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The program will follow the Rocky Hill Public School calendar for 2021-22. It will start at the beginning of the school year on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 and run Monday - Thursday. This program will run for 36 weeks, and will be held at West Hill School and Stevens School. The morning sessions run from 8:45 to 11:30 a.m. and the afternoon sessions run from 12:45 - 3:30 p.m. This program is for 3 and 4 year old children (must be 3 years of age by 12/31/21). Children must be toilet trained.
CLASS DESCRIPTION & LOTTERY POLICY
The Bright Beginnings Preschool Program, through the Rocky Hill Public School System, is accepting applications for typical peer role models for the 2021-2022 school year. Bright Beginnings is a language-based program comprised of typically developing three-and-four-year-old peer role models, as well as children with special education needs. Peer models will be selected through an initial random lottery system, followed by an observational screening. If your child has been selected via the lottery, you will be contacted by the end of the first week of February, and offered an opportunity to come in for a screening. Upon the completion of the screening, children who demonstrate age-appropriate skills in the areas of personal-social, communication, cognitive and motor will be included in the second phase of the lottery. Peer models must be toilet trained prior to the start of the 2021-2022 school year and should also demonstrate developmentally appropriate skills in the areas of communication, fine and gross motor, personal-social, and cognition.
In order for your child to be considered for the lottery, the application must be submitted by January 29, 2021 and they must be able to attend the screening on February 19, 2021 (Snow Date: February 26, 2021). A fillable application form is available at the Park & Recreation website www.rockyhillct.gov/parkrec, or you can contact the Parks & Recreation Department at (860) 258-2772 and an application form can be mailed or emailed. All applicants that have not been chosen will receive a letter in the mail by the end of February and be placed on our waiting list.
The wait list applies to the current year only - a new application must be submitted each year.
Please note that additional paperwork, which will include a health assessment form which needs to be filled out by your doctor, must be obtained from the Board of Education if your child is accepted into the program. All forms will be held confidential.
The total fee for the program is $3,100.00. Upon acceptance into the program, a one-time, non-refundable fee of $100.00 is due by March 31 to secure your spot. This fee is broken down into three payments of $1,000.00 and is due 1st of August, December and March, 2022. Tuition is payable within 10 days of the payment due date or a penalty of $50.00 will be charged. There will no exceptions!