Schools to host first pre-K open house Friday, Jan. 19

The Ridgefield Public Schools pre-K program will hold an open house for parents of peer models on Jan. 19 at Barlow Mountain Elementary School.

Subsequent open houses will be on Jan. 26, Feb. 23, March 16, and March 23. All sessions begin at 9:15 a.m.

The program is for 3- and 4-year-old children who live in Ridgefield.

Parents and caregivers may learn more about the program while their children participate in an informal screening that consists of play-based activities.

The pre-K program is designed for students with special needs along with typically developing peers, based on state education frameworks that emphasize intentional teaching for children through active engagement, play, and multisensory experiences in multi-age classrooms.

Those interested in attending are asked to pre-register by contacting Sue Harris,, or 203-894-5800, ext. 6111.