• Nauset Integrated Preschool Information

    Peer Preschool Lottery Application

    Nauset Integrated Preschool Screening

    Nauset Public Schools will conduct the annual Preschool Screening for 3 and 4 year old children born prior to September 1, 2019.  The screenings will be held June 10th, 17th, 24th 2022 at Stonybrook Elementary School.  The purpose of the screening is to identify those children in need of special education services.  Additionally, children who will be 4 years of age prior to September 1, 2019, not identified as a student in need of special education services will be eligible for lottery openings in the integrated preschool program.

    To schedule an appointment, please contact the Nauset Integrated Preschool office at Stonybrook Elementary School, 508-255-8800 x7110.  Screenings are held by appointment only.

    To receive a Nauset Integrated Preschool application for the 2022-2023 school year, please call 508-255-8800 ext 7110

Nauset Integrated Preschool

  • Stony Brook Elementary School, 384 Underpass Road, Brewster, MA 02631

    Mary Buchanan...........................Director of Student Services - Phone 508-255-8800 ext 7004 - email buchananm@nausetschools.org

    Michaela Doherty………….......Secretary - Phone 508-255-2903 - email dohertym@nausetschools.org

    Early Childhood Teachers

    Stony Brook Elementary School, 384 Underpass Rd. Brewster, MA 02631

    Melissa Regan...........................Special Education Teacher - Phone 508-896-1076


    Justine Ryan........................Special Education Teacher, Phone 508-896-1076


    Eastham Elementary School, 200 Schoolhouse Rd. Eastham, MA 02642

    Kelly King.................Special Education Teacher, Phone 508-255-0808, Ext. 2114


    Hilary Feightner.................Special Education Teacher, Phone 508-255-0808


  • Who is a child requiring special education?

    Students who require special education have significant impairments in the areas of receptive and/or expressive language; cognitive abilities; physical abilities; social, emotional, or adaptive functioning; and/or self help skills. Children are referred to the program through the Early Intervention Program or through the screening/evaluation process.

    What is a Developmental Screening?

    A developmental screening is the first step in determining a child’s overall general development. Screenings are scheduled monthly through the preschool office. Parents/guardians can request a screening for their child anytime during the school year. The screening session lasts about 30-40 minutes and parents usually stay with their child.

    What is a Developmental Evaluation?

    If the screening results indicate a potential delay, the Nauset Integrated Preschool team will recommend a more comprehensive evaluation in order to determine if a child requires special education. Written parent/Guardian permission is required for this evaluation.

    What is the usual process?

    1. Screening

    2. If the screening indicates a potential delay, an evaluation consent is sent to parents/guardians.

    3. Evaluators set appointments to evaluate within 30 school days of receiving the signed consent

    4. Initial eligibility meeting is held within 45 school days to review results and determine eligibility for services. If your child is found eligible for services, an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) will be created by the team, which includes parents/guardians

    5. Parent/guardian must complete and return school registration forms

    6. A proposed IEP is sent to parents/guardian for review and signed consent

    7. Your child can begin school once registration is complete and a signed IEP is received

  • In addition to children with special needs, the early childhood program provides a preschool experience for children who do not have special needs ... our Community Friends. On Open House is held on the first Friday in March for prospective families to visit our classrooms, meet our teachers and to pick up registration packets. We do not take accept applications or registrations prior to our Open House in March. Registration packets can also be obtained by contacting the NIP office and are available in March for the following school year.

    Community Friends apply to the program by completing the registration packet. Placement is made on first come/first served basis, and, if needed, a lottery process. Though every attempt is made to accommodate family preference, final placement decisions are made with consideration of our students having special needs.

    Community Friends must be toilet trained and age 3 by September 1st to participate in the program. Families are responsible to transport their children.

    Tuition is $160.00/mo. A sliding scale is available for families who qualify based on income. Please contact the NIP office for more information.