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Early Care and 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.   Research has shown that when young children are enrolled in high quality preschool and child care programs, the children's social and emotional well-being, intellectual development and academic achievement will be positively impacted.  The evidence is strong and clear that a quality preschool program can significantly reduce poor school performance and improve outcomes for children.  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 oral language and vocabulary,  motor skills, and a broad base of knowledge.  These children adjust emotionally and socially to elementary school with greater ease than those without such an experience.  Give your child the gift of an early learning experience and a strong foundation necessary for future success!   If you are looking for an early care program for your child, aged birth to 3, please also contact the School Readiness Office for more information.

Middletown School Readiness preschool teachers, along with other preschool programs, have participated in a variety of Social Emotional Learning workshops and professional developments over the past 5 years.   These include Yoga4Classrooms, Mindfulness, RULER, Social Thinking, and Second Step workshops.    Teachers implement yoga and mindfulness activities into their classrooms regularly!  Teachers report children are teaching breathing techniques to their families and gain greater access to the academic curriculum when their social emotional needs are met!  

If you would like assistance finding a preschool or child care program for you child, contact the School Readiness Coordinator at the Middletown Board of Education at 860-346-7354.  You can also visit this link for a listing of all School Readiness programs and their contact information.  

Pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 19a-77, child care services and school readiness programs administered by a public school system are not required to be licensed by the Office of Early Childhood.  Conn. Gen. Stat. § 19a-77; Conn. Agencies Reg. § 10-212a-1(43).  Section 2 of Public Act 16-100 amends Conn. Gen. Stat. § 19a-77 to require that public school districts inform the parents/guardians of any children receiving services or enrolled in such programs that the public school district is not licensed by the Office of Early Childhood to provide such services or offer such programs.  We recommend that school districts also inform parents/guardians that public school districts are exempt from such licensure requirements. 

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Take advantage of our FREE app for 3 & 4 year old Middletown residents! Play 15 minutes a day and improve readiness for Kindergarten! Register your child at Call Dawn Dubay, School Readiness Coordinator with questions! 860-346-7354 ENJOY!!!