Naugatuck Valley Community - Technical College Child

Preschool in Waterbury, CT 06708

750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708
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The Lab School at Naugatuck Valley Community College, which was then Mattatuck Community College, opened its doors in January 1977 to provide a training laboratory for early childhood education majors at the college as well as a quality educational environment for young children ages 3 – 6.

Child Ages:
3 years - 6 years
Licenses & Accreditations:
Connecticut Department of Public Health - NAEYC Accredited
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 7:30am - 5:30pm

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Our goal is to create an intellectually stimulating environment where your child can share a curiosity and openness to learning about the world. In planning and implementing the daily program in the classroom, we develop activities and routines that promote the social-emotional, cognitive, linguistic and physical motor development of your child.
The Child Development Lab School is inspired by the schools of Reggio Emilia in Italy, which promotes:
an emergent, project-oriented curriculum in which teachers expand on your child’s interests and build on previous understandings
creative development, strong problem-solving abilities, a sense of inquiry and the opportunity to develop and test theories, discover and enjoy learning
We also believe that the classroom environment is a “teacher.” Special care is taken to promote your child’s exploration and discovery through diverse use of natural materials and other art tools
Teachers act as guides, observers and facilitators for your child’s discovery, as parents’ allies, and as collaborators with one another. Documentation of your child’s work is an integral part of the curriculum. We provide a flexible program that respects individual differences in your child’s temperament and learning style, while encouraging cooperation among children. We will document your child’s learning process in the form of a panel.


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