The Nashua School District has released its Reopening Plan for the 20-21 school year. The plan includes social distancing protocols which includes reducing the number of students in classrooms. Due to these necessary measures, the Play Pal program will be suspended for the 2020-2021 school year.
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 is offered District-wide and takes place at five of the District's 12 elementary schools (see below)
- Play Pals follows the Nashua school closings on school vacations, holidays and inclement weather
- There is no school on Early Release Days
- Students attend 2.5 hours per day Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from September through June
- 3-year olds attend in the morning and 4-year olds attend in the afternoon
- Students must be 3 or 4 by September 30th
- Tuition is $180/month
- Families may apply for free or reduced tuition if household income is within Federal USDOA guidelines.
- $25 non-refundable registration fee is required
Play Pals is a structured play-based program providing children the opportunity to develop and grow in the following skill areas:
- fine and gross motor
Current Play Pals and their siblings have first option to reapply for the upcoming school year, which limits the number of spots open to the general public.