The Barrington Public Schools Inclusion Preschool Program will be entering its 13th year in the Fall of 2020. The program is designed to provide a high quality preschool experience for children 3 to 5 years old. Certified teachers, teacher assistants and therapists work with children with, and without disabilities, to provide a typical preschool experience, while addressing each individual’s needs.
The program, located at Primrose Hill School, 60 Middle Highway is currently offering 2 morning sessions, and 1 afternoon session. Each session runs for 2.5 hours, 5 days a week. The morning sessions are for children 3.0 to 3.11 years old and run from 7:55 – 10:25. The afternoon sessions are for children 4.0 to 5 years old (not in kindergarten), and run from 11:45 – 2:15.
Children applying as community peers must be:
- Barrington residents
- At least 3.0 years old by the first day of the school year
- Screened by our Child Outreach program (see screening link below) prior to the first day of school.
- Toilet trained before the start of the 2020-2021 school year
All applications must be received by
February 1, 2020
to be considered in the lottery.
Due to limited space, and regulations of class size, all applications will be entered in a lottery, and randomly pulled on Thursday, February 6, 2020. Lottery results will be e-mailed by Monday, February 10, 2020. If the name of a child chosen is from a multiple birth (twins/triplets), effort will be made to allow both/all children to enter the classroom, if space allows.
PLEASE NOTE: Acceptance in the preschool program as a 3 year old peer does NOT guarantee your child a spot the following year as a 4 year old.
All applicants not chosen will be notified by e-mail and will be added to a wait list. If a position becomes available, an application will be pulled at random from this list and parents will be notified.
Once accepted in the program, parents must register their child, and pay a $200.00 deposit by March 14, 2020, in order to secure their child’s seat in the class. The deposit will be applied to the required annual tuition $1,800.00 ($10.00 per day). The remaining balance will be paid in two installments of $800.00 each due in/by July 2020 and January 2021.
For additional information, you may contact the Pupil Personnel Office at 247-3145.