Early Education


2022-23 Preschool registration now open

We are delighted that you are interested in our Early Childhood program!


To apply for a seat for the 2022-23 school year, you will need to complete and send four forms, along with required documents, to our office via email or USPS. If you would prefer, we can send you paper copies of the forms. Contact Early Education Coordinator, Maren Law, at (413) 489-2911 x615 for paper copies.

Please submit applications by March 25, 2022.

Required forms: Please complete

Preschool Application

School Registration Form

Home Language Survey

Early Childhood Survey


Required documents to include with application

See page 2 of the School Registration Form for more info.

Proof of Age (birth certificate)


Proof of Residency (two forms required)

  • Mortgage statement or rental agreement/lease

  • Utility bill at the address listed (heating, electricity, or phone)


Student immunization record and physical exam

  • If your child has an upcoming appointment, please provide the date of when we should expect your child’s records.


Additional Documentation: If applicable

  • Guardianship Papers or Notarized Caregiver Authorization Affidavit

  • Court documents pertaining to custody, restraining orders, and/or guardianship

  • Copy of Student's Individualized Education Program

  • Copy of Student's 504 Plan

Two options for returning forms:

Scan and email to:
preschool@pvrsdk12.org

or

Send via USPS to:

PVRSD Early Education Office

ATTN: Maren Law

97 F. Sumner Turner Road

Northfield, MA 01360


Once we receive all required forms and documents, your application will be considered complete. We will review completed applications after March 25, 2022 and and will contact families after that date regarding availability.


We will mail tuition agreements and acceptance letters by Friday, April 15 2022.


If you have any questions, please contact Maren Law, Early Education Coordinator, lawm@pvrsdk12.org, (413) 498-2911 x615.

Kindergarten Registration Nights

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

March 9, 2022 @ Bernardston Elementary
Bernardston & Leyden
residents

March 16, 2022 @ Northfield Elementary
Northfield & Warwick
residents

Please bring your child's birth certificate and proof of residency

Preschool Hours

Monday-Thursday 8:45-3:00
Friday 8:45-12:00 (Preschool Only)


Phone (413) 498-2911 Fax (413) 498-0045

Early Education Staff

Maren Law, Early Education Administrator

Brenda Beck, Administrative Assistant

Deb Wood, Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) Coordinator

Pioneer Valley Regional School District Early Education Program

We welcome you to the Early Education Programs of the Pioneer Valley Regional School District, and hope the following information is helpful to you and your child. Knowing that early experiences set the stage for a life-long love of learning, our school district is committed to providing our youngest students with the best possible early education and care, in safe, nurturing and enriching environments.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Pioneer Valley Regional School District (PVRSD) Early Education offers programming for 3, 4, and 5 year olds and their families residing in Bernardston, Leyden, Northfield and Warwick. The curriculum includes experiences in art, music, physical, social and cognitive development. We strive for an individualized program to meet the needs of each child’s developmental level and learning style. Opportunities for learning occur in individual, small and large group settings. The schedule is designed to provide a balance of active play, exploration and rest periods. A research based assessment tool, DIAL-4, is used to measure student developmental progress three times a year. To initiate positive communication, teachers meet with parents through an introductory visit and two parent teacher conferences annually. It is our goal to ensure that parents have opportunity to be involved in setting goals for their children, are well informed of their child’s progress and engaged in the process of Kindergarten transition. Teachers are also available to meet with parents as needed. Children identified with special needs will be evaluated upon entry into our program. Special Education Services will be determined through evaluation and an individual plan will be developed if eligibility is determined.

Preschool

Preschool is open to any child who has turned 3 by September 1st that resides in Bernardston, Leyden, Northfield or Warwick.


Kindergarten

Children who will be five years of age by September 1st are eligible for kindergarten at Pioneer Valley Regional Schools

To pick up a Registration packet you must have your child's official birth certificate (not hospital record) and proof of residence (i.e., utility bill)

All children entering kindergarten are required to have a 5 year old physical examination. Forms will be in the registration packet and should be completed and returned to the school as soon as possible.

Transportation

Preschool parents are responsible for transporting their children to and from school. Extended day programs are not available for preschool students.

Tuition

The preschool program is supported by parent tuition and local school budget funds. A sliding fee scale is used to determine tuition.

Meals

Children may bring a school lunch or buy a lunch from the cafeteria.