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There are many preschool programs right here in our community. For a list of local center based and home day care programs, please click on

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Care 4 Kids helps low to moderate income families in Connecticut pay for child care costs. This program is sponsored by the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood.

The Colchester Early Childhood Program (CECP) at the Colchester Elementary School helps preschoolers grow in many areas including language, social interaction, pre-literacy and numeracy, fine and gross motor, and cognitive skills.  Children participate in the program both as role models and as students identified with special education needs. To enter the lottery for placement as a role model, applications are accepted between September 1st and January 31st each year for the following school year enrollment. 

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Lower or No Cost Preschool Options

The School Readiness Program provides a limited number of preschool spaces at a subsidized rate. Parent fees are based upon

a sliding scale. If you need assistance to make preschool affordable, click header for more information and an application.

Bacon Academy Preschool is back for the 21- 22 school year! The Beginner Bobcat Preschool is a non-profit preschool ran in
conjunction with advanced Bacon Academy child development students. Registration is running until July 30th, 2021 and space is limited. This is open to Colchester residents with children ages 3-5.

Link to register:

Email with any questions.

See flyer for more details.

Head Start is a federally funded program for parents and preschool children 3-5 years old.  This income eligible program provides a free preschool program from 9:00 to 1:30 pm right in CES.

Early Head Start services are geared for prenatal moms and children up to age 3. Services occur weekly in the home and in a classroom group. 

Contact TVCCA Head Start at 860.425.6581 or 860.425.6515.

Watch this video to learn more!

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