School Readiness Information
Griswold Public Schools is a recipient of the State of Connecticut School Readiness Grant. The grant allows for 26 students to attend a Friday session from 9:00-11:30 a.m. in addition to their 4-day program session.
Griswold also hosts the School Readiness Council that is comprised of the Superintendent, a BOE member, local early-childhood educators, representatives from Birth-to-3 and Slater Library, the School Readiness Liaison, and parents/family members. The Council meets throughout the year to plan and oversee readiness-related activities for early learners in our district. In addition, the council coordinates Kindergarten transition activities and assists with getting registration information distributed throughout the community. For more information or to participate on the council, please visit the School Readiness webpage or contact Jaselyn Caviness, Griswold School Readiness Liason, at 860-376-7616 or email JCaviness@griswoldpublicschools.org.
Do you have a concern about your child's development?
Children develop skills at their own rate. IF you have concerns with your child's speech/language, motor, cognitive/attention, or social development, the early education team will provide a screening of these areas. Children must be at least 3 years old on or before the screening date.
Request a Developmental Screening appointment by filling out the Google Form below. You will be contacted for our next screening event.
Sign-up for Developmental Screening
Call 860.376.7610 x1135 if you have any questions.
Sign up for the Sparkler App to learn more about child development, track your child's progress by age, find educational material, and access fun activities. Learn more in the video below or in the PDFs below:
Sparkler is a free, evidence-based mobile application that is available in English and Spanish for all Connecticut families of children ages 0-5 years old. Sparkler has tools to monitor your child’s social emotional, cognitive, communication, and physical development. It includes the Ages and Stages Questionnaire as well as suggestions for play-based learning activities to help support your child’s ongoing development.
You can download the Sparkler App from the Apple Store to your iPhone or iPad or the Google Play Store if you have an Android phone or tablet.
- Current Griswold Elementary Pre-K families: GriswoldPS
- Community members: Griswold
If you have questions or concerns about your child’s development and do not wish to access the Sparkler App, you can call the 211 Child Development line at 1-800-505-7000 or contact Griswold Elementary School at 1-860-376-7610. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about your child’s development and look forward to being a collaborative partner in your child’s educational journey!
Sparkler information for families - English
Sparkler information for families - Spanish
Learn more about the Sparkler App from Griswold's Student Services & Family Engagement Coordinator, Katy Sawaryn, in the video below: