Early Learning Center




The Andover Elementary School Early Learning Center offers preschool programs for all children ages three (3) and four (4).

Enrollment begins the first week of February of the preceding school year.

Registration forms can be accessed through the school website at andoverelementaryct.org or by calling the Main Office at (860) 742-7339.

Students enrolling in a second year of preschool must fill out a registration packet, submitted no later than April 15 of the current school year.

The Andover Elementary School Early Learning Center receives funding for reduced tuition rates from two State Grants:

  • The School Readiness Grant
  • The Smart Start Grant


For both programs, families may apply for reduced tuition rates if they meet the Connecticut Sliding Fee Scale qualification:

                     E.G.                                     Family Size                            Income [earning less than]

                                                                    3                                                $ 68,413

                                                                    4                                                $ 81,444

                                                                    5                                                $ 94,475

                                                                    6                                                $107,506


All paperwork needs to be filled out in order to be considered for a preschool slot.

If there are more children applying than placements available, families will be put on a waitlist, determined by their application date.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:   John Briody, Preschool Administrator (860) 742-7339 briodyj@andoverelementaryct.org

*Children must be 3 years old on or before December 31st of the current school year, or 4 years old to be eligible for our preschool program.

Children who will turn 5 years old on or before December 31st of the current school year are not eligible for preschool.

Andover Elementary School Early Learning Center does not discriminate on the basis of diverse racial, ethnic, religious, or economic backgrounds, and includes children with special needs.


AES and ELC Calendar

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Special News

Story Time at Andover Public Library

   Bagels & Coffee  

Bagels with Briody

Please join our Preschool Administrator, Mr. John Briody, the first Friday of each month (Nov - May). 

Meetings will be held in the AES Library, 8:30-9:00am.

Preschool topics will be discussed or bring your own questions and ideas.

Coffee and bagels will be served


Families are welcome to join their children in the PK classrooms from 9:00 - 9:30am following Bagels with Briody. 

Come see what it's like to be a preschooler!

Monthly Program Newsletters 


AES ELC Newsletter - Sept.

AES ELC Newsletter - Oct.

AES ELC Newsletter - Nov.

AES ELC Newsletter - Dec.

AES ELC Newsletter - Jan.



Program Brochure



Preschool Photos


A Visit to the Andover Fire Station during Fire Safety Week


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A Field Trip to Hurst Farm during our Fall & Harvest Unit

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Preschool is learning about generosity through a toy drive for our annual Stuff the Cruiser event.

Stuff the Cruiser



A visit from a local dentist to teach the preschoolers about dental health and mouth care.

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Gung Hay Fat Choy!  Happy Chinese New Year!

A preschool parade to celebrate this holiday and learn about another culture.


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Annual AES ACES Walk (All Children Exercise Simultaneously)

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Storyteller Donna Washington visits Andover Elementary School


Donna Washington