About ELC

Bishop School & the Early Learning Center


The mission of the Norwich Public Schools Preschool Program is:

  • To make each child’s school experience one that will foster positive self-esteem and a positive attitude toward learning.
  • To provide each child with a developmentally appropriate environment that will meet the individual needs and learning styles of each child.
  • To encourage each child to think, reason, question and experiment.
  • To respect cultural, linguistic, and family diversity and individual differences of children and staff.
  • To foster communication and cooperation between parents and teachers in order to provide a meaningful environment in which children learn best.



Jennifer Tenore

Jennifer Tenore

Early Childhood Coordinator
Angled view of the front entrance of a school building.

Address: 526 East Main Street
Norwich, CT 06360

Phone: 860-823-4201
860-823-4220 fax

School Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Full-day)
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (AM)
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (PM)

Early Release Days: 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Full-day)
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (AM)
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (PM)

Satellite ELC Classrooms

Front of school building entrance with a wooden bench that has a thank you sign.

Address: 94 Salem Turnpike
Norwich, CT 06360

Phone: 860-823-4205
860-823-4243 fax

School Hours: 8:10 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.

Early Release Days: 12:55 p.m.
Front entrance to a school building.

Address: 80 Crouch Avenue
Norwich, CT 06360

Phone: 860-823-4209
860-823-4252 fax

School Hours: 8:50 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.

Early Release Days: 1:35 p.m.