Wallingford Public Schools provides full day and half day experiences for typically developing children as well as children with special needs. The 4 year old programs at Highland and Moses Y. Beach are NAEYC Accredited.
Cook Hill and Moses Y. Beach provide 3 year old classroom experiences to students who turn three within a given school year. Placement in the program for typically developing students is done through a lottery process. The lottery application is typically available mid- January and closes at the end of February. All students not chosen in the lottery are placed on a waiting list by order of the lottery results. A planning and placement team determines whether or not a student with a disability is eligible for services. Based on this determination the program and placement is planned.
Cook Hill, E.C. Stevens, Highland and Moses Y. Beach provide 4 year old classroom experiences to students who turn four within a given school year. Placement in the program for typically developing students is done through a lottery process. The lottery application is typically available mid- January and closes at the end of February. All students not chosen in the lottery are placed on a waiting list by order of the lottery results.
Family Resource Center
Wallingford Public Schools is proud to offer a weekly playgroup for preschool age (2-5 years old) children. Children will have the opportunity to socialize with peers from the town. Add each week the resource center will have professionals available to support families with questions including an early childhood special education teacher and school psychologist, occupational therapist, physical therapist will be available alternative weeks. The Family Resource Center will meet regularly during the school year at Moses Y. Beach Elementary School (340 North Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492).
To register for the Family Resource Center, please click on the flyer.
Children’s brains grow rapidly in their earliest years, laying the foundation for the rest of their lives — with learning fueled by play and interactions between children and their parents and caregivers.
Sparkler is a mobile app that helps parents to check in on how their child is doing against key milestones — and provides activities to spark their early learning.
It also has plus evidence-based and FUN do-together activities that you can play with your 0-5 year old to spark their growing heart, mind, and body!
With Sparkler you can:
- Know: Just by answering a few questions through the Sparkler app, you can keep track of your child’s development from 2 months to 5 years — the most important time to get your child ready to succeed in school and in life. You can also track your child’s social and emotional development during their first five years by using the Ages and Stages Social Emotional questionnaires (ASQ:SE-2) in the Sparkler app.
- Play and Learn: Access thousands of fun, developmentally appropriate off-screen activities developed by early childhood educators to help you and your child learn through play.
- Connect: Get tips and answers from Connecticut early childhood providers and care coordinators at 211 Child Development (part of the United Way of Connecticut). Sparkler allows you to tap into a network of custom advice and support. And if your answers to the ASQ indicate they you might need support, 211 or your early childhood provider will reach out to help.
For more detailed instructions for creating an account and registering within Sparkler, click below:
Spaces for typical peers in the three year old and four year old programs are provided on a lottery basis. Please complete the application below to enter your child in the lottery.
Click here for the application for 2023-2024 lottery for the three and four year old program. (Application will open on January 17th)