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ECC FAQs

Where is the program located and what are the times?:

Our program is at the Early Childhood Center (115 Phillips Brooks Rd.)

AM Sessions:   8:45- 11:15 a.m.

PM Sessions:   12:15 - 2:45  p.m.

What is the cost for the 2.5 hour program?:

$320.00 per month or $3200.00 per year.

*Financial assistance is available if eligible

How many days per week is the program and is there flexibility as to how many days you enroll your child?

Our program runs Monday through Thursday.  All children are enrolled for the four days.  We do not have 2, 3 and 4 day per week programs at this time.  All programs are four days per week.

How do we apply?:

There is an application online.  You can either e-mail back to the Preschool Director or mail it to the address specified.  You will then be placed on the waiting list and notified as soon as there is an opening.

What programs are available for children identified with special needs?:

We have the following programs:  integrated preschools; programs for children diagnosed on autism spectrum; program for children with significant medical/physical needs; and related services only.

What do you do if you suspect your child might have special needs?:

Contact the Preschool Director, Marylou Connors, at 978-794-1577.

Is there a nurse for the Preschool CUBS?:

Yes, there is a nurse available to all preschool children.  We are able to handle children with significant medical needs.
 

If a child is currently in the CUBS program, does a sibling automatically get in?:

We do give preference to siblings, but we still ask that you fill out an application to have on file and ahead of enrollment.

What time is dismissal on Early Release Days?

AM Sessions - Dismissal is at 10:45

PM Sessions - Dismissal is at 1:45 (hours for early release day for the PM session will be 11:25 - 1:25)

What do I do if my child is sick?

Parents may call the school at anytime to report an absent child, the earlier the better.  The answering machine is on 24 hours a day to leave messages.  The school will usually call the parent if a child is absent and no notification is given.  Children must bring a written note explaining the reason for the absence when they return to school.  Please notify the school nurse whenever a child is sick with a contagious disease (e.g. Chicken Pox, Strep Throat).

Can I go directly to my child's classroom if I will be visiting school?

You must check in with the office first and sign in.  When dropping off items, please deliver them to the office.

What should I do if my child needs to take medication during the school day?

Please obtain a MEDICATION POLICY from the school nurse which indicates the process to be followed before medication will be dispensed. In order to insure safety, NO MEDICATIONS (prescription or non-prescription) and/or vitamins/vitamin supplements are to be transported to school by the children.  The school nurse will dispense all medications.

How can I find out if school will be closed or delayed due to inclement weather?

For up-to-date information on school closings online, check TheBostonChannel.com.   Tune to television stations 4,5,7 and local cable Channel 98 for announcements or AM radio Radio: WRKO (680 AM), WCCM (800 AM), or WBZ (1030 AM).