My child previously attended one of the private preschools in Groton. I ended up switching him over to Boutwell ECC and have been nothing short of amazed at his progress both socially and academically (as far as preschoolers go). After a few discussions with the staff it became obvious to me that they were all very well versed and highly educated in their fields, Early Education specifically. This was confirmed by the fact that all of the teachers have their masters degrees in the education field (I was surprised to learn that the teachers at the private school did not). This is a warm welcoming environment for both the children and parents. I will definitely be sending my 2 year old here as well. Feel free to PM me if you would like to hear more about my experience at Boutwell.
My child attended Boutwell Early Childhood Center for 2 years and it's play group before that. Boutwell is a warm and wonderful first learning experience. The classrooms are spacious and the dedicated staff (many have been there 10 plues years) is so nurturing. Unlike private or day care preschools teachers here have advanced degrees and are certified by the state. You can be sure that your child is getting the best education possible. Boutwell is an integrated school with occupational, physical and speech therapists on staff so your child will have access to those wonderful resources if they need them.