Preschool

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The Preschool Program is offered 5 days a week

About the Program:
The Preschool Program is licensed by the Department of Early Education & Care (EEC #291019) and holds an accreditation with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The program is designed to provide Full-Day preschool slots for parents seeking a safe, healthy, and educational environment for their child. Educators are trained, experienced, and certified by the Department of Early Education and Care. Our educators are knowledgeable about child development and expectations of school readiness skills. We employ nurturing, caring and supportive educators who work together to achieve one common goal: to provide each child with a positive environment ensuring success in accomplishing the development skills of early childhood. 

Weekly Rate per Child:
M-F (5 days)        $195.00
M/W/F (3 days)  $131.00
T/TH (2 days)      $97.00

Weekly Rate Received Through Automatic Debit Payments:
M-F (5 days)        $190.00
M/W/F (3 days)  $126.00
T/TH (2 days)      $92.00

*We offer a 10% discount for a second child in the program
**We accept New England Farmworkers Vouchers

Hours
Hours of operation are as follows: 6:30am - 5:30pm

Age:
Children must be 2.9 to 5 years of age to enter the Preschool Program

Admission:
Before admitting a child into the program, an appointment must be scheduled with the Preschool Director to provide and go over information pertaining to the child and program.  A non-refundable and non-transferable $25.00 registration fee and full week deposit must be provided at time of registration.  The $25.00 registration fee will be waived if you choose to make your payments by automatic debit.  The deposit will be applied to your child’s ending balance at close of term or with 2 week written notice of withdrawal from the Program. 

Record of a child’s health care documenting a valid physical, lead screening and immunizations is also required before admitting a child into the program. 

Curriculum 
Curriculum is based on The Creative Curriculum for Preschoolers and the MA Preschool Guidelines.  The two are used as a guide to ensure the curriculum is well balanced with specific, planned learning experiences that support the social, emotional, physical, intellectual and language development of all children.  Educators develop and implement lessons with goals and objectives that will expand and challenge children’s knowledge.

Environment
Our literacy enriched environment provides learning materials grouped in centers for children to explore and expand their learning experiences and skills.  A daily schedule is followed to provide children with the consistency and balance of activities to promote educational growth.  Throughout the day children are engaged in a variety of learning experiences, including individual, small and large group activities.  Children also participate in teacher and child directed activities.

Holidays
The Preschool Program is closed for eleven holidays out of the year: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.  The Preschool Program is also closed one day in the Spring for Staff Development Training. (childcare fees still need to be paid on these days). The Club is also closed one week in August, determined by the start of the public school calendar (no childcare fees to be paid this week).

For information about our Preschool program, please contact Barbara Glanville, (413)583-2072 x107, or email bglanville@ludlowbgc.org