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"A friendly place to learn"
Baldwin ELC:
  • Accepts students from ages 3 to 7 in classrooms of 16 to 20 students.
  • Enrolls 195 students who are African American, White, Asian, Hispanic and from other cultures.
  • Offers a full day from 7:30 AM to 5:00PM, consisting of a Day Program from 7:30 AM to 1:30 PM and an Afternoon Program from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM.
  • Integrates multilingual, special needs and standard education students.
  • Follows 4 school rules: Be safe, Be respectful, Be friendly, Be a good listener. We do our best always.
  • Benefits from several partnerships, including: Boston University provides Surround Care Program teachers, AM and PM classroom assistants, and literacy tutors; Tufts University provides instructional guidance and student teachers; the YMCA provides Physical Education instructors; Community Music School provides music instruction; and Boston Partners in Education provides literacy volunteers.

    Innovative Instructional Program
  • Supports the development of oral language, critical thinking, reading and writing skills and the exploration of mathematics, science and social studies.
  • Offers programs in music, computer and physical education to enhance students' development.
  • Celebrates children's work through exhibitions and portfolios.
  • Involves teachers' observations to guide their instructional program.
  • Links academic content knowledge to children's creative and constructive play.
  • Promotes social and emotional development.
  • Bases its instruction on the belief that children develop at different rates.
  • Incorporates family, community and cultural knowledge into the classroom.
  • Involves staff and families through in the creation of students' individual education plans, and in the review of students' exhibitions and portfolios.
  • Creates and modifies curriculum through an interactive process between university partners, teachers, parents, and children.
  • Promotes excellence in early childhood education by addressing the goals of the National Association for Young Children and the Massachusetts Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences.
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