Classes

  • Class Placement

  • FACE Children's Center offers three classrooms and a teaching staff of eleven. We are licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and care and can accept 60 children per day.

    Typically, the first step for a child begins in our Teddy Bear classroom, their second year is to step up into the Chipmunk class and Butterfly class is the final step before Kindergarten.

    However, depending on the age of your child when starting at the center, he or she may start in the Teddy bear class, spend a second year in the Chipmunk class and then be on the way to kindergarten. Or a child may start in the Chipmunk class, spend the second year in the Butterfly class before leaving for kindergarten. Children may also join either of the older classes for one year before leaving for Kindergarten.

    Children step through our program in order, Teddy bear class, Chipmunk class and Butterfly class.

  • Butterfly Class

  • The Butterfly class is our oldest class at the center. Children join this class at age four years three months or after stepping through our two younger classes. Our Butterfly team of teachers, Miss Fitzpatrick, Miss Condon and Miss Maral lead three groups of eight children in the Butterfly Class.

  • Chipmunk Class

  • Children join the Chipmunk class at the age of 3 years 5 months. This class is our second step for children at FACE. The class is made up of two groups of 10 children. Our teachers are Mrs. Macdonald, Mrs. Tiberi and Miss Kelli. Some children leave this class for kindergarten others step up to our Butterfly class for their final year at the center.

  • Teddybear Class

  • The Teddybear class is the youngest class at the center and is usually the first step for a child at our school. Children must be 2 years nine months to join this group of 16 children, the class naturally divides into smaller groups during the day.

    If your child speaks a second language at home, please help them to become comfortable with using and understanding English words before coming to school. Its also helpful when parents teach us basic words of your home language. We are happy to build on vocabulary, but worry for children spending the day with us and not understanding English.

    Our teachers are Ms.Sullivan, Mrs. Bishop and Miss Jasmine.



Center Information

Daily Schedule

7:00
  • School opens in the Chipmunk classroom for all ages.
  • Free Play in learning areas
  • Table Top Activities/Stories
9:00 to 11:30
  • Breakfast is served at 9:10

  • Each classrooms schedule is posted in their classroom.

    • Welcome; teachers and children organize day together.
    • Stories and Songs at Circle Time
    • Free play in Learning Areas
    • Block Play with trains, cars and animals
    • Sensory Table with sand and water
    • Dramatic Play Area: dress up, pretend play
    • Legos, Puzzles, Memory Games, Easel Painting

    • Teachers lead guided activities with small groups.

    • Creative art experiences, collage, water color painting, playdoh,drawing and writing
    • Movement activities: yoga, tumbling, obstacle course, ball play, dance

    • Morning playground times:
    • Teddy bear class: 10:30 to 11:15
    • Chipmunk class 10:30 to 11:15
    • Butterfly class 12:15 to 1:15

    • Each class enjoys their own time in the playground, but may go outside to our outdoor classroom, to run in the field or to ride trikes and draw on the driveway with chalk anytime during the day. We love fresh air!
  • Bathroom trips are always under a teacher's guidance.
11:30
  • Lunch is served. Children brush their teeth after lunch.
12:15
  • Each class uses bathroom before rest time.
12:45 to 2:15
  • Rest time (varies by class)
2:45
  • Snack is served.
3:00
  • Outside: playground, fields for ball play, driveway for bike riding and drawing with chalk.
  • Afternoon Indoor Activities
    • Toys and Games.
    • Table Top Activities.
    • Free Play in classroom
5:30
  • Classes combine in one or two rooms for table activities and free play in learning areas.
6:00
  • School Closes

Specialists twice a month: Creative dance and Movement with Miss Marilyn.

Playful Tunes Music: Instruments and Song

Child Driven Curriculum

The curriculum at FACE Children's Center is child driven. To decide on a theme to use in a classroom, the teachers do a variety of things. They observe the children at play to see where their interests lie. They interact with the children to prolong and extend the play and gain the interest level. And they listen to the children to learn of knowledge gained through the activity.

After a child driven theme is chosen, the children are directly involved in the planning. The teacher will ask two very important questions:

  • 1. What do you know?
  • 2. What do you want to know?

The answers given decide which direction the theme will take. As the theme develops, the teachers are constantly observing and listening to the children to see what interests them. Many times a theme will start out in one direction and change course due to the children's participation and attention level. A theme always has teacher-oriented goals that must be accomplished, but the way to do this can vary immensely.

Themes are intense, with lots of learning and fun happening. When a theme is finished, there is usually a period of a week or two for the process to begin again. During this time, the teachers will put out materials and read books to spark new interests. There is a great deal of learning going on during both of these periods and most importantly, the children are happy and having fun as eager participants.

  • Accredation
  • Age Appropriate
  • Art
  • Field Trips
  • Holidays
  • Play
  • Show and Tell
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