Faq

Where can I find inclement weather information?
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If I apply into the lottery, and do not make it into a CREC school this year, am I automatically on the waiting list for next year?
No. The lottery for each year is for that year alone. Any future desire to be on the lottery would require you to reapply.

How will I know if my child will be provided transportation?
Transportation is offered in centrally located stops by zone. For more information, view our transportation guide

What if my child has special health/care needs?
Our Health Services page has up to date information on CREC's services and policies.

How is admission into CREC Schools decided? 
All seats are awarded through a lottery conducted annually by the Regional School Choice Office, www.choiceeducation.org.

If I apply for a seat, when will I find out if my child can attend?
Generally families are notified in May by the Regional School Choice Office (RSCO). Families who are not offered a seat placement in the first round must accept their waitlist placement prior to June 29, 2018 to remain on the waitlist. Seat offers continue through the end of September. Applicants who remain on the waitlist after October 1 must reapply the following year.

What are the tuition costs for families?
Per Connecticut General Statutes, families of newly enrolled preschool students whose family income is above 75% of the state median income (SMI) will be required to pay a tuition fee for the 2018-2019 school year. The fee for preschool students will be determined annually, but till not exceed $4,000 per child. Families whose income is at or below 75% of the state median income will not be required to pay tuition. For more information about preschool tuition, please review the Frequently Asked Questions document here.

For more information about CREC Schools, read about the Application Process or contact us.