does the Hampton and Scotland School Readiness Council do?
The committee meets monthly to discuss issues pertinent to young children and
their families in Hampton and Scotland. The committee draws on the experience
and voices of all its members as well as the entire community to:
. Ensure that all school readiness
grant requirements are being met,
. Monitor fiscal spending of grant
and tuition funds,
· Identify the needs of
children and their families in our community,
· Assess the resources already
· Develop a plan to increase
the awareness of the needs of children and families and how to meet these needs.
The entire community is invited and encouraged to become a member of the
council. Members include:
· Preschool parents
· Community members
· Town leaders or their
· School administrators
· Healthcare professionals
· Early childhood teachers
· Home childcare providers
· Town librarians or their
. Local higher education professor
· Board of Education
Current members include:
Dr. Paul Blackstone, Allan Cahill, Carrie Deason, Maryellen Donnelly, Mary
Geragotelis, Dr. Paul Graseck, Ann Gruenberg, Elise Guari, Dr. Suzanne LaFleur,
Dr. Gale Lockland, Theresa Lambert, Michelle Murray, Leahbeth Scandura, Dr.
Scott Sears, Chrissy Stone and Geri White.
Although the Hampton and Scotland School Readiness Council is comprised of many
different members in our community, more voices are welcome. If you are
concerned about the future of children in Hampton and would like to participate
in monthly meetings please contact us.
New members will be appointed in November.
Future SRC meeting dates:
23, 2012, November 27, 2012, January 22, 2013, February 26, 2013, March 26,
2013, April 23, 2013, and May 21, 2013.
For more information, please contact:
Frizzell, School Readiness Coordinator, 860-455-9625, firstname.lastname@example.org
Elise Guari, Principal, 860-455-9409,
The Hampton School Readiness 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. Accreditation assures families that the program has
demonstrated a commitment to providing a high quality program for their young
children. The Hampton School Readiness Preschool Program is designed to
provide quality preschool programming, as well as special education
services, to all three and four-year-old children in Hampton.Children may
be enrolled for five school days per week or five half days per week. The program is designed as an integrated
special education program. The program strives to meet the individual
needs of each child participating. This preschool program employs a team
approach to education. The preschool staff meets daily to coordinate the
services and plan for the needs of the children in the program. Hampton currently receives $107,000 from the
CT State Department of Education for serving families with children ages birth
to five. The Hampton Board of Education
also contributes to the overall cost of the preschool program.
We believe all children have the ability and right to learn
in a safe and supportive environment. We
encourage families to become involved in all aspects of their child’s
education. A partnership of cooperation
and trust allows the staff and families to develop a framework of success for
each child. Our program is an
all-inclusive model educating children all along the developmental
spectrum. Our focus is to facilitate
independence, self-help skills, positive peer interactions and an early love of
Enrollment & Admission
enrollment and admissions process usually begins with children being screened
during the annual Preschool Screening day held each year in April. Application paperwork becomes available at
that time. Four year old children who attend this screening are assured
placement for the start of the upcoming school year. Children and
families that miss the screening day may request entrance at any time if there
is available space; however, it is highly encouraged that all eligible children
in the community attend the spring screening. Three year old children are
offered placements based upon enrollment numbers and availability.
is early childhood important?
As every community knows, our children are our future. Children begin learning
at birth, (and even before birth, as early prenatal care and a healthy prenatal
environment contribute to children's positive development.) For children to be
ready for school, they must have positive, nurturing, and high quality early