Preschool * Full & Part Time * Day Care Serving Children and Families For Over 30 Year
142 Exchange Street
Millis, MA 02054
Our program is designed to meet the needs of each child as an individual and as a group member. By encouraging self-expression within a framework of standards for self-control, children develop an individual sense of competence as well as an attitude of respect for others. Our living and learning environment provides opportunity for successful development socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually.
At Happy Hours, the work and play spaces encourage young children to learn and grow through hands-on discovery. Each romm is designed to address specific developmental goals including large and fine motor growth, visual perception, language and cognition, creative expression and socialization. The Preschool Teams plan the curriculum together and alternate the use of the learning centers so that every child has the opportunity to use all of the rooms. Utilizing our space this way allows us to develop large and interesting learning centers which effectively address the unique needs of all our young learners. Children discover their own potential and become competent when given opportunities which involve choice and responsibility. The work and play environment at Happy Hours is low key and non-pressured.
Our Goals are ...
To assist each child in developing a positive regard for himself and others
To foster positive attitudes toward learning
To encourage each child to be independent and responsible by offering appropriate choices
To help each child become sensitive to and respectful of the feelings, ideas, and the uniqueness of other people
To assist each child in develping self control and learning to accept responsibility for his/her actions
To encourage each child to develop habits of healthy living
To help each child develop large and small motor skills
To extend the physical world by helping each child identify concepts and adding to them through curiosity, discovery thinking, reasoning, gathering and using information
To provide a language rich environment that encourages each child to develop skills in speaking, listening, comprehension and print recognition
To encourage each child to develop creativity through experiences with art, music and dramatic play
To work with families to provide appropriate avenues of communication and involvement in their child's program
We Value ...
Relationships with children and families based on compassion and understanding
Childhood as a unique stage in human life valuable for its present quality as well as its future potential
The close ties between children and their families
An understanding of the children in the context of knowing their family and culture
The uniqueness, dignity and worth of each member of our Happy Hours community ... children, families, teachers
The possibilities of children and adults achieving their potential in an atmosphere of trust, respect and positive regard
Designing and implementing a program for children which is founded on a research based understanding of how chidren develop and learn
Children are accepted on a first come first returned application basis. No child or family will be discriminated against on the basis of race, religion, national origin, cultural heritage, political beliefs, marital status, disability or sexual orientation.
Happy Hours Day School is owned by Deb Child Care, Inc.
Debbie Bergins, Director