Mission Statement:

The Granby Integrated Preschool program is designed to serve young children of Granby (ages 3-5) with disabilities along with their peer role models. The peers in the group model age-level social and academic skills. All of the students receive individualized instruction, small group instruction, and large group instruction. We focus on each child’s overall development (cognition, language, communication, physical, behavioral, and social-emotional), friendships with peers, and sense of belonging. We aim to foster the skills that will help prepare each child to eventually make a successful transition into kindergarten.

General Information:

2022-2023 Preschool Openings

School Calendar -  Click on School Calendar 2022-2023 to find our school calendar. * Please note that preschool is not in session on half days.   

General Info Letter - This General Information Letter will guide you through the schedule of the preschool day along with basic information 

Preschool Screening:  

Peer Model Information - Screening Process/Dates - 2024-2025 Screening Flyer

Screening Application- Screening Application 

Preschool Supply List - Each day your child will need to bring:  

  • backpack

  • snack ( Granby is a peanut-free district)

  • water bottle

  • extra pair of clothes to change into in case of an accident/spill

Meet the staff:

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Maura Whalen

Maura has been teaching for over 20 years, half of them as a special education teacher.  She began teaching preschool in 2012 and has loved every minute of it.  In her free time, Maura enjoys playing soccer, riding her bike, hiking, gardening, and kayaking.  Maura has visited 8 countries and plays the guitar, both of which she enjoys bringing into her classroom.

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Katherine Sasser

Katherine has her Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education and her Master’s in Special Education. She worked as a K-6 Special Educator for 17 years prior to becoming the Special Education Team Leader and Preschool Coordinator for Granby Public Schools. Katherine has her Associates Membership with Orton Gillingham Academy and specializes in the multitude shades of dyslexia. Outside of work, Kathrine enjoys her three children, reading, and salsa dancing!