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Somerville Public Schools Early Childhood Intervention Program (ECIP)

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The ECIP is a multi-sensory preschool program that serves both children with special needs and typically developing children from the Somerville Community. In order to be considered for a placement in an integrated classroom, the potential peers must be three years old by February 28th and a resident of Somerville. All peer students must be fully toilet trained with no pull ups. The program uses the same benchmarks and curriculum as the SMILE program and is based on a developmental model where each child builds on his or her own skills. Each class is led by a highly trained certified Special Education teacher. In addition, each room has a paraprofessional who has experience working with different types of learners. ECIP school hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Children who have special needs may be transported by bus to and from the Capuano Center. Parents/guardians of youth who are typically developing peers are responsible for their child's transportation.
Name of Director: 
Susan Gibbons
Parent Information Center
42 Prescott Street
Somerville, MA 02143
United States
(617) 629-5670
Ages Served: 
Preschool – 33 months to 5 years
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Languages spoken: 
English, Spanish, Portuguese

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Childcare Type: 
Center-Based Childcare

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