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The Centre School is conveniently located near the corner of Canton Avenue and Reedsdale Road on the grounds behind First Congregational Church in Milton, MA. Local landmarks include Milton Hospital (around the corner), the Milton Public Library (across the street) and Milton Town Hall (next door). Take I-93 to Exit 2B and follow Route 138N (Washington Street). Just past the Trailside Museum on your right, bear right onto Canton Avenue. Stay on Canton Avenue for approximately 3.5 miles. The school is located on the left just past the town office building and gazebo. Look for the black and gold Centre School sign near the church driveway. Parking is available on site.
  • Milton Child Care Center Address: 505 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA 02186
  • Phone: 617-696-0765
  • Hours of Operation: M-F: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Ages Served: Toddlers, Preschool, Kindergarten Prep

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Our Kindergarten Prep Program

Ensuring children are prepared to succeed in school and life.

Kindergarten Prep children are physically and cognitively able to take on more challenges while still engaging in important foundational learning like friendship building and developing a strong self-concept. Our READY for SCHOOL program helps your child reach his or her greatest potential in all areas including beginning reading and writing skills, math and science concepts, large and small muscle skills, and social and emotional development.

Our teachers stimulates each child’s innate curiosity and exploratory nature to prepare children for lifelong learning and the skills needed to succeed in school and life.

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"Many thanks to Miss Gina and Miss Lindsay! You have welcomed Harry into your classroom and provided such comfort and support during his transition from his former daycare. Harry has learned so much in his short time at The Centre School. Thank you for your patience, kindness, and guidance!"

Our Curriculum Components

The building blocks to balanced education.

  • Language Works Listening, speaking, pre-reading and reading, pre-writing and writing 
  • Math Counts Classification, time and spatial relations, number order and number problems, geometry and measurement.
  • Science Rocks Investigates properties, living things and the environment, forces of nature, motion and gravity, scientific inquiry skills, technology.
  • ArtSmart Visual art, music, dance and creative movement, dramatic art
  • Well Aware Nutrition, health and safety, motor and fitness.
  • Our World Identity development, emotional intelligence, critical thinking about the world, care of the environment.

Teacher Spotlight

Just a few of our gold stars of the day.


Name: Taylor

I Teach: Enrichment

Teaching Since: 2013

I love teaching children because: I love to watch the children grow and learn and develop new skills. I also like the love I receive from each child everytime I come to work.

Favorite Children's Book: Willy and the Wind-Up Mouse

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Learning at Home

Treasure Hunt

You Will Need:

Paper, Markers, “Treasure” – favorite snack, small toy, old jewelry

Directions:

Draw pictures of places where you want your child to search for the treasure. Leave picture clues that direct him to the next location. Send him outside, to the mailbox, into the basement, all around the house. If your child can read or decode sounds, add the name of the location or a short written clue. If you prefer, use pictures from magazines as your clues. Glue them to index cards or crinkled brown paper. To make the paper look very authentic, soak it in tea or burn the edges of brown paper.

Tip:

This is a fun way to get snack after an afternoon nap. You can hide the clues while your child is asleep. Keep the clues; you will want to do this many times.

Variation:


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