The Pride and Joy Learning Academy mission is to foster the foundations of
learning by providing outstanding early childhood education and care to the most
important person in the world- your child! We look forward to building a strong
Family/Academy partnership with you as we care for and educate your child.

The Academy has programs for children ranging in age from six (6) weeks
to five (5) years (entrance into kindergarten). We welcome children of all ethnic,
racial and religious backgrounds. All children regardless of ability or disability
are welcomed and included in the Academy’s program. We are a State Licensed,
NAEYC Accredited Center.

The Academy offers an “open door” policy to you and to those you designate. We encourage you to visit and to participate in your child’s activities when your schedule permits. Family involvement enriches our program, fosters communication and forges a strong Family/Center link. Our Faculty looks forward to working with you and your child as s/he enters a world of exciting learning experiences.

Everyday, depending on your child’s age, your child will follow a flexible schedule to ensure a balance of proper nutrition, rest, stimulating play and learning opportunities.

A typical day may include: pre-writing opportunities, art projects, science/discovery/technology, music and movement, pre-literacy or literacy activities, circle time, dramatic play, gross motor activities, fine motor activities, group (large and small) activities, block play and outdoor play. Guided by Creative Curriculum our teachers design and implement a schedule of developmentally appropriate activities that foster exploration and a rich variety of learning opportunities.

Guided by Creative Curriculum and the State of Ct Preschool Assessment Framework (PAF) our teachers design and implement a daily schedule of developmentally appropriate activities that foster exploration and a rich variety of learning opportunities. Teachers carefully plan intentional activities which meet the individual needs of their students. Families are provided with their child’s classroom Learning Experience Plans which informs families what their child is learning; along with ideas on how to extend and support their child’s development at home.
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