LEDP operates primarily in the basement of the school building. Close collaboration with the school Principal and classroom teachers has resulted in their making classrooms available to complete homework. LEDP also has access to the library, auditorium, cafeteria and gymnasiums and playground areas.
We also take advantage of the surrounding area visiting the Muddy River, neighborhood playgrounds, and the MDC skating rink. On special trips we visit such places as the Brookline HS pool, Food Pantry, grocery stores, Fire House and Police Station as well as many places that Boston has to offer.
We maintain a ratio of 1 teacher for every 10 children in kindergarten. The ratio may go up to 1:13 in our older student programs. Many of our teachers have a degree in early childhood education; others studied art, theater or music. Some are musicians, others speak Spanish - the language taught at Lawrence School. They are nurturing, responsible, fun and energetic. In each teaching team we have 3-4 teachers, one of whom is the coordinator and must be certified by the Department of Early Education and Care, our licenser.
Our daily schedule includes a variety of activities that vary by age group. Homework support is a priority and we strive to have homework completed by pick up time. We work with classroom teachers by providing activities that continue and reinforce learning via arts and crafts, games, cooking and science projects. Each day also includes snack time and free play both indoors and out.
Your child may attend for 5, 4, 3 or 2 days. We operate from 2:30 – 6:00 Monday to Thursday and 1:40 - 6:00 on Friday. We require parents to sign an annual Contract and there is a financial obligation if you change your schedule or leave the program.
We offer coverage over most school vacations and holidays at an additional fee. These days include: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, February break, Good Friday and April break.
OUR PARENT BOARD (2016-2017)
Susan Gray - President
Stefanie Gerken - Treasurer
Nicholas Yoder - Secretary
"Teachers are great an very accommodating. Keep up the good work!"
"My child absolutely loves it. Thanks so much for what you do."
"Mary and the teachers are doing a great job and our kids love LEDP."
"My kid loves LEDP very much. I thankk the teachers for their providing comfortable program and also for their supporting kids academically at homework/reading time."
"I Love the LEDP program and so does my daughter. She has learned so many great things since she has been in the program. The teacher sare very attentive and fun to be with. My daughter is always sad to leave when I come to pick her up."
"The teachers are fantastic. Great with our child, and great about communicating with us."
"The teachers make LEDP a fun, engaging place for children and also do a great job."
LEDP will be closed Friday November 10 for professional development.
Payments to LEDP can be dropped off at LEDP payment box located outside of the LEDP Office.
Check outside of the LEDP office on our "Look What's Happening" board for up to date LEDP info.
The LEDP email address is: Mary_gardiner@psbma.org