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Reggio Emilia Inspired Half-Day Kindergarten

Red paper horseMinds in Motion is our Reggio Emilia inspired half-day kindergarten program. It runs on our campus after the Andover public school system's half-day kindergarten program from 11:30am to 3:00pm.

Bus transportation is available from all Andover elementary schools to our campus.

Minds in Motion follows the Andover public school calendar and may be open during February and April school vacation weeks, based on the needs of each class.

After-kindergarten care is available for your child with our Kid's Club program.

Intentional Curriculum

childrens playing chess outsideWe offer a low eight-to-one student | teacher ratio, and we use intentional curriculum planning to give your child individual attention. Your child's activities and learning are based on what he or she finds interesting, stimulating, puzzling and challenging.

We give your child the time to practice, think, and question. We encourage your child to explore at his or her own pace to ignite a life-long love of learning. Your child will be inspired to go beyond the basics to pursue ideas, solve puzzle, and create projects.

Beyond the Classroom

Kids Club-Outside-WoodsWe offer your child experiences beyond the classroom to deepen curiosity. Your child plays, runs, practices fundamental skills in soccer, tag, basketball, and jump rope — all fun activities geared to build fine and gross motor skills in surprising and active ways.

Creative Inspiration

Minds in Motion gives your child a stress-free environment that inspires creativity.

Your child will select from a variety of materials to explore his or her ideas, such as paint, clay, wood, crayons, recyclables, wire, fabric, yarn — the list goes on and on.


2017-2018 Rates & Hours


2-Day Program
Pick 2 Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
5 years old by 9/15


3-Day Program
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
5 years old by 9/15


Additional Rates for Non Calendar Days


Vacation Days
Sign-up Basis

Includes cost of special events, activities & field trips

Snow Days
Open at 8:00am


Fond Memories from a SHED Parent


My daughters attended SHED 17 years ago. My memories of the program are very positive. I went to work knowing that my daughters enjoyed their kindergarten experience and their after-school program.

SHED staff were extremely dedicated. They encouraged the children to be creative and provided many opportunities for growth and learning. The program integrated some additional academic work learned in kindergarten into a larger program that promoted social and emotional development.

One memory I have of SHED is when I picked my youngest daughter up from the program and we were walking to our car. She stopped and said she had to go back in because she rushed out without hugging and thanking her teacher. That is when I realized that SHED offered something so much more. It was a home away from home---a place where both my daughters felt safe and loved.

— Janet Schweitzer


SHED Building in Snow

SHED building in snow