Our preschool room is similar to a kindergarten classroom. There is a circle rug for our group activities and circle times. There are different centers important to your child's learning. These include a literature area, a kitchen area, and a block playing area. Centers you may see when you walk in include fine motor skills where children are tracing, writing, and coloring; science area with magnifying glasses, scales, objects to observe; math center which may include sorting objects, putting objects in order according to size, patterning puzzles, number activities and more. We have a stimulating and challenging curriculum based on the CT Preschool assessment framework and our room, manipulatives, and activities help your child meet these standards.

Our preschool program is based on the Connecticut Preschool Assessment Framework, developmentally appropriate practices, and the five areas of development. Our unique curriculum prepares your child for Kindergarten, instills a life long love of learning, and engages your child to learn in a stimulating environment.

Our curriculum is developed with intention and purpose in order for your child to have the optimum learning experience. Our program takes advantage of those teachable moments that spontaneously arise as your child learns something new.

Children in our preschool program learn letter recognition, phonemic awareness, name recognition, number recognition, counting, math skills, literature experiences, language facilitation, science, history and more.

Our four-year old program also includes learning to read sight words, putting together sentences, and writing in proper upper and lower case letters. Our curriculum is developed to give a solid foundation to your child as s/he enter Kindergarten. Children learn through hands on experiences, fun activities, and projects. Our curriculum teaches your child in a fun, stimulating, engaging way.

Primary Program Goals

Aesthetic and artistic development includes responding through the arts, expressing and interpreting through the arts, developing an appreciation of the arts, and to think, learn, and communicate through the arts.

Emotional and social development includes developing independence, feeling satisfaction with accomplishments and efforts, sharing and cooperating, developing friendships, and coping with change.

Physical development and well being include learning and practicing safety procedures, taking care and respecting one's body, developing an awareness of good nutrition, and learning social skills in a physically active setting.

Development of responsibility includes valuing and respecting individual contributions, accepting and demonstrating empathy, acquiring cooperative and independent social skills, and valuing and respecting individual differences in people.

Intellectual development includes developing thinking through meaningful learning experiences, using language to facilitate thinking and learning, using language to communicate effectively, and to become an independent life long learner.
 

All children at Twin Lake Children's Center are evaluated quarterly to make sure all areas of development are being met and to help teachers design a curriculum that reaches all children's styles of learning.