Philosophy & Curriculum

Our Philosophy

Our purpose is to provide a program based upon developmentally appropriate practice that nurtures the whole child in a caring, consistent, play-based environment.  We promote emotional security, school readiness and a love of learning.  Every child will have the opportunity to explore, question, investigate and manipulate objects in their environment through child- directed and teacher-directed activities.  We follow the saying “We fit the program to the child, not the child to the program”.


Our play-based curriculum encourages each child to be actively involved in the learning process. High interest, open ended activities allow the program to fit the child rather than the child fit the program.

Our curriculum is built upon the framework of the Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards (CT ELDS)

·        CT ELDS outlines skills and behaviors necessary to development and readiness. These standards are imbedded in daily activities and address all areas of development.

·        Curriculum is presented in a play-based environment where children have ample opportunity to explore, question, investigate, and manipulate objects and materials.