Willett Early Childhood Center
Norwood Integrated Preschool Program
100 Westover Parkway
Norwood, MA 02062
2015-2016 Integrated Preschool Application
Click here to download an application, or pick one up at the Willett Early Childhood Center front office.
THE INTEGRATED PRESCHOOL PROGRAM
The Norwood Integrated Preschool is a one or two year early childhood program for children living in Norwood. The following criteria were established for peer role models.
- Must be 3 years of age by August 31 of the year participating (by 8/31/13 for the 13-14 school year)
- Must reside in the Town of Norwood
- Should not have any identified special needs
- Must be toilet trained
- Must demonstrate strong language skills
This state regulated integrated program blends children with identified special needs with peer role models. There are no more than fifteen children in each class. Our staff includes Certified Special Education Teachers, a Speech and Language Pathologist, an Occupational Therapist, a Physical Therapist, a a licensed school nurse. The program is designed to address all areas of development. We pride ourselves on providing programs that emphasizes high quality, developmentally appropriate activities which address self-help skills, social and language skills, fine and gross motor activities.
On Wednesday, December 12, 2012, a lottery was held to choose from the applicants looking to enter our preschool as peer role models for the school year 2013-2014. At that time, all available openings were filled. Parents have been notified of the lottery results by mail. At this time, there is a wait list of applicants interested in our program. Parents are welcome to fill out applications to have their child's name placed on the wait list.
Attention Parents of Preschool Children Ages 3-4
Norwood Public Schools Preschool Screening:
The Norwood Public Schools offers free preschool screenings for Norwood residents between 3 and 5 years of age. The screenings take place at the Willett Early Childhood Center located at 100 Westover Parkway.
The screening process is designed as a first step in identifying children that may need special education services in the preschool years. Children are screened in the following areas of development: speech and language, pre-academic concepts, fine/gross motor, and social development. Preschool screening is not a kindergarten readiness screening and should not be used to determine if a child is “ready” for kindergarten.
The Willett Early Childhood Center also offers specific screening days in the spring for children who will be entering kindergarten the following year. This is not a readiness screening and should not be used to determine if a child is “ready” for kindergarten.
Parents who are concerned about their child’s development may contact the Early Childhood Team Chair, Emily Caille, at 781-762-6805 x1001 or by emailing to make a screening appointment or to ask questions about the screening process.