1
St. Thomas More Church

374 Middlesex Rd.
Darien, CT

Happiness Preschool key goals:

  • To impart to each child the love of God, self and neighbor through creative learning activities
  • To provide a loving, supportive atmosphere for learning and play
  • To help the child learn about himself and the world around him/her
  • To develop self-control and self-discipline and assist the child in coping with problems,
    learning to share, taking turns and using energy for constructive purposes
  • To encourage exploration, discovery and awareness through interaction with peers and
    adults alike

“Learning through exploration, discovery, and awareness of God’s creation”. The children’s classroom is divided into learning centers in order to enable the children to move freely and choose their own activities. At certain times during the day the teachers will direct the children in meetings, arts and crafts, music and literature.

3s and 4s discuss important facets of their religion through snack time prayer, visits to the church, and discussions about Christmas and Easter. They talk about correct behavior in church and receive many visits from their Pastor and Parochial Vicar. 4s use a religion book with lessons implemented thematically into the curriculum and further discussed at home.

Happiness Preschool also offers a 10 week “Caregiver & Me” program. Contact the school to learn more about this delightful time to explore, have learning moments, and meet other families.

Enrollment Process & Dates

Tours & registration begin in January for the 2020-2021 school year. You are welcome to schedule a tour in December if interested.

*Please note: priority placement is given to active parishioners. Factors considered in placement include but are not limited to the following:

  • Requests from alumni families
  • Requests for placement of siblings of currently enrolled children
  • The level of parish participation and support
  • Special circumstances

*Note: 10-week program offered for 2’s in September & January

Filter

Days/Week
Ages

Details & Schedules

Schedules

2 Years - Parent/Child

Age: 2 Years
Session Length: September - June
Days/Week: 1
Birthday Cutoff: December 31
M T W Th F
9:15 - 10:45

2 Years - Drop-Off

Age: 2 Years
Session Length: September - June
Days/Week: 1-3
Birthday Cutoff: December 31
M T W Th F
9:00 - 11:45 9:00 - 11:45 9:00 - 11:45

Choose any combination of 1-3 days

3 Years - 3 Days

Age: 3 Years
Session Length: September - June
Days/Week: 3
Birthday Cutoff: December 31
Extended Day: Yes
M T W Th F
9:00 - 12:00 9:00 - 12:00 9:00 - 12:00

3 Years - 4 Days

Age: 3 Years
Session Length: September - June
Days/Week: 4
Birthday Cutoff: December 31
Extended Day: Yes
M T W Th F
9:00 - 12:00 9:00 - 12:00 9:00 - 12:00 9:00 - 12:00

4 Years

Age: 4 Years
Session Length: September - June
Days/Week: 5
Birthday Cutoff: December 31
Extended Day: Yes
M T W Th F
9:00 - 1:00 9:00 - 1:00 9:00 - 1:00 9:00 - 1:00 9:00 - 1:00

Pre-K

Age: 5 Years
Session Length: September - June
Days/Week: 5
Birthday Cutoff: December 31
Extended Day: Yes
M T W Th F
9:00 - 1:00 9:00 - 1:00 9:00 - 1:00 9:00 - 1:00 9:00 - 1:00