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School Readiness Program

Groton Public Schools is a competitive recipient of the School Readiness Grant administered by the Connecticut Department of Education.  This grant provides full day early childhood slots for 3 and 4 year old children.  These slots are currently in place at:

Groton Early Childhood Development Center located at 591 Poquonnock Road in Groton. To apply for a slot in this program, please contact the center at 860-449-8217 ext. 1124.

Riverfront Children’s Center located at 476 Thames Street in Groton.  To apply for a slot in this program, contact Riverfront at 860-445-8151.

Both sites are State Licensed and NAEYC Accredited.

As part of this grant program Groton convenes a School Readiness Council comprised of the Superintendent (or his designee), the Mayor (or his designee), local early childhood educators, Kindergarten teachers, the School Readiness Liaison, parents, and representatives from local libraries and recreation agencies.  The council meets four to five times per year and plans and oversees readiness related activities for young children.  In addition, the council coordinates Kindergarten transition activities and assists with getting registration information distributed throughout the community.

For more information on School Readiness, please contact 860-572-2100.