Our Programs

Eliot-Pearson Children’s School provides an exemplary early education program to children ages 2.9 to 7 years old, guided by our core values that honor children and families, and grounded in the principles of child development and developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood.

There are four classroom at our school. Three classrooms offer Preschool Programs to children ages 2.9 to 5 years, one affords a multi-age combined Kindergarten to First Grade Program to children ages 5 to 7 years.

In each classroom, a team of teachers work together to meet the needs of the children and provide them a safe, nurturing, vibrant and inclusive environment in which to grow and thrive. A master head teacher leads the team consisting of an Assistant Teacher and/or two EP Fellows, who are graduate students from the fellowship program offered by the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University. Our persistent effort in achieving our staffing policy of having three teachers in the classroom at all times reflect our sincere commitment to meeting each child where they are and supporting them as they freely and purposefully explore and experience the joy of learning and growing.

Rainbow Room

Preschool

Ages: 2.9 – 3 years

Schedule:

Monday – Friday 

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

teacher and children curled up on floor to strike meditation pose
building body awareness through mindful practice
at the playground two children scooping mulch with shovel and one onlooker
noticing similarities, embracing differences, nurturing friendships

Purple Room

Preschool

Ages: 3 – 4 years

Schedule:

Monday – Friday 

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Green Room

Preschool

Ages: 4 – 5 years

Schedule:

Monday – Friday 

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

the natural environment is another teacher and playmate
using developmental tech tools to hone cognitive, perceptual, and motor skills collaboratively, creatively, and joyfully

Orange Room

Kindergarten to First Grade

Ages: 5 – 7 years

Schedule:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  

Wednesday

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

"EPCS feels like a second home to my son. This is intentional on the part of the school. Every teacher treats my son with kindness and generosity, and every interaction with the school feels meaningful and enriching. My son is thriving academically, socially, and emotionally, which has not been the case for him in every environment. We feel so fortunate to be a part of this community of skilled and caring educators, thoughtful and committed parents, and children with so much joy and character."
teacher reading to child
Rebecca Palermo
Parent from Somerville

Extended Day and Enrichment Programs

There is more to our Extended Day and Enrichment Program than meets the eye!

Our Extended Day and Enrichment Program is open to children enrolled in our Preschool and K-1 programs and offered from Monday to Friday. 

Our Extended Day and Enrichment Program provides children of different ages plenty of opportunities to interact with one another in a nurturing and stimulating environment that allows them ample time to rest with activities, dive into projects led by peers or teachers, stretch their imagination, and exercise their developing skills. 

Children grow familiar with one another and with their teachers, creating a close-knit community that feels like family. 

Our Extended Day and Enrichment Program cares for the whole child. Every child is valued. Every child belongs.

Extended Day and Enrichment Program Options:

Families can enroll their children in our Extended Day Program for a minimum of 2 days per week:

  • Rainbow Room, Purple Room, and Green Room – 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Orange Room – 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
group of children playing with water shooting out of hold on rock formation in play yard
Exploring the Wonders of Nature and Science in Our Outdoor Play Yard

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