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Lions Pride Toddler Preschool Childcare

  • Playdates - Community Education Building playground

    We realize that children can be anxious and excited when thinking about coming back to school, or going to a new school.  This year we have picked a couple dates to offer as “parent/child playdates.”  The goal is for parents to attend with their child, and meet some of the other families.  The staff will not be in attendance. 

    2017 Dates:

    Tuesday, August 8th from 8-10 A.M.

    Wednesday, August 23th from 4-6 P.M.

    We hope you and your child can attend. 


    Open House for ENROLLED students will be on August 31st from 8-10AM.  This is a great time to visit the classroom, meet your teacher and new friends. This is also the perfect time to drop off requested items.

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  • Unfortunately, we are only accepting wait list names for the Toddler room at this time.

    We still have limited spots available in our other classrooms.


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    Full Day Preschool/Pre-K and Toddler Care
    (located in the Community Education Building, 170 Dalton Road, Chelmsford,MA)

    The Lion’s Pride Program offers care for children ranging from 18 months until the child enters kindergarten. We are a small
    program that offers a comfortable family style feeling, while maintaining the standards and security of a school setting. The
    children are split into three classrooms; toddlers, three and four year olds. This allows for specialized curriculum time that is age
    appropriate. Our days are packed with exciting activities and experiences which allow the children to grow and develop at

    their own pace.

    Our classrooms are filled with learning centers and opportunities for the children to soar academically. With our state of the artmaterials we are able to exceed the recommendations offered by the MA Preschool Curriculum Guideline. Children work in small groups with the teacher on a daily basis to achieve maximum development.

    The children in our rooms have separate areas for: creative play, building & construction, circle time, writing, math & science
    exploration, art and music & sensory play. We also include a weekly visit to a computer specialist.


    Our Toddler Classroom has a large space with an abundance of toys to allow our youngest students to play and explore. We provide areas for gross motor, fine motor and art within the classroom. The teachers work with each child to help them reach his/her personal developmental milestones. This classroom is filled with hugs, smiles and laughter.


    Our Preschool Classroom recognizes that three year old children are in a year of transition. They are seeking independence while still dependent on adult reassurance. Special focus on social skills is built in to our plans. We provide daily activities to encourage social development and confidence, while providing safe boundaries. Our preschool curriculum is built around introduction of the alphabet. Each week is packed with exciting activities based on the letter of the week. We use the Lively Letter and Handwriting without Tears curriculum to introduce writing in the same way as the Chelmsford Public Schools.


    The Pre-K Classroom curriculum has been created around week long themes. The teachers are able to look at each unit in depth and provide the maximum learning opportunities. We use the Lively Letter and Handwriting without Tears curriculum to introduce writing in the same way as the Chelmsford Public Schools. We also realize the tremendous value of learning through play. The Pre K classroom offers ample play time and creative activities to reinforce social skills and independence.


    The Wrap-Around Classroom is an integrated, mixed-aged classroom for 3 & 4 year olds. This room provides a different dynamic by combining children of different ages; any student who attends CHIPs and need extended care will join this classroom. Classroom will focus on social skills as well as academic development centered on weekly themes.


     Lion’s Pride follows the Chelmsford Public School calendar. Our hours of operation are 7:00 am until 5:00 pm. Hot lunch and snacks are included. For more information please call 978-251-5151 to set up a tour!

    2017-2018 school year: All registration information must be received by August 23, 2017, in order for your child to start the first week of school.  After school is in session there is a delay of three business days after we have received all required paperwork before your child can attend our Childcare Programs.  This does include the day we receive the paperwork. 


    Costs 2017/18:

    Toddler Room:

    $1,060 monthly (5 days/week)
    $740 monthly (3 days/week)
    $520 monthly (2 days/week)

    Lion's Pride Preschool & Pre-K Rooms: 

    $965 monthly (5 days/week)
    $665 monthly (3 days/week)
    $465 monthly (2 days/week)

    Tuition is billed in ten equal payments September through June, and is due on the first day of the upcoming month.
    A one-time non-refundable $10 registration fee is due with the first month's payment.

    Curriculum: Our curriculum provides opportunities for your child to develop motor, language and social skills, and to foster independence. We emphasize a positive, safe, secure learning environment to help the children grow during this special stage of their development.

    The children have separate areas for creative play, block area, circle time, writing center, math and science exploration, art, music and sensory play. In addition, we are providing a large room for indoor play on days when weather prevents us from taking the children outside.

    Enrollment: Children must be registered for the full school year, the full professional day, and the teacher workdays before and after school starts/ends.

    There are no adjustments in the monthly tuition if your child is sick or does not attend for another reason. A parent may
    terminate his or her child's participation in the program by giving one month's notice to Chelmsford Community Education, 170 Dalton Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824. Where proper notice is given, parents only will be responsible for paying services
    actually rendered to their child. The monthly fee will be pro-rated to the time that the child participated in the program.

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