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

Hayleigh Fornaciari

Jennifer Gallerani

Allison Guinan

Elizabeth Hynes

Gail Mullin

Holly Theriault


Brynn Nyberg Physical Therapist

Michelle Daniels Occupational Therapist

Erica Vercollone Speech-Language Pathologist


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.  This school year, 2017-2018 we have added 4 school days to the ECC calendar, making the last day for ECC students June 21, 2018.


Dates and Time For the 2017-2018 School Year 

AM Session Student Start/End Times                                               9:00-11:30                                 

Full Day Session Student Start/End Times                                       9:00-2:45                           

PM Session Student Start/End Times                                               12:15-2:45                            

Important Dates:

Orientation Day                                                September 7, 2017

First Day of ECC                                              September 11, 2017

Curriculum Night                                               October 5, 2017 6:30 - 7:30

Open House                                                     TBD 10:00

Report Cards                                                    November and June

Last Day of ECC (with Snow Days)            June 21 - 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 9:45 and end a tthe regular time of 11:15 on:

September 13, 2017
February 14, 2018
October 18, 2017
March 14, 2018
November 15, 2017
April 11, 2018
December 13, 2017
May 9, 2018
January 10, 2018
June N/A

2017-2018 School Year Registration Materials:

ECC Application Link

ECC Tuition Payment Slip Half Day

ECC Tuition Payment Slip Full Day

SPS Student Registration page:


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

Elementary School Handbook 2017-2018