The Elmwood Way
Serving families, and nurturing children for over 40 years
Elmwood Christian Preschool is located in a quiet residential neighborhood and has been a part of the Wellesley community for over 43 years. Children at Elmwood Christian Preschool will have fun, build positive relationships, and develop excitement and enthusiasm about life and learning. Each child will feel special and valued.
Academics are an important part of our curriculum, and are incorporated daily in an appropriate manner for preschool children. Our curriculum aligns with and expands on the guidelines designed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
Elmwood Christian Preschool has taught and nourished some of the smallest members of our Wellesley community for over four decades. Our integrated Christian curriculum consists of a variety of hands-on learning activities and experiences planned according to a calendar of themes and units.
Our daily activities include literature, math, social studies, science, writing and life skills. There are monthly Christian themes taught through stories, songs, and daily grace at snack and lunchtime. We believe demonstrating care and kindness towards others is essential. Activities and learning are child-centered and developmentally appropriate.
We incorporate daily opportunities for individual and group activities, quiet and active play choices. We engage in imaginative play, problem solving skills, and both large and small muscle activities. We believe preschool children are active learners who learn through play. Our preschool provides an environment nurtures the spiritual, social, physical, and intellectual development of each child.
The goal of Elmwood Christian Preschool is to foster a stable environment where children work, play, share, and socialize. With one-on-one attention and positive reinforcement, children feel successful.
Through understanding, respect, and exciting learning opportunities, the children build self-esteem and confidence. Warm, positive relationships with adults help children develop a sense of trust and a feeling of worth.
We incorporate a spirit of cooperation, not competition. All social interactions are viewed as opportunities for learning to care about one another and ourselves.
With proper guidance, children learn to problem solve, become independent, and respect ideas and feelings of others. We want children to leave ECP with the confidence and skills necessary to succeed socially and academically.