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Creative Arts Studio

122 South Pomperaug Avenue, Woodbury
Woodbury, CT 06798

Phone:
(203) 266-4392

Website:

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Reggio-Emilia

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Ratios are small and all classrooms have at least one Head Teacher and one Assistant Teacher.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"CAST is committed to providing the CAST community (children, staff and families) with an emotional and physical environment that fosters independence and creativity and celebrates each person's unique attributes. We believe that we are best motivated by laughter, spontaneity and curiousity, and flourish in an environment where we are free to explore the many wonders and opportunities that surround us. We believe that it is our mission to model respect for each other, our planet and our surroundings as well as our inner feelings, visions and goals. We believe that praise, encouragement, affection and a deep respect for all people shape a safe and caring community in which we all achieve success and positive self-esteem. "
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

CAST is a Reggio Emilia inspired school where children "research" their areas of interest and teachers act as partners in learning. Therefore our curriculum is constantly changing. We do, however, also make sure that we prepare our children to be successful in Kindergarten and as life-long learners.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • 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

Handling Separation: From the Director

CAST has an Orientation Day. Many children begin in the summer during our Camp Program in order to become acclimated to school.