Preschool Program

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Preschool Brochure

To learn more about the Hebron Early Childhood Center at Gilead Hill School, please view our Preschool Brochure.


The lottery enrollment deadline for the 2023-24 school year is February 24th, 2023.  Application forms should be returned to the Gilead Hill School front office. 


Hebron Public Schools, in conjunction with Connecticut’s departments of the Bureau of Special Education and the Office of Early Childhood, is excited to announce a new partnership with Sparkler!  Sparkler is a free app available from the Apple and Google Play Store. Sparkler! is an evidenced-based mobile platform designed to promote healthy early childhood development for children ages 0-5. You will find family resources including tracking tools to monitor children's social/emotional development, cognitive communication, and physical development as well as age-appropriate content for your young learner. We encourage you to explore all the Sparkler app has to offer. 

Get started with Sparkler:
Download Sparkler
Download: If you have an Android smartphone or tablet, download Sparkler from the Google Play Store. If you use an iPhone or iPad, download Sparkler from the Apple App Store.

Register: Open the app and tap “Create a New Account.” Enter 1-6-0-0 as your provider key. Pick Family/Familia in the “Group” drop-down menu. Answer the questions to create an account for yourself and a profile for your child. You must enter your child’s birthday correctly because Sparkler assigns screenings and other content based on your child’s age. You’ll be asked for a “provider key” to link you with your school/provider. Please skip this step for now!

Questions? Please email the district at [email protected] or Sparkler at [email protected]


State Resources

Infoline 211

2-1-1 is a confidential, free, 24-hour a day, and multilingual way to locate hundreds of human services in your area. In addition to referring callers to a wide range of health and human service resources, 2-1-1 offers specialized programs to address specific needs including Child Care, Housing, Health, Utility Assistance, Employment assistance and many other human services.

Safe Kids CT

Information about Bike Safety, Car Seat Safety, and other safety concerns for providers and families with young children

Connecticut Office of Early Childhood

(860) 500-4412 The OEC website has information on finding child care for your family as well as extensive information on child development, milestones, and parenting help. – Connecticut Birth to Three System

(800) 505-7000 Supports families and providers with questions about children’s development.

Access Health CT

Health Insurance information, choose from a variety of plans

The website and social media pages offer nutrition and health information 24/7, accessible by computer or mobile device. The site includes budget friendly recipes, information on farmer’s markets, and health living!

Homeowner Assistance Program: COVID-19 Updates & Resources | CHFA

The CT Housing Finance Authority, with financial support from the State of CT, has launched a homeowner assistance program for low and moderate income households in CT who are struggling to pay their mortgages due to the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Domestic Violence Resources: CT Safe Connect

The Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence provides information about shelters, programs and other resources.

Children's Mental Health Resources: Kids Mental Health Information and Resources about Children's Mental Health is a free, comprehensive resource for parents, caregivers and providers on children's mental health issues that impact infants through teens. It offers information in English and Spanish, answers to frequently asked questions, and links to national and state resources.

Local Resources

AHM Youth and Family Services

(860) 228-9488 AHM serves citizens of all ages from Andover, Hebron and Marlborough and some services for Columbia. AHM has satellite offices and programs in each of the K-12 local schools and Regional School District #8.

AHM Family Resource Center

(860) 537-1260 AHM offers free developmental screenings, home visits, workshops and parents and providers, and programs for young children and families. Contact Becky Murray at 860- 537-1260

Hebron Interfaith Human Services

(860) 228-1681 Serves the needs of those in the Hebron community and surrounding towns through our food pantry, weekend backpack program for school-aged children, weekend food bag for homebound seniors and the immuno-compromised and various energy assistance programs. Pantry hours are EVERY Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. 20 Pendleton Drive, Hebron, CT 06248

CT Food Bank

Hebron Parks and Recreation: Hebron Parks and Recreation - Announcements

(860) 530-1281 Programs for children, youth and adults!

Hebron Parks and Recreation Enrichment Program (PREP)

Parks and Recreation Enrichment Program continues to offer before and after school care for Hebron children in grades PreK (3 years and up and potty trained) through 6th grade. Our goal at PREP is to provide a supportive, nurturing environment in which children can develop socially, emotionally and physically. Children will enjoy friends, sports, games, nature, arts and crafts and outside play. A snack will be provided. For more information and to register, contact our office at the above referenced phone number.

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