Pre-K Program Information Session

Wed., January 27th, 7 – 8 pm on Zoom First Church Preschool’s Pre-K Program is specifically tailored to help children build the confidence, skills, independence, and knowledge necessary to ensure success in kindergarten. The curriculum has been designed to be challenging, developmentally appropriate, and delivered in a small class setting where children’s unique needs and … Read more

When it Builds Up, Talk it Out

Support for families during the pandemic… When it Builds Up, Talk it Out The Department of Children and Families (DCF) partnered with United Way of Connecticut 2-1-1 and community providers to establish a “When it Builds Up, Talk it Out” campaign. Parents and caregivers who need someone to listen, to understand, and to talk your … Read more

Drive By Visit With Teachers

On Monday, we had a “Drive By Visit With Our Teachers”. It was so great to visit (from a safe distance) with the children and families! We miss you and love you!

Darla Steiner

Darla Steiner, Director

Maya Angelou said, “I‘ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  In the years following their early life experiences at First Church Preschool, the children who attend our school may very well forget and/or will have long ago already … Read more

It’s National Nanny Recognition Week Sept. 22 – 29

National Nanny Recognition Week is designed to bring awareness to the dedicated work nannies do, not for the money or perks, but for a true love of children. Do you have a beloved nanny who is a special part of your family? Learn more here: .

We Are Getting Ready For the New School Year!

Our team is already hard at work putting together their classrooms and participating in important trainings such as this one on playground supervision. We are looking forward to a great year!

Critter Caravan Visits Our Summer Program

The children attending our summer program this week got to see and touch the variety of animals brought by “Pet Teacher”, Katherine, from Critter Caravan. There was a snake, a turtle, a lizard, a rabbit, and a chinchilla.

June 29th is International Mud Day!

Did you know Mud Day started as an international exchange of ideas, clothing, and friendship back in 2010? Learn more about the history of Mud Day and ways you can get in on the fun.

Happy Birthday, Eric Carle!

We are celebrating the beloved children’s author in our summer program by reading his books, making crafts related to his works, and even having a little puppet show! Here, teachers Barbara Andersen (left) and Lauren Impellizzeri (right), are using puppets to act out the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle while children … Read more