Preschool in Stonington, CT 06378
27 Church Street- Calvary Episcopal Church
Stonington, CT 06378
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Our mission is to nurture the development of each child in a safe and inspirational learning environment dedicated to the Episcopal values of faith, hope, love and service.
Calvary Nursery School welcomes and encourages children of all backgrounds and traditions, with no denominational expectations or requirements.
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The preschool years stand as a bridge between home and grade school. At Calvary Nursery School we choose not to hurry children across the bridge, but allow them to proceed at their own pace through the medium they enjoy most, joyful play. Childrens inherent love of play, when nourished in a supportive environment is later transformed into enthusiasm for learning and still later into creative and insightful adult thinking. Significant play is a childs real work and the best possible preparation for life.
Because young children so deeply imitate and absorb their surroundings, at CNS special care is taken to create an environment that is beautiful, harmonious and secure. We follow the circle of the year through music, storytelling, watercolor, poetry, crafts, seasonal tasks and hikes around the village. We strive to develop within the child a love of life and a joy for learning. The childrens imagination unfolds in play with simple, natural playthings and furnishings. Frequent forays outdoors will awaken the innate curiosity children have for nature. A respect for the environment will be fostered with hands-on discovery and appreciation for seasonal offerings from the landscape. A secure daily and weekly rhythm with caring, supportive adults will encourage children to flourish and grow strong and confident.