Early Steps Preschool


Announcements:

Information Nights for Early Steps Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten 23-24 School Year Programing will be as follows:

PRE-KINDERGARTEN 

Information Night January 18th at 7:00PM via Zoom (LINK TO ZOOM MEETING)

PRE-REGISTRATION will begin on Thursday January 19th at 9:00AM. Links will be posted to the District Home Page, Early Steps District Website and the Early Steps Facebook Page  Registration will close on February 2nd at 2:00PM. Just a reminder students have to be 4 years old on or before August 31st to be eligible for Pre-kindergarten. 

***Pre-registration for the 23-24 Prekindergarten will open on Thursday January 19th at 9:00AM. This link will remain active until February 2nd at 3:00PM. Just a reminder that completing this form does not guarantee enrollment into the program. LINK TO PRE-REGISTRATION FOR PRE-KINDERGARTEN

Pre-K 2023-2024 Presentation

PRESCHOOL

Information Night: Monday January 23rd at 7:00PM Via Zoom (LINK TO ZOOM MEETING)

PRE-REGISTRATION will begin on Tuesday January 24th at 9:00AM. Links will be posted to the District Home Page, Early Steps District Website and the Early Steps Facebook Page  Registration will close on Monday February 6th at 2:00PM. Just a reminder students have to be 3 years old on or before August 31st to be eligible for Preschool. 

**Pre-Registration is not a confirmation of enrollment. Follow up emails will be sent to confirm a spot for the 23-24 school year**

***Preschool pre-registration for the 23-24 school year will be opened on Tuesday January 24th at 9:00AM and will remain open until Tuesday February 7th. Please complete this pre-registration form to be considered for the program. Completing this form does not guarantee a spot for the 23-24 school year. 
PRE-REGISTRATION FORM

Preschool Presentation



Early Steps Integrated Preschool Information


**Preschool registration for the 2022-23 school year has closed. If interested in being placed on the waitlist please complete this form and as spaces become available you will be contacted.**

Preschool Presentation 2022-2023


Pre-Kindergarten Information


**Pre-kindergarten registration for the 2022-23 school year has closed. If interested in being placed on the waitlist please complete this form and as spaces become available you will be contacted.**


PreK Presentation

Check out our Facebook Page! WPS Early Childhood Education


The Watertown Public School Special Education Department will be offering Early Childhood screenings for children ages 3 – 5 years old.
Screenings are for children who’s families have concerns about their developmental progress. Screenings are conducted in an arena model and in the areas of:
-Speech and language
-Fine Motor (OT)
-Gross Motor (PT)
-Pre-Academic Readiness

Screenings are by appointment only. Families with concerns are encouraged to contact the preschool to make an appointment for a screening 617-926-7765 or [email protected]. Screenings will be held at Early Steps Integrated Preschool located at the Hosmer Elementary School 1 Concord Road. Screenings will be held on the following dates and times:

Families are required to bring the following documentation to the appointment:
-Original Birth Certificate – a copy will be made
-Lease, rent or mortgage agreement
-A utility bill with the Watertown address

Please note that is not a special education evaluation and is different from the Kindergarten screening.
Anyone with questions should contact Karen Feeney, Director of Early Childhood, at 617-926-7765 or at [email protected]

WPS MISSION

WPS prepares all students for life by engaging them in a challenging and meaningful education within an inclusive, diverse community.

EXCELLENCE * EQUITY * COMMUNITY

Resolution on Affirmation of Support for Staff, Students, and Community Members of Color

Whereas, People of Color face greater discrimination, structural discipline, lack of social support both in schools and in society at large;

Whereas, children, adolescents and adults in the Black community face higher rates of social and structural violence and racial discrimination,

Whereas, students’ and staff’s well-being is a fundamental concern of the Watertown School Committee and school boards across the country.

Therefore, Be It Resolved, that the Watertown School Committee affirms its immediate support to promote the needs and safety of all staff and students who identify as a person of color,

And Be It Resolved that the School Committee of Watertown, Massachusetts urges state and federal policymakers to support laws and regulations that:

  • Provide appropriate and necessary safety measures for People of Color during a period of unrest in this nation, and guarantee the rights and safety of all those protesting for their lives.

     

  • Hold accountable all public officials, police officers, and all those who serve their community for their responsibility to equitably represent and protect the public, and also hold accountable any individuals and organizations that take racist actions or in any other way do harm to the Black Community and People of Color.

     

  • Enhance programming to provide schools with the structure and guidance needed to provide an anti-racist curricula and professional development for all staff to build understanding and awareness of the beautiful history and the challenges of being a person of color, and of the structural and endemic racism in the United States.

The School Committee gives its support to responsible civic actions by students, educators and others who are raising the visibility of this issue and seeking changes in public policy.