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Shalom Corner Early Learning Center

Shalom Corner is a peaceful and playful place for your child to learn and grow. Shalom means peace in Hebrew. Shalom Corner embraces Jewish values and culture along with celebrating our multicultural world. Our ELC welcomes children from all backgrounds to be part of our diverse and inclusive learning community. 

 What our parents are saying...

"We have been blown away by the care, thoughtfulness, flexibility and attention that both of our children have received. The communication is just the right amount. We feel informed without being overwhelmed and love reading descriptions and seeing photos of what our children are up to during the day. The curriculum is age appropriate, meets each child where they are, builds on their interests and passions and allows them to explore things both independently and in groups. Our boys LOVE their teachers, who are the true treasure of this program. They are the best of the best. Our children love their school and we couldn't be happier with the program!"


Our curriculum is based on an understanding of child development and includes activities that integrate social/ emotional and academic learning with play.  Children’s passions will form the basis of investigations that lead them to develop understanding, represent their ideas, and develop a toolkit of academic, social and emotional skills. 

Our guiding principles: we take care of ourselves; we take care of others; we take care of the world, will help children learn independence, interdependence, and social responsibility. 

Program Features

  • ​​​​​​Three classes (all children must be the appropriate age by 9/1)
    • Shemesh/Sun for age 2
    • Keshet/Rainbow for age 3
    • Pre-K program for age 4
  • 10 month program in session from September through June in alignment with the Westwood Public Schools Calendar
  • Half day program from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm (with flexible drop off) including lunch (parent provided) and full day (to 5:30 pm) option
  • Five day half day program for Pre-K with option for full day
  • Five day, three day (M-W-F), and two day (T-Th) option for ages 2 - 3


Meet Lynn Kaminski,  director of Shalom Corner Learning Center.

Lynn brings a wealth of experience in early childhood education.  A Kindergarten teacher in the Wellesley Public Schools for 27 years, Lynn earned her licenses from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care while teaching. She earned her M.A.T. in Child Development from Tufts University.

During her years in Wellesley, Lynn developed curriculum in many areas focusing on diversity and inclusion. Much of this work involved teaching colleagues, as well. She helped to create an environment in which conversations about differences were encouraged through literature and classroom discussions. Supporting learning through play is at the core of her educational philosophy. 

Lynn's passion for early education dates from her days as a babysitter and camp counselor in her hometown of Huntington, NY. 

Sat, June 15 2024 9 Sivan 5784