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Business Profile: Children enjoy outdoors at Miss Tanya’s local summer camp

by | Apr 18, 2024 | Business, Featured

Miss Tanya’s early childhood education and summer camp programs are tried and true – it was 33 years ago that Tanya Trainor opened the nursery school. Some children who attended then now send their own youngsters to the place that left such positive impressions. In addition to a strong trust in Miss Tanya’s reputation, flexibility in the offerings and the convenient location are other reasons for its longstanding popularity.

Summer camp is a favorite, where most of each day is spent outside, with lots of sand and water activities. One educational philosophy of the school is learning happens through play, especially sensory play. Open-ended art, with a focus on process rather than results, and building and creating using loose parts and items found in nature, are examples of how that is put into practice.

One parent, Ashley Khalife, described her family’s experience. “How you teach the kids to use their imaginations! Anything can become something fun to play with. Joelle has become so much more creative around the house. It has transformed how we approach play structure.”

There are three locations in Westborough to accommodate different ages and schedules. Programs begin the week of June 10 and run through late August. The Nursery School serves children ages 2.9 to 6, the Woodland location is for 2.9 to 6-year-olds, and Longmeadow accommodates those aged 18 months to 6 years. On the website is a summer program schedule for each school. The options provide flexibility so parents can find something that works for their needs.

Last year saw new staff join the Miss Tanya family, and with them came some fresh ideas. One approach receiving additional emphasis is the Reggio Emelia model, with its focus on the unique needs and interests of students, and viewing them as capable and independent, which builds self-esteem. All the teachers at Miss Tanya’s are experienced and hold professional certification from Massachusetts’ Department of Early Education and Care (EEC).

Openings are available for the summer camps. Miss Tanya’s is also accepting registrations for their school-year childhood education programs at the three locations. The Woodland facility includes a kindergarten offering for students who miss the public-school cutoff date or need extra time.

For more information, visit misstanya.com, email mtnurseryschool@gmail.com, or call 508-366-0304.

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