Child Development Program

The Child Development Program is open to all families. The program provides an education team, nutritionists, nurses and family service workers to address the comprehensive needs of the children.

Preschool

All of our preschool programs feature Creative Curriculum in conjunction with the Connecticut Preschool Curriculum and Assessment Frameworks. These Frameworks were developed by the State Department of Education and the Connecticut Bureau of Early Childhood Education.

The program also features a Discovery (Science) Studio for more individualized instruction and a Kindergarten transition program to help smooth the way into elementary school. Parents are encouraged to participate with their children in the program. The Child Development Program partners with Reading is Fundamental, The Letter People, Tumblebug, Soundwaters, The Literacy Van, The Ferguson Library, The Bruce Museum, and the Family Resource Centers.

Our Teachers use the curriculum to intentionally plan ways for children to construct knowledge to make sense of their experiences. The curriculum content focuses on four developmental domains:

  • Cognitive (Language and Literacy, Mathematical and Scientific Thinking)
  • Physical
  • Personal/Social
  • Creative Aesthetic Expression

The curriculum is play based, centered on children’s interest and is presented in a context that is hands on, inviting and stimulating. Children are encouraged to interact with curriculum while teachers facilitate and scaffold the learning process.

Infant/Toddler

Our Infant/Toddler Program uses the Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers and Two’s. It is a curriculum steeped in early childhood research. It emphasizes the importance of responsive, trusting relationships and experiences during the first three years of life.