First Congregational Preschool, which opened in 1983, offers half-day preschool classes, stay and play, enrichment…More classes and early arrival. It is committed to a play-based approach to learning, and its staff believes that children develop socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically when they have ample time to play in both directed and undirected activities.
For example, students who play with blocks will learn about math, science and social studies. Preschoolers get extended time indoors and outdoors to develop motor skills, artistic talents and friendships.
While the preschool is supported by the church, the facility is nonreligious. Young people from any background are welcome, and there is no faith-based curriculum. Its students, who range in age from two-and-a-half to five years, come from eleven different zip codes. Teachers at the school offer experience based on specialized skills, including in the areas of drama, gardening and dance.