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     Important note:  The Family Resource Center will be closing at noon on 3/23/18.

    WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR PRESCHOOL?

    If you have a child who is a resident of Lowell and will be 4 years old by September 1, 2018 (born between September 2, 2013 and September 1, 2014), your child is eligible to start preschool in September 2018.

    Registration Information and Period for 2018-19 School Year will take place:

    Date:  March 5 through April 27, 2018
    Time:  Monday through Friday 
               8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  
               Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    We will not take any registrations 1 hour before closing. 
    If the number of registrations is extremely high on a given day we may stop taking registrations earlier.
    Please call ahead to ensure we can service you properly.​
     

    Please Note: The period between March 5 and April 27, 2018 is viewed as one day of registration. You are not required to register on the first day in order to be considered eligible.
     

    WHERE?

    Family Resource Center located at 151 Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA 01852 to register your child.

    WHAT DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED?

    • Parent or Guardian Photo ID
    • Birth Certificate (issued by a city or town)
    • Updated Immunization Record (from doctor or clinic)
    • Proof of Address (i.e. current utility bill received in last 30 days in name of parent or guardian registering child)
    • IEP with pages signed, if applicable

    FAMILY INFORMATION SESSIONS:

    Parents should plan to attend one of the Family Information Sessions to hear more about the placement process, registration guidelines, and ask questions.

    DATE: January 9, 2018

    TIME:  9:00AM – 10:00 AM or 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

     LOCATION: Family Resource Center

                         151 Merrimack Street

                         Lowell, MA 01852

    SNOW DATE FOR FAMILY INFORMATION SESSION: 

    DATE: Tuesday, January 16, 2018

    TIME: 9:00AM – 10:00 AM or 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    LOCATION: Family Resource Center

     

    PRESCHOOL VISITATION DAYS:

    All Elementary Schools will be hosting Visitation Days on the following dates:

    Tuesday, February 6 and 13, 2018 and Thursday, February 8 and 15, 2018

    Between 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Visitations can assist families in making informed decisions about school choices within zones. Please contact individual schools directly to RSVP for a scheduled visit to tour, and learn general information about the Preschool Program and individual schools.

    WHAT IS PRESCHOOL?

    • Provides hands-on activities and play experiences for young children to develop their language, motor, cognitive and social/emotional skills.
    • Encourages parents and families to participate in the various programs and school activities offered by the Early Childhood Department.
    • Offers a five day per week program with AM or PM sessions available. Classrooms are staffed by Certified Early Childhood Teachers. 
    • Transportation is not provided to/from the program.
    • Provides an average class size of 15 students with one teacher and one paraprofessional.
    • A full-day/full-year preschool option at the Lowell Collaborative Preschool Academy is also available.  This program has eligibility requirements for enrollment. 

    Please Note: The registration period is viewed as one day of registration.  You are NOT required to register on the first day in order to be considered eligible.  Please consider coming at any time during the two-month period to avoid long lines.

    Contact the Early Childhood Department if you have questions about Lowell’s Preschool Programs at:  978-674-4330.

Informational Videos

Registering Your Child (Full Video)

English Language Education Department

Special Education

Early Childhood Department

School Health

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