Hills and Falls’ program focuses on the whole child’s social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Our play-based, emergent curriculum is designed to foster students’ natural curiosity by providing opportunities for active play and experiential activities that lead children to discover and learn. Educators collaborate to develop themes and activities that integrate sensory experiences, pre-reading and pre-math concepts, science, social studies, art, and social and self-help skills. These thematic units are developed around and evolve from the children’s current interests; the activities supporting the theme allow children to engage in creative expression and experiential activities to create a rich learning experience.
Hills and Falls offers enrichment programs as part of the curriculum as well as special events throughout the year.
Music – Each class meets once a week with our professional music teacher to sing, dance, and play musical instruments.
Movement – Each class meets twice per month with our experienced “coaches” in our large multi-purpose room for sports and games.
Special Events – Three to four times a year we invite organizations to Hills and Falls that will engage preschoolers’ curiosity and let them explore. Recent special programs have included the New England Aquarium, Curious Creatures, and the Newton Philharmonic.