Little Red Wagon PlaySchool does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, cultural heritage, political beliefs, marital status, disability, national origin, or sexual orientation.
Little Red Wagon PlaySchool
Little Red Wagon PlaySchool offers a developmental approach to education. Our goal is to promote the cognitive, social, emotional and physical growth of children. We believe the needs and rights of children come first. The premise behind our developmental approach is that children are naturally curious and eager to learn. We tap into this curiosity through exploration, discovery and "hands on" experience.
Each child is unique. As each child develops and matures at his/her own pace, it is our responsibility to have materials available for them to explore, discover and create. When children are given this opportunity, it promotes their self-esteem and independence. This approach encourages children to think for themselves, draw their own conclusions, and make their own decisions. Our unique approach draws from several educational modalities such as Montessori and Reggio Emilia.
Our Journey To Online
Little Red Wagon PlaySchool opened as a preschool in Newton Highlands, Massachusetts in 1998 . We are super excited about our venture into online learning! In March of 2020 we were forced to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic and we moved to online. At first it was truly just to survive and keep connected with the children and families of Little Red Wagon PlaySchool. We soon noticed that as other preschools were reporting that their numbers of participants were dwindling, our numbers were increasing. One family that moved away from the area in February contacted us and inquired if their child could join us online!! We found we were LOVING the online connections and that we were actually getting to know the children in a different way. As we came closer to the end of the school year families started to ask if we would continue online into the summer. It was then that we realized that what we were providing was benefitting the children, families and us as educators. We decided to run a 4 week summer program to see if we could make meaningful connections with children with whom we had no prior relationship. We found that we can! Our school year will mimic our in-person 3 day a week preschool program. Children will be in small groups with their teacher/s and remain in that group building close relationships and be a part of the larger school community!