DAILY ACTIVITIES

    The program provides a balance of unstructured and structured, active and quiet
    times:

    Choice Time:  Learning Centers are set up around the room for children to
    explore.

    Large Group Activities:  A time to discuss the daily theme, sing songs, read
    books, etc.

    Small Group Activity:  One teacher works with a small group of children,
    focusing on a specific skill. This may involve art, science, games, or movement
    activities that incorporate the skill.

    Snack:  Parents provide a healthy snack for the class on a rotating schedule.

    Outdoor Play:   We have a fenced in playground behind  the school.  Play
    equipments includes a sandbox, balance beam, play house, crawl tube and much
    more.  It is an opportunity for children to use outside voices, release energy and
    develop gross motor skills.

    To view activities in more detail check out our Daily Schedule.

LENDING LIBRARY

    The Therese MacCallum Lending Library contains a large collection
    of books for children to choose from. Children visit the library once
    a week to borrow a book.

    The library also offers a parent section that includes parenting
    books, picture books for parents to read to children dealing with
    such issues as moving, new sibling and death. We also have
    science, math, music and literacy kits for parents to explore with
    their children.

    FAMILY ACTIVITIES

  • Bedtime Story Time
    Families participate in an evening of stories and songs. Teacher’s present stories in various formats to show parents how stories are
    presented in the classroom. Families also sing along to our favorite preschool songs.

  • Holiday Sing-Along
    Families are invited to join us during class time to learn some of the songs taught in class followed by holiday treats.

  • Dessert for Dad
    This is an evening for children to invite dad or grandpa to join us for some fun sports games and an ice cream!

  • Mother’s Day Tea
    Our tea is a daytime event the week before Mother’s Day. Moms or grandma are treated to a video of the children, songs, and a snack
    prepared by the children.

  • Annual Dance
    Our annual dance is organized by parent volunteers that plan a theme, food and decorations. It is a favorite event and a great way to
    end the school year.

  • Graduation
    Our 4 year old classes choose their favorite songs and poems for their graduation program. This is a big family event on the last day of
    school.
    FAMILY INVOLVEMENT

    Village Green is a family oriented school. We offer a program that invites the
    whole family to become involved.
    • Open door policy that encourages parents to visit the classroom       
    • Volunteer for special classroom activities
    • Field trip chaperones
    • Share a talent or cultural information
    • Parent/Teacher conferences
    • Workshops
    • Lending Library for parenting materials
    • Parents on our Board of Directors

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Children visit their “Grandfriends” at the Lincoln Lewis Elderly
Housing complex.  Throughout the year we visit our Grandfriends for
fun activities such as holiday parties,
reading, art activities, and games.

Participate in food and clothing collections for Southington
Community Services.

Send cards and treat to our troops serving overseas.  

Members of the Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington.
Members of the Early Childhood Professional Educators Consortium.

CURRICULUM

Village Green curriculum follows the Connecticut State Early Learning and
Development Standards.  

Our curriculum is designed to foster all areas of a child's
development including:

  • Social/Emotional
  • Physical
  • Cognitive
  • Language

Themes encompass:

  • Community Awareness
  • Multicultural
  • Children's Book Authors
  • Nature
  • Shapes & Colors
  • Nursery Rhymes
  • Healthy & Safety

To view the skills we incorporate into our lesson plans, check out our
Child
Skills Checklist
.  Our goal is that all children master each skill before entering
kindergarten.
PROGRAM OVERVIEW: