Before School at 1458 Great Plain Ave. (K-5)

A note about before school

On November 30th, 2009 we opened our before school program based on parent need for morning care and transportation to the public schools. It is after much thought that we will be closing the program ten years later, on the last day of school in June 2020. We are proud of the program we have offered and we are sad to see the end of this era. Unfortunately, we do not have adequate enrollment to justify opening for another school year. We will continue to provide the program through the end of the current school year.



Open 7 am Monday through Friday. We provide care for children who attend Newman Elementary School.

Program Features:

  • Designed for children Grades K-5 in Needham
  • Safe, reliable, nurturing environment:
    Started in response to parent requests for early morning coverage, our before school program’s main goal is to provide a safe, caring place for your children – it is designed for parents who want to know that their children are in caring hands, so that they can leave for work and not worry about where their children are or what they are doing.
  • Geared toward working parents:
    Our flexible, early start time allows you to get your children off to school on a positive note.

    • Eat breakfast (we offer cereal and milk, but you can send your child with his/her own breakfast)
    • Relax and read in our living room

Your children have options for how they spend their before school time with us:

    • Catch up on homework in our comfortable working space
    • Hang out and socialize
    • Do art projects
  • Flexible Structure:
    Some kids are energetic in the mornings. Others need a quiet space to prepare for their day. We understand these different energy levels and personality types – that’s why we offer your children options for how they spend their time with us.

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Nurturing, Educating, and Empowering Children