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 granby Integrated Preschool


General Information

The Granby Integrated Preschool program is designed to serve young children of Granby (aged 3-5) with disabilities together with role model peers without disabilities. The peers model appropriate, age-level skills, in order to help the students with disabilities learn. All of the students receive individualized instruction, small group instruction, and large group instruction. We focus on each child’s overall development (cognition, language, communication, physical, behavioral, and social-emotional), friendships with peers, and sense of belonging. We aim to foster the skills which will help prepare each child to eventually make a successful transition into kindergarten.

Class Size/Demographics

There are a maximum of 15 students per class. Generally, half of the students are peer role models, and half of the students have Individual Education Plans. Each classroom is equipped with an Early Childhood Special Education Teacher and a paraprofessional.

The 3-4 year old program serves children who are 3 by August 31st and who will turn 4 during the school year (or summer). The 4-5 year old program serves children who are 4 by August 31st and who will turn 5 during the school year (or summer).

Times

The Granby Integrated Preschool has half day programs that run Monday through Friday.

The AM session runs from 8:15 - 10:45.

The PM session runs from 11:45 - 2:15.

Sample Daily Schedule

Arrival & Centers (art, science, dramatic play, blocks, math, ABC’s, writing)

Circle (calendar, story, whole group math or reading lesson, songs, group game)

Story (story, songs)

Snack (healthy options to send include pretzels, fruit, yogurt, cheese)

Outdoor play (sandbox, playground, tricycles, structured games, sledding)

Pack Up & Dismissal

Tuition

None - Granby Integrated Preschool is free for all students

Lottery

Should the number of applicants exceed the number of slots available, there will be a lottery.

Contact Information

Maura Whalen - Preschool Coordinator Lynne Cote - Pupil Services Administrative Assistant

mwhalen02@granbyschoolsma.net 413-467-9237

lcote@granbyschoolsma.net