About our Program
The Plymouth Public Preschool is an inclusive preschool serving students of ALL abilities. Our inclusive program is designed for students with and without disabilities to learn and grow together. Children ages 3-5 are eligible for the program. Our half day integrated classrooms have a morning or an afternoon session. Each session is 2.5 hours*. There are a maximum of 15 students per classroom. Eight students are typically developing peers and up to 7 students can be identified as having special needs. In addition, we offer substantially separate programs for students with more intensive needs.
*Due to issues related to COVID-19 the preschool program has reduced the hours of the program from 2.5 to 2 hours in order to allow ample time to conduct extensive cleaning and preparation for each cohort. This extensive cleaning is necessary to maintain a high level of health and safety for students and staff. It is anticipated that the program will resume the previous hours when it is safe to do so.
Our curriculum content is based on the Massachusetts Standards for Early Childhood Program standards for Three and Four-Year Olds and The Guidelines for Preschool Experiences. We utilize social and emotional approaches to learning and play. Our curriculum promotes independence, develops school readiness and teaches tolerance through play. Classrooms are language based and provide opportunities for students to learn using a variety of instructional practices.
Teachers hold Massachusetts teaching certificates in the area of Special Education and Early Childhood Education. They meet the standards of highly qualified as defined by the Massachusetts Department of Education. Our teaching assistants have years of experience working with children. Our staff is committed to providing a high quality preschool experience for all students.
Our related service staff include speech and language pathologists and assistants, an occupational therapist and assistant and a physical therapist. The program also has access to a teacher of the visually impaired, hearing impaired, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a Registered Behavior Technician.
Special Education Referrals
Evaluations for children 3-4 years of age with risk of delays in one or more areas:
Speech and Language
Evaluations can be arranged by contacting the Preschool Office at: (508) 830-4347
Plymouth Public Schools is committed to providing an inclusive learning environment for all students. “Inclusive education seeks to provide meaningful education to the range of students in our communities by drawing strength from their diversity”.
A peer model is a child without a disability who displays typical development and behavior in a school setting. Peer models learn alongside special needs students engaging in social, play, academic and other developmentally appropriate preschool activities.
Peer models follow the application and lottery process. Tuition for peer models is currently $12.50 a session.