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 Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - Kindergarten

Student Body

Total Students 13 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 69%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Mill Pond School (2.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Pioneer Valley Montessori School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Cooley Street KinderCare (2 miles away)
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  • SpringfieldCooley Street KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    201 Cooley Street
    SpringfieldMA01128
    (413)783-2323
    Daycare / Preschool
    2 mi | n/a students | Gr. NS-PK                      
  • SpringfieldPioneer Valley Montessori School
    Montessori School
    1524 Parker Street
    SpringfieldMA01129
    (413)782-3108
    Montessori School
    2.1 mi | 48 students | Gr. NS-6                      
  • SpringfieldMill Pond School
    Special Education School
    91 Old Acre Rd
    SpringfieldMA01129
    (413)783-0567
    Special Education School
    2.3 mi | 17 students | Gr. 7-12                      
  • WilbrahamWilbraham & Monson Academy
    423 Main Street
    WilbrahamMA01095
    (413)596-6811
    2.6 mi | 425 students | Gr. 6-12                      
  • SpringfieldPioneer Valley Christian Academy
      (Christian)
    965 Plumtree Road
    SpringfieldMA01119
    (413)782-8031
      (Christian)
    3 mi | 224 students | Gr. PK-12                      

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