Free Preschool Screenings
The Ludlow Integrated Preschool offers free screenings on a regular basis. A free screening can help determine if a child is achieving developmental milestones. Screenings assess areas of development, such as: language, fine motor, gross motor, visual memory and cognition. Screenings are for Ludlow residents who are at least three years old at the time of the screening. Please contact Sandy Wainwright at East Street School 589-9121 or firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment.
ABOUT THE LPS PRESCHOOL
The Ludlow Public School District (LPS) offers an integrated preschool program for three and four year old children residing in Ludlow; two half day integrated classrooms and one full day integrated classroom. There is a limit of fifteen students per class, including no more than eight typically developing children and no more that seven children with a disability. Each classroom is staffed with a certified special education early childhood teacher and a classroom paraprofessional.
PARENTS: If you are considering the LPS Preschool Program for your son and/or daughter and would like to schedule an appointment to learn more about the program and visit the classrooms please call Sandra Wainwright at 589-9121 during the hours of 10:00AM-1:00PM.
The LPS Preschool Program offers:
Monday - Friday MORNINGS 9:00am-11:30am
Monday - Friday AFTERNOONS 12:30pm-3:00pm
Monday - Friday FULL DAY 9:00am-3:00pm
*Refer to the 2015-16 LPS calendar for specific information (vacations, start date, etc).
Registration: The Preschool Registration Forms can be accessed/downloaded by clicking here or by visiting the main office at East Street School, 508 East Street, Ludlow, MA between 9:00am and 2:00pm. When completed, ALL forms should be returned to Sandra Wainwright, Preschool Secretary at East Street School, in the main office between 9:00am-2:00pm. Please be sure to complete all of the required information before submitting the forms as incomplete applications will cause a delay in processing your child's registration.
Tuition: The cost of the program is $18.00 per day, for each half day session or $36.00 per day, for each full day session. For those who qualify, the LPS does offer a sliding fee tuition scale, which is based on family size and income. Applications for this scholarship funding is part of the registration packet. Children with disabilities who have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) are not charged tuition.
Preschool Screenings: Prior to enrolling your child in this program, you must register your child for a developmental screening that will take place at East Street School. Click here for further information regarding the screen process.The screenings are scheduled by appointment only. Please call Sandra Wainwright at 589-9121 between 8:00am-3:00pm to schedule a screening.
Enrollment: Enrollment in our program is first come, first served; meaning once a child has been screened, the main office has all registration paperwork and there is an opening, the child's name will be placed on a classroom roster. If there are no current openings the child's name will be placed on a wait list for an available opening. Parents will be contacted when an opening is available.
Child Find Procedures: It is the responsibility of the Ludlow School District to locate, identify, and evaluate any child who, is a resident of Ludlow, and may have a disability. Referrals are generated from various sources (parents, physicians, school programs, Early Intervention, etc.). Evaluations may include speech, fine motor, gross motor, and/or school psychological evaluations. For further information contact the LPS Student Support Offices at 583-5665 ext 5 and speak to Mrs. Maria Costa, Student Support Services Supervisor.
Staff: Each classroom is taught by a certified special education early childhood teacher and is supported by a classroom paraprofessional. The program also offers support to students who have special needs, including: Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Speech & Language Pathologist, Teacher of the Deaf, Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Licensed Social Worker, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
Transportation: Parents are responsible for transporting their child to and from the preschool program daily. IEP Teams determine whether transportation services are required for students with special needs.
Goals for the Preschool Program:
- promote early literacy skills
- develop each child as an individual
- growth toward physical, emotional, social and intellectual maturity
- provide a caring, supportive and fun filled environment by using developmentally appropriate learning activities designed to reach students individual goals.