Inclusive Preschool Program
Learning Tree Inclusive Preschool Program
The Ashburnham-Westminster Regional School District offers Inclusive Preschool Classroom Programs for children, ages 3-5 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.
Beginning January 1, 2023, Meetinghouse School has a limited number of spots available for community peers in our four-day afternoon Learning Tree Inclusive Preschool Program.
If you are interested in learning more about this, please refer to the Learning Tree Inclusive Preschool Program Application and Lottery Process Information.
Application and Lottery Process for Community Peers
School year 2023-2024
Please refer back to this site in March 2023 for information regarding the process to be considered as a community peer for the 2023-2024 inclusive preschool.