Our Program

Our preschool follows the Little Treasures curriculum produced by the MacMillan Publishing Group. It is a great program that incorporates all of the Massachusetts Early Childhood Frameworks in all content areas with its focus on early literacy.

Content areas of our preschool include but are not limited to:

  • Art
  • Fine Motor
  • Gross Motor
  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Music
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Pre-Readiness 
  • Science
  • Social Skills
  • Social Studies

These areas will be incorporated into our daily routine.

We are also focused on a social skills curriculum. This curriculum teaches classroom rules, understanding and coping with feelings as well as problem-solving skills.

  1. Unit 1:Who We Are
  2. Unit 2: Making Friends
  3. Unit 3: Families
  4. Unit 4: Food
  5. Unit 5: Our Neighborhood
  6. Unit 6: Transportation
  7. Unit 7: Animals All Around Us
  8. Unit 8: Nature
  9. Unit 9: Animals in the Wild
  10. Unit 10: Health & Fitness

Alphabet Recognition/Phonological Awareness: Initial letter and sound in our names, syllables, rhyming

Letters: Introduce alphabet, sing songs, upper case versus lowercase

Math: Attributes, colors, math all around, size discrimination

Science: 5 senses, exploring pumpkins, discrimination

Social Studies: I live in America, Our Flag

Songs: Merry Wore her Red Dress, My Thumbs Are Starting to Wiggle, Listening Games

Stories: Hooray for Pre-K, Eyes, Nose, Fingers, and Toes, ABC, I Like ME

Mission

The mission of the Braintree Schools, in partnership with parents and the community, is to prepare all students to become responsible and contributing members of a diverse and global society. We motivate and enable each student to develop intellectually, physically, socially, and emotionally through a rigorous and supportive educational program with an inclusive and safe environment that nurtures creative and critical thinking, the development of values, and the pursuit of lifelong learning.

The Braintree Integrated Preschool supports this mission by helping each and every child achieve to the best of their ability. This handbook provides an overview of our procedures and policies. It is important to review the handbook as the information will help you and your child access all that we have to offer. Please sign and return the sheet at the back of the handbook regarding permissions and receipt of the handbook. We suggest that you keep the handbook for useful reference. Our team is so pleased that you chose to share your child’s preschool experience with us!

Philosophy & Objectives

At the Braintree Integrated Preschool, we play with a purpose! We provide a comprehensive education using evidence-based methods. Our program is taught by certified special education teachers.

We are supported by:

  • A Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • Licensed Speech and Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists and Assistants
  • Para-Educators
  • Physical Therapists and Assistants
  • A Registered Nurse

Little Treasures Curriculum

We utilize the scientifically-validated preschool curriculum, “Little Treasures.” Our teachers follow the Massachusetts Curriculum frameworks to prepare our students for kindergarten learning. 

We target:

  • Academic Skills
  • Adaptive Living Skills
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Gross Motor Skills
  • Language Skills
  • Play Skills
  • Social Skills

Children complete routine activities throughout their day (e.g. learning centers, art activities, games) that are play based. Each activity has been carefully selected for its relevance to the curriculum frameworks. This is how we play with a purpose!

Integrated Program

We are an integrated program which means that we support children with special needs and their community peers (children who serve as role models) in a positive, collaborative, and inclusive setting. Our students with special needs benefit from their same-age peer models during play, conversation, and academic activities. Our community peers benefit not only from our professional staff and curriculum support but from an educational experience where diversity and difference are celebrated.

Enrollment Information

We begin accepting requests by phone on a first come first served basis for September enrollment on February 1st. Children must be turning 3 by September 1st of the year of enrollment. Parents may contact Linn Casey at 781-848-4000 x7611. 

Screening sessions are held in April and May to assess the eligibility of community peers. During the screening, process children visit the preschool for approximately 45 minutes to play with a variety to therapists who will observe their language, academic readiness, social interactions, gross and fine motor skills.Classroom rosters will be completed in early June.

Tuition Fees

In early June students accepted as community peers will receive an admission letter. If you accept the placement, then a $50.00 non-refundable deposit is due by June 30th. The deposit will be applied to the tuition fee. Tuition for the school year $1600.00. Payments must be received on or before the due date for a child to attend.

PaymentDue DateAmount
DepositJune 30, 2019$50
1st PaymentAugust 31, 2019$350
2nd PaymentNovember 30, 2019$400
3rd PaymentFebruary 19, 2019$400
4th PaymentApril 30, 2019$400


Waiting List Policy

Our availability for community student placement changes from year to year based upon the ages of our special education students. Applications we receive after the allotted placements are filled can be placed on a waiting list. No deposit is required at this time. 

If a placement becomes available, then we will schedule a screening session. We must receive confirmation within one week or the placement offering will be forfeited and we will offer the placement to the next student on the waiting list.

Withdrawal

Our tuition and deposit are non-refundable. If a child should need to leave the program per a parent’s request, then the tuition will be forfeited. If payment is not received by the specified dates, then students are not permitted to attend the program until we receive tuition payment. 

Students must remain Braintree residents for the duration of the school year to maintain their role as a community peer. If a student is found to reside in another town, then they can no longer attend.

Attendance

Parents should notify our school nurse at 781-848-4000 x 2296 if their child will be late or absent. Please call before your session start time on or before the day of absence. Please notify transportation companies if necessary.

  1. Parking
  2. Drop Off / Pick Up
  3. Cancellations & Dismissals
  4. Emergency & Safety Procedures
  5. Wellness Policy
  6. Classroom Essentials
  7. Parental Involvement

Parents are welcome to park in the lot accessible by Leroy Junior Way in the back of the high school. There are a number of parking spots labeled "Pick Up" and "Drop Off" that are reserved especially for you! Please avoid parking in the fire lanes or near the building as this is the route for busing. Students will be greeted and dismissed at the following locations:

  • Door 17 on the hill
  • Door 18 near the tennis courts