Preschool * Full & Part Time * Day Care Serving Children and Families For Over 30 Year
142 Exchange Street
Millis, MA 02054
Programs & Special Activities
Special Activities and Events
Music is an integral part of the Happy Hours day. In addition to weaving songs and music throughout our curriculum, we offer special music as well.
Show and Tell
On Show and Tell Day, we encourage you to help your child choose something appropriate to bring from home to show his or her schoolmates. You should discourage your child from bringing toys from home at other times. Do not allow your child to bring anything from home that is valuable.
Periodically, thoughout the school year, we plan field trips, which enhance our program, such as apple picking in the fall, and a nature walk in the spring. A Field Trip Permission Slip is required for each trip. Parents help is often needed and always appreciated on the field trips.
All School Events
Two or three times a year, we plan ALL SCHOOL EVENTS to which all Happy Hours children and parents are invited, whether or not the event takes place on your child's scheduled program day. ALL SCHOOL EVENTS in the past have included the Cinderella Ball, International Night, Pot Luck Supper, and the Art Show.
Our curriculum includes experiences in the following developmental areas:
The development of receptive and expressive language is critical in the early years. Sharing ideas at circle time, conversing with friends and teachers, listening to a story, asking questions, and responding to verbal instructions are all complex experiences which promote growth in language.
Creative Visual Arts
It's the process not the product that the budding young artist is concerned with as he or she explores the many ways to paint, glue, print, color, and assemble individual pieces of art. At Happy Hours, children are encouraged to discover their own creativity as they explore the endless possibilities that art materials offer
Math and Science Discovery
Children develop pre-math concepts and skills through hands-on manipulation of learning materials. Counting, sorting,and classifying pave the way to formal math. We learn about the physical world through our senses as we experiment with water and sand and observe the patterns and changes in nature throughout the year.
Socialization and Dramatic Play
Children love to pretend. Whenever they play house or office, firefighter or photographer, they are learning to understand their world while at the same time they are developing social skills with their playmates.
Music and Movement
Music is meant to be a moving experience. Young children respond to the melody and rhythm of simple songs and rymes. They love finger plays because it makes them the tellers of stories not just listeners. At Happy Hours, we integrate music and movement into our daily program and have special musice periodically.
Romping, climbing, and swinging in the great outdoors is an everyday part of the Happy Hours program (weather permitting)