School Readiness Program

The Connecticut School Readiness Program is a state-funded initiative administered by the State Department of Education that develops a network of school readiness programs throughout the state to:
  • Significantly increase the number of spaces in accredited and/or approved programs for young children to provide access to high quality school readiness programs;

  • Significantly increase the number of full-day, full-year spaces to meet family needs; and

  • Share cost for school readiness and child-care programs among the state and its various agencies, the communities and families.
Hartford resident children who are ages 3-5 who are not eligible to enroll in school may enroll in a school readiness program. The Division for Young Children assumes responsibility for overseeing Hartford’s School Readiness Program under the auspices of the Mayor’s Cabinet for Young Children with the Assistant Director appointed as the local liaison to the State Department of Education.


HARTFORD CITY HALL ADDRESS: 550 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 PHONE: (860)757-9311 HOURS: 8AM - 5PM