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The Shrewsbury Public School district preschool programs provide three, four, and five year old children with high quality preschool experiences that contribute significantly to later learning success. Children graduating from our preschool classrooms are kindergarten ready. All of our preschool classrooms support each child’s individual needs and nurture a sense of confidence and a love for learning. 

A variety of materials, including Interactive Whiteboards in every classroom, provide engaging and challenging experiences that spark creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking. You will observe children learning through play in a planned interactive environment with their peers and teachers. 

The preschool classrooms located at 15 Parker Road and 2 Wesleyan Terrace are based on the principles of inclusion, an approach to integrate children with and without disabilities, in the same classroom. The Little Colonials Preschool, located at Shrewsbury High School, provides a preschool experience that is part of the Family and Consumer Science Department which engages the assistance of high school students as volunteers in the classroom. 

 

Preschool Session Descriptions

Parker Road

Preschool 2
3 years old by August 31, 2016
Tuesday & Thursday 8:30-11:00

This is a 2-day per week program primarily for children ages 3 to 3/12 years old (please note this is not the only option for this age group - keep reading below).  The curriculum emphasizes social development and learning “how to be a learner” through play and exploration in a structured environment. Curriculum is based on the Massachusetts Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences.

Preschool 3
3 years old by August 31, 2016
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30-11:00

This is a 3-day per week program for children ages 3 to 5 years old. Children play and explore, individually and together, in mixed-aged and same-aged small and whole groups to practice social skills and learn preschool and/or prekindergarten concepts. The program provides each child with instruction that is developmentally appropriate and based on the Massachusetts Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences and Curriculum Frameworks incorporating Common Core Standards.

Preschool 4
3 years old by August 31, 2016
Monday-Thursday 12:00-2:30

This is a 4-day per week program for children ages 3 to 5 years old. The curriculum is presented across four consecutive days—building on prior knowledge from day-to-day. Children play and explore, individually and together, in mixed-aged and same-aged small and whole groups to practice social skills and learn preschool and/or prekindergarten concepts. The program provides each child with instruction that is developmentally appropriate and based on the Massachusetts Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences and Curriculum Frameworks incorporating Common Core Standards.

Preschool 5
3 years old by August 31, 2016
Monday-Friday 8:30-11:00

This is a 5-day per week program for children ages 3 to 5 years old.  The curriculum is presented across five consecutive days—building on prior knowledge from day-to-day. Children play and explore, individually and together, in mixed-aged and same-aged small and whole groups to practice social skills and learn preschool and/or prekindergarten concepts. The program provides each child with instruction that is developmentally appropriate and based on the Massachusetts Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences and Curriculum Frameworks incorporating Common Core Standards.

Prekindergarten
4 years old by August 31, 2016 
Monday-Friday 8:30-11:00

This is a 5-day per week program for 4 and 5 year old children. The curriculum is presented across five consecutive days—building on prior knowledge from day-to-day. Children play and explore, individually and together, in same-aged small and whole groups to practice social skills and learn prekindergarten concepts. The program provides each child with instruction that is developmentally appropriate and based on the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks incorporating Common Core Standards.

Little Colonials

FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM at Shrewsbury High School

3 years old by March 1st
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Morning Session 8:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Afternoon Session 11:40 AM - 2:10 PM

This is a three-day per week program for 3 to 5 year old children. Children work together, with their teachers and high school students, individually and in small groups and whole groups to explore preschool and/or prekindergarten concepts.  The program provides each child with instruction that is developmentally appropriate and based on the Massachusetts Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences and Curriculum Frameworks incorporating Common Core Standards.