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Town of West Hartford


50 S Main, West Hartford, CT, 06107, US



2024-25 WHPS Early Learning Center Application

Welcome to the West Hartford Early Learning Center Application Form for the 2024-25 school year.  No data will be collected until you hit submit on the last page.  You will be able to go back and edit the data you entered prior to submission.  We ask on this page for an email address and a primary contact name and address.  A copy of this application form will be automatically sent to the email address you enter on this page and will serve as your receipt of the completed form.


Application Process for the ELC Lottery

All applications completed by March 8, 2024 will be eligible for selection in the lottery. Letters will be sent out in mid-late March to inform you if your child has been accepted to the ELC.

Applications completed after March 8, 2024 will be added to the waitlist.  If spots are still available, you will be contacted.


Primary Contact Name


Child Demographic Information

Enter information about the child applying

Date of Birth




Is your child currently attending a preschool program?

Will your child be attending an additional preschool program in the fall?

Is your child currently Receiving Birth to Three Services


Parent / Guardian Information

Parent 1

Parent 2


Sibling Information

Does the child have any siblings currently enrolled in or applying to the ELC?

Sibling 1 Applying to or Enrolled in ELC


Applying to the ELC Information

The Early Learning Center is a NAEYC accredited preschool program offered by the West Hartford Public Schools.  The program is 4 days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday).  Children who are accepted into the program through the screening and lottery process will be assigned either a morning or afternoon session depending on their age.  The morning session is from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. for children born between January 1, 2021 to September 1, 2021.  The afternoon session is from 12:15 p.m. - 2.45 p.m. for children born between January 1, 2020 to September 1, 2020.  Tuition cost is $850 for the school year.

To be considered for the program, children must exhibit age-appropriate language, social and play skills.  All applicants must complete the following age-appropriate questionnaire to be considered for the lottery selection process.  You will have to enter your child’s birth year again so that you are directed to an age-appropriate questionnaire.


Please complete the question below.  Please note that the preference for location is not guaranteed and may only be granted based on program availability.


Sibling 2 Applying to or Enrolled in ELC

The ELC has two locations: Aiken Elementary School or Whiting Lane Elementary School. I prefer my child to attend:


ELC Lottery Questionnaire

Year of Child's Birth?

I have completed the ELC Lottery Questionnaire - If not, this application will not be considered complete

Ready to Submit

Use the previous / next buttons to verify your information is correct.  When you're satisfied that the application is complete, click the Submit below.  A copy of the application will be emailed to the email address entered on the first page.