SALMON Center for Early Education at Natick
3 Vision Drive, Route 9W
Natick, MA 01760
Phone: (508) 651-9306
A Joyful and Supportive Environment for Youngsters
Learning through Creative Play and Intergenerational Programming
You want your child to grow, learn and thrive, especially because their development as a well-adjusted individual depends upon the early years of their life.
SALMON Early Education Center at Natick provides a healthy, loving environment in which every child receives the appropriate nurturing, guidance and stimulation to reach their fullest potential.
Evidence supports our belief that social and emotional readiness is crucial to a successful kindergarten transition, early social success and later accomplishments. To support that, we:
- Foster social and emotional development in a nurturing environment that includes attention to your child’s safety and security.
- Allow children to be active participants in a setting that builds a sense of security and confidence.
- Provide youngsters activities designed to promote learning as they touch, manipulate and experiment with things and interact with people.
We welcome and respect all children and their families, regardless of race, religion, cultural heritage, political beliefs, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation.
Children choosing not to sleep or who awaken early will be offered quiet activities for the remainder of the rest period. Please keep in mind that if children are tired, they will fall asleep on their own. It is our policy to let the child’s needs determine their napping schedule.
The richness of our diverse enrollment is reflective of the community in which we are located. To support our efforts to recognize and celebrate the uniqueness of our families, we strongly encourage family members to share their holiday traditions with the classroom. While holidays are not an integral part of our curriculum, honoring each child and family’s uniqueness is important to us.
Yes. We celebrate meaningful events in our children’s lives. Parents are welcome to bring a special treat for their child that day. We encourage parents to provide healthy alternatives to cake/cupcakes. Staff are well equipped to give suggestions.
We use the current curriculum frameworks established by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care and the Department of Education. Preschool and Pre-K classrooms use the Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences and the Massachusetts Frameworks for Math and Literacy. Our infant and toddler program uses the Massachusetts Early Learning Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers.
Yes, both of our Centers are peanut-free.
Yes. The Centers are licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (DEEC).
Yes, we are a full year program. Open Mon-Friday excluding major holidays.
We Offer a "Continuum of Care"
SALMON Health and Retirement’s senior living and healthcare options address older adults at different stages of their lives, from when they’re completely independent to meeting the needs they may require as they age. That results in a continuum of care.
Our range of services includes retirement communities for active adults, assisted living residences, specialized assisted living with memory care, rehabilitation and skilled nursing centers, home and hospice care.
Salmon Family Values
The inspiration to deliver a healthier, richer life for those we serve runs three generations deep in our family and is something we believe our entire team strives for every day. That’s because founder Helen Salmon, a nurse who instilled compassion and responsibility, set our standard when she said we needed to serve others “just like family.”
Following Helen’s lead, people on the SALMON team have a habit of pitching in, working together to create the best experience for those we serve, and each other.
A History of Service
We have remained family owned and operated since our founding in 1952 by Helen and Daniel Salmon, Sr. When their son Danny, Jr., and his wife Dorothy took the reins in the 1960s, they began building and expanding the scope of services. Today, third-generation family members Matt and Andrew Salmon are actively involved in the daily operations of the organization’s campuses.
Throughout the years, the Salmons have brought an unwavering commitment to excellence and a genuine concern and respect for each individual.