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A Visit From The Science Center!

  The Science Center visited our center and introduced children to worms. They presented children with worms and promoted a discussion as to the body parts of a worm. Children discovered that worms do not like to be in the light.  Children also learned that worms do not like to eat cheese!



We believe that every child coming into our Head Start program is unique in terms of cultural heritage, life experiences and readiness for school.

Learning is Child's Play

We believe children learn best in a program that provides real opportunities to select and work with interesting materials and allow for

Children are encouraged to engage in different types of play throughout the day.

  • Dramatic play - pretending role-play
  • Exploratory play - observing and experimenting
  • Constructive play - designing and building

Children at play are actively involved in:

  • Learning to use language in new ways when interacting with others.
  • Exploring, and solving problems using higher order thinking skills
  • Developing their muscles and coordination.


Family Involvement

A partnership between home and school is so important. It provides a bridge that fosters understanding and knowledge about each child.


Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards

Assessment Tools: TS Gold

Click here for Connecticut Standards


Getting Your Child Ready for Kindergarten:






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