We offer a high-quality educational system which includes Preschool ($300 per month for 2020-2021 school year) and tuition free full-day Kindergarten at our two elementary schools: Page Hilltop and Lura A. White. We are most fortunate to provide early childhood programs to serve the educational and social needs of our youngest learners. A high quality Preschool and Kindergarten program is the foundation in ensuring academic excellence for each and every student. 

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Early Years Newsletters

Early Years Newsletters:

April 2021 - English
April 2021 - Spanish

March 2021 - English
March 2021 - Spanish

February 2021 - English
February 2021 - Spanish

January 2021 - English
January 2021 - Spanish

December 2020 - English
December 2020 - Spanish


Click on link for information on "Making the Transition to Kindergarten"

Clink on link for information on "Preschool Guide to Academic Success"

Click on link for Routines for a Good Day

Early Years Daily Calendar Suggestions

Healthy Childhood Development 

Understanding Services for Students with Special Needs

Early Intervention provides family-centered services to help children who qualify develop the skills they need to grow into happy and healthy community members.

Reading Rockets brings quality research-based strategies to teachers, parents, librarians, childcare providers, and others involved in helping children become strong confident readers.

Start with a Book offers parents, caregivers, summer program staff, and librarians engaging ideas for getting kids reading during the summer and year-round.

Best Practices in Early Childhood Transition: A Guide for Families

Learn the Signs: Act Early Important information about healthy developmental milestones in young children. Materials are free and downloadable for families, early childhood educators and health care providers.

10 Ways the Autism Response Team (ART) Can Help

Family Ties of Massachusetts Provides information and referral services, emotional support, and training to parents of children and youth with special needs.  

Autism Resource Center of Central MA  Provides support, information, referral, family activities & events, activities for adults on the spectrum, educational programs for parents & therapeutic programs for children with autism as well as siblings, school vacation events and community partnerships to area businesses in Central MA.  

Watch Me Grow! TV program about early childhood development available on YouTube and cable television stations across Massachusetts for families of young children from a variety of cultures. 

Brain Building in Progress explains how the early interactions and experiences young children have with caring adults build the architecture of the developing brain.

ScreenforAutism.org Take the two-minute screening questionnaire. "Screening is the first step in understanding your child's world and helping them be the best they can be"

autismspeaks.org Autism Speaks - Information, News and Resources for Parents and Educators

Hand Hold Worried about your child's behavioral health? Check out the resources at Hand Hold 

*NEW 2021-2022 Information*


*Please note: To register for kindergarten, your child must be 5 years old by August 31, 2021.

Kindergarten Info PowerPoint!

Kindergarten Packets can be found HERE


To register for preschool, your child must be 3 years old by August 31, 2021.
To register for prekindergarten, your child must be 4 years old by August 31, 2021.

Preschool Info PowerPoint!

Preschool/Prekindergarten Registration Packets can be found HERE

CDCs Milestone tracker app
CDCs Milestone tracker app - Spanish

Ayer Shirley Regional Little Panthers Preschool Handbook

Transitioning from Early Intervention to Public Preschool

141 Washington Street | Phone: 978-772-8600
1 Hospital Rd | Phone: (978) 772-8600
115 Washington Street | Phone: (978) 772-8600
34 Lancaster Road | Phone: (978) 772-8600