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The Regional School District 13 Preschool Program housed at Brewster Elementary School (for children ages 3 through 5) integrates children with special needs with typically developing peers within a developmentally appropriate play-based setting.  The preschool program follows guidelines and procedures in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act which states, “A preschool child requiring special education and related services is entitled to a free and appropriate public education on and after his/her third birthday.”  Developmental screenings are conducted by a team of early childhood professionals through structured observation, throughout the school year. Parents interested in having their child participate in a developmental screening should call the Student Services and Special Education Office at (860) 349-7208.
Peer Model Lottery
In order to be considered as a peer model, a Preschool Lottery application must be completed and the child must attend a Lottery Screening session.
Application Deadline for the 2024-2025 School Year is February 23, 2024.  Applications may be mailed or delivered to:
            Regional School District 13/Preschool Program
            Office of Student Services and Special Education
            135A Pickett Lane, PO Box 190
            Durham, CT 06422
Parents/Guardians will be contacted after the application is received to schedule a Lottery Screening appointment for March 1 or 8, 2024.
Requirements for Preschool Peer Models:
  • Durham, Middlefield, or Rockfall resident.
  • Complete and submit a lottery application no later than February 23, 2024.
  • Attend a Lottery Screening session on March 1 or 8, 2024.
  • Children must be at least three years old at the start of the program.
  • Children who will be age-eligible for Kindergarten are not eligible for the Preschool Program.
If chosen as a Peer Model:
  • Provide a recent physical and current immunizations thru completion of the Early Childhood Health Assessment Record (ED191).
  • Complete and return the entire Preschool Registration Packet.  Please note part of the registration packet is providing proof of residency and the child’s birth certificate.
  • Parents/Guardians must provide transportation.
  • Parents/Guardians must adhere to the Preschool Program tuition schedule.