The Kids Place Inc

Tel: (413)733-9547
Grades: NS-K | 13 students
The Kids' Place teaching children the skills of friendship, of connecting with others in a positive fashion is a step toward making a more peaceful world.
Children do not necessarily learn consideration for others, fair play and empathy either on their own or simply by observing others.
Therefore we structure our programs to provide opportunities to teach these skills.
For the younger children we reflect their feelings and mediate solutions for them.
We encourage older children to resolve problems on their own when we feel they have the skills, modeling phrases for those who need it.
We always emphasize how each child feels in a conflict, a technique to help develop empathy for others.
Our classroom groupings are planned with varying ages and levels of social skills.
A shy child can be paired with one with stronger social skills to carry out a task or play in a learning center.
This can help the child with more limited social skills learn to negotiate, particularly when an observant teacher is nearby to facilitate problem solving.
We look to find "win/win" resolutions, and to teach children to find them independently.
Our goal is to teach children how to be friends and how to resolve conflict peacefully in the hope that this skill will equip them to function successfully as they grow.

School Overview

School Type Early Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association for the Education of Young Children
Other special emphasis association(s)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten

Student Body

Total Students 13 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 1 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Wilbraham & Monson Academy (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Wilbraham & Monson Academy (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Acres Preschool & Kindergarten (3.3 miles away)
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  • Wilbraham
    Grades: 6-12 | 425 students
    0.1 miles
    423 Main Street
    Wilbraham, MA 01095
  • Springfield
    Grades: PK-K | 26 students
    3.3 miles
    850 Parker Street
    Springfield, MA 01129
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    Mill Pond School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 7-12 | 17 students
    3.3 miles
    91 Old Acre Rd
    Springfield, MA 01129
  • Ludlow
    Grades: PK-8 | 269 students
    3.4 miles
    217 Hubbard St
    Ludlow, MA 01056
  • Springfield
    Grades: NS-6 | 94 students
    3.6 miles
    1524 Parker Street
    Springfield, MA 01129

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