Welcome to the Marblehead Integrated Preschool Program!
Our classrooms are designed to provide high quality early childhood education for children ages 3-4 (with some students turning 5 during the school year). Our mixed-age preschool classrooms provide a continuum of Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) services, which are designed for young children with disabilities who need specially designed instruction or related services and whose disability(ies) causes the child to be unable to participate in developmentally appropriate typical preschool activities. 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. An integral part of our preschool program are peer partners, who learn side by side with children with disabilities. There are preschool classrooms at both the Brown and Glover Schools. Each classroom has a maximum of 8 peer partner slots.
Both full day and half day slots are offered. We are not offering partial weeks at this time.
Half days: 8:05 - 12:00 Monday through Friday
Full days: 8:05 - 2:00 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Information on tuition rates for 2023-24 will follow after they have been approved by the School Committee.
REGISTRATION FOR 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR
Preschool Screenings will be:
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
If MPS is closed due to inclement weather on either of those dates, Wednesday, March 1 will be the make up date.
Sign up for a preferred slot through the Preschool Screening and Lottery Registration form. Your screening time will be confirmed through a separate email. In order to be eligible for the lottery, you MUST register through this form.
The screening will be for 45 minutes, with your child visiting one of our preschool classrooms at Glover School. During that time, teachers and service providers will complete some brief, individual screening tools. We are also asking caregivers to complete a Student Information Form to be submitted by the completion of the screening time slot (hard copies will be available).