Referral Process

In our compliance with Child Find laws we send out a letter to all Scituate preschools and local doctor offices explaining the referral process should the school or family feel there is a suspected area of disability.  The person you should contact to make this referral or to ask any questions about the process is our ECC Coordinator, Lisa Perreault at 781-545-8790

Pick-up and Drop-off Process 

Parents will drop off and pick up at the front entrance of the Wampatuck School where teachers and paraprofessionals will greet you at your car, you will take your child out from the car and we will escort your child to their classrooms. At pick up you will take your child from the teachers and paraprofessionals to your car to buckle them in. This change of arrival and dismissal practice is to address safety concerns for your child with regard to traffic concerns and limited parking space available.

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.

 

Classroom Teachers

Emily Norman

Nicole Cazeault

Erin Culbert

Jessica Baird

Classroom Paraprofessionals

Deb Babineau

Mareyellen Farmer

Sean Mahoney

Alycia Meiggs

Jennifer Gallerani

Allison Guinan

Elizabeth Hynes

Sarah Sheerin

Holly Theriault

Specialists

Brynn Nyberg Physical Therapist

Michelle Daniels Occupational Therapist

Erica Vercollone Speech-Language Therapist

Sarah Burns Speech-Language Therapist

 

Snow Days

ECC's last day of school will always be the same as the 180th last day of school for the rest of the district.  Snow days are be added to the 180th last day of school for ECC that were NOT on a Friday.

 

Dates and Time For the 2018-2019 School Year 

AM Session Student Start/End Times                                               9:05-11:35                                 

Full Day Session Student Start/End Times                                       9:05-2:50                           

PM Session Student Start/End Times                                               12:20-2:50   

                        

Important Dates 2018-2019:

Orientation Day                                                September 6, 2018

First Day of ECC                                              September 10, 2018

Curriculum Night                                               October 11, 2018 6:30 - 7:30

Open House                                                     TBD 10:00

Report Cards                                                    November and June

Last Day of ECC                                              June 17 - The last day of ECC will be a full day of preschool

Please be advised that the district will hold one hour delayed openings during the school year for Professioanl Development on specific Wednesdays.  We ask that you mark your calendar on the following dates as school will begin at TBD and end at the regular time of 11:35 on:

September N/A
February 13, 2019
October 17, 2018
March 13, 2019
November 14, 2018
April 10, 2019
December 19, 2018
May 15, 2019
January 16, 2019
June N/A

2018-2019 School Year Registration Materials:

ECC Application Link

ECC Tuition Payment Slip Half Day

ECC Tuition Payment Slip Full Day

SPS Student Registration page: http://www.scituate.k12.ma.us/index.php/pre-k-registration

 

Tuition payments can now be made online.  Go to the Scituate Public Schools Home Page and go to the section "For Families" and click on "Online Payments."

We will be an open enrollment program throughout the year and maintain a wait list.  Students who turn 3 prior to Sept. 1st will be considered first.  Students turning 3 after Sept. 1st will be considered next based on the date the appication was submitted. 

Families considering returning for an additional year in the ECC will be given an application window of September 1 through November 1 to let us know of their intent to return.  After November 1, all applications will be given equal consideration.

Please complete the application form above and send to:

Michelle Moran

Wampatuck Elementary School

266 Tilden Road

Scituate, MA 02066.

 

Scituate Public School Website