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Getting children ready for kindergarten means many things. The early years are important learning years. Beginning at birth, young children are exploring their world, forming relationships, and trying new activities. All of these things help children grow and learn.

There is no one place to register for ALL preschool options in New Haven. Click on the links below for more information about School Readiness, Head Start, and Magnet School options.

School Readiness: a state-funded preschool program with a sliding fee scale with locations throughout New Haven.
For more information: see our list of Locations, view our FAQ on School Readiness, or call 203-946-7875.
For openings: visit our School Readiness Openings page.

Head Start: a federally funded preschool program for children from low income families, offering part-day and full-day options. Head Start is free for families who qualify and is located throughout New Haven.
For more information about local Head Start programs: visit New Haven Public Schools or call LULAC 203-777-4000.

New Haven Magnet Schools: another preschool option in New Haven with a separate application process.
For more information: visit New Haven Magnet Schools or call 203-946-7415.