Preschool

860.529.1575
Vickie Anderson, Director | x235 | Email
Pat Gilbert, Assistant | x229 | Email
 

REGISTRATION FOR 2017-2018 


FAMILY OUTREACH
 
  NEW 


PARENT/TOT CLASSES
 (limited to 10 children per class) – Friday, 9:00-10:30 a.m.  Beginning in March, First Church is offering one session of Parent/Tot classes during our Preschool hours! The class will be taught by Preschool director, Vickie Anderson. This class is for 2-year-olds and a parent or guardian. There is a $15 registration fee, plus $15 per class fee. There are 8 sessions of this class.  

EARLY MORNING DROP-OFF sessions have started! The sessions will be held every day our school is in session. Martina Cacioli will be there to supervise each child. Drop-off hours are: Monday through Friday — 8:00-8:45 a.m. For more details, click here Early Morning Drop-Off.

LUNCH BUNCH sessions are in full swing! Lunch Bunch begins at 11:45 and ends at 12:30. Your child is to bring a packed lunch to school. Lunch Bunch sessions are available Monday through Thursday of each week. The cost will be $8.00 for each 45 minute session. Lunch Bunch is available for all children attending either morning or afternoon classes. Please click here for further information.

NEW!  P.M. CLASSES AFTER-HOURS SCHEDULED PICK-UP UNTIL 4:00 is available! Before coming to pick up your preschooler, you will now have enough time to pick up your school-aged child(ren) at school or the bus stop! Call for fee and details.

 

QUICK LINKS TO 2016-17 

Connecticut Health Assessment Form

Headmaster Available in the fall

Tuition Schedule        

Preschool Staff          Photo Galleries

Testimonials          Early Morning Drop-Off

 

PROGRAM MISSION & GOALS

WE are an outreach Christian preschool. We have adopted a new play-based curriculum called Creative Curriculum. This will ensure that our children will be meeting the new State-required learning standards—and it will be enhanced with Bible sharing, Scripture memory, monthly Chapels, and the modeling of Christian values.

OUR PURPOSE is to provide a supportive, encouraging, Christian environment that nurtures both a social and educational learning experience, preparing children for their first year of elementary school.

WE PROVIDE an atmosphere of quality learning through physical, creative and cognitive activities. Our program will help your child to develop:

  • Listening skills
  • Language
  • Large and small motor skills
  • Cognitive skills
WE STRIVE TO ENHANCE personal and social skills through the encouragement of:
  • Good manners
  • Self-control
  • Improved attention span
  • Confidence in self-expression

CLASS SIZES

There is a maximum of 16 children enrolled in the three-year-old classes, and there is a maximum of 18 in each of the four-year-old classes. There is a maximum of 18 in the Pre-kindergarten classes.

 

OUR STAFF 

  • Our director and teachers are professionally trained and experienced in early childhood education. They are all certified in CPR, First Aid and medication administration.
  • Each teacher is required to take courses each year so they remain current in teaching ideas and policies.
  • Each primary teacher is accompanied by an assistant, allowing for a suitable teacher-child ratio.
  • We have educational, pediatric, dental, and youth service consultants who advise the school.

PARENT INVOLVEMENT 

We offer a continuous “open door” policy for parents to share in their child’s preschool experience.

There will also be opportunities for parents to participate through field trips and special activities during the school year.
 

EARLY A.M. DROP-OFF, LUNCH  BUNCH, THEMED EXTENDED SESSIONS AND LATE P.M. PICK-UP

. . . are available for all age groups. Early Morning Drop-off begins at 8:00 a.m. Monday through Friday. Lunch Bunch begins at 11:45 Monday through Thursday. Extended Sessions run from 11:45 to 2:00 p.m. on Monday through Thursday. Late PM Pick-Up is scheduled pick-up from 3:30 to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. 
 

VACATION DAYS

Our school observes vacations, holidays and weather-related school closings, according to the Wethersfield Public Schools schedule and announcements.
 

ENROLLMENT 

Enrollments are accepted in the order applications are received. If classes become full, waiting lists are used. Parents are notified of potential openings as they become available.

 

ELIGIBILITY

Children must be 3 years old by December 31 to be eligible for the program.

All children must be potty-trained prior to the start of school to comply with state health regulations.
 

TIMES

3-YEAR-OLD CLASSES: 
  • Tuesday and Thursday, 8:45 to 11:45 a.m.
  • Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:45 to 11:45 a.m.
4-YEAR-OLD CLASSES:
  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:45 to 11:45 a.m.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8:45 to 11:45 a.m. 
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 8:45 to 11:45 a.m. 
4-YEAR-OLD/PRE-K CLASSES:
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
PRE-K CLASS:
  • Monday through Friday, 8:45 to 11:45 a.m.

ADD-ON OPTION CLASS:

  • Monday through Thursday, 11:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.