At Bigelow Cooperative, we strive to provide a safe and caring environment for children from 3 months to kindergarten age. Our program is designed to nurture the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development of each child, while also providing an extended family experience. We believe in the importance of involving pa
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What kind of kids we support
Problem solving is the foundation of a young child's learning and is facilitated through play. Through play, children explore social relationships, manipulate objects, formulate ideas, experiment with these ideas and accept or reject what they learn. Making mistakes is an important part of this natural process.
At Bigelow, we encourage experimentation through meaningful and personal experiences. We provide time, space and materials for active exploration that stimulates a child’s imagination. Time spent in imaginary play helps children develop critical cognitive skills such as self-regulation. Through play, children learn to negotiate,
Imaginative & pretend play
Imaginative play sows the seeds of empathy when a child can put him/herself in another’s shoes. Empathy is a key ingredient in intellectual growth. Pretend play is also an important stimulant for oral language development. Children engage with one another in speech as well as with themselves in private speech. Private speech ent
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Location and contact information
44 Park Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02138
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