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Monomoy Regional School District expands preschool programming to Chatham Elementary School

Monomoy Regional School District expands preschool programming to Chatham Elementary School

Monomoy Regional School District will be expanding its early childhood education offerings by opening a morning integrated preschool session at Chatham Elementary School for the 2024-2025 school year, in addition to the existing program at Harwich Elementary School.

In the past, MRSD had a preschool program at Chatham Elementary School, but due to low enrollment, the programs were combined and held at Harwich Elementary School. The district is now able to reopen a session at Chatham Elementary School.

“This is an exciting expansion of our early childhood programming and we look forward to serving even more young people as they begin their educational journey,” said Melissa Maguire, MRSD Director of Student Services.

Monomoy’s integrated preschool program provides students with high-quality social, language, and early academic experiences, which address each child’s individual needs in an emotionally and physically safe environment. We follow developmentally appropriate best practices for young children of all abilities by providing a standards-based curriculum. Preschool children ages 3-4 who have been found eligible for special education services learn alongside more typically developing students called community friends. The community friends help to model age-appropriate social, play, language and learning skills. The Monomoy preschool program is free to residents of Chatham and Harwich.

On Wednesday, February 14, 2024, Monomoy Regional School District will hold preschool screenings for families who would like to enroll their 3- or 4-year-old child as a community friend in Monomoy’s integrated preschool program for the 2024-2025 school year. Children who will be age 3 or 4 before September 1, 2024, are eligible to enroll. The screenings for community friends are by appointment only. To begin the enrollment process and schedule a screening, visit and complete the online form. If you have concerns about your child’s development, contact Janet Caron at 508-430-7216 or to schedule a screening at any time.