Preschool Timeline

  • 2024 Timeline:

    • 1/11/23 Caregiver information night @ 5:30PM
    • 1/13/23 Application Posted to website
    • 2/16/23 Application due by 2PM
    • 3/3/23 Screenings @ 9, 10, 11
    • 3/10/23 Screenings @ 9, 10, 11
    • 3/31/23 Preschool Letters mailed out


About Our Program

  • The Pembroke Integrated Preschool is an inclusive preschool serving students of the Pembroke community. Our inclusive program is designed for students with and without disabilities to learn and grow together. 

    Children ages 3-5 are eligible for the program. 

    Our curriculum content is based on the Massachusetts Standards for Early Childhood Program standards for Three and Four-Year-Olds and The Guidelines for Preschool Experiences. We utilize social and emotional approaches to learning and play.  Our curriculum promotes independence, develops school readiness, and teaches tolerance through play.  Classrooms are language-based and provide opportunities for students to learn using a variety of instructional practices.

    Preschool Contacts

    Contact our Preschool Coordinator, Valerie Charpentier at for any programmatic questions. 

    Contact Erika Rossini at for any questions regarding peer applications and tuitions.

    Contact Kim Samuelson at for any special education referral questions. 

    Or call 781.826.5115 to reach the front office. 

    Peer Models

    Pembroke Integrated Preschool is committed to providing an inclusive learning environment for students. Inclusive education seeks to provide meaningful education to the range of students in our community by drawing strength from their diversity. 

    A peer model is a child who displays typical development and behavior in a school setting. Peer models learn alongside students with special needs engaging in social, play, academic, and other developmentally appropriate preschool activities.  

    Peer models follow the application and selection process.  Peers are screened and selected in order to create balanced, heterogeneous classrooms based on age, gender, and abilities.

    Important Information Regarding Peer Models

    Current Tuition Rates* for Peer Models are:

    • Full-Day Peer Models - $5,500
    • Half-Day Peer Models - $2,500

    *Fees are subject to change per School Committee decision

    Current Preschool Hours:

    • Full-Day: 8:15-2:45; five days a week
    • Half-Day: 8:15-11:00 AM or 12:00-2:45 PM; four days a week

    Transportation is provided by the parents.

    Special Education Referral

    Children, ages 3 to 5 years, can be referred for a special education screening/evaluation by Early Intervention, parents, doctors, or teacher per Child Find.

    A referral for special education is based on the risk of a suspected delay or disability in one or more of the following areas:

    • Speech and Language
    • Cognition
    • Fine Motor
    • Gross Motor

    Screening/Evaluations can be arranged by contacting 

                     Kim Samuelson at 781-826-5115 or via email at

    Our Teachers and Staff

    Teachers hold Massachusetts teaching certificates in the area of Special Education and Early Childhood Education. They meet the standards of highly qualified as defined by the Massachusetts Department of Education. Our teaching assistants have years of experience working with children. Our staff is committed to providing a high-quality preschool experience for all students. Current staff this year are the following:

    Preschool Teachers:

    • Karen Murphy, M.Ed.
    • Erin Grealis, MS.Ed.
    • Marcia Struk, M.Ed.
    • Michele Sullivan, M.Ed. CAGS

    Preschool Paraprofessionals:

    • Theresa Hanley
    • Christy Hrivnak
    • Tricia Kulik
    • Deborah Heath 
    • Nicole Costanzo
    • Erin Gerlach

    Related Service Staff Members

    Related service staff includes speech and languageoccupational therapy, and physical therapy.

    Speech Pathologists

    • Erin Palica, M.S. CCC-SLP
    • Meaghan Foote, M.S. CCC-SLP

    Occupational Therapist

    • Kerri Cantino, OTR/L

    Physical Therapist

    • Sarah Roberts, MSPT



Preschool Open House Presentation

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