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    Welcome to Preschool!
     
    Mrs. Charleen Flynn, Ed.M.
    Vinal Integrated Preschool Teacher
     
    781-659-8820 x4142
    Thanks for visiting the preschool website!  I'm glad you've checked in to see what we've been busy working on!  Visit our "Weekly News" page to see some of our current topics.  Stay tuned for information about our "happenings" through monthly newsletters and updates.

    My name is Charleen Flynn.  I am excited to begin my 13th year as a special educator at Vinal.  Prior to teaching, I earned my B.A. in Psychology and Ed.M. in Elementary and Special Education at Rutgers University.  I started my teaching career in New Jersey and continued it in Hawaii before moving to Massachusetts to become a part of the Vinal team.  In 2015, I completed a Post-Master's Certificate program in Early Education Research, Policy, Practice and Leadership through UMass Boston, a scholarship program that fostered my passion for life-long learning and helps me to connect current research to my practice daily.   I am passionate about fostering learning and neurodevelopment through language, play and song.  This is my 11th year teaching the Integrated Preschool and I am looking forward to the learning, laughing, and fun to come! 

    About Our Program

    The purpose of the Norwell Public Schools Pre-Kindergarten program is to provide a structured, language based learning environment for children with special needs in an integrated environment.  Teachers, therapists and staff assist each child in meeting his or her individual developmental needs.  All children in the program work toward the same overall goals which include development of self help skills, language skills, fine & gross motor skills, readiness skills and social skills.

    Curriculum development is based upon the Massachusetts State Curriculum Frameworks, the Early Childhood Advisory Council to the Massachusetts Board of Education Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences, as well as the Norwell Public School curriculum guidelines.  Curriculum programs such as Handwriting Without Tears, and Second Step are utilized.  Curriculum tasks and activities are developmentally appropriate and designed for each particular group of children.