Kindergarten registration will take place January 3rd
through January 13, 2017 at the Earl D. Taft Early Learning Center, 16
Uxbridge. Registration hours are from 9:00 – 2:00 p.m. Our
kindergarten program is full day.
In accordance with the School Committee Policy J1,File JEB, the minimum
entrance age for kindergarten is 5 years of age as of
September 1st of the year the child enters school. Please
have your child's birth certificate, proof of most recent
yearly physical, immunization records
and proof of Uxbridge residence (any recent utility bill
that shows your name and street address on it).
Please call the Taft Early Learning Center if you have any
All children who are of age to enter Kindergarten shall be
screened. Screening takes place in June, prior to a child’s
entrance into Kindergarten. Families will receive a letter
in May with the dates and times for screening. Parents need
to call the number that is on the letter to set up an
appointment to have their child screened. The purpose of Kindergarten screening is to gain information regarding your
child’s developmental skills such as how they use their body
(motor skills), knowledge of basic concepts like counting
and colors (conceptual skills), and their use of language.
The skills described above have proved important in helping
predict a child’s success in the classroom. The screening
tests can help to identify if the child’s skills are
appropriate for his/her age at this time or if further
testing may be needed. This information can help plan your
child’s education, and if necessary, begin to look at any
special needs that he/she may have in the school setting.
Full Day: 8:35 a.m.-
Bus routes will be published in the
local newspapers and on the website.
First Day of School
In order to ease the adjustment into Kindergarten for
your child we will hold an Open House. Date and time
will be posted later.
You and your child will have the opportunity to meet the
teacher, visit the classroom, get familiar with the building
and see the playground. Bus transportation is not
provided on this day, however we will have a bus on our
premises so you and your child can board the bus and be
introduced to the bus rules, etc.
Before/After School Child Care
The Uxbridge Public Schools offer before and after school
childcare (fee for service) at the Earl D. Taft Early
and Whitin Elementary School Monday through Friday from 6:30 am
until school starts, and from the end of the school day
until 6:00 pm. Before School Child Care includes breakfast
at the Taft Early Learning Center. If you have any questions, you may
contact Mrs. Betty Brodeur, Director at
508-278-8653. The mailing address for childcare is: Mrs.
Betty Brodeur, Uxbridge Extended Day, P.O. Box 307, North
Uxbridge, MA 01538.
Parent Conferences/Progress Reports
Parent conferences are scheduled twice during the school
year. These day and evening conferences are scheduled during
Education Week in November and in mid-May. Be aware that at
any time you may have a question about your child’s
progress, his/her teacher will be more than happy to
schedule time to discuss your concerns.
Taft Early Learning
16 Granite St.
Uxbridge, MA 01569
Phone: 508-278-8643 / Fax: 508-278-8646
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The Uxbridge Public Schools ensures equal
employment and educational opportunities for its employees
and students and does not discriminate on the basis of race,
color, creed, national origin, sex, gender identity,
disability, or sexual orientation in compliance with Title
VI, Title IX, section 504/ADA and G.L. c151b and 157c.