NRPS Integrated Pre-Kindergarten Program

2020-21 Pre-K Registration: Wednesday January 8, 2020 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

NRPS Preschool Screenings 2020-2021

The North Reading Public Schools will be offering preschool developmental screenings on March 18, 2020 and May 22, 2020 from 9 am - 12 pm.  This screening is intended for any 3-4 year old child residing in North Reading, that is not currently attending the North Reading Public Schools' Integrated Pre-Kindergarten Program. 

The screenings are offered free of charge to parents who have concerns for their child in the areas of speech & language, cognition, fine motor or gross motor skills.  The screening activities are designed to assess a child’s development in problem-solving and thinking skills as demonstrated in play, language/ communication, social interaction and adaptive behavior, as well as fine/gross motor skills. Preschool developmental screenings are provided to ensure that all children receive appropriate services and supports prior to entering Kindergarten.

To register for a screening for your child, please call the Office of Student Services at 978-664-7823.  Proof of Residency and a copy of your child’s birth certificate is required at the time of screening. Screenings will take place at the E.E. Little Elementary School. 


Frequently Asked Questions about the North Reading Public Schools Integrated Pre-K Program 

The Office of Student Services at North Reading Public Schools would like to address some frequently asked questions regarding our Integrated Pre-K program, and is committed to making the transition to Pre-K  a successful one for children and families.

Q: How do I register my child for Pre-K ?

 Registration begins on Wednesday January 8, 2020 for the 2020-2021 school year. Registrants must be three years of age on or before August 31, 2020 to be eligible for enrollment.  Parents and children are welcome to participate in an Open House at the E.E. Little School from 10 am -12 pm. 

At the time of registration, parents will need to complete an application, submit a deposit (checks only), and supply copies of the following:

1.Child's birth certificate  

2. Other Required Documentation (one each from column A,B,C)

Column A

Evidence of Residency

Column B

Evidence of Occupancy

Coulmn C

Evidence of Identification

Record of recent mortgage payment

and/or property tax bill

Recent bill dated within the past

60 days showing North Reading 

address and name

Valid MA Driver's License
Copy of lease and record of recent rental payment

Gas Bill, Oil Bill, Electric Bill, 

Home Telephone Bill, Cable Bill, Excise Tax Bill

Valid MA Photo ID card
Landlord Affadavit and recent rental payment Valid Passport

 A deposit of $100.00 for half day, and $200.00 for full day is required at the time of registration. If there are more registrants than openings, we will enter all registrants into the lottery.  The lottery will be drawn on Friday January 10, 2020. All required registration paperwork must be recieved by the Office of Student Services by 3 pm on  Friday January 10, 2020. Applications recieved after 1/10/2020 will be entered into the lottery pool, and additional lotteries will be drawn if spaces become available. 

Q:  What are the hours of operation for the Pre-K program offered by North Reading Public Schools?

 Hours are subject to change. Morning session: 8:15-11:15 A.M. Afternoon session: 12:00 -3:00 P.M.  Full Day Pre-K hours: 8:15-3:00 P.M. The Pre-K program follows the same school calendar as all NRPS Schools, and classes held on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. There are no Pre-K classes held on Wednesday.

Q: What is the cost of North Reading Pre-K program?

 Half day Pre-K tuition is $3,000.00. Full day Pre-K 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.

Q: Where are the North Reading Pre-K classrooms located?

 Pre-K classrooms are located at the E.E. Little Elementary School, 7 Barberry Road, North Reading, MA.

Q:  How many students are in each Pre-K classroom?  

 There are a maximum of 15 students in each Pre-K classroom.

Q:  What is an integrated Pre-K program?

The North Reading Integrated Pre-Kindergarten Program is a developmentally appropriate early childhood program for children ages 3-5 years old, both with and without disabilities. The goal of our integrated Pre-K program is to promote the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of all students. All teachers in our Pre-K 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 Pre-K program. These professionals may include: paraprofessionals; Speech/Language Therapists; Occupational Therapists; Physical Therapists.

Please contact the Office of Student Services with any additional questions at 978-664-7823.