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EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM

*** KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION for 2018-2019 ***  IS NOW OPEN (Registrations due by April 1st)

 All children who will be five years of age on or before 10/1/2018 are eligible to enter Kindergarten in the fall.  No packets are being mailed this year as in the past. There is now an easier Online Pre-Registration Process which includes two parts.  If you decide to defer and to NOT send your child to kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year, please send an email to:  Michele_Horan@sudbury.k12.ma.us.

Part 1 - Complete & Submit the Online Pre-Registration - (click on K Registration 2018-2019 link to the left)

Part 2 - Come into the Student Services/Early Childhood Office with ALL required additional forms and documents on the following days: 

 Tuesdays or Thursdays between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM 

PLEASE NOTE:  OFFICE IS CLOSED DURING THE SCHOOL VACATION WEEK of April 16-April 23, 2018.

Required forms are on the district registration page.  Registration will be incomplete if ALL the required forms and documents are not completed & brought in.  You do NOT need to bring your child in for this visit.

Contact michele_horan@sudbury.k12.ma.us, if you have any questions regarding Kindergarten Registration. 


*** Kindergarten Orientation scheduled for June 5, 2018 ***    More details to follow!


***THE PRESCHOOL EXPERIENCE***

Preschool Registration and The Application Process:

Preschool enrollment for the school year 2018-2019 is OPEN to the public now! Please click on the Preschool Registration 2018-2019 link to the left! ***  

Classroom options for 2018-2019 are as follows: 

  • 3-day AM (9:00-11:30) for 3 year olds, $3265 per year
  • 4-day AM (9:00-11:30 M,T,Th,F) for 3 & 4 year olds, $4335 per year
  • 4-day PM (12:30-3:00 M,T,Th,F) for 4 year olds, $4335 per year
Sudbury residents with children ages 3 & 4 may apply as tuition students.  Applications are accepted on a ‘first-come, first-serve’ basis.   Please email Stephanie_Juriansz@sudbury.k12.ma.us or call the Early Childhood Office at (978) 639-3204, if you have any questions or would like to discuss available programming for your child.  If interested in a 2017-2018 or 2018-2019 Preschool Application, please click the link or download the application (also available on the Registration tab of this web site). You are also welcome to pick up a paper copy of our registration at the Early Childhood Office at 40 Fairbank Road, Sudbury, MA 01176.  Please return the application, a copy of your child's birth certificate and the required three Proof of Residency (POR) documents to the Early Childhood Office at 40 Fairbank Road, Sudbury, MA 01176

Sudbury's Preschool Program:

Our preschool is committed to a developmentally appropriate philosophy that combines a play-based, language model that is enriched by a strong academic curriculum to align with the standards that are well established by the MA State Department of Early Education & Care (EEC) Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences. Our preschool believes in educating the whole child by respecting individual needs for social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. We believe our inclusive educational program provides all children with the opportunity to learn from each other while providing a lifelong foundation for respecting human differences.

 Our program prioritizes multiple learning modalities and methodologies.  Each week, preschool classes attend an educational music class and a physical education/gross motor class.  Social emotional learning is the priority while literacy skills are taught inclusively and naturally in all classrooms. Artistic development is deliberately planned with curriculum integration on thematic units, and science and math standards are incorporated with each unit of study.  Outdoor learning opportunities are celebrated daily, as preschoolers go outside to play and practice social, gross motor and language skills with peers. In addition, we have a lunch bunch/social skills group with a rest period for students staying for a full day.

Each class is staffed with a Masters level teacher and either two teacher assistants or an ABA tutor and a teaching assistant depending upon student needs. Speech and language, occupational, applied behavior analysis, and physical therapists are involved in all of the classrooms along with support personnel. Our professional staff also includes a school psychologist, social worker, guidance counselor, and a vision and mobility specialist.

The Peter Noyes Elementary School is currently home to our preschool classrooms.

            *Morning Integrated Classrooms: 9:00 – 11:30 AM   3/4 days/week for three and four year olds (M, T, Th, F )

            * Afternoon Integrated Classrooms: 12:30 - 3:00 PM 4 days/week for four year olds (M, T, Th, F)

            Some students attend full days, 5 days a week, per IEP specifications.

Program locations and scheduling are subject to change according to district needs.  This may shift from year to year.

The preschool generally follows the Sudbury Public Schools calendar with a few exceptions.  


Preschool Tours:

UPCOMING Preschool tours are available at the Peter Noyes Elementary School, 280 Old Sudbury Road on the following dates:

    Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 9:30 AM

    Friday, April 13, 2018 at 1:00 PM 

Please contact Stephanie Juriansz or Michele Horan if you would like to attend one of the above mentioned preschool tours or contact us at (978) 639-3204.

Thank you!

 

Community Developmental Screenings: 

Are You Concerned About Your Child's Development?

If you have concerns about your child's development you should contact Stephanie Juriansz, Early Childhood Administrator, at stephanie_juriansz@sudbury.k12.ma or (978) 639-3204 to discuss your concerns and to determine how to proceed. The preschool offers developmental screenings for community members every few weeks.  After an initial discussion with Stephanie, you will be scheduled to come in for a screening appointment with your child.  In addition, a family may request for a child may be observed in his/her educational setting, and our early childhood team consults and collaborates to determine the next steps. In some cases a child may be referred for a formal evaluation through the Sudbury Public Schools in order to determine eligibility of special education services.

Is Your Child Receiving Early Intervention Services?

If your child is receiving Early Intervention Services, your service coordinator will assist you in compiling a referral packet for your child. Once this packet is received by the Sudbury Public Schools you will receive a letter confirming receipt of the referral packet. A preschool coordinator will attempt to contact you three months before your child's third birthday to discuss appropriate evaluations and the evaluation process in order to ensure a smooth transition of services prior to your child turning three. This time will also ensure that Sudbury gains an accurate, developmental picture of your child in order to maintain the best services and program opportunities.