Preschool Registration

The Boutwell Early Childhood Center (ECC), a part of the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District, is an integrated, language-based preschool that provides stimulating experiences for children aged 3 to 5. In this integrated model, children with special needs attend with their “typically” developing peers. Class size ranges from 8 to 12 (maximum 15) children, with some children having special needs. Each class has a designated teacher and a classroom assistant.

Preschool Application Process

For the standard registration period registrations will be accepted at Boutwell until February of each year. Following the standard registration period (rolling registrations will be taken throughout the year), openings will be filled by using the following selection process:

  1. Selecting those who were enrolled in the program this year.
  2. Select siblings of those currently enrolled.
  3. Using a lottery for the remaining openings and for a waiting list.

Once applicants are selected for enrollment, you will be notified of your registration status. Please note that you should indicate on your registration all days of the week and times of day you would consider because certain days or times may fill up before others. A Welcome Back/Meet the teacher visit will be held in August/September each year for parent and child.

In the event that all spaces are filled, a waiting list will be established. Any vacancies occurring after registration will be filled from the established waiting list. Please complete the application online by selecting the button below. If you need a paper version of the application, please download the Boutwell Preschool Application Packet 2018-2019 .

Visit the District Student Registration page to start your application, view a checklist, and download additional paper forms which you may need.