The Barnstable Inclusive Preschool Program educates children with disabilities alongside their typically developing peers. We are looking for children ages 3-5, with strong language, social, and play skills to serve as peer models for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year.
Our classrooms are staffed with highly-qualified, certified teachers. School readiness skills are taught through supervised exploration and play, along with direct instruction and thematic activities which are aligned with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. Our goal is to prepare ALL children for Kindergarten success in a nurturing and fun environment!
If you are interested in having your child become part of our program, the first step is to have your child participate in our preschool screening. During the screening, your child will participate in a play group with other children and will be asked to perform some simple tasks (ex: building with blocks, coloring, turning pages in a book) by our teachers and therapists. Our team will be observing how the children act in a group, how they communicate, if they are able to follow one-step directions and more. The purpose of the screening is to identify children who will be strong role models for our students with special needs and also to identify any children who may need to be referred for evaluation, should we believe they may need additional support.
TO BE SCREENED, YOUR CHILD MUST BE 3 OR 4 YEARS OLD AS OF SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
Screening sessions will be held at Centerville Elementary School, 658 Bay Lane, Centerville at the following times:
MARCH 25th - Last names A-M, 9:30-11:00 AM
MARCH 25th - Last names L-Z, 12:30 - 2:00 PM
APRIL 1st - Last names A-M, 9:30 - 11:00 AM
APRIL 8th - Last names N-Z, 9:30 - 11:00 AM
YOU WILL NEED TO BRING WITH YOU:
- Proof of residency in the Barnstable district (utility bill, rent/mortgage receipt etc.)
- Copy of your child's birth certificate
Registration packets will be handed out at the screening. Once accepted into the program, parents will need to submit completed registration packets by May 1, 2015.
Students selected will be offered 2, 3, or 4, half-day sessions (2.5 hours) in our BRAND NEW EARLY LEARNING CENTER, being constructed now on the grounds of Hyannis West Elementary School, designed just for our little ones! There is a reasonable monthly tuition fee for peers which varies depending on the number of days your child attends.
Please call the Preschool Office at 508-790-9890 ext. 148 with any questions. We look forward to meeting you!