Connecticut Friends Preschool Open House
Connecticut Friends School is a precious and unique place where children and families grow in partnership with caring, skilled teachers and staff. We pride ourselves on our Reggio-inspired, play-based curriculum which gently weaves Quaker values into the classroom dynamic. Children develop problem solving skills, independence, confidence, empathy and a love of learning while also forming a meaningful connection to nature on our tree-filled, 5-acre campus which includes a beautiful playground under a canopy of trees and an impressive garden.
At Connecticut Friends School, the classrooms are set up with various developmentally enriching “Centers” around the room. These are enhanced with inviting provocations which are inspired by and set out for our curious Friends to discover each day. In addition to ample outside time, snack time, and story time, children are able to immerse themselves as they wish in this classroom setting. Learning-through-play opportunities abound in the Block Center, Writing Center, Dramatic Play Center, the Library, Manipulatives, Sensory Table, Parts of Things, the Science Center and Art. Emotional learning is also emphasized as children learn to name and honor their feelings, peacefully navigate conflict and respect and value others. Each day also includes practice in mindfulness.
Connecticut Friends School program also offers very flexible enrollment options to best suit the needs of your child and family. Enrollment for the 2s program is available 2 to 5 days per week and enrollment for the 3s/4s program is offered 3 to 5 days per week with flexibility to choose the days that work best for your child. Program enhancements include early drop off, lunch bunch and extended day until 3pm with drop-in options usually available.