The Swampscott Integrated Preschool services children from age three to five and is dedicated to educating children who have varying learning styles and to preparing them for Kindergarten and a lifetime of learning. Children who have varying abilities are educated alongside children who are typically developing. The program provides a structured language based learning environment that follows the Massachusetts Frameworks as the curriculum. Learning takes place in one to one, small group and large group settings throughout the school day utilizing a developmental teaching philosophy and the principles of applied behavioral analysis. The teachers focus on promoting competence and independence for all children using components of the TEACCH program from the University of North Carolina.
Staff consists of one head teacher with a Masters in Education and two Educational Support Professionals as well as a Speech and Language Therapist, Occupational Therapist and Physical Therapist.
Children are exposed to self discovery learning as well as direct teaching to gain skills in the following learning domains; social/ behavior skills, language development, cognitive development, fine motor skills, gross motor skills and self-help skills. These skills are embedded in learning activities such as play time, circle time, story time, snack, dramatic play, blocks and building, sensory tables, art, cooking, music, discovery experiments, puzzles, counting, literacy skills, and many, many more!
Parent involvement is highly encouraged. Parents are invited to be chefs or storytellers for the day and will receive a daily note regarding the child’s activities at school for the day.
We are happy you have chosen to explore a preschool education for your child at the Swampscott Integrated Preschool!