Work And Play School

Preschool in East Windsor, CT 06088

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20 Phelps Road
East Windsor, CT 06088
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Forty-two years ago, in 1955, Work and Play School was the first program in town that serviced and provided a developmentally appropriate half-day program for Pre-schoolers and Kindergartners. At the time, the public schools didn’t provide a Kindergarten program to children in East Windsor. Work and Play School was housed in Mary Moore’s home in Scantic. Eveline Hayes began working with Mary Moore in 1965 and eventually took over and became owner and Director of Work and Play School. She then built the first Daycare Center in town, which is still located on Phelps Rd. Her daughter, Betsy Hayes DeWolf, began working with her mom in 1974 while pursuing her degree in Early Childhood Education. Upon Mrs. Hayes’ retirement, Betsy became Director and co-owner, expanding to an active school-age program, along with developmentally appropriate Preschool, Pre-K, and Full-time Day Care programs.

Child Ages:
3 years - 12 years
Licenses & Accreditations:
Connecticut Department of Public Health - NAEYC Accredited
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 6:30am - 5:30pm

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Our goals & objectives are:

To provide a safe environment where children feel comfortable and secure.
To enhance self-help, gross motor and fine motor skills.
To provide a quality program that encourages academic and creative development.
To help each child develop his/her own identity and foster self-esteem.
To instill social values of cooperation, courtesy, respect for themselves and others.
To encourage development of self-reliance.
To help children demonstrate pride in accomplishments, encourage a positive self-image and promote creativity through play, music, movement, art and drama.
To foster initiative and decision making by offering choices within structured and free play times.
To encourage language development and listening skills through group times, story and song.
To create a learning environment, whole language approach, where words and print are valued.
To encourage daily parent and family communication and involvement.
Providing parent educational classes, programs and materials.
To promote multicultural and an anti-bias curriculum in our every day program.


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