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Tuition Assistance Program Eligibility Application

The Somerville Partnership for Young Children (SPYC), a collaboration between Somerville Public Schools and participating early education programs in the city, awards tuition assistance to a small number of families in Somerville to support the cost of preschool & child care for 3 and 4 year old children.

SPYC believes every child deserves a safe and nurturing early education experience. We help families who may need support to access high quality early education opportunities at our partner programs. Our partner programs are The Elizabeth Peabody House Preschool, The Somerville YMCA Preschool, Dandelion Montessori, Open Center for Children, Bigelow Cooperative Daycare Center, Tree House Academy, and Pooh and Friends Childcare.

Please fill out this application form to tell us more about your family and child, and then return it to the address listed below. There are many factors SPYC considers when determining eligibility. Please do your best to answer all items. If you meet eligibility standards, you will receive more information from SPYC Coordinator, Alyssa Corrigan. If you have any questions about the form, please contact Alyssa at or 617-595-8776.

  • Children who will be 2 years and 9 months or older by August 31, 2021 are age eligible.
  • Applications are due by March 5, 2020. Applications received after this date will be considered if there are available spots.
  • We will schedule phone conversations with eligible families in January 2021-March 2021.
  • SPYC will notify families of tuition assistance decisions in April 2021.

Please let us know how we can support your family during the Covid-19 crisis.

For information and resources from the City of Somerville and Somerville Public Schools, follow the links below.