Suffield Developmental Preschool

preschool building

The Suffield Developmental Preschool provides a theme and skill based curriculum guided by BEST Practices as outlined by the State of Connecticut Preschool Framework.


Our Goals
  • Promote early literacy skills
  • Develop each child as an individual
  • Growth toward self-reliance and healthy independence
  • Develop positive feelings of self-worth and inner strength
  • Learn to interact with others by respecting their rights and feelings
  • Learn to solve problems and resolve conflicts by expressing feelings in an appropriate manner
  • Growth toward physical, emotional, social and intellectual maturity

We provide a caring, supportive and fun filled environment coupled with the use of developmentally appropriate learning activities designed to reach our goals for each student.

Certified Program Staff
  • Special Education Teachers
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Speech/Language Pathologist
  • Physical Therapist

Please call 860-668-3352 for more information.

Peer Model Screening

The Suffield Development Preschool at Spaulding Elementary School is seeking Peer Models. Please call 860-668-3826 to schedule an appointment.

Suffield Developmental Preschool Birthday Screening

Any preschool child between the ages of 3 and 5 is eligible to participate.

What is the Purpose?
To identify children who present with concerns in any of the following areas of development:

  • Peer and Social Interactions
  • Speech and Language
  • Fine Motor
  • Gross Motor
  • Cognitive Development

Who will conduct the screening?
Certified Program Staff:

  • Special Education Teachers
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Speech and Language Pathologist
  • Physical Therapist

Sponsored by Suffield Public Schools - Please call A. Ward Spaulding School at 860-668-3352 to register for a screening.

News and Announcements

Sparkler - A New App for Families with Children Aged 0-5

Suffield Public Schools Special Services Department is pleased to announce our partnership with Sparkler, through the CT Department of Early Childhood.

Sparkler sparks healthy early development for children (0-5) and families in Connecticut. Check in on your child’s development and get a library of 1000+ play activities just right for your child’s age. Get regular coaching and advice. Sparkler's mobile app is free for families to use in English or Spanish, iOS or Android, smartphone or tablet.

Read More about Sparkler - A New App for Families with Children Aged 0-5