East Boston Early Education Center

  • The East Boston EEC offers a surround care program in which children stay until 4:35 pm.  Our school provides a balanced early literacy program for two hours every day, 60 minutes of math, and a Writers’ Workshop. Children participate in whole and small group activities.  

    This year, we are working with the Museum of Fine Arts on a Visual Thinking Strategies project (VTS). VTS teaches thinking through art observations and discussion. We also have a partnership with Tufts University’s Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development to work with children and teachers on robotics. This program explores the creation of novel human-computer interaction techniques with technology in early elementary schools.  The students develop their own robots and, in the process, they learn how to program a computer to execute a series of tasks.

    Special Features

    • Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals
    • Support for at-risk students through Reading Recovery, in-school tutoring, and computerized reading programs
    • Classroom libraries with more than 500 books
    • Literacy-based program integrating music and science into all subject areas
    • Robotics and engineering program
    • Computers in every class, as well as in the library and staff rooms
    • Media Center
    • Math lending library with more than 200 games and books for families to take home
    • Weekly take-home book program, Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) book distributions, and workshops to promote parent support at home.

    Special academic programs

    • Five Early Childhood (K0/K1) classrooms
    • Inclusion programs for K2 and grade 1 where children with and without disabilities learn together with individual support

    Before and after school programs in our building

    • Free surround care, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. After school program continues the academic day with projects and monthly themes, arts and crafts, dramatic play, songs, and cooking.

Contact

  • Principal
    Rhiannon Varmette

    135 Gove Street
    East Boston, MA 02128

    Phone: 617-635-6456
    Fax: 617-635-8864

    School Hours
    7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Early Dismissal, the day before Thanksgiving and last two days of school: 2:35 p.m.

    Grades: K0-1
    Level: Early Childhood
    School Type: Traditional

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