Early Steps Preschool

Both preschool locations as well as the pre-kindergarten classes had a visit from the Connecticut Children's Museum. The program was titled "We Like To Move It - Energy, Force, and Motion" the children built ramps to figure out how to make things go. Here are a few pictures of students and staff taking part in the hands on activities.
Field TripField TripField trip
Field tripField Trip
Announcements:

Pre-Kindergarten Information Night Presentation

Check out our new Facebook Page! WPS Early Childhood Education



Early Steps Preschool has limited openings for the fall. Please complete the 2019-2020 application if interested.


The Watertown Public School Special Education Department will be offering Early Childhood screenings for children ages 3 – 5 years old. Screenings are for children who’s families have concerns about their developmental progress. Screenings are conducted in an arena model and in the areas of:
-Speech and language
-Fine Motor (OT)
-Gross Motor (PT)
-Pre-Academic Readiness

Screenings are by appointment only. Families with concerns are encouraged to contact the preschool to make an appointment for a screening 617-926-7765 or Karen.feeney@watertown.k12.ma.us. Screenings will be held at Early Steps Integrated Preschool located at the Hosmer Elementary School 1 Concord Road. Screenings will be held on the following dates and times:

Families are required to bring the following documentation to the appointment:
-Original Birth Certificate – a copy will be made
-Lease, rent or mortgage agreement
-A utility bill with the Watertown address

Please note that is not a special education evaluation and is different from the Kindergarten screening.
Anyone with questions should contact Karen Feeney, Director of Early Childhood, at 617-926-7765 or at Karen.feeney@watertown.k12.ma.us

Early Steps

WPS MISSION

WPS prepares all students for life by engaging them in a challenging and meaningful education within an inclusive, diverse community.

EXCELLENCE * EQUITY * COMMUNITY

Resolution on Affirmation of Support for Staff, Students, and Community Members of Color

Whereas, People of Color face greater discrimination, structural discipline, lack of social support both in schools and in society at large;

Whereas, children, adolescents and adults in the Black community face higher rates of social and structural violence and racial discrimination,

Whereas, students’ and staff’s well-being is a fundamental concern of the Watertown School Committee and school boards across the country.

Therefore, Be It Resolved, that the Watertown School Committee affirms its immediate support to promote the needs and safety of all staff and students who identify as a person of color,

And Be It Resolved that the School Committee of Watertown, Massachusetts urges state and federal policymakers to support laws and regulations that:

  • Provide appropriate and necessary safety measures for People of Color during a period of unrest in this nation, and guarantee the rights and safety of all those protesting for their lives.

     

  • Hold accountable all public officials, police officers, and all those who serve their community for their responsibility to equitably represent and protect the public, and also hold accountable any individuals and organizations that take racist actions or in any other way do harm to the Black Community and People of Color.

     

  • Enhance programming to provide schools with the structure and guidance needed to provide an anti-racist curricula and professional development for all staff to build understanding and awareness of the beautiful history and the challenges of being a person of color, and of the structural and endemic racism in the United States.

The School Committee gives its support to responsible civic actions by students, educators and others who are raising the visibility of this issue and seeking changes in public policy.