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Early Childhood Friends Together PreSchool

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The Region 15 Early Childhood Special Education program is a comprehensive public pre-school program located at Long Meadow Elementary School. Children ages 3-5 attend mixed age class sessions, based on the individual needs of the student. 

Our integrated program is designed to meet the needs of students who are typically developing and students who have special education needs. The curriculum is designed as an interdisciplinary, language/literature/ motor/play-based program, based on Connecticut Framework. Students receive instruction in kindergarten readiness skills and address individual needs through speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, social skills education, behavioral consultation, psychological and counseling services.

Region 15 Schools offers a Peer Model Program as part of the Early Childhood Special Education Program, known as "Friends Together."

Applications to be role models in the Friends Together program are accepted in the Spring prior to the start of the school year. Children must be three years of age by June 1st and reside in either Middlebury or Southbury.  

Children will be selected based on strong language skills and appropriate social/peer interactions. Program specifics including tuition and schedules will be shared at the time of the screening.

The "Friends Together" program follows the Region 15 school calendar. Morning sessions are 9:00 - 11:30 am and afternoon sessions are 1:00 - 3:30 pm. 

Contact

Office of Student Services
Pam Curley, (203) 758-8259, ext. 2

Pre School Screening Information
Karen Weir, (203) 758-1144

Friends Together PreSchool Program
(203) 758-1144

PreSchool Handbook

Sparkler logo

Sparkler is an evidence-based, mobile family engagement platform available in English and Spanish which is working with the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood and 211 Child Development to help all Connecticut families of 0 to 5 year olds.

Sparkler offers:

  • Tracking tools designed to monitor children’s social-emotional, cognitive, communication, and physical development, including the Ages & Stages Questionnaires®.
  • Content that helps parents/caregivers support their children’s learning and development. Sparkler has a library of 1500+ play-based learning activities developed by early childhood educators and is adding more all the time.
  • Messaging tools to give parents/caregivers advice and support.

Please visit Connecticut's Play Sparkler page to learn more.