BRIGHT BEGINNINGS INTEGRATED PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • Bright Beginnings is an integrated preschool program that meets the needs of special education and regular education students. 

  • Regular education students (typical models) are selected for the program via application and screening. The fee is $3100.00 for the school year. 

  • Preschool students attend their home schools (Stevens or West Hill Elementary School). 

  • Classes are held Monday through Thursday. The morning session is 8:45-11:30am and the afternoon session is 12:45-3:30pm. 

  • Each classroom is staffed with a certified teacher and paraprofessionals. 

  • Students also benefit from frequent contact with the Speech and Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist and BCBA. 

Parent Letter

REFERRAL INFORMATION

If you believe your child is showing some developmental delays or communication concerns, please contact Cara Faucher

 

You will need to register your child with RHPS, complete a special education referral form linked here Special Education Referral Form to share your concerns, and attend a meeting with the Bright Beginnings team.  Use the registration link to register your child.

     

If you believe your child would be an appropriate peer model for the preschool program please click here Bright Beginnings Peer Information and Registration. The application window is open through January 30th for the following school year. 

CONTACT:

Cara Faucher

860-258-7761 Ext. 61003

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

  • Arrival

  • Greetings/Morning Meeting

  • Outside Time

  • Snack Time

  • Centers

  • Story Time

  • Small Group 

  • Dismissal

SCHOOL TO HOME COMMUNICATION

Bright Beginnings uses SeeSaw as the platform for communication and posting of materials and information. 

 

Parent teacher conferences are held yearly. 

 

Teachers assist with planning and transition to Kindergarten. Students that attend Bright Beginnings are already confident with the school surroundings and community which eases their transition. 

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation for students placed in the Bright Beginnings program through a PPT will be provided by the Rocky Hill Public Schools. Parents will be expected to provide transportation for their students who are peer models in the program.

CONTACT:

Sandy Mal

860-258-7701 Ext. 31165

STAFF

Bright Beginnings has four full time certified teachers, two full time speech and language pathologists and a number of paraprofessionals assigned to the program. In addition, the school occupational therapists, physical therapists, and Board certified behavior analyst also support the teachers and students.

Stevens

Valerie Nunez - Special Education Teacher

860-258-7751

Kate Skoczulek - Special Education Teacher

860-258-7751

Kaitlyn Synnott - Speech-Language Pathologist

860-258-7751

Stephanie Scaramuzzo - Occupational Therapist

860-258-7751

Kimberly Dillon - Occupational Therapist

860-258-7751

Mary Beth DiBattista - Physical Therapist

860-258-7751

Suzanne Remington-Fox - BCBA

860-258-7751

West Hill

Laura Newman - Special Education Teacher

860-258-7761 Ext. 61001

Jennifer Paragone - Special Education Teacher

860-258-7761 Ext. 61003

Cara Faucher - Speech-Language Pathologist

860-258-7761 Ext. 61003

Stephanie Scaramuzzo - Occupational Therapist

860-258-7761 Ext. 61004

Lori Bernardi - Occupational Therapist

860-258-7761 Ext. 61004

Margaret Bombaci - Physical Therapist

860-258-7761 Ext. 61004

Suzanne Remington-Fox - BCBA

860-258-7761 Ext. 61001

Anyone with any additional questions regarding the Bright Beginnings Program can contact Sandy Mal at the Special Education Office in the Rocky Hill Town Hall at 860-258-7705.