CECP Preschool

 

SCREENINGS

Colchester Early Childhood Program (CECP) has three screenings per year. The three screening dates are below, each with two sessions, 12:00 - 12:45 p.m. and 1:00 - 1:45 p.m. To schedule, please email [email protected]. Screenings are not required.

Screening dates and their application forms are listed below:  

November 30, 2022 screening form - for children turning three between August 31, 2022, and November 30, 2022

March 8, 2023 screening form - for children turning three between December 1, 2022, and March 8, 2023

May 31, 2023 screening form - for children turning three between March 9, 2023, and May 31, 2023

Alternative Screening Questionnaire

Alternative screening times will be available for families who have significant concerns about their child's development (i.e. cognitive, speech, behavior, etc). You may fill out the questionnaire in the Sparkler App using the Colchester Public School Code. Your responses will be reviewed. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

English version

Spanish version

 

OVERVIEW

Thank you for expressing interest in our integrated program for preschoolers with and without disabilities. Colchester Public Schools provides an excellent opportunity for 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old children to obtain an early childhood preschool education at the Colchester Early Childhood Program (CECP). The Mission Statement, philosophy and goals, and objectives of the program are described in the Colchester Elementary School Student Handbook.

The Colchester Early Childhood Program is license-exempt, but we voluntarily comply with the Connecticut State Licensing Requirements.

CT Early Learning and Development Standards

Eligibility Guidelines

3 Pathways to Enter

Vision Statement/Preschool Curriculum


Watch the Virtual Preschool Tour!

  


APPLICATIONS

Applications are accepted between September 1st and January 31st each year for the following school year enrollment. The CECP letter and application are found just below this section. Applications will not be held from one year to the next. A new application is required for each upcoming school year. Applications may be printed and are available at Colchester Elementary School, 315 Halls Hill Road, or at the Department of Pupil Services & Special Education, 380 Norwich Avenue, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. No preference or partiality based on gender, disability or special needs, or ethnic background will be shown. Please call Pupil Services for further information at 860-537-3103.

After reviewing the program details, if you are interested in having your child attend the CECP, please complete the Preschool Application form and return it by January 31st to the address below. Applications for the PreSchool Lottery are due January 31, 2023. All applications received past the deadline will be waitlisted. The waiting list is for openings that may occur when enrolled children leave the program during the school year. 

ATTN: Principal
Colchester Elementary School
315 Halls Hill Road
Colchester, CT 06415

 

CECP Letter and Application (two pages)

Spanish version Application

 Simplified Chinese version Application

 Korean version Application

 

SCHOOL READINESS

Through a School Readiness grant funded by the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood, there are a number of spaces available in NAEYC-accredited, quality preschool programs for 3, 4, and eligible 5-year-old children through the Colchester School Readiness Program application. Applications become available in February for the upcoming year. Please submit applications to Cindy Praisner at Colchester Elementary School, 315 Halls Hill Road, Colchester, CT 06415.

 

STUDENT LOTTERY SELECTION

Children will be selected at random through a lottery process. A selection will be made in the month of February by a School Administrator. In February, letters will be sent to families to let them know when the lottery will be held. Families whose children are not selected for immediate placement in the program will be placed on the waiting list. Children who are not yet 3 by the start of the school year will have to wait until their third birthday to attend.

 

TUITION

Shool-Day per-student annual tuition cost $1,500.00 ($150.00 per month)

Part-Day per-student annual tuition $750.00 ($75.00 per month)

 

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation to and from the CECP is not provided.