Preschool Education Opportunities in Middletown!
Parents often wonder if it's important for their three or four year old child to participate in a preschool program. The answer is an emphatic "Yes!". We have long known that young children's involvement in high quality preschool and child care programs has positive effects on their intellectual development and academic achievement. The evidence is strong and clear that a quality preschool program can significantly reduce poor school performance. Study after study has documented that children who have had a preschool experience, either through a nursery school program or in a child care center, enter kindergarten with better language skills, better motor skills, and a broad base of knowledge. Children who spend time in high-quality programs adjust emotionally and socially to elementary school with greater ease than those without such an experience. With all this evidence in hand, it just makes sense to do all that we can to give every child a preschool experience before entering school. Make sure your preschooler is enrolled in a program for the upcoming year!
School Readiness Quality Enhancement Grant Now Available Click Here for the Application
School Readiness Quality Enhancement Grant Budget Document Click Here
Thank you to the Community Foundation of Middlesex County for the grant funds which helped the Middletown School Readiness Council implement the Story Train to Reading Readiness Program throughout Middletown. Photo below of Storytelling session at South Farms Nursery School:
Middletown Public Schools
If you would like assistance finding a preschool or child care program for your child, contact the Middletown School Readiness Coordinator at 860-346-7354.