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West Hartford Public Schools is excited to offer nationally accredited school-day pre-kindergarten programs for West Hartford residents at Webster Hill Elementary School!


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  • one classroom
  • must be 4 years old on or before January 1st
  • only families in the Webster Hill neighborhood may apply

The West Hartford Public Schools prekindergarten implements the Creative Curriculum for Preschool. This play-based approach is grounded in research and early childhood theory. Teachers plan for and assess young children's development using the companion assessment tool called Teaching Strategies GOLD.

The pre-kindergarten program currently does not accept applications for children that are kindergarten age eligible. Applications are available online and in elementary school offices between January and March the school year prior. Enrollment is based on a lottery system. Tuition is assessed on a sliding scale based on gross yearly income and family size.

Webster Hill PreK Lottery

  • PreKindergarten Application Process Begins: January 7, 2021
  • Flyer in school newsletter: Monthly for January, February, and March
  • Parent Information Meeting at Webster Hill: February 3, 2021 at 6:00 PM Join the Google Meeting
  • Magnet Application due: March 5, 2021 by 4:00pm
  • Magnet Lottery Results sent to parents: March 19, 2021
  • Parent responses to acceptances due: March 26, 2021
  • First look at waiting list: Late June
  • Final look at waiting list: Mid-August

Webster Hill's Pre-Kindergarten Teachers

Kelsey Dahling

Pre-K Teacher

Irene Garneau

Department Supervisor of Early Childhood

Randi Leopold

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher