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Christ Clarion Community Pre School

415 Thornell Road
Pittsford, NY 14534

(585) 381-5091


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The years before children enter public school are vital in developing basic personality. Life is new and strange, full of first-time experiences. As children learn about themselves, other people and the world, their attitudes toward life begin to develop. Christ Clarion Community Preschool is designed to serve the community by providing a program to foster social, intellectual, physical, creative and moral development in children through activity and discovery.
The preschool is a self-supporting, non-profit, professional program organized to provide a well-rounded beginning to the process of learning and developing social consciousness. The school is open to all, regardless of race, religion or national origin.
Children are helped with the transition from home to school in a natural and comfortable way. Through day-by-day experiences, children are encouraged to understand themselves and their relationships with those around them. A wide variety of creative activities are provided through which the children may enjoy free expression and personality enrichment. These experiences help develop a readiness for school situations, independence in daily routines and a love for learning"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"9:00/12:30 Children are greeted at their cars. Children are then greeted by friends. Everyone removes and hangs their outside clothing and school bags.
9:10/12:40 Meeting time: Attendance is taken and news is shared. Perhaps a story, song or finger play is introduced. Plans and special projects are explained
9:20/12:50 Free play and project time: Dress up, blocks, sand or water table, easel painting, workbench, dramatic play, puzzles, jungle gym, cooking, crafts, play dough. During this time, children are free to choose activities in either room. While some children are participating in free play, others are brought to the work tables to work on various types of projects which encourage fine motor skill development.
10:20/1:50 Clean up. Everyone joins in.
10:30/2:00 Story or music time.
10:40/2:10 Snack
10:50/2:30 Dressing for outside play.
11:10/2:40 Outside play.
11:25/2:55 Waiting for cars at pick up location. "
Excerpted from the preschool's website