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Michael E. Capuano Early Childhood Center
150 Glen St, Somerville, MA 02145

Opened in 2003, this pre-K and kindergarten school is not only a state-of-the-art facility, its cheery,More environmentally sustainable design has garnered national recognition. Their teaching emphasizes building intellectual curiosity and strong readers. With the help of the nonprofit Raising a Reader program, each week the school sends books home with students so they can develop the habit of reading with their families.

An active PTA and several community organizations support a number of after-school programs. The school's outside areas offer plenty of room for exercise on the well-equipped playground, new sports fields and blacktop area. Free breakfast is available for all students.

The school's stated philosophy is "to provide students with extensive, varied and developmentally appropriate learning opportunities that will help them grow intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally."