How do we know we are meeting our program objectives?

Children learn best at this age by exploring and discovering in the environment through active involvement with one another. Our teachers assess children on an ongoing basis using a variety of methods. At every age, there are development guidelines, socially, cognitively, physically, and creatively. Our teachers use guidelines from the CT Department of Education, along with a curriculum-based program “Creative Curriculum”, all of which are tools approved and designed for our setting. There is also a helpful Kindergarten Readiness checklist to assist with preparation and transitioning to the grammar school of choice. In the past, our Preschool teachers have met with the Cornwall Consolidated School Kindergarten teacher and participated in the grammar school tour to help with the transition.

The Preschool room includes 6 major programs, each with individual learning objectives. They include:

  • Art Area
  • Reading Corner
  • Math Manipulatives (include tabletop toys, puzzles, games, Lego’s, lotto games)
  • Music Area
  • Science Area
  • Housekeeping Corner

Class Schedule

A helpful guide in knowing the approximate activity schedule your child will follow

7:30-8:30 AM Children arrive at the Child Center/Child Initiated Play and Special Table Projects
8:30-9:00 AM Snack – Learning table manners and learning about conversation. (If you want your child to have a snack at school, they must be here and ready for snack no later than 8:45 AM. Otherwise, please give them snack before you drop off.)
9:00-9:30 AM Morning Circle – Calendar/Weather/Show and Share
9:30-10:15 AM Outside Play/Gross Motor Activity
10:15-10:35 AM Circle/Group Time – Story/Introduction to Activities/Group Learning Games
10:35-11:35 AM Cirriculum/Center Choices-Teacher Directed Activities
11:35-11:45 AM Clean Up/Handwashing
11:45-12:30 PM Lunch
12:30-12:50 PM Music and Movement
12:50-1:00 PM Story
1:00-2:30 PM Rest Time – This is an important down time for children after an action packed morning. For the first 30 minutes, they may have books on their cots and then rest quietly for the next 30 minutes. If they do not fall asleep, the last 30 minutes is when they can pick a blue bun to quietly play with at their cots.
2:30-3:00 PM Child Initiated Play
3:00-3:30 PM Snack
3:30-4:15 PM Outside Play/Gross Motor Activity
4:15-4:45 PM Child Initiated Play/Small Group Activities
4:45-5:00 PM Story/Pick Up