About Us Toddler Loving Care Nursery School (TLC) opened the doors to its Victorian style house in Newton, MA on May 1st, 1994 with the aim and focus of creating a home away from home environment for Toddler, Preschool and Kindergarten aged children using a mixed-age grouping philosophy. We are proud of the success we have earned over the past 25 years in providing quality care and education to many children and families in the Newton area.
We have many goals as educators at TLC Nursery School. We feel that it is important to get to know each child as an individual and to support young children as they grow and develop at their own pace. We stress and celebrate our multicultural and multilingual heritage. We celebrate holidays from all religions and cultures of the children and the staff at TLC. Our curriculum stems from an emphasis on “Kindness” in its many forms in and out of the classroom. Peer to peer interactions as well as teacher to child interactions serve as the curriculum at TLC as we aim on promoting empathetic behaviors throughout our daily activities while cultivating the child’s social-emotional, cognitive and physical development.
At TLC, the children create the curriculum! We believe that young children learn best through a balanced mixture of guided play and playful learning. Throughout the day, teachers engage children in hands-on activities to ensure that learning is developmentally appropriate and meaningful in nature. We develop monthly child-initiated themes and emphasize the process in all of our learning. We want children to develop confidence, feel secure, and be comfortable in how they explore and experiment the world around them. As research supports, our child-directed learning serves as the foundation for later academic success in the child’s formal schooling.
Please contact us to explore the opportunities in becoming a part of the TLC experience.
TLC Nursery School Newton, MA Pari Ravel, Founder/Owner
TLC Nursery School Newton, MA Melodia Ferrucci and Kristine Cheung Co-Directors