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Dean College Preschool Open House Exploration and Tours June 16April 23, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Dean College Children’s Center
April 22, 2010
Preschool Open House Exploration and Tours
Franklin, MA – Dean College Children’s Center will host Open House Exploration and Tours on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Parents of preschool children ages 2 to 6 years can bring their child, explore the classroom, and learn about the Children’s Center activities and programs. Visitors can gather information on enrollment.
The innovative and progressive school is well known in the community for providing an excellent preschool experience. In addition, it is known for hosting informative seminars on parenting and childhood development, as well as for its Children’s Festival each spring. The school is NAEYC accredited, with an adult to child ratio is 1:5, credentialed teachers and teachers-in-training providing a professional, a caring environment where young children enjoy learning through hands-on exploration, play, and enrichment programs in science, puppetry and dance. Outdoor activities and snacks are provided on a daily basis. Additionally, our afternoon program provides children with extended pre-kindergarten experiences for children entering kindergarten the following year.
The school uses a developmental approach to education which reflects current early education research, and conducts its own research on issues such as peer conflict resolution, empathy development, and gender differences in use of materials. “We are a regional resource to parents and educators on peer conflict resolution in young children and our lab school is a demonstration site for sound early education practices,” states Director Faith Nickolas.
A nationally accredited, non-profit organization, the Children’s Center serves as a lab school for Early Childhood Education majors at Dean College and provides education to community children and families.
The Dean College Children’s Center located at 144 School Street in Franklin. For tours, visitors should park in the lot at 89 West Central Street (Rte 140), then walk through the old tennis courts, and walk the short path to the center.
For more information, call 508-541-1598.