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Early Childhood Programs


Early childhood education is the foundation for lifelong success for all students." 


Preschool and Pre-K Screenings for 3 and 4 year-olds


Selection for the program is based on a screening process.  Children with eligible screening scores will be selected for the program as a Peer Rold Model or Pre-K student
Some students may be referred to our early childhood assessment team based on performance.  Not all children screened will qualify for the program.  We encourage parents to sign-up for a screening!


  • Screenings are by appointment only.  
  • Children must be 3 years of age or older on or before the screening date and residents of Groton.
  • Contact us at 860-572-2155 with any questions

Please note:  Students will return to their home school for kindergarten.  Parents may also enter their child in the spring lottery. 




How is Your Child Doing?

Download "sparkler" for free today.  Check in on the development your 0-5 year old's heart, mind, body, and words with the Ages & Stages Questionnaires and to find fun ways to learn through play together!  Learn more

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Integrated Preschool Peer Role Models

Children with strong skills in the areas of readiness, language, and socialization, act as peer role models in the Integrated Special Needs Preschool program. Children with eligible screening scores are selected for the program.  Participants for this program must be at least 3 years old on or before the screening date

District Pre-Kindergarten Program

Any child who turns four years old on our before January 1 of the current school year is encouraged to be screened for Pre-Kindergarten. This program provides eligible children an opportunity to acquire appropriate readiness skills needed for a successful kindergarten experience. The screening process is used to determine eligibility. Children scoring within a target range will be selected for the program.


Early Childhood Contact: 

Groton Public Schools Pupil Personnel 860-572-2153