Sacramento Street Preschool
Sacramento Street Preschool is both NAEYC accredited and licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC).
Registration for the 2013-14 school year is now open!
Preschool Open House
All families, new, returning or interested, are welcome to join us for our Fall Open House, date to be determined at 20 Sacramento Street in Cambridge. Come meet the community of teachers and families and see what makes us unique as a small, play-based center!
Registration for the 2013-14 school year
Registration for new incoming families is now open! To schedule a tour or for program inquiries, please contact Kim Baldasaro, Early Childhood Education Site Director at (617) 349-6287 x14 or via email.
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 a full-time Lead Teacher/Director with education and expertise in early childhood care and an experienced teachers with training in the field. On some days the program is also supported by an assistant teacher as well as 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)
2012-13 monthly tuition is as follows (scholarships are available). 2013-14 rates will be forthcoming:
Tuesday and Thursday (2 Days)
8:30 am-12:00 pm $350
8:30 am-2:30 pm $530
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (3 Days)
8:30 am-12:00 pm $505
8:30 am-2:30 pm $795
Monday through Friday (5 Days)
8:30 am-12:00 pm $765
8:30 am-2:30 pm $1160
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 at 10:00 am and can be scheduled by contacting Kim Baldasaro, Early Education Site 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 application form is completed.
- Application form is remitted with a non-refundable deposit equal to one month’s tuition.
For registration questions, please contact Micah Eglinton-Woods via email or at (617) 349-6287 x19.
To schedule a tour or for program inquiries, please contact Kim Baldasaro, Early Education Site Director at (617) 349-6287 x14 or via email.
Sacramento Street Preschool accepts vouchers through the Child Care Resource Center for eligible families. Please call the Child Care Resource Center at (617) 547-1063 and ask for a copy of the eligibility scale. 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, download the Scholarship application or contact Maria Laine, Director of Children’s Programs via email or at (617) 349-6287 x11.