At Crispus Attucks Children's Center, we nurture and care for each child individually, helping them grow up strong
and smart. Every day, our trained teachers guide children through a range of multi-sensory activities that help them
learn, share, and most of all enjoy their childhood. From babies as young as one month to boisterous pre-schoolers
up to age six, Crispus Attucks Children's Center is there to guide your child through all stages of their development.
Find out more about the diverse, caring, and enriching experience we can provide for your child.
We believe that healthy minds and healthy bodies go hand in hand. To that end, we’ve designed a proactive, holistic curriculum that is unique among early education programs. Our learning system, called “Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies,” supports every area of a child’s growth and development.
The “Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies” curriculum is organized into three levels: the Infant Program, the Toddler Program, and the Pre-School Program. At each level, innovative, creative and well-supervised educational activities, projects, and interactions encourage the total development of each child. Age-appropriate lesson plans address each child’s differing needs, interests, and developmental level. Our well-trained teaching staff and volunteers ensure that each child is successful in achieving developmental milestones.
In addition to our core early education curriculum, we also provide services designed to address all aspects of a child’s development and to provide support and assistance to their parents. Some examples are:
The Strong Start Early Mental Health Initiative, providing screening, assessments and services to promote positive mental health and strong social and emotional development in every child.
Social Services for short term counseling, resources and referrals for families, and to coordinate special needs and disability services.
Food Services to provide nutritious meals (breakfast, lunch and p.m. snack) that meets the Bureau of Nutrition’s Guidelines for feeding Infants and young children.
An attached natural playground and large indoor gross motor area to ensure physical activity play and social interaction every day.
Field trips for preschoolers to enhance their knowledge of the world beyond their local neighborhood and experiences on the CACC campus.
By addressing the physical, emotional, social, nutritional, and cognitive development of each child, CACC is able to support all of the critical components of a whole child’s growth and development. By supporting each child in a holistic way, we are able to guide the development of each child’s sense of self, his culture and his community.
Extra Curiculum Programs
* Creative Curriculum
* Active Learning Series Curriculum
Mass Dept of Education
(Guidelines for Preschool Learning)
Safe Child Curriculum
Across CACC, we use various curriculums to organize lesson plans and target specific objectives. The Active Learning Series and the Creative Curriculum for Preschool are used across the school. Together, they integrate our approach to social emotional, physical, cognitive and language development.
Because children develop at different paces, at the beginning of each school year we establish a developmental baseline for each child and tailor learning strategies to address diverse needs.
Teachers will observe children's behavior and will lesson plan activities based upon each child's needs. For example, if a preschooler is not demonstrating sufficient ability to follow directions, the teacher may work in games/activities that require the ability to follow directions to be successful.
To measure curriculum effectiveness, teachers compare children's progress in meeting age appropriate goals, review each child's progress, and consider feedback from parents.