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Registration Begins for High School Preschool Program

Massapequa High School’s Family and Consumer Sciences Department, in conjunction with its Child Study course and Children in Families college-level course, will once again sponsor a preschool program for district residents. Applications are now being accepted, with a total of 36 spots available for preschool-age children.

Preschool will begin in mid-November and continue to “graduation” at the end of May. There are two sessions, both on Tuesdays and Thursdays – one in the morning from 9:55 a.m. to noon, or the afternoon from 12:55 to 2:15 p.m. Children must attend both days of the session chosen. A donation of $150 for the morning session or $130 for the afternoon session per child to help defray expenses is encouraged. 

High school students enrolled in the Child Study course are also in the Parenting and Child Development course, and are ready for a hands-on approach to learning. Under the supervision of Anna Fierro-Gregg, child study director for the Family and Consumer Sciences Department, the students will plan, prepare and implement interdisciplinary activities within a thematic unit for the preschool students.

To be eligible, children must be between the ages of 3, as of Nov. 12, and 5 but not attending kindergarten and must be toilet trained. Enrollment in the popular program is limited to 18 children per session and selection will be by lottery drawing with Massapequa residents and previous students receiving priority. 

For more information or to print the application, visit http://tinyurl.com/mhspreschool. Applications will also be available by the front security desk of the high school from Sept. 9 to Nov. 14, 2019 and can be picked up between 7:30 a.m. and 2:20 p.m. Copies of completed applications must be mailed by Tuesday, Oct. 1 or returned to the front security desk by Friday, Oct. 4. Acceptance notifications will be emailed by Wednesday, Oct. 9

For more information contact Ms. Fierro-Gregg by email at agregg@msd23.org.

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