Help your child get a head start. Enroll them in preschool!

We are pleased to offer preschool programming to the families in our community. Please see our two different program options below for more information.

Three-year-old children must turn three before September 1 of the year they will be attending.


Integrated Preschool Program

Our program is designed to meet the needs of preschool-aged children with diverse learning styles and developmental needs. However, we also enroll children who demonstrate developmentally appropriate language and social skills to participate in our classes as “learning partners.” The program is free of charge, but parents of learning partners are responsible for transportation.

Three-year-olds attend morning preschool Monday through Thursday. Four-year-olds attend afternoon classes Monday through Friday.

Little boy enjoying the swing outside

Smart Start Preschool Program

Our Smart Start Preschool program offers full-day, full-week preschool experiences to three- and four-year-old learners. This affordable, tuition-based program combines age groups, yet still offers differentiated learning to meet the developmental needs of each age.

We give priority enrollment to families whose income is less than 75% of the state’s median; we fill the remaining slots by lottery. Parents are responsible for transportation.

Little boy playing in the sand box
We determine preschool tuition on a sliding scale based on your family’s household income using the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood Fee Schedule. Families at or below 75% of the state’s median income qualify for reduced tuition costs. If you believe you may qualify for reduced tuition, please contact East Haddam Elementary School at 860-873-5076.

Full tuition is $6000 and billed in monthly installments of $600 per month (prorated for families who start preschool after the first of the school year). The first tuition payment is due upon enrollment acceptance.