Our Philosophy

The Newton Community School District Preschool will provide all children with a safe and nurturing environment where they can explore their interests and abilities, developing their individual strengths.  We believe children will develop confidence, independence, and a lifelong love for learning through quality experiences.  Community resources are also a valuable component in promoting the development of our children.  We welcome families and respect them as advocates and volunteers to enrich the partnership between home and school.

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Back to School Nights - Open House Information

Students and their families are invited to attend our Back to School Nights! Meet the staff, get a tour, and see the classroom. Please attend the event at your student's building.

TJ - Date & times to be determined

YMCA - Date & times to be determined

First Day!

Preschool will start Tuesday, September 3, 2024

We believe that learning should be fun as well as educational and purposeful!  Our class schedules and activities address all developmental areas - large motor, fine motor, pre-academic (including literacy, math, social studies and science), language, and social/emotional.  Children are also encouraged to develop independence and self-confidence.

Weekly Schedule - Thomas Jefferson Elementary & Newton YMCA

Our program currently serves 4 year olds during four half-day sessions (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday).  We do not have preschool on Mondays.  

AM Classes (Tue - Fri)

8:15 AM  Drop off begins

8:20 AM  Start time

11:20 AM  Dismissal begins

PM Classes (Tue - Fri)

12:20 PM  Drop off begins

12:25 PM  Start time

3:25 PM Dismissal begins

*YMCA wrap-around students will transition to and from child care and preschool @ 8:15 AM and 11:20 AM if in the morning session, and 12:20 PM & 3:25 PM if in the afternoon session.

Please refer to the Preschool Handbook for arrival and dismissal procedures (pp. 11 - 14)

Home Visit Week - Information for 2024/25 Coming Soon

Preschool Calendar - 2023/2024

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Preschool Calendar - 2024/2025

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Preschool Handbook - 2023/2024

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