Pre-School

Little Bears University

Little Bears University

Thomaston Public Schools
Black Rock School
57 Branch Road, Thomaston, CT 06787
(860) 283-3040

Our NAEYC Accredited Preschool Programs are strongly committed to providing an enriching environment where all children, ages 3 and 4 (below kindergarten age), will experience success and achieve their highest potential. Our preschools are an inclusive early childhood education program that provide developmentally appropriate programming for students identified for special education and their typical peers. 

The Little Bears University has two preschool programs for Thomaston residents.  Our Integrated Preschool offers a morning session and an afternoon session.  Our Smart Start Program offers a full day program.  The Smart Start and Integrated Preschool Programs both receive state funding.  These programs are intended for 3 and 4-year-olds who are not yet eligible for kindergarten.  Children who will turn 5 on or before January 1st of any school year are be eligible for kindergarten and would not be able to enroll in our preschool programs

The Preschool Programs follow the Thomaston Public Schools’ calendar.
Both preschool programs are designed to foster:
Curriculum
TYPICAL SCHEDULE FOR HALF DAY PROGRAM
TYPICAL SCHEDULE FOR FULL DAY PROGRAM

If interested in joining the lottery for either program, please fill out the application form on The Black Rock School website. The lottery will take place at the Board of Education meeting on March 9, 2020.  If selected you will be notified by March 13, 2020.  The registration for the 2020-2021 school year will follow shortly thereafter.  You will be contacted to setup an appointment to register upon the office of Pupil Services receiving your signed acceptance letter.

Start and Stop Times
School  Regular Day Early Dismissal Delayed Opening
 Black Rock School
(Preschool Half Day Program)
 Morning Session:
Start  8:15 a.m.
Dismissal  11:00 a.m

Afternoon Session:
Start  12:15 p.m.
Dismissal  3:10 p.m.
Morning Session:
Start   8:15 a.m.
Dismissal  11:00 a.m

Afternoon Session:
NO CLASS
 
Morning Session:

NO CLASS 

Afternoon Session:
Start  12:15 p.m.
Dismissal  3:10 p.m.
 Black Rock School
(Preschool Full Day Program) 
 Start  8:15 a.m.
Dismissal  3:10 p.m.
  Start  8:15 a.m.
Dismissal  12:40 p.m.
2 Hour Delay
Start: 10:15 a.m.
Dismissal:  3:10 p.m.
3 Hour Delay
Start: 11:15 a.m.
Dismissal:  3:10 p.m. 
Black Rock School
(Kindergarten - Grade 3)
 Start  8:15 a.m.
Dismissal  3:10 p.m.
 Start  8:15 a.m.
Dismissal  12:40 p.m.
2 Hour Delay
Start: 10:15 a.m.
Dismissal:  3:10 p.m.
3 Hour Delay
Start: 11:15 a.m.
Dismissal:  3:10 p.m. 
 Thomaston Center School
(Grades 4 - 6)
Start  8:05 a.m.
Dismissal   3:00 p.m.
 Start  8:05 a.m.
Dismissal  12:30 p.m.
 2 Hour Delay
Start: 10:05 a.m.
Dismissal:  3:00 p.m.
3 Hour Delay
Start: 11:05 a.m.
Dismissal:  3:00 p.m. 
 Thomaston High School
(Grades 7 - 12)
 Start 7:25 a.m.
Dismissal  2:20 p.m.
Start  7:25 a.m.
Dismissal 11:59 a.m.
2 Hour Delay 
Start  9:25 a.m.
Dismissal  2:20 p.m.
3 Hour Delay
Start  10:25 a.m.
Dismissal  2:20 p.m.
Thomaston Integrated Preschool Program

Little Bears' University at Black Rock School is a NAEYC accredited program serving children ages 3-5 years old.  The language-based program provides children developmentally appropriate experiences to develop readiness skills in an active manner driven by individual strengths and interests.   


 

Thomaston Public Schools is committed to providing an educational environment where each student can shine. 

 
Black Rock School
A Nurturing Community
Where Children Are Primary!
Address
57 Branch Road
Thomaston, CT 06787
Contact Numbers
Phone: 860-283-3040
Fax: 860-283-3043
Principal
Jonathan M. Kozlak
jkozlak@thomastonschools.org