Putnam Indian Field School has 39 staff members. There are 29 classroom teachers who staff 13 different classes. Four specialists add art, music and science enrichment for all the children. Ten of the teachers have graduate degrees ; ten others have baccalaureate degrees and the rest have or are working on associate degrees. A Child Development Associate Credential is a minimum requirement for teaching at PIFS. The mission of Putnam Indian Field School is to provide a warm, nurturing environment in developmentally appropriate classrooms where children have opportunities to build positive relationships, grow in independence, develop skills and gain knowledge in areas that are of interest to them. We welcome families of all races, religious backgrounds, and cultures ; and we work to build reciprocal relationships with each family that include mutual respect, cooperation, shared responsibility and working through differences to achieve shared goals. Children will have support in showing concern for and appreciation of others, and readiness for future educational experiences. The Putnam Indian Field School is an independent, co-educational preschool for children from toddler through Pre K years.