Early Education & Care Preschool Serving
Preschool Children 2.9 – 5 Yrs. Of Age

This full-time, year-round program provides a wide variety of developmentally appropriate activities that are reflective of the program’s population.

The setting offers the opportunity to develop behavioral and social skills for school readiness through peer interaction, a sophisticated educational program and a healthy nutritional program.

Staff is trained to respect the individual differences in maturation, interests and personality, while nurturing the development of each child‘s self-esteem. The goal is to have each child on track for success in kindergarten both academically and behaviorally.

Quick Facts

  • Full-time Preschool Program offering services for children 2.9 – 5 years old.
  • The program operates year round. Hours have been adjusted to 8:00 a.m.-4:30 pm due to COVID19. Located at 1187 Columbia Road in a building owned by City of Boston and leased by SBNH
  • The program is licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) & accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • The current licensed capacity for the program is 45 children
  • The program serves its youngest participants in a small classroom with 8 children; we transition these children into a larger classroom of 18 as they develop and learn and then into a “kindergarten prep” classroom for our oldest children.
  • The program operates with one full-time director, 3 full-time lead teachers (one in each classroom), 5 full-time teachers and 4-6 part-time teen assistants (grant funded)
  • The program provides 1 healthy snack and 2 meals daily, partially funded by DOE

Program Goals

100% success for the participants in the South Boston Neighborhood House Early Education and Care Preschool would mean that all children enrolled in our Preschool are prepared to enter kindergarten and will find success in this transition.  The ultimate goals and defining long term participant outcomes of the SBNH Preschool are that every child is prepared for success in school and that all children in our care develop on track and develop positive self-concepts and identities.

We believe that children who see themselves as highly valued are more likely to feel secure, thrive physically, get along with others, learn well and feel part of a community.  Children with special needs, advanced children and second language learners are given equal opportunities to succeed in our classrooms.


Each family is required to pay $250 per week for this program.  Our Program accepts:

  • private pay
  • state subsidized vouchers
  • income eligible subsidies through EEC
  • Department of Children and Families (DCF) supportive subsidies

For more information contact our interim Preschool Director, Cheryl Itri at citri@sbnh.org or call (617)-269-4090

We are currently looking to hire a Preschool Director! To view the full job description click here.