Program Information

Make Way for Ducklings accepts children that are 2.9years of age through the age of 6 and is open Monday through Fridays.  With the exception of the opening and closing dates, snow days and professional development days, the school follows the public school calendar from September through June.  At Make Way for Ducklings, you have the option to enroll your children into the preschool program for any two, three, four or five days per week.    The Kindergarten program is a five day a week program.  Hours for the two sites are below:

SPRINGFIELD: 2017-2018 school schedule

PRESCHOOL—Choose any two, three, four or five days per week
7:30-5:00 FULL DAY WITH CHILDCARE
8:30-12:00 OR 1:00 HALF DAY
8:30-3:30 or 4:00 FULL DAY
KINDERGARTEN—Five day a week program
7:30-5:00 FULL DAY WITH CHILDCARE
8:30-12:00 OR 1:00 HALF DAY
8:30-2:30 FULL DAY KINDERGARTEN

Included: Physical Education Wednesday and Thursday, Music on Fridays, Cooking, Games and Library

additional alternative hours are available

WEST SPRINGFIELD:  2017-2018 School Schedule

PRESCHOOL-Choose any two, three, four or five days per week for half day

8:30-12:00 PRESCHOOL

8:30-1:00 PRESCHOOL

8:30-3:30 PRESCHOOL AND CHILDCARE (Monday, Wednesday and Fridays only)

8:30-4:00 PRESCHOOL AND CHILDCARE (Monday, Wednesday and Fridays only)
Included: Physical Education on Monday & Tuesday, Music on Thursday,  Library on Fridays

Tuition is private pay and vouchers through New England Farm Workers Council.

Sibling discount of $20.00 per month

Special Optional Programs–Nominal Fee charged (Program runs from mid September through the first week in June)

The program is based on a rolling admission.  All programs can begin at anytime, however once enrolled you are committed to the school year end.

Make Way For Ducklings offers optional programs during the school day at an additional cost.  These special programs include the following:

Tae Kwon Do-Class of skill and discipline.  This program is available to all children all ages.  Offered Mondays/Springfield 12:30-1:15 and Wednesdays/West Springfield 12:30-1:15.

Bodies In Action – This program is taught by one of the teachers from MaryAnn’s Studio of Dance.  Basic dance steps in tap, ballet and jazz are explored.  This program is available all children enrolled in MWFD. West Springfield 12:30-1:15 Thursdays/Springfield 12:30-1:15 Fridays

Instructional Soccer & Basketball - This program is taught by Scott Peterson.  Basic skills and instruction will be taught.  The first half of the year will focus on Soccer and the second half basketball.  This program is available to all children enrolled in MWFD.  Springfield 12:30-1:15 Thursdays and West Springfield 12:30 -1:15 Fridays.  Limited to 10 children.