School Readiness Program


The School Readiness Grant Program provides a developmentally appropriate preschool program for children ages 3-5. Through a program that provides open-ended materials and hands-on activities, children develop socially, intellectually, physically and emotionally. School Readiness adheres to the philosophy that children learn through play. Teachers foster each child’s sense of him/herself as an individual and promote their self-esteem. 

Health and nutrition activities are also an integral part of our curriculum. School Readiness builds a foundation of knowledge for future education.

Mission Statement

The Valley Early Childhood Regional Council (VECRC) is comprised of early childhood program staff and organizations that serve Valley pre-K children in Ansonia, Derby, Seymour and Shelton. The Council's mission is to support the Valley Community as a leader in early childhood development and family engagement in an effort to ensure all Valley children are prepared socially and developmentally to thrive in school.

For more information about VECRC, go to their website or Facebook page. Here are agendas and minutes from the 2019-20 meetings:

September 2019 meeting

Here is the information from the 2018-19 year:

September 2018 meeting

December 2018 meeting

March 2019 meeting

March 2019 minutes

June 2019 agenda


Listing files in 'School Readiness Program'

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Contact Information

Julia Day Nursery                        76 Central Street
Ansonia, CT 06401
6:45 A.M.-5:30 P.M.
Executive Director: Sharon Kelley

TEAM Early Education
4 Fourth Street
Ansonia, CT 06401
7:30 A.M.-5:30 P.M.
Director, Jamie Peterson

Ansonia Public Schools Pre-K    115 Howard Avenue
Ansonia, CT 06401
7:30 A.M.- 5:30 P.M.,
9:00 A.M.- 1:00 P.M.,
8:45 A.M.- 11:15 A.M.,
Noon - 2:30 P.M.
Site Manager: Tracy Platt

Valley YMCA Child Care   32 Howard Avenue

Ansonia, CT  06401               7:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.           Director:  Barbara Eckner