The Smart Start Preschool at Memorial Elementary School is a preschool program partially funded through the CT Smart Start initiative and designed to meet the needs of preschool-age children at risk due to economic or cultural disadvantages. Children with family income meeting guidelines below 75% of state median income (http://www.ctcare4kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/2017-2018-SMI.pdf) will be given priority placement. Other applicants, regardless of economic factors, will then be selected.
Students in our program participate in Music, Art, Physical Education and Library Media activities. We provide an opportunity for family involvement through family nights, events and conferences.
Instruction is driven by the Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards (CTELDS) and guidelines from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Daily sessions are Monday through Friday 8:50 am to 2:50 pm, following the regular East Hampton Public School calendar.
Parents are responsible for transporting their child to and from the Smart Start Preschool.