All applicants for our preschool classrooms must be at least 3 years old by August 31st to begin school in September. If space is available children are invited to apply to the program for a start in the month in which they turn three years of age. Classrooms at NECP are designed to be mixed age groups however, depending on enrollment some classrooms are only Kindergarten bound students and some are for very young three year old students. Students age eligible to attend Kindergarten (five years old on or before August 31st) are not eligible to attend NECP.
The preschool generally follows the Newton Public Schools Calendar with a few exceptions. Please view our posted school calendar. The last day of school in June will be determined by the School Committee over the April break. It will be posted on our calendar once we have been notified of the date. The preschool often ends one day earlier than other Newton Public Schools.
Each class is staffed with a Masters level teacher and two to four teacher assistants. In addition, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists and behavior therapists are involved in our classrooms. Our professional staff also includes board certified behavior analysts (BCBAs), vision and mobility specialists, a school psychologist, a social worker, a school nurse, and a physical education teacher.