What are the hours of the programs for the 2020-2021 school year?
AM Classes: 8:40-11:10 am
PM Classes: 12:00-2:30 pm
Full Day Classes: 8:40 am -2:10 pm (Wed. 8:40-11:40 am)
What are the age requirements?
To be eligible for placement in a preschool program, tuition students must be 3 years old by the first day of school. Students receiving special education services may enter the program when they turn 3 years old. Tuition students who are 5 years old by August 31st will not be eligible for admission to preschool program.
Are the preschool classes multi-age?
Yes, all of our preschool programs are designed to serve the needs of three and four year old students within the same classroom setting.
What is the teacher-to-student ratio in the classrooms?
Classrooms typically have 15 students. Each classroom has a highly-qualified special education preschool teacher. Additionally, preschool classrooms have at least 1 paraprofessional.
How is tuition collected for preschool programs?
The tuition schedule is included in the registration packet.
Can my preschool child attend the Before or After School Programs?
At this time, the Before and After School Programs are only for children in grades K – 4.
Who are the teachers in the preschool?
Our preschool teachers are highly qualified, caring, professional educators. Teachers all have Master of Education degrees and are licensed special educators. Information about placement (which teacher your child will have) is mailed to families in August.
What if my child needs additional services?
In addition to our classroom teachers, our program is supported by an outstanding group of related service providers. All related service providers are licensed and certified in their individual fields. This includes; Speech and Language Teachers, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, and School Psychologists.
What is the preschool curriculum based upon?
We are currently using a curriculum based on the Tools of the Mind Model.
In addition to Tools of the Mind, teachers plan units and lessons based upon the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. You can view the frameworks on the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's Website here.