(sometimes referred to as “Connecting Program”)
The Pre-K Program is specifically tailored for children who have completed a preschool program for 4 year olds and who are eligible to start kindergarten, but who, after careful consideration from parents, teachers and/or other early childhood professionals, are deemed likely to benefit from delaying starting their kindergarten experience.
The First Church Pre-K Program offers curriculum that has been designed to be challenging, developmentally appropriate, and taught in an atmosphere that is both stimulating and nurturing. The curriculum focuses on language arts, mathematics, science, physical education and social studies. Children will also be supported in building social skills and developing positive peer relationships, as well as emotional maturity. Upon finishing the program, children will be confident and prepared to enter kindergarten.
A typical day in our Pre-K classroom includes at least an hour of time outdoors in our Nature Classroom, clean-up time, story time, lunch, indoor gym time, and individualized teacher support in performing planned curriculum activities. Special enrichment experiences include participating in our weekly Music Together class, monthly gymnastics, science, and yoga classes, Spanish class, and walks to nearby Binney Park, Perrot Library, and downtown Old Greenwich. Field trips will also be incorporated into the schedule.
9:00 AM to 1:55 PM, Monday – Friday
Children bring their lunch. We are a nut-free program, so foods brought to school must not contain peanuts or peanut products, and no tree nuts.