The three year old class helps young children develop confidence away from home while learning to work and play within a group. Simple concepts are presented and supported with hands-on activities.
All aspects of the day lend themselves to a learning experience. Clean up time with sorting and grouping lends itself to pre-math skills, along with introduction of shapes, counting, and color recognition. Language and listening skills are practiced at circle time with books, fingerplays and songs. Promotion of self esteem and self awareness come from the “Me Bag.” Each child has a turn to fill the bag with their version of important and fun things about them and presents it to the class. Art projects, cooking, outside time, music and movement are part of our class every week. Our day ends with group involvement and cooperation play. Games such as The Farmer in the Dell incorporate important skills such as language, listening, turn taking and music. It ends the day on a happy and upbeat note.
As a nervous four year old, I was afraid and hesitant to encounter new experiences. Pre-school was no different. As I clung to my mother’s leg refusing to let her leave me, a kind and patient teacher eased me into the classroom and away from my mother. Through elementary school, middle school, and high school, my mother constantly reminded me of the woman and pre-school that kept me in school. She told me over and over again that I would not have made it to school without her. On my last day of pre-school at The Campbell School, my mom made a promise. She promised that on the day of my high school graduation, I would bring Mrs. Zizza roses to thank her for her patience and effort and for overall keeping me in school. At eighteen years old, a high school graduate, eager to start college in the fall, I walked through the doors of the Campbell School and I gave Mrs. Zizza the roses she deserved. Although I do not have a perfect memory of my pre-school career, I know I would not have completed it had it not been for Mrs. Zizza, Mrs. Campbell, and the Campbell School. Juliann Cosetta Milton High School 2014 / Westfield State University 2018
“I smile everyday as the pack of kids (mine included) race to get in the door of The Campbell School! Not sure you find that everywhere!”
“We loudly and enthusiastically recommend The Campbell School.”
“The teachers go above and beyond to ensure that the children understand the material, feel comfortable within the classroom and leave school feeling cared for each day.”
“I’m never worried when I drop off my child. I enjoy the sense of family at the school. Everyone is always so helpful and willing to listen. We couldn’t have made a better choice.”
“I couldn’t have asked for a better, more stimulating environment.”
“Voted Best School in Milton by readers of The Milton Times, 2009, 2010, 2011.”
“A loving, happy place with a wonderful curriculum.”
“The experience that the teachers bring to the class at The Campbell School in fostering fundamental literacy skills is exceptional.”
“We continue to be grateful and impressed at the strength of the program and the dedication of the faculty in providing our children with such an incredible educational foundation.”
“For the community it creates, for the diverse students and education, for the smile on our sons faces every morning, we LOVE the Campbell School.”