Early Childhood & Preschool

Preschool Registration

2024-2025 Registration will begin on February 5, 2024


  • 3 year old - Registration is closed

  • 4 year old - Registration is closed

 Beaver Meadow

  • 3 year old - Still accepting registrations

  • 4 year old - Registration is closed

 Mill Brook

  • 3 year old - Still accepting registrations

  • 4 year old - Registration is closed


Concord School District offers preschool programming for children ages 3-5 at Beaver Meadow School,  Mill Brook School, and Abbott-Downing School.

The Concord Developmental Preschool is a regular early childhood program providing the opportunity for typically developing three and four-year-old children and children identified as having special needs to learn, play and grow together. We believe that all children learn and grow at their own pace to reach their maximum potential.  Play is the primary way young children learn about their world.  Our active participation and concrete learning experiences make learning more meaningful for the children and best serve their development and learning. All children are provided a multi-sensory learning environment in which they utilize all senses in learning new concepts. Language development and social skills are emphasized throughout our integrated curriculum. Implementation of specialized intervention within natural situations occurs without disrupting the curriculum and educational routines of the classroom.

The preschool staff includes highly qualified preschool teachers; related professionals in occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language pathology, vision impairments, teacher of deaf and hard of hearing, and educational assistants. 

Preschool programs at Abbot-Downing, Beaver Meadow, and Mill Brook Elementary Schools.

  • 3-year-old program – Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings 8:30 – 10:30 (Must be 3 by 9/30/2024)

  • 4-year-old program – Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings 12:30 – 3:00 (Must be 4 by 9/30/2024)

  • Children with special needs are offered opportunities for more specific programs based on their individual needs.

  • Tuition is required for typically developing children.

  • Transportation is not provided for tuition students.

  • Please Note:  We have very limited openings in our 4-year-old program due to the current 3 year old enrollment.

If you have any further questions, please contact Sue Carignan, Preschool Coordinator at scarignan@sau8.org


Susan Carignan

Special Education Coordinator

Erin Cayer

Early Childhood Coordinator

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Concord Family Center Programs

Come join us! Parents and caregivers of children birth to age five are invited to attend any of the five Family Center programs in our community. Families will have the opportunity to enjoy arts and crafts, music, stories, play and snack together with their children. An early childhood teacher will guide families through a fun and educational experience. Programs are free for Concord families and no registration required.

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