EARLY 3’S PROGRAM

Children in the Early 3’ preschool spend their days exploring, sharing and learning. Let us help your 2-year-old develop his or her independence and confidence in a setting that encourages a sense of community. At the same time, we help your young child adapt to routines and rituals.

We plan your child’s activities based on a program grounded in early childhood fundamentals. Your young learner will increase their language ability, practice early counting skills and learn to cooperate with friends through group activities and play.

Class is held on Tuesday and Thursdays mornings from 9-11:30 a.m. and is limited to 8 children. Children must be 3 years old before July. The program runs February through May, starting in 2022. Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer this program in 2021.


PRE-K 4/5 PROGRAM

Little Blessings Preschool is unique in that it is one of the only preschool programs in the Central Connecticut region that offers a Pre-K 4/5 option.

Listening to the needs of their families, Little Blessings began a program in 2009 that would accommodate children who may have missed the kindergarten cut-off or whose parents elect to wait a year before starting formal kindergarten. Some parents decide that their child, who turns 5 in late summer or fall, would do better with another year of preschool, opting to give their child an opportunity to mature and polish their readiness skills.

Our Pre-K 4/5 class meets four days a week for 4.55 hours each day.

The goals for our Pre-K 5s program include large and small motor skills, self-help skills, language development, cognitive development and social personal skills.

A typical day in the five year old class reflects the same activities as in our 4 year old classroom, but has an emphasis on kindergarten readiness activities. These activities include pre-reading techniques and strategies such as letter of the week, rhyming, letter identification, phonics and counting. Experienced teachers use the Creative Curriculum and the Connecticut Early Learning Standards to guide the child’s learning experiences.