Our School

The Fort Meadow Early Childhood Center provides a nurturing learning environment that is dedicated to enhancing the developmental needs of children of all abilities through cooperative interactions with families, teachers and staff.

Our school offers a language based,integrated preschool program for students ranging in age from 3-5 years.  Morning and afternoon sessions run 2.5 hours a day, 9:00-11:30 and 12:30-3:00.  Students who are 3 years old attend class 4 days per week, Monday through Thursday.  Pre-Kindergarten students attend class 5 days per week, Monday through Friday.  Currently Fort Meadow has 8 preschool classrooms.

Each class has a maximum enrollment of 15 children. Classes consist of 8 children who are typically developing and 7 children who have diagnosed special learning needs.  Fort Meadow's developmentally appropriate curriculum allows children to develop and learn at their own pace. All classes are taught by a highly qualified, certified special education teachers and classroom paraprofessionals.  Licensed service providers include speech and language pathologists, an occupational therapist, a physical therapist, a school adjustment counselor, a school psychologist and an ABA certified autism consultant/behaviorist.

The philosophy of the Westfield Public Schools Early Childhood Program is:
  • To provide a supportive, nurturing environment with developmentally appropriate activities and equipment to meet the general needs and varying learning styles of 3-5 year old children in order to foster their social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and language development.
  • To encourage ongoing communication and interaction between school and parents.
  • To provide a variety of supportive services and resource material to young children and their families.