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Early Education

The Nashua Early Education Program provides referral services for families as well as an integrated preschool program for children ages three to five. Play Pals, the blended preschool program, integrates children who have been identified with special needs and children who are developing at a typical and expected rate. 

Play Pals, offers a developmental learning approach where typically developing children along with children with special needs come together to learn and play, and to grow socially and emotionally, cognitively, physically, verbally, and to become more independent and better prepared for kindergarten.
  • Play Pals attend school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from September to June
  • Play Pals accepts students aged three or four years of age by September 30th
  • Play Pals tuition is $180 per month, with a required $25 nonrefundable registsration fee 
As noted above, students must be age three or four by September 30th of the school year. Children aged three years attend the morning session and children aged four years attend the afternoon session.  For more information about curriculum expectations, please click here.

For more information on the referral services for three and four year olds and the preschool application process, which opens typically in mid-January for the following school year, please contact Marcia Bagley, Special Education preschool coordinator.

Program Locations and Sessions

Bicentennial Elementary School
Morning Session 9:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Afternoon Session 1:05 PM - 3:35 PM
Broad Street Elementary School
Morning Session 8:05 AM - 10:35 AM
Afternoon Session 11:50 PM - 2:20 PM
Dr. Crisp Elementary School
Morning Session 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Afternoon Session 12:30 PM -3:00 PM
Mt. Pleasant Elementary School
Morning Session 8:10 AM - 10:40 AM
Afternoon Session 12:10 PM - 2:40 PM
New Searles Elementary School
Morning Session 9:35 AM - 12:05 AM
Afternoon Session 1:05 - 3:35 PM

Our Program Includes:

  • Activity-based curriculum
  • Thematic activities presented through play
  • Language enriched environment
  • Individualized instruction
  • Activities design to foster growth in all development areas
  • Learning through exploration and self-direction