PRESCHOOL

At the Monson Public School Preschool Program, it is our mission to create a positive, safe environment where all children feel comfortable and are inspired to become lifelong learners. We provide activities that guide students toward successful levels of ability in fine motor, gross motor, social behavioral, and language development.

The Preschool Program at the Early Childhood Center is designed for children between the ages of three and five. Each integrated session and child development class has a maximum of 15 children.

If you are interested in learning more, please call the school at 413-267-4150 x403

NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION

Monson Public Schools is beginning a new online registration process. You must complete all steps in order to register your child. School Choice applicants must first complete the School Choice Application. If approved, you will receive a confirmation letter from the Superintendent’s Office, and you may then proceed with the MPS Registration Form.
 

STEP ONE:
Online Registration – To begin, please fill out the MPS Registration Form.

If approved, you will receive an approval confirmation via email. The district has a computer available at the Center Business Office if needed to complete this form.
 

STEP TWO:
You will be contacted by Lori St. Marie, District Registrar to set up an appointment. At this time, you will need to provide the following documents:
1. Child’s birth certificate
2. Proof of Parent/Guardian identity (one of the following):

  • Current driver’s license

  • Current State of MA issued ID

  • Current passport

3. Proof of residency (one of the following):

  • Rental Agreement showing tenant’s full name(s) and physical Monson address

  • Signed lease agreement; warranty deed, mortgage deed, or certificate of occupancy showing resident’s name(s) and physical Monson address.

  • Current gas, electric, water, or trash bill showing resident’s name(s) and physical Monson Address

4. Medical documentation

  • A current physical (within 12 months)

  • A copy of the child’s immunization records

 

STEP THREE:
Once all steps of the registration process have been completed, you will be contacted by the school office/guidance for scheduling and official an official start date.


Please feel free to email st.mariel@monsonschools.com or call 413-267-4150 ext. 4908  regarding any registration questions.

COMMUNICATION

We believe it is important to have two-way communication between teachers and families. Throughout the year, conferences will be held to discuss progress. Also, reports will be sent home three times per year.

CURRICULUM

Our current curriculum follows the Common Core Standards for ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies. The use of technology is encouraged within the classroom. We use a variety of instructional approaches including whole group, small group, and independent instruction.

PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS

Full Day program

  • Hours - 8:55-3:00 

  • Cost - $25 per day 

 

9-1 program

  • Hours - 8:55-1:00 

  • Cost - $20 per day 

 

Preschool Extend

  • Program is available for students in the 9-1 program 

  • Hours - 1:00-3:00 

  • Cost - $10 per day 

SCHOOL CHOICE

The school choice program allows parents to send their children to schools in communities other than the city or town in which they reside. Tuition is paid by the sending district to the receiving district. Districts may elect not to enroll school choice students if no space is available.

SCHOOL CHOICE APPLICATION
 


MA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: Choosing a School: A Parent's Guide to Educational Choices in Massachusetts