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  • *** PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION for 2019-2020 is OPEN***   

  • Preschool Registration and The Application Process:  Preschool enrollment for the school year 2019-2020 is now open to the public. Look for the "Preschool Registration 2019-2020" link in the upper left corner, and please see program description below.  Thank you! 


*** KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION *** 

School Year 2019-2020:  Registration will OPEN ON FEBRUARY 1st for all children who will be five years of age on or before 10/1/2019 for the 2019-2020 school year.  Please note: On October 29, 2018 School Committee voted to shift the kindergarten entry age by one month for the school year 2020-2021: All children who will be five years of age on or before 9/1/2020 are eligible to enter Kindergarten in the fall of 2020. Families are allowed to request a waiver for kindergarten registration 2020-2021 until December 31, 2019.

Please reach out to:  Anh_Le@sudbury.k12.ma.us with any questions you may have.


Kickoff to Kindergarten Night :  An Information Session

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 (snow date: Thursday, January 31st)

Nixon Elementary School: 472 Concord Rd, Sudbury, MA 

6:30 PM 

    - Look for the "K Registration 2019-2020" link to the left. 

    - Check for kindergarten updates and information throughout the year. 

    - The Online Registration Process includes two parts (see below). 


Part  1 - Complete & Submit the Online Pre-Registration - (click on the correct link to the left) Once Part 1 is submitted, return to the Registration Page to complete Part 2. 


Part 2 - Complete ALL forms in Part 2 - Once you have completed all the forms, bring them to Sudbury Public Schools; The Early Childhood Office; 40 Fairbank Road; Sudbury, MA 01776. 

    - Note that there are both hard copies to be printed and filled out as well as more online forms to complete and submit. 

    -  There is a checklist for your use. If documents are missing, the registration will be incomplete and put on hold. 

    -  When dropping off registration papers, you do not need to bring your child in.


***THE PRESCHOOL EXPERIENCE***

Preschool Registration and The Application Process: Preschool enrollment for the school year 2019-2020 is now open to the public. Look for the "Preschool Registration 2019-2020" link in the upper left corner, and please see program description below.  Thank you! 

Please reach out to:  Anh_Le@sudbury.k12.ma.us with any questions you may have.

Here are the anticipated choices for next year: 

  • 3-day AM (9:00-11:30) for 3 year olds, $3,265 per year
  • 4-day AM (9:00-11:30 M,T,Th,F) for 3 & 4 year olds, $4,335 per year
  • 4-day PM (12:30-3:00 M,T,Th,F) for 4 year olds, $4,335 per year
  • 4-day w/ Lunch Bunch (AM: 9-12:30 / PM: 11:30-3) for 4 year olds, $6,129 per year 
  • 4-day Full Day (9:00-3:00 M,T,Th,F) for 4 year olds, $10,464 per year 
Program locations and scheduling are subject to change according to district needs.  This may shift from year to 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 Anh_Le@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 applying, please click on the above Preschool Registration 2019-2020 link. If there is a spot available, you will be notified via email and will then need to return Part 2 of the registration documents to the Early Childhood Office. A hard copy is also available for pick up at the Early Childhood Office at 40 Fairbank Road, Sudbury, MA 01176. Thank you!  

Important Preschool Dates to Remember:
  • Preschool Information Night:  Tuesday, October 23, 2018; 6:30-7:30 at the Peter Noyes School, 280 Old Sudbury Road
        - Come with questions!
        - Hear about our programs!  
  • Please see the below Preschool Tours if you would like to schedule a tour of our preschool. 

Tours are available at the Peter Noyes Elementary School, 280 Old Sudbury Road on the following dates at 9:30 AM (for 3 year olds) and 1:00 PM (for 4 year olds)

            Tuesday, October 16, 2018            Friday, October 26, 2018

            Tuesday, November 6, 2018            Friday, November 16, 2018

            Tuesday, December 4, 2018            Friday, December 14, 2018

            Tuesday, January 8, 2019                Friday, January 18, 2019 

Contact Anh Le at: Anh_Le@sudbury.k12.ma.us OR (978) 639-6006 if you would like to set up a tour. (Office hours are Tuesday and Thursday between 9:00-3:00) Thank you!

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

Community Developmental Screenings: 

Are You Concerned About Your Child's Development?

If you have concerns about your child's development you should contact Anh Le, Early Childhood Team Chair, at Anh_Le@sudbury.k12.ma.us 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 Anh Le, 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.