The Ledyard Public Schools STARS School Readiness Preschool program is a state funded initiatives to provide children of the community with early educational experiences promoting school readiness.  The program utilizes both the Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards (ELDS) and the Connecticut Preschool Assessment Framework to align curriculum, monitor progress and assess whether curriculum goals and teaching strategies are appropriately educating all students. Therefore, the program is both well balanced and developmentally appropriate.


The Preschool programs at Gallup Hill School and Gales Ferry School are licensed-exempt.  The program is in voluntary compliance with the state’s child care licensing requirements.  A copy of these requirements can be found at www.ct.gov/dph or are available upon request.  The program is accredited by the national Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).  Each NAEYC accredited program must meet 10 Standards of quality.  For more information about the Standards and NAEYC Accreditation, visit http://families.naeyc.org


STARS Handbook