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New Canaan Community Preschool

Address: 77 Old Norwalk Rd, New Canaan, CT 06840, USA

Location:New Canaan Community Preschool
Address:77 Old Norwalk Rd, New Canaan, CT
Website:New Canaan Community Preschool
Drop Off:Yes
Lunch Bunch/Extended Day:Yes
Birthdate Cut-Off:December 31st


Our mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children to develop socially, creatively, emotionally, physically and cognitively through the various programs we offer. We operate on the premise that children’s natural curiosity enables them to take ownership of their daily activities and subsequently become increasingly vested in their learning. Our program develops a child’s ability to problem-solve, negotiate, predict and think independently. Children are supported to make choices, learn to socialize and become independent and confident individuals.

Our curriculum is based on the research and theory in the field of Early Childhood Education by Piaget, Vygotsky, and Erikson, who stress the emotional and social development of the child. Our philosophy encompasses the ideas and teaching methods derived from the Project Approach and while drawing inspiration from the Reggio Emilia Approach.

Family involvement is key to the success of New Canaan Community Preschool and helps further our strong spirit of community and the connection between home and school. We welcome participation from families to be a part of the Board, serve on a committee or be a Room Room Parent.

New for 2020 - 2021, our school year calendar will be aligned with the New Canaan Public Schools! Our school year will run from September 2, 2020 - June 11, 2021.


2020-2021 Schedule

3 Year Olds - 2 Days
Tuesday & Thursday

3 Year Olds - 3 Days
M, W, F

Pre-K - 4 Days
M, T, W, Th
9:00-12:00 & M, W or T, Th 12:00-3:00

Pre-K - 5 Days
9:00-12:00 & M, W or T, Th 12:00-3:00

Enrollment Process & Dates:

To schedule a personal tour of New Canaan Community Preschool and receive an admissions packet, please contact Director, Giselle Coven, at or (203) 966-3010.

Open House:

11/17/19 @ 2pm

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