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Branford Public Schools
Pre-K Information

2022-2023 Pre-K Registration Information

  1. Branford Public Schools offers a one-time Pre-Kindergarten experience at all three elementary schools for eligible 4 & 5 year-olds.

  2. Pre-K Age Requirements:

    • A child needs to be four years of age before January 1, 2023.

    • Children turning five between September 1, 2022, and December 31, 2022, may also enroll if they have not previously attended a district Pre-K program.

  3. There are currently 36 available seats at each elementary school:

    1. 18 seats AM session (8:55 AM - 11:25 AM)

    2. 18 seats PM session (12:55 PM - 3:25 PM)

  4. Registrations completed after April 15, 2022 will be enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on the availability of open slots. Any student not able to enroll will be placed on the waitlist, and families will be notified should a slot become available. In the event there is more than one school with a waitlist, students from Title I schools will be given preference.

  5. Parents/guardians will state a preference at registration, which is not a guarantee. When creating morning and afternoon classes, the district weights many factors, including but not limited to parent/guardian preference, to assure the best environment for all students.

  6. The state of CT requires all students entering Pre-K to have a completed and updated physical and immunization record within one year of the start of the first day of school. For incoming Pre-K students, please complete and submit all three pages of the Early Childhood Health Assessment Record.

  7. Transportation is provided to/from school. In the rare instance when a child care provider is in the same district zone, transportation will be provided. Such situations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

  8. Once Pre-K students are assigned to a classroom, principals and/or teachers will communicate with individual families about plans for orientation.

  9. Specific questions regarding your child should be directed to the principal at your child's elementary school.

* If your living situation classifies you as homeless, you can still enroll your student in school. Please contact our registration office at (203) 315-6723 so we can assist you.