Children who attend a quality preschool, nursery schools, educational learning program, childcare center or family childcare before starting kindergarten, enter school with a head start. Language, literacy and math skills, alongside important social skills developed in these setting such as listening to peers and adults, waiting your turn, and following directions give children the foundation they will need to be ready to learn, and ultimately, to become successful students and productive citizens.

Early Learning Programs

From storytimes to nature classes, find programs for young children offered throughout the year in Wethersfield. Learn more >

Preschools in Wethersfield

Quality preschool programs can put your child on the path to learning success. Click here for a complete list of pre-K programs in Wethersfield. Learn more >

Applying to Preschool

Why should my child go to preschool? When should I apply? How do I know if it is a quality program? What questions should I ask?  Learn more >

Preschool Financial Aid

Financial assistance for preschool is available through scholarships and the Care4Kids program. Learn more >

Preschool Developmental Screening

Screening for kids ages 3-5 to ensure they receive services from Wethersfield Public Schools as needed. Learn more >

Transition to Kindergarten Summer Program

A free two-week program for kids entering kindergarten this fall who have never been to preschool. Learn more >

Wethersfield Schools – Public, Private, and Magnet

Where will my child go to kindergarten? How do I get in touch with my child’s school or PTO? Learn more >

Kindergarten Readiness

Is my child ready for kindergarten? Learn how to help your child develop key thinking and learning skills for kindergarten.  Learn more >

Kindergarten Registration

How do I register for kindergarten? When does registration begin? What forms of identification and paperwork will I need? Learn more >

Before / After School Care

Tri-Town YMCA’s Before and After School programs offer quality care for elementary age children (K-6). Learn more >

Wethersfield SEPTO

SEPTO is a child advocacy group with the mission to educate, support, and empower families of students with special needs. Learn more >