Bristol Early Childhood Center
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Frequently Asked Questions

What ages do you accept in preschool

We accepts children ages 3 and 4 years old.

What are your hours?

3 year old children attend the a.m. session 9:05-11:45 A.M.

4 year old children attend the p.m. session 12:45-3:25 P.M.

Greene Hills School Hours

8:15-11:00 A.M.  and  12:05-2:50 P.M.

** Wednesdays shorten days district wide by 20 minutes

What is the cost?

The School Readiness program is partially funded by a School Readiness grant from the State of Connecticut. Parent fees make up the additional funding and are determined by the State of Connecticut Office of Early Childhood sliding scale fee. A copy of the fee scale is available upon request and will be available during enrollment. Tuition is determined once proof of income is submitted. Hardship is available to families that meet the hardship guidelines.

Preschool Screenings

Preschool screenings are held on as needed basis or minimally once a year, prior to the beginning of the next school year. Bristol Schools’ preschool teachers and speech pathologist will meet with your children to screen skills and determine the best placement for your child. Most screenings are done in a classroom setting with up to 16 children in each screening. Parents will meet with preschool staff during the screening to learn more about our program and for a question and answer session. Screenings are made by appointment only. The School Readiness Office will contact families to schedule screenings.


Preschool Registration 
is located at:

Bristol Early Childhood Center
240 Stafford Ave. 
Bristol, CT 06010

Bristol Public schools K-12 
Central Registration 
is located at:

129 Church Street
Bristol, CT 06010
Please contact Isabel Brady
at 860-584-7033 
for information on kindergarten registration.

Please help prepare your child to be “school ready”! WE need your support! Look below and you will see some suggestions:

  • Read to your child EVERY day- for at least 20 minutes – make it fun and interesting!
  • Visit our local library- they have numerous events for you!
  • Ask your child open ended questions beginning with words such as “who, what, where, when… you want them to reply with more than “yes” or “no “answers!
  • Have your child read Environmental Print: road signs, store names, cereal boxes…
  • Have them pretend to play school; let them take the role as both teacher and student!
  • Encourage play dates- so they can learn to get along with other children and learn to wait and share!
  • Attend your Elementary School’s Parent Night- for new parents of Kindergarten Children!

You will be receiving a transition folder from the Bristol Public Schools which has information to assist you in the transition to Kindergarten. Please use the information in the folder to help you navigate the process of transitioning to Kindergarten. Take the time to start working on specific skills your child will need to help make their Kindergarten year successful.

Quick Link

We are now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year.
Click the link below for an application.

• English Application 

• Spanish Application 

  • Send applications to:

Bristol Early Childhood Center
School Readiness Office
240 Stafford Ave
Bristol, CT 06010

School Readiness Parent Handbook (Click below)

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Student Drawing

The US Department of Education, Office of Early Learning has posted a new Public Service Announcement to Encourage Families to READ with their Children.

Please watch and share widely!