Early Childhood Center

A beautiful place to explore, learn, and grow

The Early Childhood Center (ECC) at Community School provides children ages two to five joyful, engaging programming based on the Reggio Emilia philosophy, which is teacher-framed and child-led.

In the ECC we believe children are extremely powerful and capable. This isn’t something we just say, it’s visible in our practice: the way we communicate with children; provocations we present for them; questions we pose; the structure of our day; the way we document the process; the way we display their learning. In everything we do we are communicating to the children our belief in and respect for them, their ideas, and their process.

Nichole Moos, ECC Primary Class Faculty

Meet the Elementary School Head

Janet Salvoni

Janet Salvoni joined Community School in 2005 and was appointed Elementary School Head in 2011. Janet has extensive experience in the classroom, having taught pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, first, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grades; she has also served as a Learning Specialist and as Early Childhood Coordinator. Currently, in addition to her role as Elementary School Head, she serves as Teacher Training Academy (TTA) Coordinator and Diversity and Inclusivity Committee Co-Chair.

Janet holds a BA in elementary education from University of Massachusetts, Amherst and an MA in education from Cambridge College.

In her daily work with students, parents, and colleagues at Community School, Janet is continually inspired by the passion of the school's faculty. "They believe 100 percent in the work they are doing, both with students and behind the scenes," she says.

Janet and her husband, Frank, are parents of two Cutthroats: Tyler '23 and Cooper '27. When she's not at school or spending time with her family, Janet spends time on the ice pursuing her passion for ice hockey.