Our philosophy at Morning Glory supports the belief that parents are the primary educator of their children. We recognize the importance of developing a strong partnership between families and teachers to advocate that children’s learning and developmental needs are met in a safe environment. We provide a curriculum rich in opportunities to explore, create, and learn. Our program is responsive to the children and families we serve. We believe that parents and family members enhance our program and bridge the gap between home and school. We believe that the goals of both families and teachers are to ensure that children will succeed in school and life.
We are happy to offer two programs!
We utilize the “The Creative Curriculum for Preschool” and “The Creative Curriculum for Infant, Toddlers and Twos” as our blueprint for planning and implementing developmentally appropriate programs. Our curricula are aligned with CT Early Learning Standards (CT ELDS). Our curricula promote growth in the areas of Social-Emotional, Intellectual, Language, and Physical development. Activities are planned around the children’s interest and for all learning areas in the classroom (e.g. Art, Blocks, Housekeeping, Music, Literacy, Listening, Woodworking, Computer and Cooking). Outdoor play to promote physical and sensory growth is provided daily.
Children at Morning Glory follow a flexible daily schedule that meets the individual needs of the diverse population served by our program. The plan for development allows for cultural, language and developmental differences to be addressed. Our planned opportunities for indoor and outdoor physical activities allow your child’s fine and gross motor skills to develop.
Our schedule includes opportunities for problem-solving experiences to help to formulate language development and sensory discrimination. Children have the opportunity to express their own ideas and feelings through creative experiences in all parts of the program, including:
- Arts and media
- Dramatic play
- Motor activity
- Language learning experiences
- Experiences that promote self-reliance
- Health education practices
- Nutritious meals and snacks
- Child initiated and teacher initiated experiences
- Exploration and discovery
- Varied choices in materials and equipment
- Individual and small group activities
- Active and quiet play
- Rest, sleep or quiet activity
- Toileting and clean up