FAQ’s about North Reading Integrated Preschool
The Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Department at North Reading Public Schools would like to address some frequently asked questions, and is committed to making the transition to preschool a smooth one for children and families.
How do I register my child for preschool?
Registration is held on the first Wednesday in January at the E.E. Little School. At the time of registration, parents will need to supply proof of residency and a birth certificate for their child. If there are more registrants than openings, we will enter all students into a lottery.
What are the hours of operation for the preschool program offered by North Reading Public Schools?
Hours are subject to change. Morning session: 8:15-11:15A.M. Afternoon session: 12:00 -3:00 P.M. Full Day preschool hours: 8:15-3:00 P.M. The preschool program follows the same school calendar as all NRPS Schools, and classes held on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. There are no preschool classes held on Wednesday.
What is the cost of North Reading preschool?
Half day preschool tuition is $3,000.00. Full day preschool tuition is $6,000.00. At the time of registration, parents will need to provide a $100.00 deposit for half day students, or a $200.00 deposit for full day program. The subsequent balance is divided into quarterly installments.
Where are the North Reading preschool classrooms located?
All of our preschool classrooms are located at the E.E. Little Elementary School, 7 Barberry Road, North Reading, MA.
How many students are in each preschool classroom?
There are a maximum of 15 students in each preschool classroom.
What is an integrated preschool?
The North Reading Integrated Pre-Kindergarten is a program for 3-5 year old children, some of whom have been identified as having special needs, and some of whom are typically developing. The goal of our integrated preschool is to promote the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of all students. All teachers in our preschool program are highly qualified, holding certification in Early Childhood Education as well as Special Education. In addition to your child’s main teacher, other staff members and service providers work in our preschool program. These professionals may include: teacher aides; Speech/Language; Occupational Therapists; Physical Therapists.
When typically developing children and children with special needs work together, unique and important gains are possible for all. Children with special needs have been shown to model the skills present in typically developing classmates, while typically developing children become aware and sensitive to the needs of others. Respecting and accepting each other and
oneself is just the start to accepting diversity in our community. We are excited to offer programming that exemplifies these ideals!
Link to Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education