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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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  • three classrooms
  • must be 3 or 4 years old on or before January 1st
  • must live in the Webster Hill neighborhood or prioritized neighborhoods (Whiting Lane, Wolcott, Smith, and Hillcrest) to 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.

Video overview of the PreK program:

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Webster Hill's Pre-Kindergarten Teachers

Elizabeth Cannone

PreKindergarten Teacher

Irene Garneau

Department Supervisor of Early Childhood Education

Randi Leopold

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher