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Great Beginnings Preschool

100 Washington St
Milford, CT 06460-3133

(203) 874-5000


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

From the Director:

Our school is very unique - we a great balance of play-based learning and teacher led instruction.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our Mission at Great Beginnings Preschool is to provide a unique learning environment that inspires creativity and self expression, building a joy of learning and foundation of core values for future leaders.
Meet each child's individual needs in a comforting, supportive setting
Help each child develop a positive self-image.
Help each child develop independence to feel secure outside of their home environment.
Encourage children to express themselves through interactive play and group activities.
Encourage children to grow socially, play cooperatively, share with others and become aware of others' feelings.
Enable each child to mature by giving opportunities to express feelings through discussions, art, music, and make-believe.
Assist each child to develop physically through participation in activities and exercises to establish a positive body image."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

Free play & structured time
Varied activities with large & small groups
Daily reading & other Circle Time activities
Hands-on creativity in our dynamic Art room
Exciting outside activities such as tennis, nature instruction, and yoga led by outside professionals"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • 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 is Handled through:

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