Frances Jacobson Early Childhood Center

477 Longwood Ave,
Boston, MA, 02215
Tel: (617)739-6455
Grades: NS - K | 90 students
The Frances Jacobson Early Childhood Center serves children 1.9-6 years of age.
 Helen Cohen, the director, trains both graduate and undergraduate students at Wheelock College and Hebrew College where she is an adjunct faculty member.
She continues to provide seminars and workshops for teachers, administrators and parents.
Helen brings a wealth of experience to her work in maximizing each child's unique growth and development.
The center is committed to providing a safe, nurturing, non-pressured environment where inquiry, exploration and discovery are encouraged under the supervision of highly qualified early childhood professionals.
This is a school that fosters respect for self and others, autonomy, competence in all areas of development and a love of learning.
Play is valued as an important opportunity for children to construct and consolidate an understanding of their social, emotional, physical, cognitive, creative and Judaic skills.
Above all this is a center where children truly have fun and enjoy the process of learning.

School Overview

School Type Early Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association for the Education of Young Children
Religious Affiliation Jewish
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - Kindergarten
Year Founded 1994

Student Body

Total Students 90 students
Student Body Type Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 18 students
Admission Deadline None / Rolling

School Notes:

  • The Frances Jacobson Early Childhood Center serves children 1.9-5 years of age. Helen Cohen, the Director,  trains both graduate and undergraduate students at Wheelock College and Hebrew College where she is an adjunct faculty member. She continues to provide seminars and workshops for teachers, administrators and parents. Helen brings a wealth of experience to her work in maximizing each child's unique growth and development. The center is committed to providing a safe, nurturing, non-pressured environment where inquiry, exploration and discovery are encouraged under the supervision of highly qualified early childhood professionals. This is a school that fosters respect for self and others, autonomy, competence in all areas of development and a love of learning. Play is valued as an important opportunity for children to construct and consolidate an understanding of their social, emotional, physical, cognitive, creative and Judaic skills. Above all this is a center where children truly have fun and enjoy the process of learning.
  • Profile last updated: 07/20/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Winsor School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Winsor School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Kids Are People Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
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