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School Readiness Program

Ages : 3 years – 5 years
Available at CLC William Pitt and 93 Lockwood Ave.

Head Start

The School Readiness Program is a state program that is open to all Stamford families with children three to five years of age (until they are eligible for kindergarten). 

Fees are based on a sliding scale with full-day and part-day pre-school options available.

For enrollment information contact:

(203) 967-6960
Inquiry Form (English & Spanish)

Who is eligible?

The School Readiness Program is a state funded program that is open to all Stamford families with children three to five years of age (until they are eligible for kindergarten).

  • Fees are based on a sliding scale
  • Full-day pre-school for Stamford 3 & 4 year old children, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Part-day pre-school for Stamford 3 & 4 year old children, morning session, 8:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. or afternoon session, 12:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Where is the School Readiness Program located?

CLC William Pitt
195 Hillandale Avenue, Stamford

93 Lockwood Avenue, Stamford

What is the School Readiness curriculum?

The School Readiness curriculum is a cycle of intentional teaching. It involves planning experiences to support children’s development.

The curriculum is aligned with the Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards (ELDS). These standards include eight domains which support the development of the whole child; Cognition, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development and Health, Language and Literacy, Creative Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.

Teachers gather information about how the children are progressing in their development and learning. Connecticut Documentation and Observation for Teaching System (CT DOTS) is a framework for this process. Teachers reflect and adjust curriculum as needed for each individual child’s needs.

The School Readiness Program is a collaboration with the Stamford Board of Education and The City of Stamford. The program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Partnership with Stamford Public Schools

Classes are set up in clusters established by Stamford primary-school districts to interact with the cluster’s associated elementary school.

The School Readiness Program utilizes Instructional Coordinators. These master teachers from Stamford Public Schools are on site at CLC to support curriculum, professional development and kindergarten transitions.

This program is offered at the following locations:

CLC William Pitt
195 Hillandale Avenue
Stamford, CT 06902

CLC Lockwood Avenue
93 Lockwood Avenue
Stamford, CT 06902-4201

CLC Maple Avenue
90 Maple Avenue
Stamford, CT 06902

CLC Palmers Hill
64 Palmer’s Hill Road
Stamford, CT 06902

Lathon Wilder
137 Henry Street
Stamford, CT 06902