The PIFS curriculum reflects current knowledge and facilitates teachers’ work to promote growth and development in eight domains: social and emotional, physical health, language and literacy, creative arts, mathematics, science, cognition, and social studies. domains through a framework of broad developmental goals, based on the CT Preschool Curriculum and Assessment Frameworks and Early Learning and Development Standards.
Our classroom environments reflect the rich diversity our families, who come from many countries and cultures, bring to our program. Children are taught in English but great respect for each child’s home language is shown by teachers and is evident in teacher/child interactions, the support the children are offered, and the welcoming classroom environments.
Families will feel supported and nurtured in their child rearing efforts through the opportunities available for children, parents and teachers to share with each other through conferences, newsletters, e-mails, workshops, information posted in each classroom, and other methods, as appropriate.
Our school prides itself in putting children in close contact with nature. The science room and gardens, outdoor areas and nature trail encourage a close relationship with and understanding of plants and animals. There is a strong emphasis on environmental awareness and caring for the planet in ways appropriate to early childhood. Artistic expression is encouraged in all forms of art media, music, dance, dramatics, and literature. Free and active play is an important part of each child’s school day. Our program provides a safe environment where children can feel secure in trying new things.