Farmington Collaborative Preschool


Our Interest List for the 2024-2025 school year is open.

At Farmington Collaborative Preschool students, staff, administrators, and parents are committed to working together so that all students can progress to their potential in all developmental areas!

FCP is a collaborative preschool which accepts applicants from Farmington Extended Care and Learning (EXCL), as well as qualifying students with special needs. Any child currently residing in Farmington, who is at least three years of age and toilet trained, and not eligible for Kindergarten is eligible for enrollment.

Farmington Collaborative Preschool maintains high, developmentally appropriate standards for all children while following the CT Early Childhood Development Standards. FCP is committed to ensuring that all students in the program are afforded the opportunity to participate in high-quality preschool education.

Preschool children are challenged with high expectations are supported in their learning and development. Early learning experiences are beneficial to young children and should take place within a daily routine. These experiences are purposeful and intentional, facilitated by adults, and include all developmental domains. Children’s unique learning styles, rates of growth and development, and interests are honored and supported by staff. The curriculum is based upon the new CT Early Childhood Development Standards, with Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) goals and objectives. Differentiated instruction is used to meet the needs of individual learning styles. The environment is designed with appropriate supports and structures. Ongoing evaluation and assessment monitors children’s progress and informs instruction. Both early identification and intervention are essential aspects of the program.

To ensure quality outcomes for students, teachers work in partnership with families. Teachers and parents share regular communication regarding students’ needs throughout the year and at parent-teacher conferences. Both early identification and intervention are essential aspects of the program. All staff are informed about, and have access to, collaborative professional development opportunities on relevant topics of need and interest, including how to work cooperatively with diverse families and how to access community resources. Utilizing a trans-disciplinary model, program staff function as both facilitators and directors of children’s learning in all areas of development. Each staff member has appropriate qualifications for his/her role within the program, including familiarity with the field of early childhood and/or child development. All staff use ethical guidelines in their conduct as members of the early education childhood profession. All information about children is confidential.

To ensure continuous improvement, program administrators follow specific goals and objectives to provide high quality programming and program evaluation. Improvement opportunities include parent input through a parent advisory board, yearly written evaluations, staff input, and ongoing communication through home and school.


Paige Janick, Head Teacher, Classroom A

Connie Rogala, Head Teacher, Classroom B

Sydney Magaldi, Head Teacher, Class C

Gulshan Ari, Head Teacher

Jessica Pawlikowski, Head Teacher

Please Contact Brenda Peterson at
(860) 404-0112 x 7071 for Registration Information!!!

Bryan Zerio
Director Extended
Care & Learning

1 Depot Place
Unionville, CT 06085
(860) 404-0112 x7073

Melina Rodriguez
Interim Director Special Services

1 Monteith Drive
Town Hall, Lower Level
Farmington, CT 06032
(860) 677-1791

Connie Rogala
Early Childhood Coordinator
Noah Wallace School
2 School St.
Farmington, CT 06032
860-404-0112 x 7079

The Farmington Collaborative Preschool program is administered by
the Farmington Public School system and is not licensed
by the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood.

Get started with Sparkler:

Download the App: If you have an Android smartphone or tablet, download Sparkler from the Google Play Store. If you use an iPhone or iPad, download Sparkler from the Apple App Store.

Register: Open the app and tap “Create a New Account.” Enter CT as your access code to access screening and local supports. Answer the questions to create an account for yourself and a profile for your child. You must enter your child’s birthday correctly because Sparkler assigns screenings and other content based on your child’s age.

Questions? Learn more about Sparkler at or email at

Farmington Public Schools are delayed two hours due to inclement weather. No morning preschool. Farmington EXCL is open at its standard locations and time.