PreK Expansion Lottery and Updates
PreK Learning Opportunities
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Partnerships for Early Learners
Application and Lottery Updates
We are currently accepting applications for the Partnerships for Early Learners program for the next school year. If you have or know a 4-year-old child who will need a PreK experience beginning in September 2023, please read and share this information. The link to the PreK application is below.
A lottery will take place on Friday, December 9th to determine placement for eligible families who have submitted the intake form.
Please be sure your child meets the following two requirements before completing the Intake Form linked below.
- Child will be 4-years-old by August 31, 2023
- Child resides in Framingham and does not currently attend an early childhood, child care, family care, or preschool program.
Framingham Public Schools partners with the MetroWest YMCA and Framingham State University - Centers for Early Childhood Education; Partnerships for Early Learners (PEL) to offer PreK learning opportunities. 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.
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, and 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 September 2023 - June 2024. 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 on December 9th to fill these PreK spots for children to attend before entering Kindergarten in September 2024.