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Limited amount of openings still available for the 2023-24 school year- contact the preschool office for more information

About Kid Connection

Our Kid Connection Preschool, located at the Recreation Department Building at 263 Main street is designed to create a community of learning and provide a rewarding preschool experience for each child. Kid Connection has been serving the Winchester community for over 25 years, and we pride ourselves on the longevity of our dedicated teachers and our low teacher to child ratio. Theme-based curriculum combines learning through play with teacher directed activities to support early childhood learning and social emotional development in a nurturing environment. Enrichment activities throughout the year include music, yoga, gymnastics, local field trips, and more. Our convenient location provides us with large classrooms and an expansive outdoor play area including a new sport court build this past spring. We respect each parent as their child’s first educator and welcome your involvement in your child’s care and education as we build a cooperative relationship between teachers, children, and their families. Kid Connection is a school year program that mirrors the Winchester Public School calendar and is licensed by The Department of Early Education and Care (EEC).


2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Tours are available by appointment by contacting Sonja Ferraguto, Director (781)759-9743, email: sferraguto@winchester.us

FEES TUITION AND MONTHLY BILLING:
Registration fees: a non-refundable fee of $50 is due upon registration, and is payable via cash, check, or credit card. Currently enrolled families may also charge their credit card on file.
Deposit: A non-refundable deposit in the amount of one month’s tuition is due to secure your child’s spot for the 2023 school year. This deposit covers the tuition for September.
Due date: February 10, 2023 for newly enrolled students, including siblings of current students.
June 15, 2023 for all currently enrolled students continuing in the program

MONTHLY BILLING: Yearly tuition is divided into ten equal payments to cover September through June. Enrollment forms for 2023 will be distributed in late June, including a payment authorization form to be used for automatic payments to be established. The monthly billing cycle will begin September 1st, to cover the following month’s tuition, with the final monthly payment due May 1st, to cover June tuition. Financial applications are available upon request.

PROGRAMS & PRICING

STEPPING STONES - Age 2.9 by Sept. 1
Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9:00am-12:00pm
Stepping Stones offers a first preschool experience for your child, where they explore through hands on activities with support for their emerging independence, social/emotional, and self-help skills. Themed curriculum focuses on learning through play, and introduction of early learning concepts. 
Tuition: $4,425/year or $442.50/month
Max class size 16/ 3 teachers

ALPHABET SOUP - Age 3.5 by Sept. 1
Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9:00am-12:00pm
Alphabet Soup offers a structured preschool experience for younger 3’s, preparing for our pre-kindergarten classes in Little Rascals and Building Blocks. Themed curriculum focuses on learning through play, creativity, exploring art materials, introducing letters and numbers, and improving fine motor skills through writing and manipulatives. The concept of community is emphasized within the classroom as self-help skills, social interactions, and growing independence are continued.
Tuition: $4,350/year or $435/month
Max class size 18/ 3 teachers

LITTLE RASCALS - Age 3.10 by Sept. 1
Days: Monday – Thursday, 9:00am-12:15pm
Little Rascals extends learning opportunities for older 3’s and younger 4’s, who may have had an earlier preschool or daycare experience. Play and learning activities build on independence, self- confidence, and social skills. Pre-academic concepts are taught through a themed curriculum, with a focus on play-based learning, dramatic play, cooperation, and
community, preparing each child for both our Building Blocks class and Kindergarten.
Tuition: $5,250/year or $525/ month
Max class size 18/ 3 teachers

BUILDING BLOCKS - Age 4.3 by Sept. 1
Days: Monday – Friday, 9:00am-12:30pm
Building Blocks is a prekindergarten class which combines teacher led activities and student explorations to create an engaging and active learning environment. The themed curriculum focuses on early math and literacy skills, responsibility and cooperation, self-help skills, and growing independence, preparing your older preschooler for kindergarten.
Tuition: $6,200/year or $620/month
Max class size 18/ 3 teachers

BUILDING BLOCKS - Extended Day
Days: Monday – Friday, 9:00am-2:00pm
The full day option extends the Building Blocks Day, providing more time for learning through play and socializing with classmates. Children bring their own lunch and engage in activities that allow for additional exploration of the daily curriculum. The full day also helps to meet the needs of older 4’s or younger 5’s, who benefit from an additional year of preschool before kindergarten.
Tuition: $9,200 or $920 per month Max class size 18/ 3 teachers


KID CONNECTION ADD-ONS:
Both programs below are only open to students enrolled in Kid Connection classes who do not already attend on these days (open to Stepping Stones, Alphabet Soup, and Little Rascals) Depending on enrollment, classes may be mixed age. 

NEW! DISCOVER DAYS Days: Monday 9:00-12:00 & Friday: 9:00am-12:00pm
Acting out stories, exploring art materials, music, and movement, building and creating… more of what your child loves about learning! If you prefer a full week schedule for your younger preschooler, you can add one or two Discovery Days to
complete their week. Play and educational activities will complement the weekly curriculum themes and learning concepts in your child’s class to extend their learning.
Tuition: $1375/year per day or $137.50/month per day

STAY AND PLAY: Choose your days/pricing below
This program gives your child extra time for fun and learning! Our extended day program is offered Monday through Friday, from the time your child is dismissed from their class, until 2:00pm. Your child will have lunch (provided from home), quiet time, and additional time for activities, including craft projects, games, story time, and outdoor play. Our
teacher to child ratio is 1:6. You may register for 1-5 days of extended care on days when your child normally attends. We require a minimum of 3 children enrolled to hold this program on any day, and children must be potty trained to attend.

Monthly cost for extended day options:
$110/month for 1 Day
$205/month for 2 Days
$300/month for 3 Days
$390/month for 4 Days
$480/month for 5 Days
*Single days/drop-ins are available at a fee of $35/day if enrollment is not full. We ask that parents request by the Friday before to ensure adequate staffing. Contact Sonja Ferraguto, Director - sferraguto@winchester.us (781)759-9743

Additional Forms and Files:
Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
 
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Kid Connection: 2022/2023 Registration Fee 
5.06 and under N/A MTuWThF  09/05/2022 - 06/16/2023
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Winchester Recreation Center
$50.00 Res, $50.00 Non-Res

Please call the main office 781.721.7125 to register.
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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