Application Process & Time Line for Community Peer enrollment

  • Thank you for your interest in applying for enrollment in the Newton Early Childhood Program (NECP), the integrated preschool program for the Newton Public Schools. Our families value our focus on social and emotional development through play based learning, and our emphasis on respect for human differences. The application process is as follows:

    Parents who are applying as a community peer model complete an application and return it to the Preschool Director on-line from this site. Procedural timelines depend on meeting specific application dates. Parents may apply throughout the year as their child turns 3 years of age.  We do accept rolling applications when openings exist within the program. Entrance into the program is first come first served, with preference given to Newton residents and families with siblings who currently attend or have attended NECP. Student age is also a consideration based on classroom age opening. 

    *Please note if you have any special education concerns, please refer to the "special education services" tab on our website. You would NOT complete an application if you are referring to special education.

    New Student Enrollment Process For School Year 2023-2024

    *Please note we will move to our new site at 687 Watertown Street in January 2023, which will be our new location for the 2023-2024 school year. 

    Application Due Date I: December 9, 2022

    • Notification of program acceptance and developmental interview appointment will be after December 23, 2022.
    • A developmental interview will be held on January 18, 2023 at our new location of 687 Watertown Street in Newton.
    • Contracts with specific program time assignments will be sent to families after February 1, 2023.
    • Return of the signed billing agreement, with a non-refundable deposit of $500.00 will be due by February 17, 2023 to confirm acceptance.

    Application Due Date II: February 17, 2023

    • Notification of program acceptance and developmental interview appointment will be after March 3, 2023.
    • A developmental interview will be held on March 15, 2023 at our location of 687 Watertown Street in Newton.
    • Contracts with specific program assignments will be issued after March 31, 2023.
    • Return of the signed billing agreement, with a non-refundable deposit of  $500.00 will be due by April 14, 2023 to confirm acceptance.

    Applications received after February 17, 2023 will be placed on a waitlist as received, and handled on a case by case basis.