During our October meeting, we met with Sara Stapel from The Community School. The Community School provides early childhood education for children ranging from two years, nine months to five years of age from Maynard and the surrounding towns. Parent discussion groups, individual counseling, and fun family events are often provided. The school will be offering an up-coming parenting series entitled, “Community Conversations” in which various parenting topics are discussed. The school has been providing such high-quality services to families in Maynard and surrounding communities since 1968.
Competition for enrollment among childcare providers has been fierce in this tough economic climate, so the Community School has decided to discontinue its day care offering for the time being and to focus instead on its preschool services with the intention of expanding its offerings at a later date. The Community School is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC). Financial aid referrals are available to eligible families. Funds provided by the Maynard Community Chest help provide scholarships for preschool to families in need.