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Ywca Of The Hartford Region, Inc., - Elmwood Learning Center

1106 New Britain Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06110

(860) 233-7906


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We believe that children learn best in a setting that respects their unique patterns of growth and development.
We believe that the setting must be physically and emotionally safe if children are to develop trust in their world.
We believe that children benefit from the company of others. We encourage the
development of social skills by arranging opportunities for small and large group
We believe in a child's desire for independence. We provide an environment rich opportunities to help children develop a positive self-concept.
We believe in the natural creativity of children. Each individual's creative expression is unique and valued.
We believe that children should exercise and play. We plan time for large and small muscle activities.
We believe in families. We see ourselves as part of an extended family, working with families to provide the very best care for their children.
We believe that children learn best in an accepting and nurturing setting that reflects the world around them. We provide opportunities that empower women and families.
We believe in demonstrating responsive attitudes and practices to diverse cultures throughout the organization."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Daily activities in early learning programs may include: literacy, science, math, cognitive, arts and crafts, outside play (weather permitting), cooking, music, circle time, gross motor activities, group games, story time and dramatic play among others."
Excerpted from the preschool's website