For 10 months every year, we provide nationally accredited child care to children ages 2-6 from 8 a.m. to 5:45 pm in our Lemberg Children's Center Program. The heart of this is our highly experienced mentoring head teachers and our caregiver/teacher child ratio of 1:4. We accept children of all abilities and backgrounds, and create an atmosphere of love and trust and learning.
Here children build their interests in literacy, math, science and nature, as well as art, music & physical activity in an environment, which fosters positive social-emotional skills. Our educators lead classrooms that build community through activities derived from the interests of each child.
Lemberg provides a full workday, four-day camp for school-aged children during the public school vacation weeks in February and April.
With the Brandeis campus as our classroom this program started as a peace and arts camp in 1998. Creative Connections Camp (CCC) focuses on conflict management and environmental awareness in a curriculum that is rich in physical activity and the arts, both visual and dramatic. The program is lead by Chandra Pieragostini, star of "Shear Madness" and associate director of City Stage Company and Kristina Irizarry, former head teacher and currently a first grade teacher in the Somerville Public Schools.
The ACT Raising Safe Kids Program is a national parent education and violence prevention program that teaches parents and caregivers to be positive role models and create safe environments with positive conflict resolution skills. ACT Raising Safe Kids is a research based initiative of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Lemberg is the ACT Northeast (USA) Regional Training Center which prepares group facilitators to implement this program in 8 weekly sessions that build lasting relationships between participants.
The rich project based curriculum is philosophically based on our highly acclaimed school year program. Children are enrolled on a weekly basis in two or three classrooms staffed by deeply thoughtful full-time educators who offer theme based activities and water play. This small, fun-filled and nurturing program is under the visionary leadership of our highly acclaimed Summer Director, Bruce Johnson.
Looking for mentoring as a supervisor or classroom leader? Want to learn the skills of positive behavior management while becoming a thoughtful and innovative teacher? We offer apprenticeships, internships and mentoring from some of the best in the field of early education and care. We come to your program and we offer workshops through our center, college courses through the Education Program, and training for educators to lead parent groups through our ACT Northeast Regional Training Center.