Early Childhood 

Ages 6 weeks - 5 years

Our three nationally accredited preschool centers offer young children the opportunity to learn in a supportive education environment.

Teachers plan child-centered activities that are fun and spark exploration, creativity and the mastery of new skills.

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The foundation of our early childhood program’s structure is HighScope, which emphasizes the type of child-centered learning that research has demonstrated is most effective in helping young children reach appropriate developmental milestones. Teachers assess children’s developmental growth and use this information to develop teaching strategies and curriculum.

Supporting social and emotional learning is the heart of Stars’ programming and integrated into our daily practice.  Low child staff ratios, small group size, and specialized training are essential to our success.  Activities are included in weekly classroom plans that support the development of positive peer relationships, empathy, problem solving skills and the ability to self-regulate.

We place great value on the partnerships we form with our families, believing that parent involvement is essential to children’s growth and development.  We build trusting relationships with families, incorporating respectful communication that considers diverse family structure, values and traditions. Our Preschool Family Support Clinician helps staff and  parents/guardians with behavior management, coping with family stress and finding needed resources.

Our teachers are very diverse, speaking many languages, reflecting our families’ backgrounds.  Our culturally competent, multicultural approach is designed to support each child's construction of a knowledgeable, confident self-identity, along with an appreciation of different cultures.

Programming Information By Age

Infant Programs

Ages 6 weeks – 15 months

Proudly providing exceptional care, our Early Childhood programs offer a nurturing and enriching environment for our youngest learners. We firmly believe that every child deserves a strong start in life, and our services are dedicated to supporting their healthy growth and development. With an experienced and compassionate team, we strive to ensure these little ones’ first steps are filled with love, care, and joy, setting them on a path toward a bright and promising future.

Toddler Programs

Ages 15 months – 2.9 years

At Stars, our Toddler Program is tailor-made for little explorers, understanding their constant movement and eagerness to discover the world, fostering their natural curiosity and learning through a nurturing and stimulating space, channeling their boundless energy into valuable learning experiences for a bright future ahead.

Preschool Programs

Ages 2.9 years – 5 years

At our nationally accredited preschool, we create a nurturing and supportive environment where children thrive with engaging activities, dedicated staff, and specialized training to ensure optimal outcomes for every child while embracing diversity and fostering a culturally competent and multicultural approach.

Apply to our Early Childhood Programs

For assistance, please call: 781-331-8505 or email: enroll@southshorestars.org

Visit Our Schools

Stars Quincy Preschool Logo


146 E. Squantum St., Quincy, MA 02171


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Stars Randolph Preschool Logo


45 Pleasant St., Randolph, MA 02368



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Stars Weymouth Preschool Logo


1320 Commercial St., Weymouth, MA 02189


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