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Inclusive Preschool Program


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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.  

The Inclusive Preschool Program is located at the John R. Briggs Elementary School. There are a limited number of spots available for community peers. Community peers must be age three as of September 1, 2021. Tuition costs have been determined by the Ashburnham Westminster Regional School Committee. Transportation is the responsibility of the family.


For the 2021-2022 school year, the preschool will offer the following options for community peers:

Two-Day Morning Preschool Program

Tuesday and Thursday from 8:45-11:10 a.m.

Tuition: $108.00 per month / $1,080.00 per year


Three-Day Morning Preschool Program

Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:45-11:10 a.m.

Tuition: $158.00 per month / $1,580.00 per year


Four-Day Afternoon Preschool Program

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 12:00-2:30 p.m.

Tuition: $216.00 per month / $2,160.00 per year

Application and Lottery Process for Community Peers

The application and lottery process for 2021-2022 has closed. 


Please check back to this site in February 2022 if you are interested in applying to enroll your child for 2022-2023.