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Sacramento Street Preschool

Arts every day.

Sacramento Street Preschool’s aim is to ensure that all students have a joyful first school experience. Visual and performing arts (music, dance, theater) will be integrated into the daily curriculum. We offer flexible enrollment options! Sacramento Street Preschool is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC).

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. 


Children must be 2 years 9 months old to begin the program. The 2017-18 school year has openings available and flexible scheduling options. Registration is online. Please contact Registration Manager, Ashley Yee at registration@agassiz.org or 617.349.6287 x28 for support. Registration is first come, first served.

Our Curriculum

At Agassiz Baldwin Community (ABC) we have been educating children for over thirty years. Sacramento Street Preschool provides a small, arts-based program in a mixed-age setting. We use a multifaceted, hands-on approach to explore different topics or themes throughout the year. Sample multi-week topics include the plant life cycle, simple machines, and kitchen science.

Teachers will also build foundational pre-literacy skills through read-alouds and exploration of books, poetry, and songs. A key means of exploration and learning with be through the use of performance arts and mixed media. Performance arts like music, theater, dance, and puppetry will be incorporated each day during circle time and small group play. Each day students will also visit the Maud Morgan Art Center to explore and experiment. Children wrap up their preschool day with open-ended free play in our big backyard!

In addition to developing essential pre-literacy and sensorimotor skills, our preschoolers work on social-emotional skills through group play and our use of Nurtured Heart, a social-emotional curriculum that seeks to celebrate a child’s personal value, belonging, and importance.

Our highest priority at Sacramento Street Preschool is welcoming and supporting each individual child and helping all students develop a love of learning! We aim to ensure that all students have a joyful first school experience. Children will matriculate from the program with a love of learning ready for a larger kindergarten classroom and beyond.

Our Staff

Our teaching team is made up of two teachers who have a background in early education and the arts! Together, they build and design the curriculum, taking into consideration children’s needs and interests. 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.

Our Space

Sacramento Street Preschool is located in three rooms of the first floor at Agassiz Baldwin Community at 20 Sacramento Street, a large Victorian house. The preschool also uses the art studio in Maud Morgan Arts each day for dedicated visual arts programming. 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. In our backyard is the Maud Morgan Art Center. Children will visit the 3-D studio each day. The 3-D studio is designed for young children. 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 a different family event each month. These optional events are designed to build community and celebrate the work our children are doing in preschool. In addition, there are many ways families may engage with the preschool: joining on field trips, helping with snack, or sharing a special interest or story with the class.

We host parent/teacher conferences throughout the year and families are always welcome to schedule a meeting with teachers at any point.

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

8:30-9:15 Drop off/handwashing/free choice play

9:15-10:00 Art Activities

10:00-10:30 Morning Snack

10:30-11:15 Circle Time featuring music, movement, dramatic play, story

11:15-11:30 Transition to Outdoor/Active Play

11:30-12:00 Outdoor/Active Play

12:00 Regular Day Ends/Pick-up

Extended Day Schedule

12:00-1:00 Lunch Bunch

1:00-1:45 Rest

1:45-2:30 Calm play/reading until pick-up


Families may enroll children 2, 3, 4, or 5 days a week. There is no set schedule: families can select the days of the week their child will attend (space permitting). If you have questions about scheduling, please contact Registration Manager Ashley Yee. Monthly tuition for 2017-18 is as follows:

2 Days/Week

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

3 Days/Week
8:30 am-12:00 pm      $680
8:30 am-2:30 pm      $1050

4 Days/Week

8:30 am-12:00 pm $855

8:30 am-2:30 pm $1275

Monday through Friday (5 Days)
8:30 am-12:00 pm      $10258:30 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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