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FPS Launches Partnerships for Early Learners (PEL), a PreK Expansion Program

Framingham Public Schools

  Robert A. Tremblay, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools

Rochelle Santos
Media and Communications Manager

Farley Building, 19 Flagg Drive
Framingham, Massachusetts 01702
Telephone: 508-782-6099


For Immediate Release

Framingham Public Schools Launches Partnerships for Early Learners (PEL), a PreK Expansion Program

Thursday, January 6, 2022 (Framingham, MA) Framingham Public Schools is partnering with the MetroWest YMCA and Framingham State University - Centers for Early Childhood Education to begin Partnerships for Early Learners (PEL). This is a PreK expansion pilot program for Framingham-based families whose four year old children are not currently enrolled in an early childhood program due to lack of access, resources, finances or opportunity.

“Recently, we have welcomed Ms. Christina Shea as the Early Education Manager for the district,” stated Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert A. Tremblay. “Ms.Shea will lead this work by expanding opportunities and managing the partnerships for children to attend a high quality early childhood program before they enter Kindergarten.”

Curriculum and instruction will be based on half-day enrollment, either in the morning or in the afternoon, with extended day options that will enhance social emotional learning. Program locations include the BLOCKS Preschool (FPS), the MetroWest YMCA, or Framingham State University - Centers for Early Childhood Education. There is no guarantee of placement and the assigned program location will be based on a variety of factors pulled from the intake form.

The program runs from January - June 2022. Registration for the upcoming pilot program is open now. Interested families are invited to submit the PreK Intake Form and will need to meet eligibility criteria for acceptance. If the interest exceeds the available openings, a lottery will take place to fill these PreK spots for children to attend before entering Kindergarten in September 2022. 

Upon completion of the Intake Form, families will be contacted to discuss their needs in finding the program that best fits their child’s first early education experience, as well as to receive the lottery dates if needed. For more information please contact Christina Shea directly at cshea@framingham.k12.ma.us.

About Framingham Public Schools
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