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Paddy Cakes Child Care

900 Village Walk
Guilford, CT 06437-2759

(203) 458-2273


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The purpose of our program is to provide half-day nursery school and full-day child care to children ages 6 weeks to 12 years of age that will be socially, emotionally, physically, and educationally beneficial to the children served.
Paddy Cakes firmly believes that each child is a unique individual with different strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes, skills and abilities. The center provides a warm, comfortable environment where children are accepted for themselves by their peers and teachers. Each child is recognized as an individual and is given the respect they deserve.
Paddy Cakes strives to promote social growth and development by instilling in the children a sense of care, compassion,sensitivity, and respect for others. The children will develop an appreciation of kindness, friendship, cooperation, honesty, loyalty, and trust in their peers and adults alike. We will instill in each child a sense of care and respect for the community in which they live.
The center strives to promote healthy emotional development by building self-confidence and self-esteem. The classroom teachers focus on helping the child gain a positive self-image through positive reinforcement and praise. The staff encourages the children in the area of artistic expression and creative thinking which helps the child form a healthy sense of self.
Our center seeks to instill intellectual growth and development in each child by providing a wholesome play environment where the children are free to experiment with a wide variety of materials and activities and are encouraged to explore and make discoveries. Curriculum in the areas of language skills, math, science, social studies, music, art, and physical development are part of the classroom experience each day. We help to set the stage for a life long curiousity and desire to learn. The staff will allow the children the opportunity to build self-help skills while assuring the safety of each child.
Paddy Cakes supports and encourages parents to take an active role in their child's early education. Parent participation is always encouraged and welcomed by teachers through classroom participation and an open door policy. Teachers communicate openly with parents on a daily basis and through parent conferences each spring and as requested by parents or teachers.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Pre-Schoolers Daily Schedule
8:30 Settle in
8:45 Story Time
9:00 Circle Time (learning activities)
10:00 Project Time
10:30 Clean Up/Bathroom Use
10:45 Indoor or Outdoor (weather permitting) structured play
11:10 Wash Up/Lunch Time
11:45 Bathroom Use/Prepare to go home
7:30 Free Play
8:45 Clean Up/Diaper/Potty Time
9:00 Snack Time
9:30 Group Activities/Interaction with teachers
10:00 Indoor or Outdoor (weather permitting) Physical Play
11:00 Clean Up/Diaper/Potty Time
11:15 Lunch/Story Time
12:00 Nap Time/Quiet Play
2:30 Diapers/Potty/Snack Time
3:00 Free Play indoor or outdoor (weather permitting)
4:00 Clean Up/Diapers/Potty
4:15 Story Time
5:00 Free Play/Prepare for Pick Up
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Modes of Communication

  • Phone Calls
  • Special Meetings