Nauset Integrated Preschool
What is an Integrated Preschool?
Nauset Integrated Preschool provides children with and without disabilities the opportunity to learn and grow in an inclusive, diverse learning environment. The program serves children ages 3-4 with a wide range of abilities and affords all students opportunities for highly specialized teaching and the chance to learn and interact with a variety of learning styles. Nauset Integrated Preschool is language based and through the use of hands-on experiences, the curriculum areas of speech and language, motor development, readiness skills, social/emotional and self-help skills are targeted.
Integrated preschools provide Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) services. ECSE services are designed for young children (aged 3-5) with disabilities who need specially designed instruction or related services and whose disability(ies) impacts the child's ability to participate in developmentally appropriate and typical preschool activities. School districts are required by law to ensure that developmentally appropriate ECSE programs and services are available. ECSE programs and services ensure that all children with disabilities have a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) that is designed to meet their unique needs and enable them to make progress in acquiring knowledge and skills, improving social relationships and learning to take action to meet their needs within the general education program.
The Nauset Integrated Preschool is no longer accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year.
The lottery will be held on Wednesday, March 22. 2023, and parents will be notified within two days after the lottery.
If you have any questions, please contact Krissy Breda, Director of Specialized Programs, at 508-255-8800 x 7111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuition rates for 2023-2024
Tuition rates are determined by the school committee and are competitive with other public integrated preschool programs for both half-day and full day programming.
4 half-day sessions: $160/month, $1600/year
5 full day sessions: $400/month, $4000/year
A sliding scale is available for families who qualify based on income.
Maximum enrollment in each classroom is 15 children with up to seven of those children receiving special education services. There will be a screening process completed for students to determine if they are appropriate peer models based upon screening tools. Based upon screening tools, children may be referred for additional assessments. It is important to note that we are not a traditional preschool or daycare. As an integrated preschool, our primary goal is to serve the needs of our special education students. Of tremendous benefit for them is the inclusion of typically developing peers as role models, which is the reason peer preschoolers are integrated into the program structure.
The Preschool Program conducts screenings and evaluations throughout the year. If a parent or guardian has a concern about any area of a child’s development (ages 3-4), s/he is welcome to contact our office to discuss the need for an evaluation.
PRESCHOOL APPLICATION/REGISTRATION TIMELINE
- New Students Preschool Lottery Applications Available online or from the Preschool Office as of January 9, 2023
- Completed Preschool Lottery Applications due at Nauset Integrated Preschool Office OR Returning Preschool Student Commitment Letters Returned February 27, 2023, with a non-refundable $50 deposit
- Preschool Screening for Students with submitted applications - Wednesday, March 15, 2023
- New Student Lottery held - Wednesday, March 22. 2023 (if needed)
- Parents Notified of Accepted Lottery - Friday, March 24, 2023 (if needed)
- Completed Aspen Student Registration Packet by May 5, 2023
- Preschool Meet and Greet - September 8, 2023
- Preschool Begins September 11, 2023