The Rockport Integrated Preschool strives to provide a safe and nurturing learning environment that enhances the social, emotional, physical, and academic growth of young children. Within an environment that provides a variety of developmentally-appropriate experiences, materials, and activities, students are able to develop an understanding of fundamental skills and concepts. The Rockport Integrated Preschool incorporates play/socialization and skill reinforcement within a developmental framework and through a multi-disciplinary and thematic approach.
Children also need to learn how to be patient, responsible, forgiving, tolerant, and respectful toward others. The Rockport Integrated Preschool promotes character development and strives to make learning a positive and successful experience for all children.The Rockport Integrated Preschool encourages children to become active participants in the learning process. This in turn, helps children gain confidence in themselves. By providing positive and interactive learning experiences, children are one step closer to becoming lifelong learners.
Description of Program
The Rockport Integrated Preschool provides children with and without special education needs the opportunity to learn and grow in an inclusive, diverse learning environment. The program serves children with a wide range of abilities and affords all students opportunities for highly specialized teaching and the chance to learn and interact with a variety of learning styles.
The preschool uses a comprehensive curriculum program called Opening the World of Learning (OWL). Our classrooms are lively and developmentally appropriate. They are full of books, songs, stories, and conversations. Children experiment and explore while engaging in purposeful and playful learning experiences an d develop academically, socially, and emotionally at their own pace. We also imbed seasonal thematic units into our curriculum.
The Rockport Integrated Preschool follows the Rockport School District Calendar.Preschool hours are Monday – Friday from 9:00 – 2:00.
What makes us special?
*Being housed in the Rockport Elementary School allows us to have access to enrichment opportunities within our preschool day.
*Students visit Music and Physical Education once a week where they are engaged in age appropriate activities by our talented specialist teachers. The preschool team also collaborates with the Technology Inclusion Specialist to embrace technology as a tool that enhances curriculum experiences for students.
*We also have access to the Health and Wellness Center along with the school garden. The preschool team supports the health and wellness in young children by creating opportunities for them to participate in cooking activities that allow them to explore with their senses, and build basic math and literacy skills.
*We participate in community outreach with the Rockport Public Library bringing storytime to our classrooms and field trips to the library in the Spring.
Tuition for the Rockport Integrated Preschool as a peer model is as follows:
To enroll in the Rockport Integrated Preschool program, a child must be a resident of Rockport and three years of age by September 1st of the entering year (unless there are identified areas of special need). Acceptance into the program is contingent upon the following considerations:
For students who are peer models:
• Results of developmental screenings
• A lottery in which students are randomly selected from a waiting list
• Ratio of boys to girls in the program
For students who have an Individualized Education Program:
• Eligibility required for placement into the Rockport Integrated Preschool