A Dorchester Public Schools-administered preschool is coming to town, the Times has learned.
According to Dorchester Public School information, at the February DPS board meeting, Mrs. Alison Nickel was hired as DPS' Preschool Teacher for the school year beginning August 2017.
Nickel comes to DPS with over three years of preschool experience. School officials say she believes in creating a "caring, warm environment, where the children are exposed to play, social skills, and academic learning."
Dorchester Public Schools will have an open house on Thursday, March 23, from 7:00 - 7:30 p.m. for potential preschoolers and their parents to meet Mrs. Nickel.
All the details have not yet been worked out for DPS' new preschool. However, we are told the plan is to have 3-year-olds in the morning for at least 3 hours (probably 8:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.) and the 4-year olds in the afternoon for at least 3 hours (probably 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.). Please note that the days of the week are not set in stone, according to school officials.
Questions should be directed to Daryl Schrunk, DPS Superintendent, at 402-946-2781 or firstname.lastname@example.org.