Programs & Services


Gloucester Preschool
Schedule 

The Preschool is open four days a week Monday-Thursday and has three integrated classrooms and two substantially separate classrooms. The integrated classrooms have two sessions each. The morning session runs 8:30-11:00 and the afternoon session runs 12:00-2:30. The intensive classrooms runs 8:30-1:30.The Preschool follows the same school calendar as the Gloucester Public Schools.

Registration 
 
Parents who wish to enroll their child must:

*   Sign their child up for and attend a screening 
*   Fill out an application (will be sent home if screening outcome warrants it) 
*   Present Birth Certificate 
*   2 Proofs of Residency (Copy of Utility Bill, Lease, etc)
*   Submit immunization records and recent physical results from their child’s doctor. 
*   Submit Dental Form
*   Peanut letter
*   Student health and ER form 

**All children entering the program are required to take part in an early childhood developmental screening unless they are referred through the Special Education (IEP) process.**

Tuition: Families pay a fee of $240.00 per month per child for a half day session.  Full day session is offered on a limited basis and costs $480.00. 

We also offer an optional lunch bunch program from 11:00 to 12:00 for an additional fee of $6.50 per day. Space is limited. Sign ups go out in July for the upcoming academic year. 

The Integrated Classroom

Gloucester provides inclusion classrooms in which children that have been identified as having special needs learns with children who do not have special educational needs. The program follows a typical preschool curriculum and makes adaptations for the individual needs of all the children. Children are able to learn and grow together. The daily schedule includes: circle time, snack time, free play, outside play, story time and music time.

Class Size/Staff

The class sizes are small with a maximum of fifteen students in each of the integrated classrooms. There is a licensed teacher and one or two highly qualified assistants in each of the classrooms. The preschool has speech pathologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists and a school psychologist who work with the students within the context of the classroom. They enrich the development of all the children.

The Intensive Classroom 

The intensive classroom is for three to five year old children with significant special needs. This is a self-contained program with a low student-teacher ratio. These classrooms are used to develop skills to help them join the children in the integrated classrooms. These classrooms have a maximum of eight students per classroom. These classrooms have a special education licensed teacher and two highly qualified assistants in each classroom. 


 Using Manipulatives

Playing Puzzles
              
   Building with Blocks
 
 Playing in the Sand Table

 Playing Play Dough 

  Doing Art Projects