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Old 01-09-2009, 12:52 AM
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we're relocating for my husband's job in Cambridge (never been to Boston area before) and have a question regarding preschools. My toddler goes to Montessori here (we both love it) and I'm looking at Montessori schools around Cambridge (we're likely to move to Winchester). I don't know whether to laugh or cry: interview for 3 years old? admission procedure to start one year in advance? $20k a year? Maybe I should open a preschool, <CA$HING>!

I'd like my girls (3 and the other when she turns 2) to go to preschool (not daycare) in the AM. I wouldn't mind a church-related one if they don't discriminate by religion. Where are the affordable ones (and highly recommended by you or acquaintances) that she can get in before September?

Thank you for your input.
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:47 PM
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I am curious to see what the responses to your post will be...I am in almost the same boat!
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Old 01-09-2009, 11:43 PM
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I can say that Great Expectations in Arlington did not meet ours.
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Old 01-14-2009, 04:18 AM
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Try calling Woburn Montessori School:*Child Care in Woburn Ma Woburn Montessori. When I lived in Winchester I had a friend who sent their kids there. There were openings last year and it was less expensive that the usual Winchester preschools. (Winchester has its own Montessori, but its a seriously long waiting list. The LEAP school in Lexington is not-Montessori, but is fabulous - no mid year admissions though.)
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Old 01-15-2009, 06:26 AM
Location: Metrowest, MA
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I don't have any recommendations... regardless... you will still need to visit the school to see if that is what you want... or if it fits in your 2,3,4 or 5 day schedule...

May not have Montessori methodology....but Checkout public school's pre-schools... For example
BPS. Departments. Student Services. Early Education Preschool Program


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Old 01-15-2009, 12:41 PM
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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There is The Childern's Own School in Winchester near the Medford border which I am pretty sure is a Montessori school. There are lots of other good preschools in Winchester that aren't Montessori.
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:24 PM
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Default RE: Preschools in Winchester/Belmont/Newton/Arlington?

We live in Arlington and are currently looking for a preschool as well.
Have only been in the area a year so only have a little to add

* Teddy Bear Club in newton seems nice
bilingual, but a bit of a drive from Arlington
* there are a few others in Lexington that look interesting
French for Kids and Waldorf
and of course a host of Montessori schools in the area
but as you noted they are a bit expensive.

I have only just visited the Teddy Bear place today.
French and English. Seems good. My wife visited
many and likes this one the best.

Trying to decide how many days a week to send the little one.

- john
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Old 02-04-2009, 03:44 PM
Location: Rt 128
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Children's Own School in Winchester is a Montessori school and is great. Although its wait list is long, they sometimes have unexpected openings for kids older than the normal entry age because the relocation of existing families. Another great option is Tuft University's Eliot-Pearson Children's school in Medford: Eliot-Pearson Children's School - Tufts University.
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Old 02-05-2009, 02:52 PM
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Our kids have gone to Watertown Cooperative Nursery School and we have loved it. It is a 5 morning program with ext. day options. Parents are expected to help in the classroom once a month and serve on one committee. It has been a great experience for our whole family.
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Old 02-26-2009, 11:04 AM
Location: Winchester, MA (work in all surrounding towns)
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The Winchester Cooperative Nursery (WCNS) is a great pre-school. Warm and friendly teachers and staff, lots of class options in both the morning and the afternoon. It's in a church but is not affiliated with a church. Right in the downtown of Winchester, so you can drop off and walk to do errands, grab a coffee with friends, head to the train for work, etc. My twin girls (now in fifth grade) loved it and some of our closest friends are still the preschool kids and moms! Good luck with your choices!
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