Hilltop Nursery School operates from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday*. Our daily schedule is adaptable for special children’s activities, and school wide enrichment programs which occur throughout the year. Our program is flexible to ensure that children have an opportunity to feel a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction and allows time for transition so that children do not feel rushed.
9:00-9:45 Free Play/Free Choice - Art, blocks, dramatic play, water play, manipulatives, writing and a variety of individual or group activities
9:45-10:00 Meeting/Circle Time - Attendance, weather, calendar, discussion of weekly topic or theme.
10:00-10:30 Centers/Project Time - Hands-on project relating to special weekly topic or theme. Opportunities for exploration, experimentation and discovery.
10:30-10:50 Hand Washing and Healthy Snacks - We teach the importance of washing hands using liquid soap, running water and friction. Snack (peanut free) is provided by Hilltop.
10:50-11:30 Literature, arts, music relating to themes
11:30-12:00 Wrap-up and preparation for dismissal - Depending on the weather, outdoor play using the play structure, triple hoop, sand play area or other equipment/toys will take place before dismissal or as needed throughout the morning.
Noon - Pick Up Time - children are escorted to the walkway and exit doors for dismissal.
*Extended hours are offered on Wednesday and Thursday until 1 p.m. for an additional fee, payable on the desired day.
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The best way to determine if Hilltop is the right match for your child is to come and see us. We offer tours while the program is in session on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 9:30am and 11:00am. We also offer an evening info session and tour in late fall. Email after October 1st to schedule a tour.
If you have questions about the opportunities available to you in our programs, feel free to send us a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
148 Haverhill Street, North Reading, MA 01864, US
Monday - Friday: 8:15am - 1:30pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed