About Our School
Children's Circle Nursery School was founded in 1971 by the Yellow Circle of the Women's Guild. It was the first of its kind in Dartmouth. The school is housed in the South Dartmouth Congregational Church, nestled in the seaside village of Padanaram.  Click here to view a video tour of our school.

The program values the importance of individual expression through the integration of music, literature, science, language, and art. It is the school's objective to enhance the children's creative, intellectual, physical and character development.

The children work in small groups with a maximumof 10 children per teacher. We are staffed with a lead teacher and a certified assistant.

Children's Literacy
Reading children's literature is the highlight of the program. As part of the enrichment program to promote children's literacy, we read many stories in the classroom. The stories connect with our themes to invite children to read, and be curious, confident learners.

The children participate in several literacy connections to help them succeed in reading. The successful home-school connection is a program where children take turns taking Air Bear and Skylar, two teddy bears, home for the weekend. The parents and children share experiences, drawings, journaling and photographs of family interactions with the bears.

Outdoor Environment
With the spirit of collaboration in the children's garden; planting, watering and weeding never become chores. Children make unique contributions joyfully! Through gardening the children gain an appreciation and respect for nature and mother earth.

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Children's Circle Nursery School 17 Middle Street South Dartmouth MA 02748 508-993-6531

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