Children with the experience of high quality preschool are well prepared for their future learning. In an effort to provide this opportunity to more children, Project GROW was established to serve preschoolers in Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester. The purpose of Project GROW is two-fold:
-Provide a preschool experience to children whose families have been unable to enroll in another program and who desire a preschool experience.
-Provide children with special needs the opportunity to receive services in an inclusive preschool learning environment.
The program consists of two classes: Tuesday and Thursday, cost $2,520/year Monday, Wednesday, Friday Cost $3,780/year
-Marion – Sippican School (9:00 am – 1:00 pm)
-Rochester – Rochester Memorial School (9:00 am– 1:00 pm)
-Mattapoisett – Center School (8:45 am – 12:45 pm)
Each Project GROW class is held at the elementary school of the town the family resides in, and all programs follow the public school calendar.
Parents are responsible for providing transportation to and from school each day. Enrollment is open to all children residing in Marion, Mattapoisett, or Rochester and turn 3 years of age prior to September 1. Preference will be given to children who may be considered educationally at risk, children who have had no preschool experience and children of families that meet tuition assistance eligibility guidelines. In addition to family income, foster care and special needs, other child risk factors are also considered. Family risk factors considered are parent(s) with special needs/disability, homelessness, parent(s) in active military service, teen parent(s), and children cared for by a grandparent or guardian.
The program is based on developmentally appropriate practices and follows the High/Scope curriculum as well as alignment with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and Early Learning Standards.