Preschool News and Information

February 2020

Our registration for the 2020-2021 school year opened in January 2020. We currently do not have any longer-day options available as spaces filled very quickly. All families interested in this option will be waitlisted in the order received. We do have a few openings for our half-day programs. You may enroll your child through Community Pass for these half-day programs. If you need assistance, kindly contact Diane Luppi at dluppi@tewksbury.k12.ma.us or Alexis Bosworth at abosworth@tewksbury.k12.ma.us.

December 2019

As our school year is in full swing, we are busy planning for the 2020-2021 school year. We have recently posted our 2020-2021 flyer and information on registration. Please contact us if you have any questions!

Thank you,

Alexis Bosworth

Assistant Principal/Preschool Coordinator

____________________________________________________________________________Tewksbury Integrated Preschool at the Dewing School

There are seven separate classes for preschool children in the Integrated Preschool. Each class has seven or eight community students and up to seven students with special needs who attend school because of the services provided in their IEP. Classrooms are primarily grouped by age, but may be multi-aged depending on children’s skills and development. 

The preschool uses Big Day for PreK, a theme-based curriculum, aligned with the Early Childhood Learning Standards for Programs for Three- and Four-Year-Olds and the Common Core State Standards and published by Houghton-Mifflin-Harcourt. The classrooms are designed to help each child realize his/her own potential and provide a solid foundation for future learning. The curriculum provides active learning experiences in four developmental areas of a children’s growth: communication, cognitive, physical and social-emotional.

Classes at the Integrated Preschool are taught by Early Childhood Specialists who are DESE licensed special education teachers and are supported by Classroom Instructional Aides. This program is also supported by Speech Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy services for children on IEP’s as well as classroom enrichment activities in those specialty areas for all students. These specialists also provide consultation to the classroom teachers as needed for all students in the program.

Location of PreK: Loella F. Dewing School 

Days/Times: Five half-days: Monday-Friday 8:00-10:15 (primarily 4-year-old students)  or Monday-Friday 12:15-2:30 p.m. (primarily 3-year-old students)

(School hours may be extended through the Community Services Preschool at the Dewing School.  Please speak with Ms. Luppi if you want to know more about this option for your child.)

Cost: $240.00/month

Questions? Contact: Alexis Bosworth at the Dewing School:  978-640-7858, abosworth@tewksbury.k12.ma.us

 

Preschool at Tewksbury Memorial High School

TMHS Preschool Program revolves around the waterfall high school schedule.  Preschool will run five days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. It is a part-time public preschool, which offers a fun, safe and secure learning environment. The program enrolls only children who have turned four years old before August 31, 2020. The goal of the program is to address the total development of the child through a mixture of free play and planned activities designed and created by following the Preschool Massachusetts State Frameworks.

The program is located in the Tewksbury Memorial High School. The classroom has its own separate entrance to the building adjacent to a fenced-in outdoor play area. The program is staffed with high school students who are enrolled in the high school child care classes. The high school students gain incredible hands-on experience while the preschool children benefit from the favorably low student/teacher/child ratio.

Location of PreK: Tewksbury Memorial High School

Days/Times:  Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (there are no part-time options)

Cost:  $50.00 one-time registration fee

Questions? Contact: Alexis Bosworth at the Dewing School (978-640-7858) or abosworth@tewksbury.k12.ma.us

 

Community Services Preschool Programs

The Community Services Preschool is for 3 and 4-year-old children who turn 3 by August 31, 2020.  The program meets 5 days each week (see options below).  The Dewing School Community Services preschool times complement the Integrated Program, to provide a full-day option. Please note: All children who live in the Dewing School district (D) must register with Diane Luppi at tewksburypreschool@tewksbury.k12.ma.us or 978-640-7858. All children who live in the Heath Brook School district (H) will register on Community Pass. Before School and After School Extended Day options are available for those needing services from 6:45 AM to 8:00 AM and/or 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM.  There is an additional charge for Before School and After School Extended Day.  

The Preschool Program offers a child-centered curriculum.  Daily activities include language arts, math readiness, music, physical education and structured activities for social development.  The longer, full day options will also allow for lunchtime, recess time, and a rest period.  Students participate in both indoor and outdoor play and are invited to join many of the activities offered at the School.  Classes are taught by a preschool teacher and an aide, who cooperatively support the children in their learning.

Program Hours Cost per yr./mo.
5 FULL DAYS H: 8:25AM-2:30PM

D: 8:00 AM-2:30 PM

$6586.10/year divided by 10 payments = $658.61/month

(Dewing – $240, Community Services – $418.61)

5 HALF DAYS AM H: 8:25AM-11:30AM

D: 8:00-10:15 AM

$3297.60/year divided by 10 payments = $329.76month

(Dewing – $240)

5 HALF DAYS PM H: 12:00PM-2:30PM

D: 12:15PM-2:30PM

$3297.60/year divided by 10 payments = $329.76month

(Dewing – $240)

Please Note: These are the only options being offered for the 2020-2021 School Year.

More information on how to register will be available at the information session on January 22, 2020  

Contact:  Dr. Cynthia Basteri, Interim Director of Community Services                              978-640-7831 x218