School Readiness

Rhonda Knight, MA.Ed, School Readiness Coordinator

Phone: 203-630-4222 


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Meriden School Readiness provides affordable, quality child care slots for 3, 4 and 5 year old children not yet eligible for kindergarten living in Meriden. Programs provide children with a School Readiness experience that can assure they will enter kindergarten ready to learn. 

Fees are based on a sliding scale. The fee is based on gross annual income and family size. To be eligible, your child must be a Meriden resident between the ages of 3 and 5. Full day and part day programs are available.

Click on the links below to learn more about the current child care locations in Meriden. Please call each center to schedule a visit.

Catholic Charities: St. Stanislaus School Readiness - 81 Akron Street -  203-238-0845

Easter Seals Children's Academy- 125 Broad Street - 203-686-1438

First Congregational Preschool - 62 Colony Street - 203-634-8886

YMCA Programs: 

 The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is the accrediting body for child care centers world-wide.

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