Parent Information / Schedule a Visit!
Hello, current and future preschool parents! Please find copies of the enrollment application, parent handbook and other information regarding policies and procedures below. If you still have a question or need help, don't hesitate to contact us! We're happy to assist.
Also, please note that the COMO is currently accepting online tuition payments for preschool students.
Parent Handbook - Enrollment Application 2018-19 - Enrollment Application 2019-20 - Health Form - Permanent Change of Schedule Form - Individual Care Form - Billing Options Form - Medication Administration Form - 2017-18 School Calendar - September Newsletter
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"Last night, I asked Elliott what he would miss about the COMO this summer and, without skipping a beat, he said 'my teachers.' Then followed by 'my rock in the COMO garden, and watching the flowers and vegetables grow in the COMO garden.' So, thank you again to you and your team for being such great influence on him! Bring on next year!!"
-Bergin O'Malley, COMO Preschool Parent, June 2016
"When we first moved to Connecticut I interviewed/screened 4 different preschools in the area. The COMO being one of the 4. I quickly learned the COMO staff were so caring and genuinely happy to be there. Its not just a job where they have to be 5 days a week but they WANT to be there. I personally have a hard time picking out a preschool because its a very important step on our families growing process. I'm a stay at home mom with only a handful of people that care for our girls, for whatever reason they're not with me or my husband. Which is very few and far between. Preschool is a huge step for us. The COMO hands down blew it out of the water for me with how comfortable I was them being my child's first experience away from home as well as first learning experience. Which is a whole other ball game I could write about how important academically their 1st experience to be a fun learning environment which the COMO does just an job amazing at. They expose our children to so much with a hands on approach. THIS IS A VERY SPECIAL QUALITY the COMO has to offer.
All this being said my 2nd oldest daughter started COMO mid-year. This was our 1st year at the COMO.We are now on our 3rd year as a family whole. Our oldest daughter regretfully did not have the chance to experience the COMO. she did how ever go to a nice preschool in Virginia but I still 'til this day feel her confidence in school and within herself would be so much stronger if she had attended preschool at the COMO. Unfortunately this was not in her cards as we moved to Stonington her kindergarten year. We did however move specifically to Stonington for the school system and are still 100% happy with our decision."
-Brandy Harris, COMO Preschool Parent, February 2015
"The preschool at the Stonington COMO has always been near and dear to my heart not just because that's where our children went but because of the staff there. They've made it a positive experience for our kids, and as parents, that's ultimately what we want for them. The atmosphere has always been one that is nurturing and patient, and as we all well know, patience is definitely required when dealing with small children. The "changing of the guard" if you will, was more of a challenge for parents than for the children and I think that speaks volumes about the abilities of those employed there now. Wisdom comes with experience and we have only to gain from the group of people that make the Como preschool an enriching, nurturing, and pleasant place to be. I for one am feeling blessed to have had the opportunity to send our children there. Thank you Miss Priscilla, Mrs. Bucko, Mr. Joe, Mr. Justin, and Mr. Alex!"
-Jennifer Taylor, COMO Preschool Parent, February 2015
"As Educational Consultant for the COMO Preschool Program, I regularly observe the program and communicate with staff to provide educational support and feedback. I am confident in recommending this program to community families who seek a quality preschool program that will prepare their child for success in kindergarten. I feel the strengths of this preschool are as follows:
- The classroom allows children to interact with one another within learning centers
- Children are engaged and happy
- Qualified preschool staff demonstrates commitment to and love for teaching.
- A developmentally appropriate curriculum uses teaching strategies to encourage children to explore and learn through a variety of hands-on experiences
- A variety of multi-sensory activities are planned utilizing the COMO facility, staff and community resources
- Ongoing communication with families promotes center-family partnerships to ensure the best possible learning experience for their children."
-Sam Mandell, Program Coordinator, The Family Resource Center at West Broad Street School, February 2015
"The preschool program at the COMO goes far beyond my expectations. I have 4 children and have experienced 3 different programs in different parts of the US and the COMO preschool rates the best out of the three. My son was in Birth to Three, then transitioned to another local preschool program, but Ms. Priscilla has done wonders for him. She and her staff, especially Ms. Rachel and Mr. Alex, are amazing with him as well. The interaction with him and myself show they care and they always follow up when I express a concern. There is an open dialog where we all can make suggestions. I feel his needs are being met and he will leave here with a positive experience. I have a younger son and will only register him at the COMO when the time comes for preschool enrollment. Thank you to Ms. Priscilla, her staff and the COMO for a wonderful program!"
-Marci A. Vinciguerra, COMO Preschool Parent, January 2015
"This program continues to exceed any expectation I may have had. I am confident my daughter will be more than ready to begin Kindergarten next year. I would like to thank the teachers for ensuring a positive experience that created a desire to learn."
-Heidi Drake, COMO Preschool Parent, January 2015
"The COMO Preschool program is a wonderful experience for young children. It introduces them into the learning environment in a relaxed, nurturing and positive manner. My child was very nervous initially but was given a lot of support and encouragement by the excellent staff. Now, going to COMO is the highlight of her day. It has also prepared her for the transition to school. Excellent facility!"
-Maryanne Anderson, COMO Preschool Parent, January 2015
"I just wanted to take the time to thank you and your staff for a great 2 years of preschool. Sarah really loved it and looked forward to going everyday and as she would put it, 'I don’t like preschool, I love it!!!' I feel as though she is well prepared for kindergarten and it was great that you incorporated the specials such as music, art, gym and spanish into their schedule. I also enjoyed the option to do the 5 days a week and also extended day when needed, I felt as though this also prepared her for kindergarten and she loved staying for lunch with the teachers and her friends."
- Bernadette Previty, COMO Preschool Parent, June 2015
Schedule a Visit
To schedule a preschool visit fill out the following form with your information and when you would like to come to the COMO to see us! Our Education Director, Priscilla Rouquayrol, will reach out to schedule a time that will work best for you. You may also reach her directly at 860-535-2476, ext. 102, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for considering the Doris Muller Preschool at the COMO. . . We can't wait to meet you!