We offer a high-quality educational system which includes Preschool 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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Healthy Childhood Development 

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.

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

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

Footsteps2Brilliance - Register for free early literacy app for use at home

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.

Click on link for Routines for a Good Day

Early Years Daily Calendar Suggestions


Support & Services for Young Students with Disabilities

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.

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.  

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

Community Experiences and Resources for Students with Disabilities: Caring for a child with a disability can be overwhelming. Here are resources for children with special needs in Massachusetts. The Exceptional Lives website can help you find a variety of supports to assist your family.

Ayer Police Bring Me Home Program: The Ayer Police Department is proud to offer the “Bring Me Home” program to the families and guardians of loved ones (children or adults) who may have a tendency to wander, run away, and/or may have difficulty communicating where they live. This voluntary program will help Emergency Personnel out on the street quickly identify your loved ones and safely return them home.

2022 - 2023 Information

Kindergarten Registration Information

*Please note: To register for kindergarten, your child must be 5 years old by August 31, 2022.


Preschool Registration Information

To register for Preschool, your child must be 3 years old by August 31, 2022.
To register for Pre-kindergarten, your child must be 4 years old by August 31, 2022.

CDCs Milestone tracker app
CDCs Milestone tracker app - Spanish

Ayer Shirley Regional Little Panthers Preschool Handbook


Transitioning from Early Intervention to Public Preschool

Best Practices in Early Childhood Transition: A Guide for Families

Making the Transition to Kindergarten

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