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Inclusive Preschool Program


Learning Tree Inclusive Preschool Program


The Ashburnham-Westminster Regional School District offers Inclusive Preschool Classroom Programs for children, ages 3-4 who require special education services, and those who do not. Inclusion in preschool refers to including children with disabilities in early childhood programs together with their community peers without disabilities, holding high expectations and intentionally promoting participation in all learning and social activities facilitated by individualized accommodations and using evidence-based services and supports to foster child development in the areas of cognition, language, communication, physical, behavioral, and social-emotional, as well as fostering friendships with peers, and an overall sense of belonging. 
Instruction for all children is developmentally appropriate and aligned with the Massachusetts Guidelines for Preschool Early Learning Standards.  
For the 2023-2024 school year, AWRSD will have Inclusive Preschool Programming located at both the John R. Briggs Elementary School in Ashburnham and the Meetinghouse School in Westminster. Students will attend preschool in their town of residence. 
For the 2023-2024 school year, preschool will begin on Tuesday, September 5th for the two-day and four-day and four and a half day programs and on Wednesday, September 6th for the three-day program. 

Please join us on Thursday, August 31st for an open house


 Please plan on attending based on the program your child will be attending


9am-9:30am for students entering the 2 day morning program at Meetinghouse School or J.R. Briggs  

9:30am-10am for students entering the 3 day morning program at Meetinghouse School or J.R. Briggs

10am-10:30am for students entering the 4 day afternoon program at Meetinghouse School or J.R. Briggs

10am-10:30am for students entering the 4.5 day program at Meetinghouse Schoo

Please direct questions about the preschool program to Lily Mendonca at [email protected]


Registration for Community Peers for the 2023-24 School Year has Closed.