There are many preschool programs right here in our community. For a list of local center based childcare and home day care programs, please follow the link below.
Beginner Bobcats Preschool Program
Bacon Academy's Beginner Bobcat Preschool will be running again in 2019-20. Registration begins September 1, 2019 to Colchester resident children ages 3-5. Please email with any questions and to stay informed.
School Readiness Assistance
The School Readiness Program provides a limited number of preschool spaces at a free or subsidized rate. Parent fees are based upon a sliding scale. If you need assistance to make preschool affordable, click below for more information and an application.
The Colchester Early Childhood Program (CECP) 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. For more information, click below.
Early Head Start
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.