The new Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards and the Connecticut Preschool Assessment Framework both guide and inform our staff’s self-designed curriculum. We embrace a play-based and discovery center-based approach to supporting the learning and growth of young children’s minds, bodies, and spirits. During each class session, children will experience a balance of self-directed play with a variety of materials that are intentionally prepared and selected by teachers to encourage physical, cognitive, social/emotional, and creative growth, along with teacher-led lessons and activities. They also have time for outdoor play or gym, and snack. Outsourced programs in music, gymnastics, and yoga are enjoyed by all of our classes. Special visits from community leaders, such as dentists, firefighters, veterinarians, librarians, and a host of others, enrich our school wide curriculum.
For more information concerning the CT ELDS, visit www.ct.gov/oec/elds