MAP is the perfect complement to Kindergarten & First Grade
At MAP, the enriching social, experiential and learning opportunities that are provided by our experienced educators, nicely complements and enhances the kindergarten & first grade day. With the MA Curriculum frameworks, educators choose topics, themes, projects, clubs, and activities, that build upon their knowledge base and expanding their learning. In addition, we have the time to allow children to learn in a more hands-on and fully involved way. We reach all different learning styles by presenting material in a variety of fun and exciting ways! In thinking of the whole child, there is a planned balance of structured learning, play, utilization of teachable moments, opportunities to answer and expand upon their questions and interests, and their ability to choose areas and activities that interest them.
Afternoons at MAP provide time for children to explore their outdoor learning environment, learn and play a variety of organized games in the gym, make and play with friends, participate in a project or club, or spend time reading, creating, and playing with the many changing games, toys, and friends in our room.
MAP offers many different enrollment options to meet the varying needs of families with Kindergartners in our community. The following options are available:
Morning MAP only - 8:30 a.m. until PM kindergarten (12:05 p.m.)
Morning MAP and return to MAP after PM kindergarten until 4:30 p.m. or 6:00 p.m.
AM kindergarten dismissal (11:05 a.m.), MAP until 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. or 6:00 p.m.
PM kindergarten dismissal (2:40 p.m.), MAP until 6:00 p.m only.
Full day kindergarten & First Grade dismissal (2:40 p.m.), MAP until 6:00 p.m. only
The K-1 program is open on all ½ days, some non-school days, and during the February and April vacation weeks.
What families are saying...
I had always heard such great things about MAP but you really don't realize just what your child is getting until you're in the program. What a committed group of teachers!! This is not a holding place for kids after school. It's a place of incredible enrichment, warmth and creativity. Various times a year the kids are given choices of clubs to join- yes, electives! My kids have acted in and produced a movie, cooked things they read about in their story books, and made their own instruments. However, nothing will top one night before Christmas when the MAP teachers knocked on our door, caroling, and sang to my kids. Talk about showing kids they're worth it! In the case of MAP, the people makes the place. If you're considering MAP don't hesitate! --Lucy Sullivan
MAP has truly been a wonderful part of our son's transition to Memorial School. It is quite possibly the best thing that has happened to our son this year. He always comes home and reports on all the cool projects and clubs he is involved with at MAP. The teachers take a child-centered approach, often following students' lead or interest. Our son feels valued, cared for, and comfortable with all the teachers and friends he has at MAP. He once said, "One thing I love about MAP is the teachers always play with us and make sure all the kids are kind so everyone feels safe there." As a parent, this made me realize MAP is more than an after school program. It is a well-organized, developmentally appropriate, educational experience that has exceeded our expectations. It is by far one of Medfield Public Schools' best assets. - Karyn and Keith Healey