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Cheshire Nursery School

200 Mansion Rd, Cheshire, CT

Costimate: $207/wk

Our preschoolers learn while having fun using hands-on, discovery-based methods to explore science, math, language, and the arts, as well as enhancing social, spatial, and physical skills. Our carefully crafted inquiry-based program is designed to challenge each preschooler to stretch and grow. Professional staff tailor the program to the individual needs of each child, ensuring that the particular challenges they encounter ultimately lead to success. This experience of positive outcomes rewarding their efforts enhances children's self-confidence and naturally promotes a joy for learning!

We are proud to say that each of our teachers holds a Master's Degree in Education, with staff certified to teach at the elementary school level. Additionally, Director Jan R. brings over 35 years experience in every aspect of early childhood education. Our developmentally-appropriate program is based on the Bank Street educational model.

Our modern one-room school house (now with an added lower-enrollment classroom) is cozy and warm, situated on acres of fields and woods offering an unparalleled "outdoor campus" for nature studies. Our staff is dedicated, nurturing and professional. We welcome your visit, and will happily answer any questions you might have about our program. We feel sure you will find CNS to be a unique and welcoming community of learners!

Whippersnapper's Play Gym

360 Sandbank Road, Cheshire, CT

Whippersnapper's Play Gym offers extraordinary programs that help children develop confidence and self-esteem through unique activities. We have classes for ages 6 months to 4 years old that encourages growth of fine and gross motor skills and social and emotional development. Children are encouraged to participate in our activities and to play and share with other children in the class, but we also have less structured activities so the children can also explore and learn on their own. Our birthday parties are fun for kids up to age 12 and completely stress-free for adults! Our team takes care of every detail including facilitating games and serving and cleaning up the food. Parents can enjoy the party and interact with their guests while we handle it all! We are also closed to the public during your party which makes for a much more personal and united experience for everyone. Our Open Play times are for all ages and do not require any commitment or membership. Just stop in, pay the low admission price and stay for as long as you wish within our open play times. During the summer and school holidays, we run a day camp for children, ages 3-8, that is licensed by the State of Connecticut. Our camp is very flexible as we do not require any minimum enrollments, you pick what days you'd like your child to attend. We have full day or half day camp and also offer before and aftercare options. We have our indoor air conditioned play area and a fenced in outdoor area with a water sprinkler. Our camp directors are all college graduates, have each been employed at Whippersnapper's for over 6 years and are state certified to be camp directors and first aid directors. Whippersnapper's Play Gym customers are family. We love watching your children grow and love being part of the community. The best part of our day is when families enter the gym as strangers and leave as friends. Building a strong community and support system for families is invaluable to us.

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In 2021 what types of preschool can I find near me in Cheshire, CT?
There are two main types of preschool programs you can send your kids to in Cheshire, CT. The first is a full-time preschool program that usually works well for parents working full-time shifts. The second is a part-time preschool program where you can enroll your child for 2-3 days per week and typically choose between a morning or afternoon shift. A part-time preschool can be a great option if you want to ease the transition of this new learning experience for your child. You can also check your options in Cheshire, CT for traditional preschool centers, or private home-based preschools.
What should I look for in a good preschool program in Cheshire, CT?
When you begin looking for preschools in Cheshire, CT ask about the ratio of learning time to supervised play time so you can get a good sense of whether you believe your child's needs will be met. From there, ask about what a typical day consists of, what the safety protocols are and how discipline will be handled. Also, make sure to check directly with the preschool for information about their local licensing and credentials in Cheshire, CT.
How can I find a preschool near me in Cheshire, CT?
There are currently 27 preschools in Cheshire, CT on and you can filter these local results by distance from your zip code. From there, you can compare between preschool programs by traditional facility-based preschools and private, in-home preschools. Be sure to check reviews from other families in Cheshire, CT who have previously sent their kids to any of the preschools you are interested in.