Capuano student in class

PreSchool Registration

2019-2020 School Year Registration




Program Overview

The Somerville Public Schools offers free preschool for a limited number of children at the Michael E. Capuano Early Childhood Center as well as a limited number of classrooms at the Argenziano SchoolWest Somerville Neighborhood SchoolWinter Hill Community Innovation School and the Arthur D. Healey School. Students must be 4 years old by August 31st. The SMILE PreKindergarten Program runs from 8:30am to 1:45pm. Learn more about Preschool in the Somerville Public Schools. High-quality afterschool programming until 5:30pm for 4-year-olds is available at all preschool sites. Please visit the Somerville Community Schools after school page to learn more about the afterschool program. 


Registering a student for SMILE for 2020-2021 School Year


PreKindergarten Registration Flyer for 2020-2021: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole

Important Dates

November 12, 2020, 5:30-6:30PM. Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration Information Session, 150 Glen Street
November 13, 2020, 9:00-10:00AM. Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration Information Session, 150 Glen Street

December 3-5, 2020: PK-8 School Open Houses/Tours

  • Open House Tours at schools 8:30AM- 1:30PM. At Argenziano School, Capuano Early Childhood Center, Healey School, West Somerville Neighborhood School, and Winter Hill Community Innovation School.
  • Enrollment Office Open House coffee hour 9 - 10AM, 42 Prescott Street.

January 11, 2020: Online Pre-Kindergarten Registration begins

January 13-15, 2020: Online Pre-Kindergarten Registration Support Sessions. 

  • January 13, 2020, 8:30AM – 1:30PM at the Capuano Early Childhood Center, 150 Glen Street.
  • January 14, 2020, 8:30AM – 1:30PM at the Capuano Early Childhood Center .

  • January 15, 2020, 2:00PM - 5:00PM at the Healey School, 5 Meacham Street.

  • January 17, 2020, 8:00AM – 4:00PM, Ongoing PreK and Kindergarten registration at the Enrollment Office (formerly the Parent Information Center), 42 Prescott Street, Requires a scheduled appointment; please call 617-629-5670.

  • February 4, 2020, 8:00AM - 6:00PM, at the Enrollment Office. Requires a scheduled appointment; please call 617-629-5670.

March 20, 2020: Pre-kindergarten first-batch registration deadline. Preschool applications must be completed by this date in order to be considered for the first round of assignments.

April 1, 2020: Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten applications processed in weekly batches. 

Week of April 20, 2020: Pre-kindergarten assignment letters mailed


Capuano Early Childhood Intervention Program (ECIP) for Community Peers Lottery 2020

2020 ECIP Community Peer Information Flyer: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole
2020 ECIP Lottery Form and Community Peer Questionnaire: Not yet available

ECIP Registration Paperwork Packet 

  1. 2020 ECIP & Walk In Services Registration Application Form: Not yet available
  2. Required Health Information

Important Dates

January 29, 2020: Early Childhood Integrated Program information meeting at Capuano from 5:00 – 6:00PM.

January 29, 2020: Acceptance of applications for ECIP Community Peers program begins at the Enrollment Center, 42 Prescott Street.

January 30, 2020: ECIP information meeting at Capuano from 9:00-10:00AM, 150 Glen Street.

February 28, 2020: ECIP Community Peer applications deadline by 12:00 PM.

March 4, 2020: Lottery for ECIP Community Peers, 9:00AM at the Enrollment Office.