Northampton Public Schools – Early Childhood Center

Northampton Public Schools – Early Childhood Center

Bridge Street School
2 Parsons Street
Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 587-1460

Populations served: The Northampton Public Schools Preschool offers a half day (morning and afternoon) integrated preschool program that meets 4 days a week for 3- and 4-year old children who live in Northampton, Florence, and Leeds. Starting in the fall of 2016 our program will be offered at both Bridge Street School and Leeds Elementary School. The Leeds program will includes a full-day option for 4-year-old children.

The program includes children who are typically developing as well as those with special needs. The Northampton integrated preschool setting allows all children to participate to their fullest capacities in the mainstream of education. Special support services are provided within the classroom as needed.

Location(s) of internship sites: Bridge Street School, 2 Parsons Street, Northampton, MA 01060

Accessible by Public Transportation? Yes

General job description of what an intern might do: Support students with disabilities in an inclusive classroom setting.

Your availability: The Early Childhood Program follows the Northampton Public School calendar. The Bridge Street School offers their preschool program Monday through Thursday. The AM class meets 8:30-11:30 and the PM class meets 12:00-3:00. The number of sessions and days is flexible, however you must be able to commit to the entire session (e.g., you cannot arrive at 8:30 and leave at 10:00). Internships are available for fall, spring, and summer (May & June).


Beth Choquette

Update: you may be able to intern in classrooms beyond the preschool. In your initial contact with the principal, please include your preferred age ranges/grade levels.