Its has been a pleasure seeing our older daughter develop into this wonderful toddler over the years at The Preschool Experience as she went from being a bunny to a rainbow. The school planted the seed for the crucial life skills that she would need to become a strong, confident and a good person. Our daughter talks very fondly about her teachers which only goes to show the nurturing atmosphere of the school. Looking forward to our younger one’s journey at the school!
Children do not have to be toilet trained to participate in our preschool programs. While we have found that most children are developmentally ready for toilet-training when they are 3 years old, we understand that each child is unique and may master toilet-training at a different pace. If your child is not toilet-trained at the start of school, we ask that you connect with your child’s teacher. Our goal is to work in a partnership with you and your child so that your child can achieve this major milestone in a positive and successful way at the age that works best for s/he.
We feel very strongly that the relationship between the staff and the students is one of the keys to the success of a Socially-based Preschool program. A small Teacher/Child ratio ensures that teachers are able to spend more one-on-one time with each student. The ratio in the Bunny Room is 1:4; in the Cub Room it is 1:5, and in the Rainbow Room it is 1:7. This allows students to participate in group experiences that increase in size as their developmental skills increase.
Each year we have students at the Preschool Experience who have a food allergy of one kind or another. It is our goal to provide as safe an environment as we can for our students while acknowledging the dietary needs of all. Children’s allergies are always taken into consideration when planning and choosing items for the Daily Snack. The school does not serve any items made with peanut or tree nut ingredients for Snack. In our Extended Day program, we keep a “Nut-Free Table” during the Lunch Period. When lunch is over all students are required to wash their hands, and all tables and chairs cleaned following strict state guidelines. Parents of children with allergies are asked to connect with the Directors and Classroom Teachers at the beginning of the school year so that we can ensure they are safe in the school environment.
In the event that there is inclement weather, the Preschool follows the Newton Public Schools in regard to school closings. When Newton Public does not have school due to bad weather, neither do we.
In the event, however, that Newton has a delay, we open at 10:00 AM, (Early Birds at 9:45AM), regardless of whether it is a 1 hour or 2 hour.
“No School” or “Snow Delay” announcements can usually be heard on local TV and radio stations by 6 AM of the day in questions. Announcements are also posted on the Newton Public Schools website, https://www.newton.k12.ma.us/
If school is held, but conditions are still very bad on any particular street or sidewalk, parents may use their own judgment in determining whether or not to send a child to school.
After visiting multiple schools around the Newton/Brookline area, it became clear that The Preschool Experience is the best choice for my son and for our family. The teachers are experienced and nurturing and the environment is perfect for a 3-6 year-old child. My son made friends here and he is genuinely happy to go to school every day. We are very happy to be part of this community. It is a gem!
We have absolutely loved having both of our daughters attend The Preschool Experience! The teachers and staff are so welcoming, patient and experienced. The community of children and families within the school is also wonderful. My oldest is in the Rainbow room and we love how much she’s learning. Also, we can’t say enough how much I appreciate how patient and kind the Bunny room teachers have been with our youngest as she transitioned to her first school experience. Both our girls love going to school in the morning! We highly recommend this fabulous preschool.
Choosing a preschool was a critical decision for my husband and I, knowing that this would be our children’s initial exposure to school- setting the tone for their educational careers. The Preschool Experience has set our boys off on the right foot as curious learners who value school as a positive, safe and fun place. Their creativity has been nurtured here in an environment of playful learning. They’ve developed self-regulation skills and grown in independence while making friends and learning how to be lifelong learners.
Preschool experience has been such a warm and nurturing environment for our son. The teachers are wonderful, and they have such an organized approach to the learning process for young children. I will never forget the art show in the Rainbow Room, which featured the kids creating art in the styles of Pissaro, Pollack, and Kandinsky!