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 Night

A Back to School Night for Preschool students and their families was held Thursday, August 19, 2021 from 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School.  

First Day!

Preschool started Tuesday, August 31, 2021

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

Our program currently serves 3 and 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

Please refer to the Preschool Handbook for arrival and dismissal procedures (pp. 9 -11).  

Home Visit Week

Home Visit Week were held August 23 - 26, 2021 on the following schedule:

Monday, August 23 - 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Tuesday, August 24 - 11:40 AM - 7:30 PM

Wednesday, August 25 - 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Thursday, August 26 - 11:40 PM - 7:30 PM

Preschool Calendar - 2021 2022

Link to calendar

NOTE:  The last day for students will be Thursday, May 26, 2022

(this is due to school cancellations for inclement weather, and board action to amend the 2021 - 2022 calendar at the April 11, 2022 board meeting)

Preschool Handbook - 2021 2022

Link to handbook