PAYSON PARK PRESCHOOL
365 BELMONT ST, BELMONT, MA 02478
Welcome to the Payson Park Preschool!
Here are a few guidelines and information to facilitate your
child’s transition from home to school.
PAYSON PARK PRESCHOOL ADMITTANCE
The Payson Park Preschool provides a developmentally appropriate program designed to foster an enthusiasm for learning, encourage curiosity, and build a positive sense of self. We provide an environment that develops the social-emotional, cognitive, and physical growth of each child.
Children must be 15 months old to be admitted to the Payson Park Preschool. Children may be enrolled in school at any time during the year, based on availability. Our four classes are composed from the following age range:
PreK/School Age from 3.10 years old and up
Preschool Two from 2.9 years old and up
Mixed Age (Toddler-Preschool) 1.9 to 3.6 years old
Preschool One from 1.9 to 3.6 years old
Toddler from 1.5 to 2.9 years old
Some children might be chronologically ready for the one of the five classrooms, but developmentally they might be considered as better fitting in the younger or older group, therefore the composition of each classroom is always flexible!
Children learn in many ways, acquire skills, and develop at their own pace. Our schedule balances active and quiet periods, alongside with structured and unstructured times, fine and gross motor activities, individual and group time, teacher directed and child-initiated activities, indoor and outdoor playtimes. The schedule is as follows:
Regular Day Schedule
8:30am – 9:30am Free Choice: Manipulatives, playdough, puzzle, dress up, blocks, drawing/art projects, easel painting.
9:30am – 9:40am Clean up
9:40am – 10:00am Circle – calendar, stories, helpers, group discussion
10:00am – 10:20am Snack
10:20am – 11:20am Directed activities followed by recess
11:20am – 11:40am Enrichment or Special Activity. 11:40am – 11:45 Preparation for Dismissal
Extended Day Schedule
At 12:00pm children will have lunch followed by story time, manipulatives, drawings, puzzles, blocks, indoor/outdoor play. Children attending until 2:00pm or 3:00pm will have a short rest/quiet period from 1:00pm to either 2:00pm or 2:45pm.
Full Day Schedule
The children enrolled in the full day schedule will start their day at 8:00am with Free Choices and continue the rest of the schedule as presented above.
3:00pm – 3:20pm Snack
3:20pm - 3:50pm Gym or Outside Time
3:50pm – 4:00 Circle – Story Time
4:00pm – 4:20pm Directed activities
4:20pm – 4:45pm Free Choice: Manipulatives, playdough, puzzle, dress up, blocks, drawing/art projects, easel painting.
4:45pm – 5:00pm Preparation for Dismissal
Our curriculum planning is concentrating around themes or learning units such as families, friends, weather, feelings, animals, seasons, nutrition, and transportation. The children will experience all these areas of the curriculum through art projects, stories, songs, cooking, and group discussions. They will learn concepts and acquire skills through active exploration, experimentation, and exchange of ideas for creativity and self-expression.
School Year Program
September – All About Me, My Classmates and My School
October – Apples/Pumpkins
November – Transportation
December – How Do Animals Prepare for Winter?
January – Winter
February – Nutrition
March – Life Cycles
April – Colors
May - Growing and Changing
June – Water
July & August - Dinosaurs/Other Learning Units
The schedule and the learning units are always flexible!
There is a registration fee of $100.00. This fee is non-refundable and is not applied toward tuition. It is due with the application and retains a place for your child in the school on the waiting list. A tuition deposit of $200.00 will also be required which will be deducted from your June’s tuition.
In case your child leaves the program before the end of the school year in the month of June, then Payson Park Preschool requires a 60 days' notice in order for the $200.00 tuition deposit to be returned. Also, in case your child is missing one or more months of preschool which requires no payment of tuition, please keep in mind how the $200.00 tuition deposit will no longer protect your child’s place in the program. If the tuition is being paid during the absent month(s), your child’s place in the program is still under the protection of the $200.00 tuition deposit.
Families who are already enrolled in the program and decide to take July and August off as “family time” can come back in the fall and are automatically enrolled for next school year. Their spot in the program is secured for next fall if they don't deduct $200.00 from June's tuition. The $200.00 will roll into the next school year and protect your child’s spot in the program from September to June.
Second sibling tuition receives a 15% discounted monthly tuition from the lower priced tuition at Payson Park Preschool. A family who recommends Payson Park Preschool to the families in our community and gets us a registration receives a 10% discount of that month's tuition.
Additionally, there is a $150.00/month for children enrolled in the summer program. There is no tuition deposit of $200.00 required for families who are enrolling only for our summer program.
Starting in September 2022, the tuition rates for toddler-preschool groups stay at the toddler rates for the entire school year even if your child turns 2.9 in that room. 2.9 is considered a preschool age, but we will continue charging the toddler rate for the duration of the time your child will be in those two rooms.
If your child is in the Mixed Age and Preschool One group or Room #4 and #5 where we mix the two ages - toddlers and younger preschoolers, then the tuition remains at a toddler rate regardless of the fact that your child is 2.9 or older which is considered preschool age in Massachusetts.
Regular Preschool Program (8:30am – 11:45am schedule)
Five Days Program $660.00/month Four Days Program $640.00/month Three Days Program $620.00/month
Regular Toddler Program (8:30am – 11:45am schedule)
Five Days Program $760.00/month Four Days Program $740.00/month Three Days Program $720.00/month
Extended Day Preschool Program (11:45am – 2:00pm schedule)
$280.00/month Four Days Program $260.00/month Three Days Program $225.00/month Extended Day
Toddler Program (11:45am – 2:00pm schedule)
Five Days Program $380.00/month Four Days Program $360.00/month Three Days Program $325.00/month
Extended Day Preschool Program (11:45am – 3:00pm schedule)
Five Days Program $580.00/month Four Days Program $560.00/month Three Days Program $540.00/month
Extended Day Toddler Program (11:45am – 3:00pm schedule)
Five Days Program $680.00/month Four Days Program $500.00/month Three Days Program $480.00/month
Full Day Preschool Program (8:00am – 5:00pm schedule)
Five Days Program $1,430.00/month Four Days Program $1,390.00/month Three Days Program $1,350.00/month
Full Day Toddler Program (8:00am – 5:00pm schedule)
Five Days Program $1,630.00/month Four Days Program $1,490.00/month Three Days Program $1,450.00/month
All tuition is non-refundable!
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www.paysonparkpreschool.org is committed to creating a unique learning environment where children will experience many areas of educational and emotional development. Story time enriches listening skills, activity time teaches children to follow and apply directions in a class setting, and music/movement time gives children a sense of rhythm and appreciation of song. Manipulative toys and puzzles enhance small motor skills, art materials encourage creativity and self-expressions.
365 Belmont Street, Belmont, MA 02478