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Family Involvement

Family Information
In order to create a cohesive community here at the Center, we encourage family involvement. This involvement can take a wide variety of forms, from families taking their time at drop-off and pick-up to special events like pot-lucks to the Family Educational Series at TEDCC.

TEDCC Community
The Tufts Educational Day Care Center Community is one that fosters a wonderful warmth, diversity, and support for all families, children, teachers, and staff involved. We strive to teach the children at our center the great importance that community holds in our lives. We use themes of friendship, individuality, working together, and respect in our daily curriculum, while incorporating ideas, experiences, customs, and cultures that make each individual unique. Our school is dedicated to helping families and children embrace the idea that acceptance and diversity make our community a very special place.

Special Days
Special Days are a tradition at TEDCC! Special Days are a wonderful way of celebrating our children and their families. We explore, understand and celebrate the uniqueness of each child and family in the Center through a theme that changes from year to year and class to class. For instance, the Green Group has done a Special Days unit with a focus on music. The families were given a chance to talk about music that is important to their families--a favorite lullaby, an instrument a member of the family plays, or music from their culture. The Kindergarten has focused on favorite family stories, and the Red Group has talked about "jobs," or responsibilities, at home.

Families are always welcomed into the classroom, but during Special Days, families' input and participation are vital and very much appreciated. The classrooms are flexible in date and time, but strongly encourage a member of the Special Day child's family to attend the festivities. During that day, the child will help to plan Choices, and have a Group Time where the child and her family talk about what makes them unique. It's a time of great excitement, and great learning about family difference and similarities.

Special Events
We have a number of special gatherings throughout the year for the whole community.

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Department Info:
Hours:
Mon.-Fri., 8am - 5:30pm

Tel: 617.627.3412
Fax: 617.623.2902

Address:
Tufts Educational
Day Care Center
165 Holland Street
Somerville, MA 02144
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