School Readiness Program

Accredited by the
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Program Location:

Ben Franklin Early Children's Learning Academy
180 Clinton Street
New Britain, CT

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Services Offered:

  • Kindergarten preparation for 3- and 4-year-olds
  • Healthy meals and snacks
  • Full-day and full-year classes
  • Classroom hours: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Building partnerships with parents as they guide their child's physical, cognitive, emotional and social development, and supporting each family's pursuit of health and happiness while they move to a better place.

School Readiness Eligibility

These services are offered to New Britain families on a sliding scale based on family income and number of people in the family (scale set by the Connecticut Department of Education). Priority is given to families in the following order:

  1. Families employed full-time – 1st priority
  2. Families employed part-time – 2nd priority
  3. Stay-at-home families – 3rd priority                                              

All information is kept strictly confidential.

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Contact Information

Amy Griswold, Director Early Childhood Education
Chuc Nguyen, Office Manager


(860) 225.4688
(860) 612-3345

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Program funded by the Connecticut State Department of Education.
Human Resources Agency of New Britain

180 Clinton Street
New Britain, CT, 06053
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Phone: (860) 225.8601
Fax: (860) 225.4843

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Regional Locations:

55 South Street
Bristol, CT
(860) 584-2725
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New Britain Locations:

336 Arch Street
(860) 225.1084
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144 Clinton Street
(860) 826.6991
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83 Whiting Street
(860) 826.4741
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55 Broad Street
(860) 612.1784
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35 Oak Street
(860) 826.4676
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