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General Information

Welcome to Pre-Kindergarten at Marlborough Elementary School

The Marlborough Pre-K Program is an integrated half day program servicing

children between the ages of 3-5 years (must be, or turn 3 by September 1).

Phone #: 860-295-6220

Staff Contacts
Dan White, Principal
Marcy Spellman, Special Services Administrative Assistant, 860-295-6236
Stacey Bednarz, Pre-K Teacher
Kathleen Filosa, Pre-K Teacher


Days (Pre-K3): Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (No Pre-K3 on Wednesday) 
Days (Pre-K4): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 
Hours: 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM and 12:00 PM - 2:45PM
Calendar: Follows school calendar (end of August to mid June)
Ratio of Students to Adults: Can be up to of 15 students to 1 Teacher and 1-2 paraprofessionals; in addition, Speech/Language, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and behavioral support as determined through the Planning and Placement Team process.
Teacher Qualifications: Certified Special Education (MA)
Philosophy: Based on the Guiding Principles of the Connecticut Preschool Curriculum Framework.
Discipline Policy: Based on the philosophy that children can be competent problem solvers, given positive proactive support and direct teaching of skills.
Types of Activities for children: Wide range of teacher and child directed activities in which program and individual objectives are integrated into typical preschool routines and experiences.
Lottery: A relatively equal number of children without identified special needs are matched by age and gender to the enrolled children with special needs. Individuals are chosen from a pool of applicants. Students chosen as models at age 3 will most likely have a slot the next year, however it cannot be guaranteed. Also, children who will be kindergarten eligible will not have the option of spending an additional year in the MES Pre-K Program.
Potty training:

Required for peer model students

Parent Participation:

Highly encouraged and expected at a variety of levels (not necessarily in the classroom) Volunteers in the classroom, building and at home.

Cost of Program: No cost
Registration Procedure: Participate in preschool screening held at Marlborough Elementary. Dates posted in River East. Contact Marcy Spellman,, at 860-295-6236.