Basics

At the Preschool, each class is taught by one Lead Teacher, supported by Assistants. The number of staff in each class depends on the number of students and the learning needs of children. 

Our program model uses integrated therapies. The Speech/Language Specialists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants work in collaboration with the teaching team to provide therapy services throughout the school day. Most therapy takes place in the classroom setting, with the therapists working along side the teachers. All children benefit from the presence of the additional staff in class. It enhances the learning for all and increases the staff-to-student ratio.  

Schedule

Boys PaintingThe classes follow the  Acton-Boxborough District Calendar. Each class meets four days a week, Monday through Thursday. The exact hours of operation may vary year to year. During the 2016-2017 school year, the sessions meet 
Monday through Thursday at the following times:
Acton Site:

Morning Class: 8:45 to 11:30am
Afternoon Class: 12:30 to 3:15pm
All Day Class: 8:45 to 3:15pm

Boxborough Site:

Morning Class: 8:50 to 11:35am
Afternoon Class: 12:35 to 3:20pm
All Day Class: 8:50 to 3:20pm

Tuition

Tuition is based on a sliding fee scale and paid over 10 months. For the 2016-2017 school year, monthly rates are:
Half-day: $353.00 Full-day: $683.00

For 2017-2018 monthly rates are:
Half-day: $365.00 Full-day: $707.00

For more information,
contact Joseph Gibowicz, 
jgibowicz@abschools.org.

Closings

When the Acton-Boxborough School District closes due to snow or poor weather, the Preschool will close. If there is a delayed opening, the morning sessions will not meet, but the afternoon and all day sessions will meet beginning at 12:30 (Acton) and 12:35 (Boxborough) for the 2016-2017 school year. If school is canceled during the school day, the afternoon sessions will be cancelled. The school staff will contact parents/guardians if this occurs. School closings and delays are communicated through the district website (www.abschools.org), ConnectEd (automated system that placed calls to home and cell numbers provided to PowerSchool), Superintendent's Twitter Account @SuperABRSD, and local media WBZ, Channel 7 WHDH, 5 WCVB and Fox 25. 

Registration

Registration information and registration forms are on the AB District School site. After your child has been accepted into the Preschool, parents and guardians can fill out Emergency Information Cards online.

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Registration Date

Registration for September 2017 begins in January 2017. Applications will be available beginning on January 3rd. Openings may be available throughout the school year. For more information, contact the Early Childhood Coordination, Joseph Gibowicz.

Eligibility

Students living in Acton or Boxborough are eligible to apply and may attend school at either site based on space availability.  Students developing in a typical manner must be 3 years old by September 1st. Students with identified special education needs may be placed in the Program throughout the school year.

Contact

Joseph Gibowicz, Early Childhood Coordinator
jgibowicz@abschools.org

Address and Phone

                                       Carol Huebner Early Childhood Program
Acton Site Boxborough Site
Administration Building
15 Charter Road
Acton, MA 01720
978 264-4700 x 3948
Blanchard School
493 Massachusetts Ave
Boxborough, MA 01719
978 264-4700 x 3948