Infant - Kindergarten Programs

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"Education is the most powerful weapon which   you can use to change the world". Nelson Mandela
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Infant Program


We provide individualized, safe, and stimulating infant care within a classroom that has a comfortable, home-like setting with an abundance of natural lighting!  Our warm, welcoming classroom and professional staff will inspire your child to investigate the world around him/her.  our teachers provide age appropriate materials and gentle challenges to encourage meaningful interactions that are fun and stimulate learning.  weather permitting, infants get outside daily to explore with all their senses, practice fine and gross motor skills, and begin to appreciate other living things.  We provide a ratio of one teacher per three infants.

Toddler Program

Our toddler classroom has various learning centers designed to attract and engage this age group!  Toddlers choose from the following learning centers in their classroom:

Circle Time:  For daily greetings, songs, stories, and brief discussions.
Manipulative Area:  This area is stocked with age appropriate materials for cognitive, math, and fine-motor development.  In this area, children can play alone, with a friend or teacher, or cooperatively with a small group of children.

Block Area:  With different types of blocks and various props for building and extending play, children are busy using their imaginations and creating.
Literacy Area:  A cozy, quiet area with books, puppets, and props to look at/act out favorite books with a friend or teacher.

Science/Discovery Area:  This area is stocked with materials to encourage exploration of sensory and cause and effect items, as well as materials found in nature.
Art Area:  Filled with a variety of age appropriate materials to encourage creativity and early attempts at "writing".
Outdoors:  Weather permitting, toddlers get outside daily to explore with all their senses, practice fine and gross motor skills, develop social skills and begin to appreciate other living things.  We provide a ratio of one teacher per four toddlers.

Preschool Program


At this age, children are ready for a busier classroom with more choices, more friends, and more independence.  Teachers provide independent and interactive activities, as well as teacher-directed and child-directed activities.  Preschoolers choose from the following learning centers in their classroom:

Circle Time:  For daily greetings/community building, songs, stories that encourage group discussions and teacher-initiated activities.
Manipulative Area:  This area is stocked with age-appropriate materials for cognitive, math, cause and effect, and fine motor development.
Block Area:  A large area for building and creating using different types of blocks and extensive props to enrich the play/learning experience.

Literacy Area:  An area with child-sized soft seating, a rich variety of books (e.g., storybooks, informational, predictable, alphabet, and number books reflecting all cultures and backgrounds) and puppets/props to enrich and extend the literacy experience.

Science/Discovery Area:  Children wonder about the world around them, and this area has new and interesting materials to find answers to questions with few right or wrong answers.  Children act on objects and observe what happens next.

Art Area:  The art area is a place filled with materials that children can use to explore, create, and represent their ideas in a visual form.

Dramatic Play:  This area is designed to inspire creative and imaginative play.  Here children can make up situations and actions that go along with the role of their choosing.
Music and Movement:  This area provides an outlet for children's high spirits and creative energy as they dance to different styles of music from various cultures, experiment with a variety of instruments, and play movement games.

Writing Area:  In this area, children are given the materials and opportunity to experiment with writing and explore different ways to convey messages in print.  Teachers plan experiences and interact with children in ways that help children develop understandings about written language.
Outdoors:  Weather permitting, children have opportunities to run, jump, slide, climb, ride bikes, and play games outdoors twice a day.  These activities allow children to develop gross motor skills and try out new skills.  If children are not able to play outdoors due to weather, they can utilize our indoor gym space.

Kindergarten


Our kindergarten program is taught by a certified teacher and fully meets all of the established Connecticut standards.  Our program serves eight (8) kindergarten children and provides them with rich experiences in literacy, (reading, letter songs, journal writing, and drawing), math, science, social studies, the arts, and outdoor play.