About Early Childhood

We will begin accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year beginning November 1, 2021.  All applications are held for that school year only.

The Scituate Public Schools Early Childhood Center provides preschool programming for children ages three and four. The preschool program includes a balance of children who are typically developing and children with special needs. To best meet the needs of an integrated program, every effort is maintained to keep the class sizes small. IEP, Individual Educational Plans, services for ECC include, but are not limited to, preschool academics, speech and language, occupational therapy, physical therapy, behavior management, social skills, sensory impairments (vision, hearing), and orientation and mobility. The ECC curriculum is based on the state frameworks for preschool.  We also provide IEP services for those Scituate resident students in private preschool programs who qualify for special education related services (Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, or Speech and Language Therapy). Our approach to learning is multi-sensory and children participate in a variety of activities that are appropriate to each child’s age, interests and needs. Families are viewed as an integral part of the education process and a partnership between home and school is fostered.

The Early Childhood Center (ECC) is located in the Wampatuck Elementary School. Classes for three and four year olds are integrated with a ratio of 60-40% typically developing to special needs students. We are a four day a week program (Monday-Thursday). We have both full day and half day classroom options.  All classrooms are multi-age.  The ECC receives referrals of children with possible needs from Early Intervention and responses from our outreach to community preschools, pediatricians, and local media publications.

The Early Childhood Center conducts screenings and evaluations throughout the year. If a parent or guardian has a concern about any area of a child’s development (ages 3-5), s/he is welcome to contact our center to discuss the need for an evaluation.

Dates and Time For the 2019-2020 School Year  

AM Session Student Start/End Times                                               9:10-11:40                                  

Full Day Session Student Start/End Times                                       9:10-2:55                           

PM Session Student Start/End Times                                               12:25-2:55  

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