Our three and four’s programs are carefully balanced to provide opportunities and activities that will help your child develop a sense of independence, confidence and excitement about the world around them.
By setting the classroom up in centers, children are free to make choices while moving about the room. Our themes change monthly, allowing the children to explore the many concepts in a child's world. Themes change every year so students are exposed to and engage in different curriculum during their time enrolled. The opportunity to make choices while engaging in a variety of art, science, fine motor, gross motor, and creative experiences provide the opportunity for children to engage in problem solving activities, imaginary play and social interactions with peers and teachers.
Our preschool curriculum is designed to help each student reach their full potential while providing hands on experiences and social interaction in a small setting. We strive to help each student develop and grow at their own rate while providing each of them with a sense of accomplishment and success. We utilize the Connecticut Framework Preschool Curricular Goals and Benchmarks as a guide for our program goals. The goals and benchmarks are designed to assist preschool programs in establishing a curriculum that prepares each student for their entrance into Kindergarten.
In addition to the Connecticut Framework curricular benchmarks, we meet with administrators and kindergarten teachers each year from the towns in which our families reside. Our goal in making these meeting a priority is to keep the lines of communication open between the public schools and our program so as to make the transition from preschool to kindergarten a smooth and exciting one.
Special guests in the classroom and field trips add an exciting enrichment component to our regular day in addition to having volunteers to share their time and special talent with our classes.
We have been fortunate to have such a variety of visitors to our classroom, including Farmer Mark & Joni from Wild Carrot Farm, Westmoor Park’s farm animals, Roaring brook Nature Center, Harris in Wonderland’s reptiles, Miss Heather from the Canton library, Canton Police, Canton Volunteer Fire and Ambulance crew, Shirley Sutton Wildlife Educator, and grandparents who are artist and carpenters. Our field trips in the Four’s class have taken us to Lost Acres Orchard, Session Woods in Burlington, Roaringbrook Nature Center, Simsbury Airport, Mary Conklin land trust property, Petco, Westmoor Park in West Hartford, The Bushnell Theater for a children’s performance, Wadsworth Atheneum for a tour of the museum, and Jonathon’s Dream, to name a few.
To see details for the 3's class, please click here.
To see details for the 4's class, please click here.
To view some of our programs photos, please visit our photo gallery by clicking here.