Preschool

The East Kingston Elementary preschool program is currently supported by our community partners committed to preschool special education for students with specialized learning needs. Our community partners include, but are not limited to:

Exeter Day School 11 Marlboro Street, Exeter, NH https://www.exeterdayschool.com/

Exeter Developmental Preschool, 13 School Street, Exeter, NH

Great Bay Kids Company, 64 Epping Road, Exeter, NH https://www.greatbaykids.org/

KidLogic 14 Powwow River Rd. East Kingston, NH http://www.kidlogicnh.com/

Nurture and Nature 171 Exeter Road, Newfields, NH https://www.nurtureandnature.org/

Wright Start Preschool Seacoast School of Technology 40 Linden Street, Exeter, NH https://www.seacoasttech.com/the-wright-start-preschool


  • Educating preschoolers in an early childhood setting is consistent with the goal of the NH Department of Education’s Indicator 6: Preschool Children in the General Education Setting”, which commits to educating children with specialized needs in the least restrictive environment.
  • If you have a concern that may impact on your preschooler’s learning and education, please contact Karen Ringuette, Preschool Coordinator SAU 16 at 775-8644 or by email at kringuette@sau16.org
  • All students are screened using the The Early Screening Inventory-Third Edition and families fill out a parent questionnaire. The purpose is to determine if concerns present a risk to learning and to refer for a formal evaluation if needed. Screenings are not an evaluation and are not used to determine eligibility for special education.
  • Preschool coordinator: Colleen Lukach

Parent resources :

Parents and caregivers often ask excellent questions when children are the ages of 3-5 in their development. The following are trusted resources that may assist with guidelines and/or expectations

Developmental Milestones: Ages 3-5

https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/milestones/index.html

Speech and Language Development Ages 3-4 years

https://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/34/

Speech and Language Development Ages 4-5 years

https://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/45/