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Early Childhood

CPAT (Canton Parents As Teachers)



Preschool is an important time to learn vital academic readiness skills from the letter and number recognition to rote and one-to-one correspondence counting. But this is also an important time to develop self help skills, social skills and interactive play with peers. We will be accomplishing all this through circle time, free play time, center work, and group activities. 

Meet our preschool educators and learn more about preschool in Canton!

Preschool application form

Preschool Application Timeline

● The Preschool Lottery will close on February 14, 2024

● Lottery notification will take place on February 15, 2024 via our Preschool Teachers

● Students chosen in the lottery attend Preschool Screening on Monday, April 29, 2024 at Cherry Brook Primary School at 9:00 AM


The Canton Public School District is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Office of Early Childhood to introduce the Sparkler app that will help all Connecticut children get off to a strong start.

Sparkler is a free mobile app in English and Spanish for families with children (0-5). Sparkler can be a great source to find parent/child activities that you can complete with your child, these activities will encourage your child's development. In addition, you will find many resources providing information and tips on common parenting topics. Sparkler also offers routine child developmental screenings parents can choose to complete, the results will be scored and shared with you.