Applications are accepted between September 1st and January 31st each year for the following school year enrollment. The waiting list is for openings that may occur when enrolled children leave the program during the school year. 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 from this website, 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, handicapping condition, or ethnic background will be shown. Please call Pupil Services for further information.
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. The application is available below and once completed, can be submitted to Cindy Praisner at Colchester Elementary School, 315 Halls Hill Road.
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