Children's Academy

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Simsbury Preschool program became The Children’s Academy of Simsbury. During the Spring of 2012, the Simsbury Public Schools, along with the Department of Continuing Education, were involved in a Preschool Study, the purpose of which was to define a quality preschool program and to ensure that our current program is in line with the CT Preschool Curriculum and Assessment Frameworks, the English Language Arts Connecticut Preschool Standards, and with current research and best practices.


We now offer extended care hours! Click on "Forms & Parent/Guardian Communications" below to find out more.

Getting Ready for Kindergarten

"Getting Your Child Ready for Kindergarten" a booklet from the CT State Department of Education

Forms, Handbooks & Parent/Guardian Communications

Informational Materials for Parents/Guardians

Registration Forms

Registration Forms for Squadron Line School (combined age classes for 3- and 4-year-olds) can be dropped off or mailed to the Department of Continuing Education office at 155 Firetown Rd., Simsbury, CT 06070. Please make checks payable to DCE.

Our Philosophy

Children learn through active exploration of their environment. We believe that children should be given developmentally appropriate activities/materials and opportunities to explore, experiment, make choices, pursue interests, and solve problems. We believe that play should be child directed and teacher supported. We believe that intervention should occur within natural settings and in meaningful situations.

Program Locations & Contact Information

Contact Information

Department of Continuing Education
155 Firetown Road, Simsbury, CT 06070
Tel. (860) 658-3870
Fax (860) 651-2903

Nikki Mahan
Director, Division of Youth Services
Tel. (860) 658-3870


To contact your child’s classroom teacher, call Squadron Line School at 860-658-3696.

School Calendar


Regular Session Times:

  • 9 am – 11:30 am
  • 9 am – 1:00 pm
  • 9 am – 3:00 pm
  • 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Extended Care Hours: Please see letter posted under "Forms & Parent/Guardian Communications" above.

Cost/Tuition: For specific costs/tuitions, please see our registration form.

Weather Delays

Read our policy and procedures for weather delays.

What's Happening in the Classroom

Watch a slideshow about a special four-legged visitor to our classrooms on February 8, 2016!