Category: Educational Philosophy

  • Choosing a Child Care Center: A Five Point Checklist for Making the Right Decision

    Posted by on March 27, 2015

    Selecting a child care center can be a stressful experience. Of course, you want the best environment for your son or daughter, but sometimes the options can be overwhelming. It can be helpful to structure the decision-making process by using a checklist to evaluate different alternatives. Here are five factors that our parents found useful as they selected a child care center: Frequent communication from teachers and administrators. No one likes a feeling of uncertainty, especially about people as important as your child. Parents should look […]

  • Theme Study: A Unique Way to Engage and Teach Preschool Children

    Posted by on March 17, 2015

    Preschool is such an exciting time in your child’s development. At this age, children are curious about the world and are building confidence as learners. Their literacy skills are emerging and they are beginning to think critically, solve problems, and ask questions. At A Place to Grow, we are committed to educating preschool children in innovative ways. All of our centers use our Creative Curriculum for Preschool Children and follow the Massachusetts Preschool Curriculum Guidelines from the Department of Early Education and Care. One of the […]

  • Our Educational Philosophy – Parent Partnership

    Posted by on October 30, 2014

    A Partnership with our Parents We Take Care of Families At A Place to Grow, our mission statement “we take care of families” is a central theme throughout our centers.  We cannot provide quality childcare unless it takes place within the context of the family.  We need your insights, your feedback, your personal involvement, and both a personal and professional relationship with our parents. It is our goal to help families balance the demands of home and work.  We want to be a support system for […]

  • A Place to Grow Childcare hosts 7th annual apple picking event

    Posted by on September 9, 2014

    The team at A Place to Grow Child Care of Concord, Belmont and Arlington would like to invite our families to the 7th annual apple picking event on Sunday, September 14th at 10:00 a.m. at Shelburne Farms in Stow, MA . This is just one of the many events that our families enjoy throughout the year.  A Place to Grow Child Care encourages family participation and activities that encourage learning in a fun way.