Our Program

The Community School believes a child’s most important work is playing. Our warm and nurturing teachers create play and art opportunities to develop and strengthen social/emotional and pre-academic skills. Outdoor play and exploration along with nature based learning opportunities are a strong component of our program. We’ll meet your child where he/she is and help him/her grow and learn and become his/her best self.

Our Preschool Program is open to children between the ages of 2 years 9 months and 5 years of age.

We are open 5 Days a Week from 9am to 12pm with an Extended Day Lunch Bunch Option from 12pm to 1pm. Two, Three, Four, and Five Day Options are available for Enrollment.

The Community School is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.

A Look Inside Our School

Words from Our Families

“The Community School blew us away! What a lovely, kind, playful, nurturing gem of a preschool – I always thought places like this had to be wildly expensive but TCS is affordable and accessible. Our daughter grew so much just in the 3-month abbreviated program (Covid). I love how much time they spend outdoors and how they take the children on field trips to local businesses and the library, post office, etc. We feel so lucky to have this amazing resource right in Maynard.”

“TCS has been a part of our family’s life for 3 years (and will be for the next 3 years!) and we are so happy to have such a welcoming and warm preschool right in our neighborhood. The staff show genuine care and consideration for each of their students and create a safe environment where every child can explore and have fun. We love that the school is small enough to feel like one learning community while still offering a wide variety of activities and experiences. We love TCS!”

“When we were getting ready to send our child to preschool, several friends and neighbors recommended The Community School. We adore that our son attends a small and intimate school, located right in the heart of our downtown. TCS is within walking distance from our house and we enjoy seeing many other students with their parents during our walks to and from school. We’ve also highly valued the school’s new nature and outdoor-based curriculum. It’s been a great fit for our child’s needs.”

“The teachers are warm, imaginative and focus on learning through play-based teaching. The director and the board are easily reachable and always willing to do whatever is best for your child and family. It has been such a gift for my family to be a part of The Community School and I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a preschool in Maynard.”

“I feel so fortunate to have been steered towards The Community School by friends and neighbors. My daughter is excited to go to school and that enthusiasm has spread to other parts of her life. I have found the staff and teachers to be warm, supportive, and attentive to my child’s needs. She has been given the opportunity to become a part of the community through field trips and events and this has been a positive experience in her life as well as ours.”

“We have been 100% pleased with everything.  The teachers are absolutely fabulous.  We love the level of communication that happens on a daily basis and we love the age appropriate activities that are a part of each day.  The fact that parents can choose the days that their children attend makes it easy for parents to match their schedules with their child’s.  We also love how our child is going to school right in town with other students who live in our town.  The school is very appropriately named because it truly feels like a community.”

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