The MSD of Lawrence Township, a long time innovative leader in early childhood education, houses all kindergarten and pre-school programs in the Early Learning Centers located on the campuses of Amy Beverland, Brook Park, Mary Castle and Winding Ridge Elementary Schools. Every aspect of the district's four Early Learning Centers - from the buildings themselves to the programs and curriculum - has been purposefully designed by highly qualified staff according to "best practice" research in early learning based on the philosophies of the schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy, as well as Montessori, High Scope, and traditional approaches.
Locating the Early Childhood Programs in a separate building on each of the four campuses provides an enriched environment for the district's youngest learners, combines resources, and maximizes the strengths of educators who specialize in Early Childhood Education. Upon completion of kindergarten, students will attend one of the eleven MSDLT magnet elementary schools which house Grades 1-6.
Providing a continuum of high-quality and integrated educational experiences, all four Centers offer:
- Preschool of the Arts (designed for children ages 3-5 and focused on individual expression and exploration in art, music, movement, and literacy)
- Childcare before and after school (6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
Materials and Supply Fee - $75.00 due by October 1
- Full Day Program: 8:00 am - 2:40 pm
Preschool of the Arts
Childcare is available before and after the school day option.
Morning only: $25/week
Afternoon only: $50/week
Morning and afternoon: $70/week
Early Learning Center & Before and After Care Online Payment
Pay for Before and After Care as well as Early Learning Centers tuition and material and supply fees for Preschool and K-Care online with your credit card.
All due dates for services and late fees will still apply.
The Early Learning Centers are proud to participate in the CCDF program. You can obtain more information about this process at any of the Early Learning Center offices. The CCDF state funded program provides financial assistance for families, based on income and those who are enrolled in school or working. If you already receive funds from CCDF and would like to attend one of our Early Learning Centers, please contact your intake agent. They will instruct you to do a change of provider, choose one of our centers, and complete a packet.