Where Little Children Take Big Steps In Learning

Proudly serving children and families in Westport and the surrounding towns. For available sessions and more information please call (508) 678-8671. We look forward to guiding your child as they take their first steps in learning!

Articles related to developmental levels, abilities and stages for ages 3 through 5.

Building Skills in School Preschool

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“We know that children who can read by third grade have a better chance to succeed in their adult lives. Family engagement is a critical part of developing those literacy skills which is why we are committed to partnering with parents and families to provide the best chance for our children to succeed in the 21st century global economy.”  ~Governor Deval Patrick

On this page you will find information on early literacy strategies and ways to increase literacy for young children

Families have the power to change a child’s life. Just 20 minutes a day is all you need! By reading books, road signs, cereal boxes, flyers and newspapers you will help your child:
  • recognize the shapes of letters
  • understand the sounds letters make
  • increase the number of words he/she knows
  •  become aware that letters and words have meaning
  • realize how much we can learn when we read
Just 20 minutes of reading a day will help your preschooler get ready to read and become a life-long learner.

Absences and Medical Concerns

Please be sure to contact Nurse Tracy when your child will be absent from school or if your child should have any medical/health concerns. She can provide the most accurate information on school medical policies and procedures or answer any health questions you may have.

Nurse Tracy can be reached by calling Macomber at 508-678-8671 or by emailing her directly at

Healthy Rest Times

Dear Parents,

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for sending rest items that fit in the 2 ½ gallon zippered plastic bags. This really helps us keep the spread of germs to a minimum and allows us to store the items in the space we have for them.

Thank you for your support and understanding in our efforts to store healthy rest materials for your children.

~Preschool Staff

Welcome to Preschool/PreK

Dear Families:

The staff at the Macomber School would like to extend a welcome to you and your child as he/she enters or returns to Preschool/Pre K!  We would like to answer some questions that you might have as your child begins this new school experience.

Arrival/Dismissal Times:

  • School drop off begins at 9:00 a.m.
  • Teachers will meet students and families in the entryway at 9:00 a.m.
  • Students arriving after 9:00 a.m. will be considered tardy and must check in at the front desk. Macomber staff will then escort the students to their classroom.
  • Parent pick-up will be in the entryway at 2:30 p.m.. Children must wait for their names to be called before being dismissed to family members.


Lunches will be available for purchase daily. The price of a school lunch is $2.75 and milk alone is $.50.

A positive first school experience is built on a cooperative effort between parent, child, and teacher.  We look forward to a rewarding year with your child.