Welcome to New Haven Early Childhood Council website.


SIGN YOUR CHILD UP FOR SUCCESS! There are still openings in some New Haven PreK Programs. If your 3- or 4- year old is not already enrolled in a program or is on the NHPS Magnet PreK waitlist, there are free and low-cost PreK programs available throughout New Haven. For more information call 475-220-1470 or review a list of openings here.

Announcements and Updates

The New Haven Early Childhood Council is seeking to fund quality enhancement projects and local preschool programs. For details and submission requirements, review the full announcement here.

Review our Guide to Early Care and Education

Download a list PreK Openings as of September 2019

2019-2020 –¬†Download the School Readiness Mobile APP

For information on preschool and headstart openings Call the School readiness office at 203.946.7875

The New Haven Early Childhood Council brings together community members who share a desire to improve the lives of young children and their families in New Haven.

General Information

The first years of life are a time of rapid development and tremendous importance: a child earliest experiences can significantly alter the quality of his or her adult life. Because a child early experiences are shaped by the world we as parents, caregivers, teachers, service providers, and community members create for them, it is critical that we build a healthy, nurturing environment full of creativity and variety. If we create this environment in our community, we will put our children firmly on a path to lifelong success.

The best investment we can make as a community is in our children. We hope you will join us as we seek ways to make New Haven a truly wonderful place for young children and their families.

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