Superintendent Michael S. Nelson wishes to inform the community that openings remain available in the Sippican School’s Project GROW preschool program.
According to the district’s policy regarding Project GROW enrollment, beginning on October 1, if any general education openings remain unfilled, one opening will be reserved for a Marion child. The other openings may be filled by applicants from outside of the Tri-Town area.
Preference is given to children who may be considered educationally at-risk, children who have special needs, children with no preschool experience, children in foster care, children who have experienced homelessness, and families that meet tuition assistance eligibility guidelines. Preference is also given to those with parents who have special needs or a disability, parents in active military service, teen parents, and children cared for by a grandparent or guardian.
The goal of the Project GROW program is to provide preschool to children whose families have been unable to enroll in another program and who desire a preschool experience. The program also aims to provide an inclusive learning environment to children with special needs.
The program consists of two classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays, cost of $2,520 per year. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, cost of $3,780 per year. Classes take place from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and follow the public school calendar.
There will be many opportunities for parents and guardians to get involved in their child’s educational experience through the program, and they are encouraged to participate.
Parents and guardians are reminded that they are responsible for providing transportation to and from the program each day.
Each preschool class is staffed by a certified teacher and assistant. The program aligns with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and follows the High/Scope curriculum.