Integrated Preschool Program
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The Griswold Preschool is an accredited program through the National Association for the Education of Young Children. NAEYC is the nation's largest organization of early childhood professionals. Accredited programs have demonstrated a commitment to providing a high quality program for young children and their families. The Integrated Preschool Program is designed to provide quality preschool programming, as well as special education services, to our three and four-year-old children in Griswold who are eligible. The programs are designed as integrated special education programs. The program strives to meet the individual needs of each child participating. The Integrated preschool program employs a team approach to education. The Early Childhood Team meets weekly to coordinate the services and plan for the needs of the children in the program
I. To promote growth in the following skill areas: fine and gross motor, cognitive, social-emotional, self-help, and communication.
II. To meet children's needs at their developmental level within chronological age-appropriate activities.
III. To foster relationships which promote friendships and understanding of human differences.
IV. To provide opportunities for children to learn through active exploration and child directed choices.
V. To facilitate specific skill development through play.
VI. To provide resources for families as needed and maintain open communication between home and school.
The Integrated Preschool Program is a language based program which uses an interest center approach, designed to foster initiative and independence as well as socialization, language, readiness skills, and motor development. The preschool curriculum is based on the state curriculum standards as outlined in Connecticut Early Learning and Developmental Standards for Preschool Education.
Enrollment & Admission
In order to attend the Griswold Integrated Preschool Program children must be residents of the town of Griswold. The Enrollment and Admissions policy requires children to be screened during the annual Preschool Screening day held each year in the spring and all application paperwork to be completed at that time. Program design and planning for the next school year is dependent on this process and therefore, four year old children who attend this screening are assured a placement for the start of the upcoming school year. Children and families that miss the screening day may be offered entrance into the program later in the school year at specific times; however, it is highly encouraged that all children in the community attend the spring screening. Three year old children are offered placements based upon enrollment numbers and availability. It is important that your child be toilet trained prior to entering preschool. Every effort is made to create balanced classrooms and therefore, it will not be possible to make changes in your child's placement.