Medford Early Education Program

The MEEP programs are located at Medford High School, and the Brooks, Columbus, and Roberts Elementary Schools. The Medford Public Schools Early Education Program (MEEP) recognizes the primary goal of early childhood education is to promote independence, self-confidence, self-esteem, and an enthusiasm for learning. These qualities are essential to future educational success.

MEEP is designed to provide children with a safe, secure and nurturing environment in which children can learn about themselves, each other, and the world around them. The curriculum utilizes a developmental approach based on well-established principles of development. It addresses the whole child in areas including the development of cognition, communication, language, social interaction, play skills, motor abilities, and self-help skills. Children are encouraged and taught to make choices among a range of activities, especially those that are based on their own interests and experiences.

The daily schedule is intended to balance indoor and outdoor periods, active and quiet times, and individual, small group, and whole group activities. The curriculum offers children opportunities for experience with paint, clay, water, sand, blocks, puzzles, a wide variety of manipulatives, music, movement, books, dramatic play, and cooking to name a few.

A major component of the preschool program is to help children develop positive self-esteem and an enjoyment of learning. Much emphasis is placed on the child’s capacity to develop and enjoy friendships, to begin to learn to resolve conflicts, and to learn respect for the feeling, ideas, and differences of others. The program values each child’s unique abilities and facilitates development at a pace and level consistent with each child’s ability.

MEEP is an integrated preschool setting that serves children who are ages 3 through 5 and not yet eligible for kindergarten. There are up to 15 children in each class. Eight children are developing typically and 7 have been identified with special needs. Each class has a teacher, at least 2 other staff members, and therapists. Some classrooms also have high school interns.

Program Options for 2017-2018 School Year

Morning Program
Brooks and Medford High School
5 days/week 9:00 to 11:15
Tuition per month: $292.50

Afternoon Program
Brooks, Medford High, and Roberts
4 days/week 11:50 to 2:05 (M. T. Th. F.)
Tuition per month: $234.00

Columbus Elementary School*
5 days/9:00 to 1:00
Tuition per month: $520.00
*Children must be 4 years old by 8/31/17
or
Brooks Elementary School*
Brooks Elementary School*
5 days/9:00 to 2:05 (Wed. to 1:00)
Tuition per month: $650.00
*Children must be 4 years old by 8/31/17

Contact Denise Rogier for MEEP applications: 781-393-2155 x4218, 781-393-2177 x3150, or via email at drogier@medford.k12.ma.us or download the application. Drop-off or mail the application to the Roberts Elementary School, 35 Court Street, Medford, MA 02155, ATTN: MEEP/Ms. Rogier.

When you are accepted in the MEEP program a letter will be sent to you offering placement in one of the classrooms. Bring this letter to the Parent Information Center at Medford High School when you register.

To consider the registration process complete and be eligible to attend MEEP:

1. The child must be registered and medically cleared through the Parent Information Center at Medford High School.

2. Registration in the FACTS Management System should be completed https://www.medfordpublicschools.org/for-parents/facts-tuition-online-payments/

3. The Tuition Agreement received

4. The $50.00 registration fee received

5. The first month’s tuition received

For more information about MEEP, contact Cheryl Maiocco: cmaiocco@medford.k12.ma.us, 781-393-2166, or 781-960-3274.