Who is eligible?
Children of active Westport Public School (WPS) Employees and Westport residents who will turn three years old but will NOT turn five years old by December 31st of the school year in which he or she is attending, will be eligible to register for entrance to the Little Wreckers Preschool (LWP). Entrance to the preschool is based on a first-come, first-serve basis.
For the academic year 2019-2020, preference will be given to children of active Westport Public School (WPS) Employees.
Who is the Little Wreckers Preschool operator?
Westport Public Schools has contracted with Earthplace Preschool to provide highly qualified personnel and instruction for the LWP. LWP is a Westport Public Schools program and its operating director is Elio Longo, Director of School Business Operations. This preschool will continue to be a learning internship for Staples High School students interested in child development.
Where is Little Wreckers Preschool located?
LWP is located at Staples High School. A classroom equipped for young learners and an adjacent play area provides the ideal location for a preschool program.
What are the hours of operation?
LWP will typically operate from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM on days WPS is in session. We will have extended hours for mandatory faculty meetings until 5:00 PM. LWP will also operate on professional development days. The total number of days during a full school year is 188.
How many students will Little Wreckers Preschool accept?
Enrollment is limited to 16 preschoolers. Priority will be given to full-time students. Part-time enrollment may become available. Should demand exceed availability, a waiting list will be maintained and active for the remainder of the current school year.
I have more than one age-eligible children. Must I register for each child separately?
Yes. We require a separate registration for each child, and we require specific information for each child including date of birth and health concerns.
Is there a financial commitment?
There is a non-refundable registration fee in the amount of $250 per child. The registration fee covers the interdepartmental work that goes into processing each child’s registration, creating a payment account, and creating and maintaining a school file for each child.
What is the tuition?
Tuition is set annually and families will be required to commit to a full year tuition payment spread over ten (10) payment periods. Tuition refunds in whole or part will only be made in exceptional circumstances.
The annual tuition rate is $12,800.00 per enrolled child. Tuition will be billed in ten equal payments of $1,280.00. The first monthly payment will be due on August 15, 2019, and the last monthly payment will be due on May 15, 2020.
If my child is accepted, must I reapply for the 2019-2020 school year?
Once enrolled, students attending LWP who are age-eligible to attend preschool for another year do not need to reapply. Information will be sent to the parents in the spring for children returning the following year with tuition rates and payment information.
When does the program end?
The Little Wreckers Preschool Program is not open in the summer. The last day of school will coincide with WPS approved school calendar.