and emptying pails and creating sandcastles – enhancing the child’s time for imaginative and creative play.
  • Our infants and toddlers enjoy a separate grassy play area and enclosed sandbox, separate from older children.

Accreditations

NAEYC Accreditation

Every child deserves access to high-quality early learning experiences. NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) has set 10 standards for early childhood programs that can help families make the right choice when they are looking for a child care center, preschool, or kindergarten. The standards and criteria are also the foundation of the NAEYC Accreditation system for early childhood programs. To earn NAEYC Accreditation, schools must go through an extensive self-study and quality-improvement process, followed by an on-site visit by NAEYC Assessors to verify and ensure that the program meets each of the ten program standards, and hundreds of corresponding individual criteria. NAEYC-accredited programs are always prepared for unannounced quality-assurance visits during their accreditation term, which lasts for five years. In the 30 years since NAEYC Accreditation was established, it has become a widely recognized sign of high-quality early childhood education. More than 7,000 programs are currently accredited by NAEYC—less than 10 percent of all child care centers, preschools, and kindergartens nationally achieve this recognition.

Reviews from Parents

5.0 Rating based on 23 Reviews
Madie Lefkowitz • Facebook
June 07, 2021
The teachers and administration at Beginnings deeply care for and love the work that they do. If you are looking for professional, high-quality early education, this is the place. The teachers are well-trained to scaffold the most important dimensions of early learning: social-emotional development and self-help skills. Pre-academic tasks are weaved through play and conversation and children are quick to adopt a growth mindset, which is one of the most necessary indicators of future success. I highly recommend Beginnings for any parent or educator looking for a truly special, unique school that will give them or their children the tools needed to thrive.
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Madie L. • Yelp
June 07, 2021
The teachers and administration at Beginnings deeply care for and love the work that they do. If you are looking for professional, high-quality early education, this is the place. The teachers are well-trained to scaffold the most important dimensions of early learning: social-emotional development and self-help skills. Pre-academic tasks are weaved through play and conversation and children are quick to adopt a growth mindset, which is one of the most necessary indicators of future success. I highly recommend Beginnings for any parent or educator looking for a truly special, unique school that will give them or their children the tools needed to thrive.
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Madeline Lefkowitz • Google
June 07, 2021
The teachers and administration at Beginnings deeply care for and love the work that they do. If you are looking for professional, high-quality early education, this is the place. The teachers are well-trained to scaffold the most important dimensions of early learning: social-emotional development and self-help skills. Pre-academic tasks are weaved through play and conversation and children are quick to adopt a growth mindset, which is one of the most necessary indicators of future success. I highly recommend Beginnings for any parent or educator looking for a truly special, unique school that will give them or their children the tools needed to thrive.
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Camai Roberson • Google
May 13, 2021
There aren’t enough words available to express our gratitude Beginnings School. We have found so much comfort and confidence in knowing our child is receiving great care from passionate staff, education from very qualified teachers in an close knit setting and the daily passion to learn in the fun lessons, and engaging environment. With a very active four year old we were worried to find a school that could help teach/build/grow our son in a way that accepted/fit his personality and we have truly found the perfect place!
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