HALF DAY PROGRAM
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Our Half Day program at First Church Early Learning Center is structured so that each child's development is self-paced. Learning at this level must be carefully planned, yet based on the spontaneous interest of children. The basis for our daily educational planning is to focus on the interests of the children while incorporating the Connecticut State Department of Education Preschool Assessment Framework, the Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards, and NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards. The children engage in preschool curriculum and have the opportunity to participate in a variety of individual, small group and large group fine motor, gross motor, and social activities throughout the course of the year. Through creative curriculum and play based learning, the children have the opportunity to explore a variety of areas in the classroom including but not limited to art, blocks, science, math, sensory, dramatic play, and toys and games to enhance their critical thinking skills.