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Preschool Information

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Lynn Public Schools Preschool Integrated Program Information

Lynn Public Schools Preschool Integrated Program Information
The 2024-2025  Pre-K Lottery English and Spanish online application are ready!

Additional languages are coming soon! Please use the link below to apply. If you need assistance, please visit us at our Lynn Public Schools Early Education and Care location at 20 Neptune Blvd during our family drop-in sessions on Mondays through Thursdays from 1:30-3:30 beginning March 4th!

Lynn Public Schools 2024-2025 Preschool Lottery Application

The Lynn Public Schools welcomes you to complete the following application to enter the 2024-2025 Preschool Lottery. Children must be 4 years of age on or before September 1, 2024, to be eligible. The information from this application will help us with contacting families, meet the needs of your child and placing children in the most appropriate placement.

Lottery Dates: We will be conducting 3 computer generated lotteries. Caregivers will be notified if their child’s name has been selected and of the placement. The dates will be April 5th, June 7th, and August 9th. The placement letters will be sent out via email approximately two weeks after the lottery has been drawn. Completing the application does not guarantee your child a slot in the Lynn Public Schools Preschool Programs.
 
The Lynn Public Schools offers the following Preschool Programs:

Integrated Preschool Program
In accordance with the Massachusetts General Law MGL (603 CMR 28.00: Special Education), the Lynn Public Schools has a number of Integrated Preschool Programs for children with and without special needs. The primary purpose of the program is to integrate three- and four-year-old children with special needs in a preschool classroom with typically developing (non-special needs) four year old children serving as role models. The program provides children with special needs the opportunity to learn from their peers as well as from the instructional staff.

Substantially-Separate Preschool Program

In accordance with the Massachusetts General Law MGL (603 CMR 28.00: Special Education), the Lynn Public Schools has a number of sub-separate preschool programs. These programs serve primarily or solely children with disabilities. We provide programs in which more than 50% of the children have disabilities and the class sizes are limited to nine students with one teacher and one paraprofessional.

General Education 4-year-old Pre-K Program
The general education 4-year-old programs. To be eligible for this program, children must be 4 years of age before September 1 of that school year. Children are placed in the program through a lottery process. Classroom sizes are limited to 18 students with one teacher and one paraprofessional.

Dual Language Pre-K Program

In our dual language program, instruction is provided in two languages (Spanish and English). In Pre-k, 90% of the day is taught in Spanish and 10% of the day is taught in English. To be eligible for this program, children must speak Spanish and be 4 years of age by September 1 of that school year. Children are placed in the program through a lottery process. Classroom sizes are limited to 18 students with one teacher and one paraprofessional.

Commonwealth Preschool Partnership Programs
Through the Department of Early Education and Care’s Commonwealth Preschool Partnership Initiative Grant, Lynn Public Schools has partnered with Leo. Jack Robinson Childcare Center and the Gregg House Preschool Program to expand access to affordable high quality preschool opportunities in the city of Lynn.

Families can apply for this program through the Lynn Public Schools Preschool Lottery. Students qualify if they meet the criteria outlined in the grant and are selected from the Lynn Public Schools Preschool Lottery waitlist. If the waitlist has been exhausted and we still have openings, we will open this opportunity up for children three years of age. This will also follow a lottery process.

Preschool Schedule and Locations for School Year 2024-2025

Callahan Elementary
Harrington Elementary
LVTI Cubbies Den

Early Schools Half Day Programs
(5 Days)
AM: 7:45 - 10:25 AM
PM: 11:05 - 1:45 PM

Early Schools Full Day Programs
(5 Days)
FULL DAY 7:45 AM -1:45 PM

Hood Elementary
Cobbet Elementary
Virginia Barton Center

Late Schools Half Day Programs
(5 Days)
AM: 8:15 - 10:55 AM
PM: 11:35 - 2:15 PM

Late Schools Full Day Programs
(5 Days)
FULL DAY  8:15 AM -2:15 PM

Commonwealth Preschool Partnership Programs
 
Gregg House Preschool                                                         
11 Webster St. Lynn, MA
Open 7 AM until 5 PM

Jack Robinson Childcare Center
40 Commercial St. Lynn, MA
Open 8 AM until 4 PM



LPS Pre-k Curriculum
Link
View The Pre-K Curriculum Document Link