Pre-Kindergarten Programming

The Shelton PreK program is a special education program, designed to provide special education services to students ages 3 and 4 who live in Shelton and are identified as having a disability.  We open up spots in each of the 3's and 4's classrooms for typical peers to participate, at no cost (except parents must provide transportation).  Each year we take applications in the Spring, and then hold a screening process  for typical peer candidates. We will accept applications throughout the school year.  We use the CT Early Learning Development Standards to identify those candidates who might serve as strong language, behavioral, and social skill models for disabled peers in the class.

Our preschool is a language based program, and we follow the CT Early Learning Development Standards in our instruction.  Click here for more information about these standards:  CT early learning development standards.pdf 


Pre-K Physical Form 

PreK Typical Peer Application Spring 2021

Our day consists of the following activities including:

  • Free Play
  • Circle Time (Literacy)

  • Centers

  • Snack Time

  • Story Time

  • Table Time / Fine Motor Activities

  • Gross Motor Activities

  • Playground (depending on weather)

  • Circle Time (Math)

  • Music

In addition, weekly, we have:

  • Show and Tell
  • Gym

Contact Information:

Mohegan Elementary School

47 Mohegan Road

Shelton, CT 06484

(203) 929-4121



PreKindergarten Staff


Mrs. Darla Lussier - Principal

Mrs. Kristen Santilli- Director of  Curriculum, Instruction, and Data 

Mrs. Gin Denitto - Supervisor of Support Services

Related Services Staff:

Mrs. Cindy Feldmann (Speech Language Pathologist)

Ms. Cheryl Weber (Occupational Therapist)

Mrs. Danielle Reichert (Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant)

Devin Ruggiero (Physical Therapist)

Typical Peer 2021-2022 School Year

Shelton Public Schools provides a preschool program for students aged 3-4 who qualify for special education services. We are currently seeking typically developing peers to serve as role models in both our AM & PM classes for the 2021-22 school year. To be considered for the program, your child must turn 3 or 4 by December 31, 2021. Applications will be accepted throughout the year. All children will be screened in the Spring at Mohegan School or a mutually agreed time.  The tentative date for the pre-school screening is  Wednesday, May 19th.  Parents will not be allowed in the school building. Children will come in the building for a short screening in groups of three.  Face masks will be required. Please call Mohegan School at (203)929-4121.  Please speak to Ms. Rago who will schedule your timeslot.  Applications can be found on the Shelton Public School website or you may contact Kim Rago at



Helpful Resources

CT Early Learning and Development Standards - click here:

CT Early Learning and Development Standards: Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners Guidance Document - click here: