REACH Preshool

A Center for Early Childhood Development

REACH Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to the Region 12 REACH Program!

REACH is a pre-school program serving children in Bridgewater, Roxbury and Washington. Our well-trained educators provide an enriching early childhood education in an integrated elementary school setting. REACH follows a developmentally appropriate program aligned with the Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards. Our goal is to bring learning to life through discovery, hands-on activities and positive social interactions.

The purpose of this flyer is to introduce to you our staff, and to answer frequently asked questions. If you are interested in our program, please visit and click on the REACH tab to access the pre-registration page. If you should have further questions, please feel free to contact us.


Allyson O’Hara, Director of Pupil Personnel

Emily Judd, Washington Primary School Principal

Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards

The Connecticut’s Early Learning and Development Standards (CT ELDS) outline what children from birth to age 5 should know and be able to do.


What days and hours are you open?

Monday through Friday, 9-12 or 9-2.

How much does it cost?

9am-12pm is $1080 per year, 9am-2pm is $1,800 per year.

Current rates, subject to change.

What is the difference between the half day and extended day program?

The students who participate in the extended day program are provided with additional

opportunities to enrich and reinforce skills introduced in the morning.

What is an integrated preschool program?

REACH provides a caring and nurturing program where students with special needs work

side by side with their peers through purposeful play activities.

Does the program provide time for snacks/lunch?

Students bring a snack from home for mid-morning. Those students who stay for the

extended day program also bring a lunch from home or may purchase milk and/or a cold lunch prepared by the school district. Students eat their lunch in the classroom.

Is there an outdoor space for physical activity?

Students are provided with an enclosed space with developmentally appropriate play

equipment. In addition, students are offered motor activities in the gym.

How many children are in each class?

The number of students depends on the enrollment.

How many teachers in a room?

A minimum of two adults are in each classroom.

What experience does the staff hold?

The teachers are certified in both Early Childhood and Special Education.

Who else works with the children?

We have a Physical Therapist, an Occupational Therapist and a Speech and Language

Pathologist that work weekly in each classroom. Students may also have learning opportunities with the music, physical education and library staff.

Can my child take the bus?

Transportation is offered both ways to students who participate in the 9-12 session.

Transportation is only offered in the morning for the 9-2 session. Children dismissing at

2:00 must be picked up by a parent at Washington Primary School.

Are you on the same schedule as Region 12?

Yes,. However, there are some differences with weather related circumstances.

What is your program’s curriculum philosophy?

REACH is a play based learning program inclusive of the Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards which can be found on the website.

What ages can attend?

Children need to be 3 years old by December 31st of the academic year.

What if I have concerns about my child’s development?

We offer free screenings and evaluations as needed. Call for an appointment, 860-868-


How are the classes made up?

Classes contain mixed age groups and ability levels.

Do the preschoolers interact with the elementary students?

As a school, we are eager to embrace new and dynamic ways to include our preschool students in our full school community. The preschool students have several opportunities to interact with the elementary students. Preschool students participate as appropriate in school wide assemblies special events and as buddies to other classes. In addition, many of the elementary students serve as helpers to the preschool and guide students during arrival and dismissal times.




Regional School District 12

11 School Street

Washington Depot, CT

Allyson O'Hara