District Preschool Registration Information for the 2020-2021 School Year
Posted on 02/28/2020

The Plainville Community Schools Preschool Program will begin accepting registrations on Monday, March 16, 2020.  To be eligible for the program, children must reside in Plainville and will be age four (4) by December 31, 2020.  Children who will be age five (5) on or before December 31, 2020 are not eligible for the program, but are encouraged to enroll in our kindergarten program. 

For the 2020-2021 school year, five (5) preschool classes will be located at Frank T. Wheeler Elementary School and two ( 2)  classes will be located at Louis Toffolon School. This decision was made to meet increased enrollment requirements for Wheeler School due to the recent renovate-like-new building project.  All students whose neighborhood school is Linden Street School will attend Wheeler School for preschool. For students whose neighborhood school is Toffolon, the district will make decisions about which students will be assigned to a classroom at Wheeler School based on individual student circumstances, such as proximity to Toffolon School, children with siblings already attending Toffolon, and class make-up. All students not attending their typical neighborhood school will be provided bus transportation by the school district to Wheeler School.

All preschool classes will follow the school district calendar and school hours for elementary school, which is 8:50 am to 3:30 pm.  Tuition for the program will be $2500 per child for the year with the option of quarterly ($625/quarter) or monthly ($250/month) payment plans.  Reduced fees may apply for families based on the State of Connecticut Office of Early Childhood fee schedule. For students attending their typical neighborhood school, transportation will be provided based on district transportation guidelines for our elementary schools.  Students who live outside of the designated busing zone for their school or attend a home daycare outside of the designated busing zone will not be provided with transportation. 

This year preschool registrations will NOT be accepted at the individual elementary schools. Instead, the district will have centralized registration at the Plainville Adult and Continuing Education Office at Plainville High School, 47 Robert Holcomb Way (office is located the end of the building closest to East Street) on Monday, 3/16/20, Wednesday, 3/18/20, and Monday, 3/23/20 from 4:00PM to 6:00PM.  Starting on Tuesday, 3/24/20, registrations will also be accepted from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM at the same location.   

If the program reaches capacity, your child will be placed on our waiting list in the order in which the registration process is completed.  At the time of registration, parents will be asked to provide a $100 deposit, an original birth certificate, two (2) proofs of residency (i.e. utility bill, rent receipt, mortgage documents, town tax bill), and the completed registration forms.

Registration packets with all required forms and policies can be found on the school district website homepage at www.plainvilleschools.org under the Student Registration icon below the web page photo banner.  Parents who have already contacted their neighborhood school or the Special Services Office to be placed on our preschool mailing list AND whose child will be four (4) years of age before 12/31/20 will receive their packet in the mail shortly.  Parents who have inquired and have children that will be age five (5) on December 31, 2020 will NOT be mailed a packet as they are not eligible for the program.  

Our preschool program is fully accredited and staffed by highly qualified educators, giving students who participate in the program a wonderful, educational and highly enjoyable start to their years as a Plainville student. We look forward to welcoming our new students to Plainville Community Schools. 

 Parents may contact their neighborhood school for more information or to request that a registration packet be mailed to them:  Linden Street School at 860-793-3270; Toffolon School at 860-793-3280 or Wheeler School at 860-793-3290.  For other general questions related to preschool programming, please call the Special Services Office at 860-793-3214.