Frequently Asked Questions

  • How old does my child need to be to attend Bristol-Plymouth’s Child Care Center?

    • Children need to be 2.9 to be enrolled in the center. Registration is held in the spring for the following fall. A spot can only be secured if your child is 2.9 by the start of school. We do enroll year round depending on space.


    What are the hours of operation?

    • The Bristol-Plymouth Childhood Center is open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. We follow the Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School District’s calendar. A half day program is offered from 7:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.


    Do I need to drop my child off at 7:00 a.m., or by a certain time?

    • No, drop off and pick up times are flexible according to parents' schedules. 


    Do you follow the high school calendar?

    • Yes, we do follow the calendar according to days of operation and holidays/vacations. However, when the high school has a scheduled early release, the Child Care Center remains open until regular closing time, 5:00 p.m.


    How many teachers are in the preschool program?

    • Three! The Child Care Center consists of two classrooms with a certified preschool teacher in each room.  The afternoon session is staffed with a certified preschool teacher and the director.


    When do the high school students/helpers work in the preschool center?

    • The high school students intern in the Child Care Center from approximately 8:00 a.m. until noon daily. High school students are always supervised.


    Do I need to pack a lunch and/or snacks for my child?

    • Snacks and drinks are provided.  If your child is staying a full day then you may pack a peanut free lunch or a school lunch can be purchased that includes milk, fruit, and an entrée that is guaranteed peanut free.