Listen to Lemberg parents
"I love the way Lemberg attends to the WHOLE child. In the activities my daughter does there, in discussions I have with teachers, in our twice-yearly parent/teacher conferences, I've noticed how the Lemberg staff provides opportunities for children to develop socially, physically, emotionally, intellectually, aesthetically and every which way!
"Our goals as parents and the goals of the Lemberg staff are the same: to foster a well-rounded, curious, loving (and loved) child."
— J.K., Wellesley
Licensing and Accreditation
NAEYC Program ID 275530
Licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Early Education and Care, Program Number 201998
The Lemberg Children’s Center at Brandeis University can only be an excellent school for young children when all teachers and adults share a unifying vision and work together toward common educational goals and purposes.
One of our goals is to ensure successful developmentally appropriate learning and achievement in mathematics and reasoning, language and communication, the arts, science and nature, as well as athletics and physical development. In addition, an equally essential purpose and goal of ours is to help each child build the social and emotional skills that will be needed to successfully negotiate the diverse cultural and social expectations of the communities in which they live.
We believe that in the best early education programs each adult has an important role and that every interaction affects the learning of each child in the program. Adult-child interactions make a difference in the life of the child, the adult, and the community. It is also true that each child-to-child interaction affects the happiness and learning of those children. In child-child interactions, adults take on the vital role of offering guidance and support while encouraging creativity, problem-solving and the making of choices.
To achieve our goals for children’s growth and development, all the adults at Lemberg -- from the newest intern or work-study student to the executive director -- must share in our vision and act in ways that help to nurture each child, helping children to feel safe, trusting, and deeply cared about. Children must be guided to value the happiness of others as well as themselves. This can only happen when each adult is part of a community wide effort to practice these policies and values toward each other.
For more information and testimonials from staff, parents and previous members of the Lemberg family, watch our video!