Sacramento Street Preschool
Sacramento Street Preschool is both NAEYC accredited and licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC).
Registration for 2014-15 is now OPEN!
Please register using our new online system: Preschool 2014-15 Registration.
Preschool Open House
All families, new, returning or interested, are welcome to join us for our spring Open House, date to be determined. Come meet the community of teachers and families and see what makes us unique as a small, play-based center!
Registration for next year is now online. We are currently full for 2014-15 but we welcome families to join our wait list. To register or join the wait list, click on the link above and you will be taken to the registration page. Registration is first come, first served. To schedule a tour or for program inquiries, please contact Kim Baldasaro, Early Education Director at (617) 349-6287 x14 or via email.
We currently have a space for Tuesday/Thursday for 2013-14 school year and you are welcome to join our wait list for Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Full Time by completing the 2013-14 application. and we occasionally get openings mid-year.
At Agassiz Baldwin Community (ABC) we have been educating children for over thirty years. Sacramento Street Preschool provides a small, individualized program for twenty children per day (ages two years nine months to five years of age). We see each child as an individual with unique social, emotional, physical, and cognitive strengths and needs. It is our goal to create a developmentally appropriate preschool curriculum that engages each child.
We are firm believers in play! Through a curriculum of sensory exploration, dramatic play, music and visual arts, our primary emphasis is on the social enrichment of the children, especially in preparation for future school experiences. Sacramento Street Preschool values and celebrates cultural and family diversity. Our population is drawn from local neighborhoods and a variety of countries, forming a rich cultural community.
Daily staff consists of two Co-Lead Teachers and an Assistant Teacher with education, expertise and experience in early childhood care. The program is led by Director of Early Education, Kim Baldasaro and Director of Children’s Programs, Maria Laine. On some days the program is also supported by interns or work-study students who work part-time while receiving training in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or a related field. Staff is trained in First Aid and CPR for young children.
Sacramento Street Preschool is located in three rooms of the first floor at Agassiz Baldwin Community at 20 Sacramento Street, a large Victorian house. Our spacious backyard includes a sandbox with a water component, children’s garden and plenty of room to run around and play. Classrooms consist of a kitchen/art room, large meeting room, and a cozy carpeted playroom. When weather permits, we also have access to the Sacramento Field playground across the street.
Sacramento Street Preschool values family involvement and hosts several workshops, parent coffees, and events throughout the school year. We also invite family members to come in as “Mystery Guests” to read a favorite story or to share a special talent with the class. Each spring, the preschool and afterschool programs hosts their own art show in the Chandler Gallery.
Our daily activity schedule is tailored around the group’s needs. Typically, the schedule follows the pattern outlined below:
8:30 am-9:15 am Drop off/Free Choice
9:15 am-9:45 am Circle Time
10:00 am-10:15 am Clean Up/Snack Time
10:15 am-10:30 am Story Time/Movement
10:30 am-11:10 pm Arts and Crafts/Small Group Activities
11:10-12:00 pm Outside Play/Pick-up
12:00 pm-12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 pm-1:00 pm Toothbrushing/Bathroom
1:00-2:00 pm Rest time
2:00 pm-2:30 pm Play Time/Getting ready to go home
2:30 pm Pick-up (extended day)
2013-14 monthly tuition is as follows (scholarships are available). Tuition for 2014-15 will be forthcoming.
Tuesday and Thursday (2 Days)
8:30 am-12:00 pm $375
8:30 am-2:30 pm $560
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (3 Days)
8:30 am-12:00 pm $540
8:30 am-2:30 pm $835
Monday through Friday (5 Days)
8:30 am-12:00 pm $825
8:30 am-2:30 pm $1220
Come visit us!
We encourage families to visit the program with their child to explore the space and meet the teachers and director. Tours are generally held weekday mornings during the school year at 10:00 am and can be scheduled by contacting Kim Bladasaro, Early Education Director via email or at (617) 349-6287 x14.
To begin the application process, download the Sacramento Street Preschool application form. This form includes developmental history/background, emergency card, permissions, and required medical information.
Registrations cannot be accepted without the following:
- All information on in the online registration system is completed.
- Non-refundable deposit equal to one month’s tuition in remitted.
For registration questions, please contact Kayla Harkness via email or at (617) 349-6287 x28.
Sacramento Street Preschool accepts vouchers through the Child Care Choices of Boston for eligible families. Please call the Child Care Choices of Boston at 617-542-KIDS (5437) or visit their website for more information. Families who apply for a Voucher slot pay a two-week deposit, which is applied to the first and last week’s tuition fee (See the EEC Financial Assistance Policy Guide and EEC Income Eligibility Table for more information) .
Need-based scholarships are available for Sacramento Street Preschool families. To learn more, read through the online information. If you have questions, contact Maria Laine, Director of Children’s Programs via email or at (617) 349-6287 x11.