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.

Preschool Financial Aid

For families who qualify, financial assistance for preschool is available through 2 options: Preschool scholarships, made possible by donations from the Mayor’s Charity Ball, are [… Learn more >]

Early Care Providers

Looking for childcare? Follow this link for a list of early care providers in Wethersfield and their contact information. 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 preschool programs in Wethersfield. Learn more >

The Preschool Experience

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 Developmental Screening

Wethersfield Public Schools offers a screening for 3 and 4 year old children in Wethersfield.  Learn more >

Summer Pre-K Program

Wethersfield Public Schools, in partnership with the Libery Bank Foundation, Town of Wethersfield (Social & Youth Services and Parks & Recreation), the Tri-Town YMCA  and [… 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 Skills

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 >

EBW Nature Center

The Nature School programs for children and their caregivers offer kids to the opportunity to get ready for school by interacting with the natural world.  Learn more >

Tri-Town YMCA

The Tri-Town YMCA offers a variety for school readiness programs for young children as well as before and after school care. Learn more >

Wethersfield Public Library

WPL offers a wide variety of free high quality learning programs and activities for Wethersfield children and their caregivers.  Learn more >

Words Count (PDF)

Words Count is a scientifically based research program FREE for all Wethersfield families that can help children birth to 5 build their vocabulary. Learn more >