Now Accepting Applications

PreK Learning Opportunities for the Fall of 2022

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Deadline Reminder

As a reminder the deadline to submit applications for the upcoming school year is Monday, May 16, 2022.

Partnerships for Early Learners

Framingham Public Schools continues to partner with the MetroWest YMCA and Framingham State University - Centers for Early Childhood Education on Partnerships for Early Learners (PEL). This is a PreK expansion 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.

Partnerships for Early Learners (PEL) is now accepting applications for the upcoming school year. The program runs from September 2022 - June 2023. 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 2023 (Class of 2036).

Curriculum and instruction in this program 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.


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. For more information please contact Christina Shea directly at cshea@framingham.k12.ma.us.

Eligibility Requirements

Please be sure your family meets the following requirements before completing the Intake Form linked below.


  • Child must be 4 years old by August 31, 2022
  • Child does not currently attend any early childhood, child care, family care, or preschool program due to lack of access, resources, finances or opportunity. Summer camp excluded.

Timeline and Summary of Next Steps

  • Intake Form Application Window (May 2, 2022 - May 16, 2022)

  • Form and Eligibility Review (May 17, 2022 - June 2, 2022)

  • PEL Program Lottery - only if necessary and all paperwork must be submitted to be entered into the lottery (June 3, 2022)

  • Receive school assignment form by Tuesday, June 14, 2022

  • PEL Orientation (Details TBD) - August 2022

  • PEL Program Start Date: September 7, 2022

For more information please contact Christina Shea directly at cshea@framingham.k12.ma.us.