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Open Enrollment & Open House at Mukayuhsak Weekuw (The Children's House)

  • Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Community and Government Center 483 Great Neck Road South Mashpee, MA, 02649 United States (map)

The Children's House team invites you to visit the Wôpanâak language immersion preschool and kindergarten classrooms on Thursday, July 12th from 4:30-6:30 p.m. to learn about enrolling your child for the 2018-2019 academic year beginning in mid-September. Pre-Registration forms are also available online at

Registration forms may also be picked up at the Language Department from director Jennifer Weston (ext. 168) or requested via email as well ( Once a completed pre-registration or registration form has been received, parents will be contacted to schedule an exploratory classroom visit for their child and to meet with staff regarding the Parent Language Contract and the Orientation Process. Children should be at least 2 years and nine months old to enroll. (Applications will also be accepted for students who will reach the age of enrollment for the second semester beginning in January 2019.)

Mukayuhsak Weekuw is a Montessori language nest providing Wôpanâak language instruction across curriculum areas throughout the school day (8:30-3:30). Children must enroll for a minimum of 3 full days weekly, though 4-5 days per week is preferred so that students can develop their independence, learn the classroom routines, and increase their involvement with the daily language songs and curriculum content. Kindergarten students (age 5 and older) also receive limited English language instruction in key curriculum areas (math, science, English language arts) during an afternoon work session. Kindergarten students must enroll full-time (8:30-3:30 Mon-Fri). Limited after school slots are available for mukayuhsak from 3:30-4:30.

Monthly fees to attend Mukayuhsak Weekuw are $20, and families also must commit to providing daily lunches, attending regular language classes and monthly family nights and parent meetings. Families also participate in a rotating snack schedule and receive short shopping lists from the Mukayuhsak Weekuw nurse/nutritionist Jen Harding (Herring Pond Wampanoag), LPN. Mukayuhsak Weekuw's Montessori-trained language teachers are Siobhan "Vonnie" Brown (Mashpee Wampanoag), Stephanie Lopez (Mashpee Wampanoag), Camille Madison (Aquinnah Wampanoag), and Tia Pocknett (Mi'kmaq Mashpee Wampanoag household member). Substitute Teachers are Eleanor "Toodie" Coombs (Mashpee Wampanoag) and Melanie Roderick (Assonet Wampanoag).

Earlier Event: July 12
Elders Lunch and Learn
Later Event: July 14
Community Food Project