Children's School Preschool Program

The preschool program functions on a forty-seven week school year. School is open late August until mid-June, and then reopens for an optional eight week summer session.

Programs for children three to six years old range from preschool classrooms with 12 –16 children, to smaller clusters of children, to 1:1 sessions with a teacher or therapist. All the grouping plans for the children are based on a carefully designed inclusion model. This means that children with a range of developmental strengths will be placed in developmentally appropriate, heterogeneous groupings (i.e. gender, age, cultural background, ability, etc.).

This school is approved by the Connecticut State Department of Education as a private special education program and is accredited nationally by NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children).

2014-2015 Preschool Program Information (pdf)

Connecticut College Childrens Program Application (pdf)

Contact Information:



The Children's Program
Holmes Hall
75 Nameaug Ave.
New London, CT 06320

Kathryn O'Connor, Ph.D.

Beatrice DeMitte, M.S.
Associate Director