First Church Preschool will continue to maintain its outstanding reputation and core values by building caring communities, including being responsive to social, educational, and environmental trends that are relevant to all.
The Mission Statement of the Preschool program is:
1. To offer an active preschool educational experience for children ages 3 through 5 years, where growth is promoted in four specific areas: cognitive development, social/emotional development, creative expression, and physical development;
2. To help children become aware of their special abilities and individual worth as human beings;
3. To encourage self confidence and channel a child’s curiosity and energies into meaningful activities; and
4. To foster friendships, partnerships, and social development among children, program staff, families, and the community through humility, respect, sharing, caring, and a sense of humor.
First Church Preschool utilizes the CT Early Learning and Development Standards (ELDS) and CT Preschool Assessment Framework (PAF) to guide and inform our curriculum and assessment practices. We take a play-based, center-based approach to teaching, where children are provided with a wide variety of materials, opportunities, and experiences in which to explore, experiment, create, and discover. To learn more about the ELDS, visit our curriculum page.