Believing that learning takes place among a variety of experiences, the Oxford Public Preschool strives to provide experiences that offer each child the opportunity to grow socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically.  

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be three or four years old by August 31st
  • Must be a resident of Oxford
  • Must be toilet-trained (unless prevented by a disability) 
Preschool Screenings:

The early childhood years from birth to the start of kindergarten are an important time of rapid learning and growth.  Early Childhood Screening is a quick and simple check of how children are doing between the ages of three to four years.  It identifies, at an early stage, possible learning or health concerns so that children can get needed help before starting kindergarten.  Screening in early childhood supports children's readiness for kindergarten and promotes positive child health and developmental outcomes.

The Oxford Public School District requires a cost-free developmental screening for three and four year old children who are interested in attending our Integrated Preschool Programs. 

Screenings during the school year are scheduled on Friday Mornings at the A. M. Chaffee School located at 9 Clover Street, Oxford, MA 01540.

Preschool Brochure:

Please refer to the Preschool Brochure below for details including session information and cost.

School Year 2018-2019

Families will be contacted once their child is screened and receives a peer model slot.  

Once accepted into the Preschool program registration is a separate process.  All new students must register for Preschool.  The registration webpage can be found on the district website,, under Parent Links, or by clicking the link below.

  • Questions regarding the Preschool program please call Susan Davis at 508-987-6050, ext. 1125 or email
  • Questions regarding the Preschool screening process please call Kristin Miller at 508-987-6050, ext. 1121 or email
  • Questions regarding student registration please call Debora Brassard at 508-987-6050, ext. 1128 or email