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Educational Playcare

360 Colt Highway
Farmington, CT 06032

Phone:
(860) 678-8659

Website:

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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our mission is to provide the children in our care with the highest quality developmental and educational programs ... in a nurturing, safe and supportive environment ... and to facilitate and enrich the childcare experience of our families.�
The categories on the right represent our core values and the tools we employ to accomplish this mission"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Parrot Schedule
7:00 Drop off / Free play
9:00 Diapers, Wash up
9:15 Snack
9:30 Circle Time
10:00 Outside Time/Gross Motor Activities
10:30 Project
11:00 Lunch
11:30 Diapers, Wash up
12:00 Quiet Activities and Nap TIme
1:30-3:00 Wake up / Diapers / table activities
3:00 Snack
3:30 Finish Project
4:00 Diapers / Outside
4:30 Manipulatives
Parrot Schedule
Flamingo
Schedule
7:00 Arrival of children (Greeting & Table
Activities)
8:45 Diapers / Toileting
9:00 Snack
9:20 Clean up / Wash up
9:30 Circle Time / Art / Center Activities /
Outside Play
11:30 Shoes / Coats / Diapers / Wash up
11:40 Lunch / Clean up / Wash up
12:30 Nap
2:30 Wake up / Diapers
3:00 Outdoor Activity / Small Groups for
Snack
4:30 Diapers / Toileting
4:45 Stories / Activities / Circletime
Sample Preschool
7:00 Drop off / Free play / Outdoor time
9:00 Bathroom, Wash up, Snack
9:30 Circle TIme / Music/ Daily Discussion
10:00 Art Activity / Centers / Cooperative Play
11:00 Clean up / Bathroom / Wash up
11:15 Outside Play
12:00 Bathroom / Washup / Lunch
12:30 Story time
12:45 Nap / Rest time / Quiet Activities
3:00 Wake up / Wash up / Bathroom
3:15 Snack
3:30 Story Time / Circle Time
4:00 Sensory Activities/Outdoor Play
5:30 Bathroom / Wash up
5:45 Clean up / Free Play
Sample Preschool Schedule"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation