Set far back from the road, First Circle is located in a quiet, residential area, and surrounded by conservation land. Our location is convenient to East Lexington, Winchester, and Arlington, with easy access to Routes 2, and 128/95.


We’re licensed for 102 children aged two months to six years, within two Infant classrooms, three Toddler classrooms, two Preschool Classrooms and a Pre-Kindergarten classroom. Many children come to us as infants, and stay with us until they venture off to Kindergarten!


First Circle offers a nurturing, safe and dynamic environment where your child will have opportunities for learning throughout the day. First Circle has:

  • classrooms, playgrounds and common areas designed to encourage interest, exploration, and success
  • classrooms equipped for the unique developmental needs of its age group, with furniture, materials and toys that stimulate learning
  • learning spaces for individual, small and large group experiences that offer a balance between structure and order, freedom and flexibility
  • an open-classroom environment that ensures safety and encourages a collaborative community
  • spacious and natural outdoor playgrounds with structures, swings and play spaces enclosed by fencing
  • a clean and organized environment, with attention to promoting healthy habits and minimizing the spread of germs, with help from the daily cleaning and sanitizing by our professional cleaning crew
  • classroom-direct telephone and voicemail so parents and teachers can speak directly with each other whenever needed
  • a key-code security entry system for the utmost safety


Our open-style classrooms are designed to foster children's learning and imagination. Each classroom is designed for the unique developmental scope of its age group, with equipment and materials that are just right for your child’s age. We foster creativity and encourage individuality, with lots of opportunities for kids to see and share their projects and creations.


Learning activity centers, plenty of educational and fun toys and materials, fully-stocked libraries and resource centers, creative and performing art centers full of stimulating and interesting choices, and indoor climbing structures all combine to create a classroom where each child can learn and grow at their own pace. And our class sizes are small enough to ensure children receive the attention they need, but large enough so they'll make plenty of friends!


Outdoors, our extra large playgrounds combine the latest in age-appropriate play equipment, with large climbing structures, swings, and smaller activity equipment. Kids can climb, jump, ride bikes on our bike path, swing, dig, slide, and have room to enjoy their active world. Organized activities bring the learning outdoors, and use the natural classroom to explore, investigate and experiment.