About Evergreen

ABOUT

Evergreen Day School provides a developmental early care and education program for toddlers to five year olds. Founded by Kate Duffy in 1989, EDS offers children a safe and nurturing place to grow, question, and explore their world. Our staff is committed to helping each child uncover and develop his or her own unique abilities. We believe that supporting young children’s natural curiosity builds a foundation for joyful learning.

Evergreen Day School strives for a diverse student and staff population. We accept children, families, and staff of any race, religion, sexual orientation, cultural heritage, political beliefs, marital status, national origin, and disabilities.

MISSION

At EDS, we want young children to develop a healthy and enriching first school experience through a diversified, integrated and child-centered program.

Evergreen recognizes the developing needs of all children while celebrating their individuality. Our rich curriculum strives to meet the social, emotional, physical and intellectual needs of each child. Collaboration with educational specialists provides the support, services and resources for children with varying needs and abilities and their families.

The school has a committed, responsive and nurturing staff who create a professional atmosphere where open communication and collaboration flourishes. Evergreen is dedicated to creating a rich preschool experience, which fosters budding social skills and lays the foundation for a lifetime love of learning.

STRUCTURE

As an independent non-profit preschool, Evergreen has a Board of Trustees comprised of parents, the EDS co-directors, and other staff.

Evergreen Day School operates as a school year program, mid-September through mid-June.  We observe all major holidays including Winter recess, February recess and April recess. In addition, EDS is closed two days each year to provide parent-teacher conferences.  During the summer, we operate an 8 week summer camp program.

AT-A-GLANCE

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#1 Preschool in Cambridge for the 3rd consecutive year

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Accepts toddlers – 5 years old

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Student to Teacher ratio ranges from 9:2 to 16:2

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#1 Preschool in the Region

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Flexible days and hours

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Classroom Size ranges from 9-16 children

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EDS is a school year program with optional summer camp

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Large facility with both indoor and outdoor play spaces

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Team teaching

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On site parking

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Engaged parent community

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Daily classroom communication

Administration & Teachers

ADMINISTRATION

Evergreen’s administrative staff is actively involved in the daily routine of the school and contributes to the program’s overall vitality. They are frequently in the classrooms and it is a special treat for the students to visit them in the office.

Debbie Fay

Director of Finance and Operations

debbie@evergreendayschool.org

Christina Foster

Director

chris@evergreendayschool.org

TEACHERS

One of the hallmarks of EDS is the quality and care of our teaching staff. Evergreen’s dedicated teachers are professionals who are trained and experienced in the field of Early Childhood Education. All teachers are D.E.E.C. certified and many of them hold a BA or MA degree. In addition, they continue their education through staff seminars, workshops, and coursework. Evergreen is proud of its low turnover rate and actively strives to retain our quality staff.

Deirdre O'Neil

Orange Room

Donna Smith

Orange Room

Sandy Hafner

Yellow Room

Dawn Palmer

Yellow Room

Liz Gostanian

Purple Room

Nadia Hamid

Purple Room

Theresa Brown

Green Room

Lisa Healion

Green Room

Dona Panzetta

Blue Room

Julie Reilly

Blue Room

Rosalie Malcolm

Floating Teacher

Nicole Taylor

Floating Teacher