Our Pre-Kindergarten Program is designed for children who are four years old by September 1st of the entering school year and or are participating in their 2nd year of preschool at the Franklin Early Childhood Center. The philosophy in Pre-Kindergarten is a classroom that focuses on child directed learning facilitated by our certified teaching staff. All children in this program are encouraged to plan and organize their time and activities throughout their day with the support of his/her teacher. For the four year old learner the expectations are focused on mastery of academic skills while continuing to foster social/emotional development. The goal for any four year old is to ensure Kindergarten readiness.
The Pre-K Program offers four and five day schedules. The four day schedule meets Monday thru Thursday either from 8:25 to 2:10 or 9:00 am -1:30 pm. The five day schedule meets Monday thru Friday either 9:00 am -12:00 pm. or 8:25 – 2:10 pm.
- Ages of children: 4 years old (and or are participating in their 2nd year of preschool at the Franklin Early Childhood Center)
- Ratio of Staff: 2 adults (1 Certified Early Childhood Teacher & 1 Paraprofessional) to 16 students.
- Curriculum Guide: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Pre-K Framework for English Language Arts & Literacy Incorporating the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Pre-K Framework for Mathematics Incorporating the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
- Tuition rates can be obtained by viewing the registration page found at the Early Childhood Center homepage.