Districtwide PreK Program
Groton Public Schools' District-wide PreK Program is a half-day program designed to supplement a youngster's progress in the area of school readiness.
The program is open to all children living within the boundaries of Groton Public Schools. Currently there are 2 sites for the program: Charles Barnum and Catherine Kolnaski Magnet Elementary Schools. Each of these sites offer a morning and afternoon class with a maximum of 18 students in each session. The AM classes run from 8:55 AM to 11:43, PM classes run from 12:43 PM to 3:30 PM, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and every other Wednesday. Each class is staffed with a state certified early childhood education teacher and a full-time paraprofessional with early childhood training.
The curriculum for the PreK program is based on best practices in early childhood education and the CT Preschool Assessment Framework.
Students are selected to participate in the program based on screening scores from a teacher administered screening. Students must be age 4 on or before January 1 of that school year (during that school year) to be considered for screening. Students with suspected learning impairments or known learning disabilities will be referred to the Early Childhood Assessment Team for further screening.
Parents can find more detailed program information in the resources provided below. For any additional information or questions call 860-572-2100. Children eligible for entry into kindergarten cannot participate in the Prekindergarten program.
***If you would like to set up a preschool/prekindergarten screening appointment for the 2017-2018 school year, please call 860-572-2100.