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Preschool: Shamrock and Reeves
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Welcome to the Woburn Public Schools Preschool Page! 


1)  Special Education, Integrated Preschool at the Shamrock Elementary School

     This program provides both typically developing and students requiring specialized instruction a developmentally appropriate curriculum, based on the Massachusetts State Frameworks. All children have opportunity to experience a program taught by Master plus level teachers and therapists in the areas of language, fine motor and gross motor development.


     Children are eligible for the Special Education Preschool Program in two ways. Typically developing children must attend and pass a preschool screening to be eligible for the fee based program, which has limited availability. Screenings are held four times a year on the first Wednesday of October, December, February and April.  Typically developing children must be 3 years of age before September 1 of the current year and toilet trained. Children can also be referred to the program for concerns with their development either through Early Intervention Services or through concerns during the screening process. An evaluation will be conducted to determine eligibility for specialized instruction. Children identified as requiring specialized instruction are eligible after their 3rd birthday and attend the program for free.


     The program has two sessions; the AM (8:30-11:00) and PM (11:50-2:20) four days a week- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and follows the Woburn Public School calendar. There are no regular sessions on Wednesdays. While we try to accommodate requests, we cannot guarantee availability in either the AM or PM slot.


The Special Education Preschool is a tuition-based preschool for all of the typically developing students. The fee is $220 per month (fee subject to change) and due on the first of every month. For students identified as requiring specialized instruction, there is no fee.


To enroll for the next screening or for more information please call:

Lynda Riley in the Special Education Department at:

781-937-8226 ext. 253.


2)  Preschool at the Reeves Elementary School
This is a tuition based program for typically developing, toilet trained 3 to 5 year old children who are Woburn residents. There is a morning session and an afternoon session. Each session is two hours and thirty minutes long.


Parents can choose a 2 day, a 3 day, or a 5 day session. Fees are subject to change. Availability is limited but the program accepts applications year round. A $75.00 non-refundable registration fee is required at enrollment. 


Rates:  (subject to change)


5 days - $400
3 days - $240
2 days - $160



Please call the Reeves Office at 781-937-8240 for more information.


3)  Woburn Creative Start (Head Start)

Although not part of the Woburn Public Schools, this is a non-profit organization with a family support model to provide comprehensive services to the child and family.  Children ages 12 months to Kindergarten are eligible.

Costs: Head start eligible 1/2 day programs are free.  Full day has a sliding-scale fee.   Non-headstart eligible families call for rates.


For more information and to register: