Pre-School Program


The Wethersfield Developmental Early Intervention Program offers a positive and stimulating environment, which fosters children's creative and intellectual abilities appropriate for their own developmental stages. The goal is to create a nurturing first time school experience which builds self-esteem and independence for future learning. Classrooms are set up with a hands-on approach that supports the childrens' curiosity of the world around them. Through differentiated instruction as well as self-directed activities, children are encouraged to engage in a variety of experiences that help them ask questions, make choices, and solve problems. The objectives of the program strive to advance children's growth in the areas of personal-social, communicative, cognitive, self-help, and motor skills.

Wethersfield Public Schools is seeking Peer Playmates to participate in the Wethersfield Preschool Program for the 2024-2025 school year. Our preschool is an integrated preschool program that includes children ages 3-5 years old with and without special needs.

Wethersfield Public Schools Integrated Preschool Program

Who Can Join: Children who are 3 years old by October 1, 2024 who reside in Wethersfield

Where: Samuel B. Webb Elementary School

When: Monday to Thursday, 9:05-11:35 AM 12:35-3:05 PM

Cost: $1,200 per year for a 4- day program

Lottery System:

Our Peer Playmates are selected through a lottery system. Children will be invited to a screening to select potential peer playmates. Children who participate in the screening will be placed into a lottery to fill the number of open opportunities. For those children not selected through the lottery, opportunities to participate in Wethersfield's TLC Parks & Rec. Preschool will be available.

• Application Deadline: March 8, 2024 

• Screening Date: March 15, 2024 

• Peer Playmates selected through a lottery

• Not selected? Try Wethersfield's TLC Parks and Rec Preschool

To Apply: Contact Mrs. Rosanne Zdrok at (860) 571-8141 or

Please do not register your student unless you have been notified that your child has been accepted into the program.

Meet our Team!

Preschool Screenings




Wethersfield Public Schools offers developmental screenings for all children ages 3-5 years old who reside in Wethersfield. The screening provides an opportunity for our preschool team to observe your child in a small setting and to listen to your families’ concerns about their children’s development.

What and Why:

● To promote healthy child development

● To observe children transitioning to preschool from Birth to Three Services

● To identify children who may need further support

● To connect families to resources in the community

Who’s Invited: Any child ages 3-5 years old who reside in Wethersfield

Where: The Wethersfield Early Intervention Preschool Program - Samuel B.Webb Elementary School


● 9:30am-10:15am

● 2nd Friday of October, December, February and April

● or Upon Request

Cost: IT’S FREE!

To Register: Contact Ms. Nadine Charette at (860) 571- 8137 or email

Learn more about what Wethersfield services are available to your family!

● Wethersfield Early Childhood Collaborative Staff, newsletter & website

● The TLC program and Other Preschools in town

● The Peer Playmate Program at Samuel B. Webb

● Childhood Development

● Sparkler App

● Wethersfield Social Services . . . And so much more!

Peer Playmate/Lottery Process

Lottery Process

Families of children who do not require special education services that would like their child to attend the Wethersfield Public School Preschool program as a peer playmate must enter a lottery. This lottery is held in the spring prior to the upcoming school year.  Typically, 18 peer playmates will be selected to participate in the prek 3 program. Once a child is accepted into the program, he/she do not have to reenter the lottery for the following school year for the prek 4 program. A Pre K 4 lottery will only be held if openings are available for the upcoming school year. The Pre K lottery ends on March 8th. 

Please do not register your student unless you have been notified that your child has been accepted into the program.


There is an annual tuition of $1200 for children who attend the Wethersfield Preschool Program as a peer playmate. The tuition is broken down into two equal payments of $600. The first payment is due at the time of registration. Students accepted into the program must be registered by May 1st of the acceptance year. The 2nd payment is due August 1st.

Peer Playmates Program Document 

Sparkler and WPS

Sparkler sparks healthy early development for children (0-5) and families in Connecticut. Check in on your child’s development and get a library of 1000+ play activities just right for your child’s age. Get regular coaching and advice. Sparkler is in English and Spanish, for iOS or Android.  If you're interested in using this tool with your child, we are including some resources to help you register!

Registration Instructional Document

Registration Instructional Video