About Us

Farzaneh Pahlavan, M.Ed.
Executive Director
Christine Tejeiro, M.Ed.

Phone: (617) 965-1705
Fax: (617) 243-9568
Email: [email protected]


Newton School for Children is a well known and trusted name in child care in the Newton area and surrounding communities. The preschool was founded in 1982 by Executive Director Farzaneh Pahlavan who attained her Masters’ Degree in Education from Clark University in Worcester, MA has been running the program since its inception. Christine Tejeiro, who attained her Masters’ Degree in Early Childhood Education from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA has been directing the school since 1998. Newton School for Children has a long standing relationship with many families in the program. Families enroll their children as young toddlers and develop a strong bond with the program and teachers that most often last until the child heads off to kindergarten. 80% of Newton School for Children families have continued with the program for a minimum of 4 years.


After years of experience in the early childhood and preschool field, Newton School for Children developed a philosophy based on the L3 principles of LearningLove, and Laughter. These principles are the 3 key characteristics of our school environment.

  • Learning is based on exploring, questioning and problem solving.
  • A nurturing and Loving environment enables children to feel secure and happy away from home as they learn to understand and care for one another.
  • Laughter ensues as children socialize and form friendships in a secure and happy environment.

Newton School for Children’s philosophy helps to foster the development of the self esteem of each individual child by meeting his or her needs accordingly.

Mission Statement

Newton School for Children believes that children are capable of learning at an early age and should be challenged intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically. Believing in the intellectual ability of very young children, Farzaneh Pahlavan, established a preschool where learning is based on exploring, questioning and problem solving, all of which help them to develop a positive self image. The curriculum, environment, and teachers all promote Newton School for Children’s mission.

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