PreSchool - Porter Pals

 The Preschool Lottery is closed for the 2021 - 2022 school year. 
If you would like your child to be placed on the waiting list, please call Deborah Dupuis at (860) 228-0585.

The Lottery was held on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.  

 The Student Services Department is committed to providing a continuum of specialized instruction, related services, and accommodations for students with disabilities that affords them the opportunity to meet the demands of the general education curriculum. Through the collaboration of special and general education teachers and related services staff, we provide individually designed instruction that addresses both academic and social emotional learning. We believe the most successful student outcomes will be the result of collaborative work between the student, parents and staff.

The Early Childhood Team of Horace W. Porter School is pleased to announce that we will conduct Preschool Screenings for Columbia 3 year olds (turning 3 by December 31, 2021) and any 4 year olds not previously screened (and not turning 5 by December 31, 2021).  Please call Deborah Dupuis at (860) 228-0585 if you would like your child to be screened.                      

All public school systems in Connecticut are responsible for the identification of children who may be eligible to receive special education services.  The early childhood team in Columbia offers preschool developmental screenings for current resident children.  The purpose of this screening is to collect information about each preschooler’s early development in the areas of cognition, communication, motor functioning, and social interaction.  This will help us to determine whether your child needs any special services in order to prepare for school success. 

 If you have concerns about a child that has not yet turned 3, please contact Birth-to-Three program at (800) 505-7000.