BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL

Before School Care

Grades K – 5

 

The before school program is available at every Braintree Public elementary for grades K-5. Children enjoy creative activities with qualified B.A.S.E. teachers on-site before being accompanied to their classroom.

The program operates daily 7 – 8:45 am and 7 - 9am at the Monatiquot Kindergarten center.

 

 

After School Care

Grades K – 6

B.A.S.E.’s after school program for grades K – 3 is located at its main facility on 426 Pond Street and for grades 4-6 at Hollis Elementary School. Both sites are open daily, Mon- Friday, from the close of the school day to 6:30 pm. Parents can choose from 2,3,4, or 5 day enrollment.

 

The After School program provides students with after school care, including transportation from all Braintree Public elementary & middle schools. We are also open during school vacations and half days.

 

Our program employs highly qualified teachers from diverse backgrounds and experiences. They all have degrees in Early Childhood Education or a related field or are working toward their degree. Many of our teachers are state certified teachers with their Masters degrees. They are talented and creative people who truly enjoy working with children.

 

The combination of personalities, talents, experiences and skills at Braintree After School Enrichment blend together to create a harmonious and nurturing environment. All of our teachers are certified in First Aid and CPR. They are also all CORI checked.

 

We at B.A.S.E. are committed to providing safe, high-quality childcare for school-aged children (K-6). The program offers enriching, creative activities that help children grow according to their own developmental needs in an atmosphere of support and trust. 

 

We offer many programs for the children including arts & crafts, homework time, cooking, and organized games to name a few. 

 

We also offer many specialized activities for an extra fee including gymnastics and dance.

 

Please read our brochure for more information or click here for our registration forms.  Fall 2017/2018 Registration Forms.

PRESCHOOL

 

B.A.S.E. Preschool is designed to provide children requiring full day/full year care, a balance of child-directed, enriching play with teacher-directed, small group lessons within a structured and routine environment. Children must be  2.9 years old in September to attend. Operational hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. during the school year and 7:00-6:00 in July & August. B.A.S.E. offers a 5 day, full-day schedule only. Hourly rates and part-time enrollments are NOT available.

 

 

Eligibility & Enrollment:

The preschool is open to children from any local community. B.A.S.E. does not provide transportation to and from the center.

 

B.A.S.E., although open 12 months a year, follows the school year cycle when it comes to enrollment of new students and promotion. In September all new children begin in the class that is appropriate for their age and remain in that class until the end of August, at which time they move into the next class. Children must meet the following age cut-offs:

 

P1:       2 years 9 months or older by August 31.

P2:       3 years 9 months or older by August 31 

P3:       4 years 6 months or older by August 31

 

For new families, enrolling in B.A.S.E. ‘s preschool begins with a phone call to the Director to provide her with basic information about your child and to discuss the enrollment timeline. We have limited openings each year so it is advised to contact B.A.S.E. 6 – 9 months prior to the September in which you would like your child to begin attending B.A.S.E.  

 

The Director will then follow up with each family and invite them to visit B.A.S.E. The purpose of this visit is to familiarize the family with the program, review the school’s basic operations and to share information about the child.

 

  

Schedule & Curriculum

Operational hours are Mon-Fri, 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. during the school year and Mon-Fri, 7:00 am -6:00 pm in July & August. Children must arrive at B.A.S.E. no later than 9:00 am unless arrangements have been made with the director.  

 

The preschool day is designed to offer children a balance of self-directed, open ended activities (“free play”) and teacher directed instruction that focuses on literacy, early math, science exploration and social concepts (self, family, community, traditions, etc.).  

 

Lessons are conducted in whole groups, small groups and individually and follow the Mass. Preschool  Guidelines for Learning Experiences (http://www.eec.state.ma.us/docs1/curriculum/20030401_preschool_early_learning_guidelines.pdf) and, for children ages 4.6+, the Mass Common Core Frameworks, PreK.

 

  • Activities throughout the day provide direct experiences that promote development in the following areas:  Cognitive development: exemplified by solving problems, making connections, recognizing patterns, making predictions, showing conceptual understandings.
  • Language development and literacy: exemplified by articulating one’s wants, needs & emotions, using language to enrich play; resolving conflict through discussion; connecting oral language to print; memorizing poems and songs, making silly words and nonsense rhymes, developing phonemic awareness, expanding one’s vocabulary and exploring various literary genres (fiction, non-fiction, fairy tales, poetry, etc); providing titles and narratives to one’s drawings and constructions and telling stories.
  • Creative development: exemplified by open ended exploration of materials such as paints, clay, collage items and mixed media; finding new uses for common objects; participating in songs, music activities and dancing. 
  • Gross & Fine Motor Development: exemplified by using writing implements, scissors, glue, paints and other classroom materials; sewing, beading and block  constructions; exploring and experimenting with  one’s sense of balance, speed, strength, coordination and endurance through running, jumping, climbing and other activities in the playground and gymnasium; 
  • Social Development, personal care & self-help skills: exemplified by an awareness of one’s self in relationship to others; understanding the role of school, family and the community and the child’s place within these groups; understanding the need for self-regulation and personal care, such as teeth brushing, hand washing and healthy food choices; becoming more independent with self-care tasks and  managing one clothes and other personal items. 

 

Parent Tours: Please contact preschool director Gail Macdonald  at 781-849-3484 or gail@basekids.com to schedule a parent tour.

 

B.A.S.E. JR

B.A.S.E. Jr. is an affordable option for parents who would like to provide their child with an educational and nurturing first school experience but do not require  full-time care. BASE. JR is a school year program and follows the the Braintree Public School Calendar.

Highlights of the program:

  • Preschool teacher with M.Ed. in education and licensed to teach in public schools; assistant present in the classroom at all times.
  • 16 maximum enrollment with a 1:8 teacher/student ratio
  • Spacious classroom with on-site bathroom and sink, natural lighting, operable windows and HVAC system
  • Weekly art and music with specialized staff (for Mon/Wed/Fri and Mon-Fri sessions only)
  • Indoor gymnasium
  • Large fenced-in  recess area accessible directly from the classroom
  • Snack provided daily
  • Optional lunch bunch, 12 – 12:45 pm ($7.00 additional fee).

For further information or to schedule a tour, contact preschool director Gail Macdonald at 781-849-3484 or at gail@basekids.com.

 

 

 

SUMMER CAMP

The B.A.S.E. camp is licensed by the Braintree Board of Health.  

The program operates from 7:00AM-6:00PM during the summer for children ages 6 years old (having completed a year of Kindergarten)-12 years old. 

Our summer program activities include Arts & Crafts, Sports, Drama, field trips to name a few.  

Our weekly session tuition includes places such as: Davis Farmland, Whale Watch, Water Wizz, Duxbury Beach, Brockton Rox, Fenway Park Tour, Southwick Zoo, Canobie Lake Park & much much more!  Click here for Summer 2017 registration form.

Contact Us

Braintree After School Enrichment

426 Pond Street

Braintree, MA 02184

Phone: 781-849-3484

Email: info@basekids.com
 

You can also fill out our online form.

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