Farmington Collaborative Preschool

Locations

Noah Wallace

Karen Marino, Site Supervisor

Laura Preston, Head Teacher (classroom B)

Lyndsey Rynaski, Head Teacher (classroom A)

Union School

Site Supervisor

Kate Merlini, Head Teacher

Irving A. Robbins

Kevin Riendeau, Site Supervisor

Head Teacher (Full Day)

West District School

Sarah McCormack, Site Supervisor

Helen Cruz, Head Teacher (classroom A)

Deb Wegh, Head Teacher (classroom B)

PLEASE CONTACT BRENDA PETERSON AT (860) 404-0112 x 7071 FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION!!!

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!

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 CT Early Childhood Development Standards. FCP is committed to ensuring that all students in the program are afforded the opportunity to participate in high-quality preschool education.


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 the new CT Early Childhood Development Standards, with Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) goals and objectives. Differentiated instruction is used to meet the needs of individual learning styles. The environment is designed with appropriate supports and structures. Ongoing evaluation and assessment monitors children’s progress and informs instruction. Both early identification and intervention are essential aspects of the program.

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.


Bryan Zerio, Coordinator Extended Care & Learning
1 Depot Place
Unionville, CT 06085
(860) 404-0112 x7073

Laurie Singer, Director Special Services
1 Monteith Drive
Town Hall, Lower Level
Farmington, CT 06032
(860) 677-1791

Meghan Cameron,
Early Childhood Coordinator
Irving A. Robbins Middle
20 Wolf Pit Road
Farmington, CT 06032

The Farmington Collaborative Preschool program is administered by the Farmington Public School system and is not licensed by the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood.
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