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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.  


For the 2022-2023 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. There are a limited number of spots available

for community peers. Community peers must be age three as of September 1, 2022.


Tuition costs have been determined by the Ashburnham-Westminster Regional School Committee. Transportation is the responsibility of the family. 

For the 2022-2023 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 process for the 2022-2023 school year is complete. 


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.