Hills and Falls takes pride in the excellence of its teaching staff. The director and teachers are chosen based on their qualifications, educational philosophy, and personal warmth. They bring a wealth of experience, training, and diversity to the classrooms and a strong commitment to the school. Collectively, our educators have more than 80 years of teaching experience, primarily at Hills and Falls. With that wealth of experience comes a deep understanding of early childhood development and a fully developed curriculum.

Our staff undergo extensive training every year. Recently, staff participated in anti-bias curriculum training that spanned the entire school year. This type of immersion in a continuing education program provides our staff the opportunity to thoughtfully integrate new ideas into the classrooms. Educators at Hills and Falls keep up with the latest developments in early childhood education while grounding it in a long tradition and commitment to a play-based, emergent curriculum.

Educators are committed to meeting each child at his/her developmental level. They carefully assess each child to gain insight and understanding of his/her needs and what is required to move that child forward. Parents/guardians at Hills and Falls take comfort in knowing that their child is nurtured by educators who love their work as well as the children in their care.

Amy Peltz, Director

Amy has been in the field of early childhood education and care for over 30 years, and in that time, has developed a deep commitment, understanding and passion for the field.

Amy holds Bachelor’s Degree in Developmental Psychology from Pine Manor College and a Master’s Degree in Early Education from Wheelock College. In addition to her previous experience as both a teacher and a preschool director, she has served as an adjunct professor at Mass Bay Community College and performed multiple training workshops at BAEYC conferences and other early education based agencies. Amy was thrilled to join Hills and Falls as Director in 2013 and become part of a supportive and educationally rich environment and community. | 617-964-2086

Hills & Falls Nursery School

258 Concord Street, Newton, MA 02462

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