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Early Childhood Center (ECC) 

The ECC program runs Monday through Thursday with mixed groups of three- and four-year-old children. Children applying for the ECC program must be three years of age by September 1, 2022. 

Half day (AM or PM) programs are offered.

Enrollment in the ECC is through an application process and acceptance is based on availability. 


All families interested in their child attending the ECC must complete the online ECC application. Submitted applications are time/date stamped and placement is based upon the date of completed online applications. There are a limited number of slots so some children may be put on a waitlist. 

The ECC secures a few slots each year for at-risk students and can alter waitlist assignment numbers due to at-risk nature or concerns.


A non-refundable deposit of $200 is collected after acceptance to our program in April, serves as a commitment to the school year program and goes towards the balance of tuition. Tuition balance is then divided into installment payments which are paid throughout the school year. Payment slips will be provided.

  • Half day (AM or PM), Mon-Thurs program: $2,500
  • Full day, Mon-Thurs program: $5,000 - please note, Full Day will not be an option for the 2023-2024 school year.

Online Payments

Online deposit payments can be made using UniPay, Scituate Public Schools' Online Payment Center.

Registration After Acceptance to the ECC program

After a child is accepted into the ECC program families must complete the new student online registration to enroll their child in Scituate Public Schools.

Developmental Screening Process

Developmental Screening is a brief check of a young child’s language abilities, play skills, fine and gross motor control and math concepts, including recognizing colors, shapes, counting, size differences and classifying. All those that apply to the program will be asked to participate in our screening process. The information gathered from screening assists us in creating balance in classrooms and does not impact acceptance to our program. 

Important Dates

  • January: Families notified of screening dates/times.
  • February: Screenings take place.

ECC Application and Registration Assistance

For more information or help with the application/registration process contact:

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