Address:77 Old Norwalk Rd, New Canaan, CT
Website:New Canaan Community Preschool
Lunch Bunch/Extended Day:Yes
Birthdate Cut-Off:November 30th
ABOUT: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 promote our strong community spirit. Each family is asked to participate in one of the following ways: serving on the Board, chairing a committee, serving on two committees or being a Room Parent. If a family is unable to participate, there is an option to pay an opt-out fee.
Enrollment Process & Dates:
Interested families are encouraged to make an appointment to visit the school.
Returning Families, Siblings, and Alumni:
11/16: admissions application and $100 non-refundable fee due to hold spot for 3’s (enrollment form due for Pre-K)
1/5 application and $100 non refundable fee due
Families will be notified no later than February 3rd regarding the acceptance of their child at NCCP.
*Please note: enrollment priority is given to current families, siblings, alumni families, and New Canaan Residents
*Other admission considerations include the following: parents who embrace the program and curriculum and can work as partners with the school in their child’s development; accepting children of varying abilities and backgrounds who we feel will benefit from our program