Welcome to the Waterford Public Schools’ Preschool Program! The main focus of our program is to prepare preschool children for kindergarten and beyond while having fun and providing a wonderful learning experience for both children and parents. Our program is open to both three- and four-year-olds and will provide a seamless transition to kindergarten at one of our three elementary schools. The Early Childhood Center will be located at Great Neck Elementary School but is open to all Waterford three- and four-year-old special education students and a limited number of general education students selected through a lottery system.
We offer a quality, nurturing, and productive learning environment. Children will have the opportunity to learn and play with peers in a variety of different ways. Various activities will allow for growth into an independent preschool learner. We offer a comprehensive approach to learning and development including access to Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech and Language Services according to a student's individualized education program. Children will participate in developmentally appropriate activities that will enhance socialization, language and readiness skills as well as gross and fine motor development. They will also enjoy opportunities in physical education, art, and music.
Our program is aligned to the Connecticut’s Early Learning and Development Standards. Our curriculum will be based on different theme units and will fully support children’s growth and development.
For more information on the Waterford Public Schools’ Preschool Program, please contact Ms. D.J. Camillucci, Early Childhood Liaison, at 860-442-2593 or Ms. Kathy Vallone, Director of Special Services, at 860-444-5802.Special Education Student Forms and Information:General Education Student Information:The Waterford Public Schools' Preschool Program is open to a limited number of General Education Students who will serve as Peer Role Models. General Education Students will be selected through a third party lottery system. Families who are interested in enrolling and being placed in the lottery for Peer Role Models, should fill out the Lottery Entrance Form and return it to the Waterford Board of Education, 15 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, by Friday, February 16, 2018. Only families with completed lottery entrance forms will be included in the lottery. Families will be notified by March 1st if they have a slot next year in our Preschool Program.