why choose us?
20+ years educating the next generation
We’ve been bringing families together since 1997, and we pride ourselves on our close-knit community of parents. We’re family-owned by working mothers who understand the pressures of balancing work with raising children. As owners, they take an active role in building relationships and a personalized approach. They’re involved in the day-to-day management of the program, and maintain an open door policy – their priority is to ensure your family’s needs are supported and considered in everything First Circle does.
Warm and friendly is what we do best
Everything we do is dedicated to creating a warm and friendly community where families and staff feel welcome, included, respected, and safe. Family-friendly isn’t just what we say – it’s what we do every day. That’s why we support your family with flexible options, responsive communication, and a strong partnership.
You won't find this curriculum anywhere else
We created our unique and proprietary curriculum to exceed the Massachusetts state standards and incorporate research into how young children learn best. Connecting My World engages the whole child. It supports individual strengths and interests, and respects each child’s learning styles, pace, temperament, developmental stage, and needs. With a focus on real-world learning, character building, STEAM and 21st-century skills, our curriculum develops the critical skills, knowledge, habits, attitudes, dispositions, and character traits children need to thrive in school and in life!
Our educators are experts in helping children grow and learn
Our team prides ourselves on our hundreds of years early learning experience under one roof! This expertise translates into developing the whole child, fostering lifelong learning, and readying for kindergarten and beyond. Our caring and experienced educators will provide you with peace of mind that your child is in the best of hands.
We offer options
We recognize the challenges parents face in juggling work and family commitments and we offer flexible options for both scheduling and payment. We’re open year-round with limited holidays.
We offer full and half-day programs, and you can choose the days of the week that meet your needs. We offer payment by credit card or automated debit, as well as generous sibling and single-parent discounts.
We take health, safety, and security seriously
Your child’s safety and health is our top priority. Every day, we keep children healthy and safe by managing illness, ensuring all staff are screened and well-trained, and being vigilant about sanitation. We focus on preventing illness and accidents in every activity throughout the day.
Classrooms and play spaces are designed to keep children safe and in sight, indoors and out. Children are carefully supervised throughout the day, and educators follow strict safety guidelines and practices. Our schools are secured with a keypad so that only authorized staff and families may enter. See here for more info about how we keep the children in our care healthy, safe and secure.
A playground built for learning
Outdoor learning gives children much more than an opportunity for active play with their friends—it gives them the chance to explore, experiment, and investigate in the natural environment. Every day on our expansive playgrounds, we build in opportunities for children to develop healthy bodies and lifestyles, respect for nature, and stretch their social skills and imagination.
Come visit us to find out what makes us so special
With year-round enrollment, we are always ready to welcome new families to our warm and friendly community. Please contact us to ask questions or schedule a tour with our director. We look forward to getting to know you and your family and showing you what sets our program apart!