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SALMON Center for Early Education at Natick
3 Vision Drive, Route 9W
Natick, MA 01760
Phone: (508) 651-9306

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A Joyful and Supportive Environment for Youngsters

Learning through Creative Play and Intergenerational Programming

You want your child to grow, learn and thrive, especially because their development as a well-adjusted individual depends upon the early years of their life.

SALMON Early Education Center at Natick provides a healthy, loving environment in which every child receives the appropriate nurturing, guidance and stimulation to reach their fullest potential.

Evidence supports our belief that social and emotional readiness is crucial to a successful kindergarten transition, early social success and later accomplishments. To support that, we:

  • Foster social and emotional development in a nurturing environment that includes attention to your child’s safety and security.
  • Allow children to be active participants in a setting that builds a sense of security and confidence.
  • Provide youngsters activities designed to promote learning as they touch, manipulate and experiment with things and interact with people.

We welcome and respect all children and their families, regardless of race, religion, cultural heritage, political beliefs, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation.

Contact Us

SALMON Center for Early Education at Natick
3 Vision Drive, Route 9W
Natick, MA 01760
Phone: (508) 651-9306

Directions

Whitney Place Natick building
baby smiling
If my child does not nap, what will he or she do during the rest time?

Children choosing not to sleep or who awaken early will be offered quiet activities for the remainder of the rest period. Please keep in mind that if children are tired, they will fall asleep on their own. It is our policy to let the child’s needs determine their napping schedule.

The richness of our diverse enrollment is reflective of the community in which we are located. To support our efforts to recognize and celebrate the uniqueness of our families, we strongly encourage family members to share their holiday traditions with the classroom. While holidays are not an integral part of our curriculum, honoring each child and family’s uniqueness is important to us.

Yes. We celebrate meaningful events in our children’s lives. Parents are welcome to bring a special treat for their child that day. We encourage parents to provide healthy alternatives to cake/cupcakes. Staff are well equipped to give suggestions.

We use the current curriculum frameworks established by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care and the Department of Education. Preschool and Pre-K classrooms use the Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences and the Massachusetts Frameworks for Math and Literacy. Our infant and toddler program uses the Massachusetts Early Learning Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers.

Yes, both of our Centers are peanut-free.

Yes. The Centers are licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (DEEC).

Yes, we are a full year program. Open Mon-Friday excluding major holidays.

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