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Sacramento Street Preschool

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Sacramento Street Preschool is both NAEYC accredited and licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC).

Sacramento Street Preschool is accepting enrollment for the current school year as well as the 2017-2018 school year. Register now!

Come visit us!
We encourage prospective families to visit the program with their child to explore the space and meet the teachers and director. Tours are available in the mornings during the school year. To schedule a tour, please contact Early Education Site Director, Samantha Eaton at seaton@agassiz.org. 


Registration is online. Children must be 2.9 to start the program. The 2016-17 school year has openings available. Once full, we encourage families to join the wait list (no cost) as spaces often become available. 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. Registration for the 2016-2017 school year and the 2017-2018 school year are open.

Our Program
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.

Our Staff
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 the Early Education Site Director, Samantha Eaton. 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. In addition, the preschool program has dedicated art classes at the Maud Morgan Arts Center.

Our Space
MeasuringSacramento 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.

Family Events
Sacramento Street Preschool values family involvement and hosts several workshops, monthly 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.

Daily Schedule
Our daily activity schedule is tailored around the group’s needs. Typically, the schedule follows the pattern outlined below:

Regular Day
8:30 am-9:15 am     Drop off/Free Choice

9:15 am-9:30 am     Circle Time

9:30 am-10:00 am     Music and Specialist (Art and Cooking)

10:00-10:20 am     Snack

10:20 am-10:30 am     Story Time

10:30 am-11:15 pm     Station Time (center activities including science, literacy, arts)

11:15-12:00 pm     Outside Play/Pick-up

Extended Day
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)

Monthly tuition for 2016-17 is as follows (scholarships are available):

Tuesday and Thursday (2 Days)

8:30 am-12:00 pm     $475
8:30 am-2:30 pm     $725

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (3 Days)
8:30 am-12:00 pm      $680
8:30 am-2:30 pm      $1050

Monday through Friday (5 Days)
8:30 am-12:00 pm      $1025
8:30 am-2:30 pm    $1500

Extended Day Drop-In (8:30 am – 2:30 pm):  $37

Lunch Bunch Drop-In (8:30 am – 1:00 pm): $17

Registrations cannot be accepted without the following:

  1. All information on in the online registration system is completed.
  2. Non-refundable deposit equal to one month’s tuition in remitted.

For registration questions, please contact registration@agassiz.org 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 Ashley Yee at registration@agassiz.org.


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