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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.


For the 2020-2021 school year, the preschool will offer the following options for community peers:


Two-Day Morning Preschool Programs

Monday & Tuesday 8:45-11:10 a.m.

Thursday & Friday 8:45-11:10 a.m.

Four-Day Afternoon Preschool Program

Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 12:00-2:30 p.m.


Tuition amounts are as follows:


Two-Day Morning Preschool Program 

Monthly Rate: $108.00 per month

Four-Day Afternoon Preschool Program

Monthly Rate: $216.00 per month


Please direct questions about the preschool program to Aimee Vera at avera@awrsd.org

2021-2022 School Year


We apologize for the delay as we refine our fall 2021 offerings based on the updated COVID-19 guidance. Please check back to this site in April 2021 for information about the AWRSD Learning Tree Inclusive Preschool Program fall 2021 schedule as well as the community peer application and lottery process.