Pre-Kindergarten


 4-Day Pre-K

The 4-Day Pre-K program is for children who will turn four between January and November. The class meets Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. with two long days on either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday until 3:00 p.m. These long days allow our teachers to work with half the class to ensure greater individualized attention. There is a 1:8 teacher/student ratio in this class.

5-Day Pre-K

The 5-Day Pre-Kindergarten program is for children who will turn four between January and May or turn five between September and December. The class meets Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. with two long days until 3:00 p.m. on either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday. These long days allow our teachers to work with half the class to ensure greater individualized attention. There is a 1:7 teacher/student ratio in this class.

 

Daily Schedule

Morning Schedule

  • 9:00 – 9:30     Drop off and outside play
  • 9:30 – 9:45      Morning Meeting
  • 9:45 – 11:15      Center time and snack
  • 11:15 – 11:30    Clean up time
  • 11:30 – 11:45    Small group time
  • 11:45 – 12:00   Outside play and dismissal for children who have a half day

 

Afternoon Schedule

  • 12:20 – 1:00      Lunch
  • 1:00 – 1:30        Quiet time activities
  • 1:30 – 1:40        Afternoon meeting
  • 1:40 – 2:20        Discovery Time
  • 2:20 – 2:40        Wrap up meeting
  • 2:40 – 3:00        Outside play and dismissal

 

OPTIONAL PROGRAMS

Lunch Bunch

Lunch Bunch offers an opportunity to extend your child’s day Monday through Thursday from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. (There is also an option to pick up your child at 1:30 p.m.) Each day has a different theme, such as Great Big Game Day, Build It Up!, Young Scientists and Messy Art Day.

Extend My Week (for 4-Day Pre-K)

Extend your child’s week to include Fridays from 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. A specific topic is emphasized on this day.

 

“New Canaan Community Preschool is a truly special place. From the warm morning drop offs to the thorough student portfolios, the teachers create a fulfilling pre-K experience. Both of our children have attended NCCP and we couldn’t be happier with our decision.” NCCP Parent