The HNS curriculum is based on the Massachusetts Department of Education Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences, which were developed to ensure a strong foundation for learning. The philosophy behind our theme- based curriculum is that young children learn best by doing. Learning requires active thinking and experimenting to find out how things work, to learn firsthand about the world we live in.




Three Mornings

Monday 8:45 to 1:00 with lunch, and

Wednesday and Friday 8:45 – 11:45 am


Two Mornings

Tuesday and Thursday

8:45 – 11:45 am

The curriculum for our 3-year-old program focuses on creating an environment that supports a child’s growth and development by providing “play” experiences which encourage exploration, discovery and learning. Providing a wide variety of materials and resources which support rich and involved play experiences promotes learning in many ways.

Through dramatic play a child learns to use props to move from one idea to another and to express feelings through words and actions. Block play encourages a child to judge distance, space and physical relationship while developing hand-eye coordination and small manipulative skills. In the Language Arts center, a child begins to recognize that written words on a page represent spoken words and ideas. Open-ended activities with art materials help a child appreciate differences in texture, shape and size and to enjoy art for art’s sake.


As the children enjoy their play, they are encouraged to problem solve, focus and work for extended periods while learning how to work cooperatively with others and resolve conflicts.


  • Circle time
  • Group & story time
  • Play time with activities in:
  • Literacy, math, science, art, puzzles & games
  • Outside play time
  • Dismissal

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