School Readiness Preschool Program

An Initiative of the Office of the Mayor

The Stamford School Readiness Preschool Program was established to provide three and four year olds at all economic levels with full-day, school day, or part-day early care and education programs.

Preschool develops children’s social, emotional, and cognitive skills. Children who have had a high-quality preschool experience in a private or public program tend to outscore their kindergarten classmates who have had little or no such experience. These gains are often maintained throughout their academic careers.

The School Readiness Preschool Program provides a range of comprehensive services for families, including:

  • Health services, including vision, hearing and dental screenings, and a fully staffed nursing program
  • Special needs services
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks as part of a complete nutrition education program
  • Parent involvement activities and learning sessions
  • Comprehensive family service referrals
  • Sliding fee scale

For detailed information about Stamford's School Readiness Preschool Program, click here.