Welcome to Prospect Nursery School
Prospect Nursery School is a non-sectarian nursery school located in the Prospect Congregational Church across from the Town Green in Prospect, CT. We have been in operation since 1972.
Our school, which is licensed by the State of Connecticut's Office of Early Childhood, provides a safe, warm, and nurturing environment for children ages 3 to 5 years old.
The first few years of a child's life are extremely important for future development. It is during this time children learn about themselves and the world around them. To that end, our students enjoy both structured and unstructured play periods, thus giving the children a sense of both order and time, while still allowing them the freedom to make choices and self-direct.
During independent learning time the children can choose to play in the dress-up area, the kitchen area, the tool bench, or the beauty salon, among others.
Our curriculum covers all aspects of kindergarten readiness including the development of large motor skills (including large blocks, vehicles, balance beam, parachute) and small motor skills (puzzles, blocks, string beading, scissor use, etc.). We help to develop letter, number, color and shape recognition, opposites and sequencing, reading readiness, and much more, with the use of alphabet builders, computers, books, and teacher-directed games.
We help to develop the social behaviors necessary for children to succeed in a classroom setting. Skills such as listening, following rules, sharing, and taking turns are fostered during our rug time each day where we discuss the calendar, weather, and read stories. To enhance the child's speaking skills, we have monthly show-and-tell and bi-weekly visits to our local library.
For 3 Year-Olds
Our two-day sessions meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The morning session is from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The afternoon session is from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. All day sessions are also available.
For 4 Year-Olds
Our three-day sessions meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The morning session is from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The afternoon session is from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. All day sessions are also available.
Our Lunch Bunch program runs from 11:35 to 12:25, Monday through Friday. The children will either stay late or arrive early, depending on which session the child attends. The children will bring their own lunch. Lunch Bunch is included for children attending the all-day session. Following lunch, the children participate in fun activities (parachute, balance beam, floor puzzles, play dough, etc.).