PreSchool - Porter Pals


Pre-school Lottery Registration 2020-2021 School Year 

Horace W. Porter School is now accepting Preschool Lottery applications for the 2020 - 2021 school year.  Your child must be 3 or 4 years old by December 31, 2020.  If your child turns 5 years old before December 31, 2020 they will not be eligible for the preschool program.  However, you may register them for Kindergarten.

Please click on the following link for your online application.
Preschool Lottery Application

Lottery application process closes on Friday, March 27.  The lottery will be held on April 2, 2020. 

 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, 2020) and any 4 year olds not previously screened (and not turning 5 by December 31, 2020)

                          SCREENING DATESTuesday, March 31, 2020

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.

 If you have any questions regarding the preschool program or registering for a screening, please feel free to contact Deborah Dupuis, Administrative Assistant to the Director of Student Services, at (860) 228-0585.