Farmington Collaborative Preschool (FCP) is located within the two settings of Irving A. Robbins Middle School and Noah Wallace Elementary School in the Historic Town of Farmington. FCP is a collaborative preschool which accepts applicants from Farmington Extended Care and Learning (EXCL) as well as qualifying students with special needs. Any child currently residing in Farmington , who is at least three years of age and toilet trained, and not eligible for kindergarten is eligible for enrollment.
Farmington Collaborative Preschool maintains high, developmentally appropriate standards for all children while following the Connecticut Preschool Curriculum Framework. FCP is committed to ensuring that all students in the program are afforded the opportunity to participate in high-quality preschool education.
MISSION AND PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT
At Farmington Collaborative Preschool students, staff, administrators, and parents are committed to working together so that all students can progress to their potential in all developmental areas.
Preschool children are challenged with high expectations are supported in their learning and development. Early learning experiences are beneficial to young children and should take place within a daily routine. These experiences are purposeful and intentional, facilitated by adults, and include all developmental domains. Children’s unique learning styles, rates of growth and development, and interests are honored and supported by staff. The curriculum is based upon Connecticut Preschool Standards, and for some students, with Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) goals and objectives. Differentiated instruction is used to accommodate individual learning styles. The environment is designed with appropriate supports and structures. Ongoing evaluation and assessment monitors children’s progress and informs instruction.
To ensure quality outcomes for students, teachers work in partnership with families. Teachers and parents share regular communication regarding students' needs throughout the year and at parent-teacher conferences. Both early identification and intervention are essential aspects of the program. All staff are informed about, and have access to, collaborative professional development opportunities on relevant topics of need and interest, including how to work cooperatively with diverse families and how to access community resources. Utilizing a trans-disciplinary model, program staff function as both facilitators and directors of children's learning in all areas of development. Each staff member has appropriate qualifications for his/her role within the program, including familiarity with the field of early childhood and/or child development. All staff use ethical guidelines in their conduct as members of the early education childhood profession. All information about children is confidential.
To ensure continuous improvement, program administrators follow specific goals and objectives to provide high quality programming and program evaluation. Improvement opportunities include parent input through a parent advisory board, yearly written evaluations, staff input, and ongoing communication through home and school.
For more information on the program and registration information, please contact:
Vincent LaFontan, Director Cindy Martin Extended Care and Learning Supervisor of Special Education1 Monteith Drive 6 School StreetFarmington, CT 06032 Farmington, CT 06032860-404-0112 860-677-1791