Watertown Public Schools

30 Common Street, Watertown MA 02472

Early Steps Integrated Preschool

Watertown Public Schools > Student Services

Integrated multi-aged classrooms are staffed according to the individualized needs of the students. The curriculum is designed to fulfill goals and objectives for preschool students in their social, emotional, cognitive, language, and physical development.

A collaborative team approach is utilized in this program that involves: special education teachers, instructional assistants, consulting psychologists, occupational, physical and speech therapists. Parental involvement is critical to the success of this program. There are several instructional models including; half day and full-day programming, discrete specialized services, consultation to parents and community providers, and developmental screening.

The Preschool Intake Review Team screens and assesses children aged three through five years based on a referral from early intervention programs, the medical community, parents or others. Children served have a wide range of disabilities and diagnoses that indicate a need for educational support. The Preschool staff works closely with the elementary principals and staff to assure smooth transitions and continuation of appropriate support services, once a child is age eligible for classes in the elementary school.

Social Services Programs involved with the Watertown Integrated Preschool:

Watertown Family Network

The Watertown Family Network provides a variety of services to families with children aged birth through three.  Ongoing activities include: drop in playtimes, play groups, parent education workshops, support groups, a parent resource library, special musical concerts, family events, and much more.  This is a free service through a grant from the Department of Early Education and Care.

460 Main Street
Watertown, MA 

Link:  www.watertown,k12.ma.us/wfn/index.html


Parent Child Home Program

This is a free home-visiting “learning through play” experience for parents and their preschool children.  This program helps develop a child’s capacity for communication, prepares a foundation for success in school, helps mother and fathers become confident parents, and strengthens the parent-child relationship through positive interactions.  Children between the ages of 1 and 1/2 to 4 from income eligible families in Watertown may apply.


36 Phillips Darch Road
Watertown, MA




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