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Compare Strong Start to other care options
by asking these questions.
1. How old are the children you provide care for? We welcome children ages six weeks to six years in four age-appropriate programs: infants, toddlers, twos, and pre-kindergarten.
2. How will you help my child in the transition to Kindergarten? Our inquiry-based curriculum aligns with Connecticut Early Learning and Development and National Common Core State Standards. This is not a requirement for childcare centers in Connecticut, but we believe it’s the right thing to do to help your child make the successful transition to Kindergarten and beyond.
Our curriculum is built around how children learn—by investigating. We encourage a wide range of activities, helping children gain information, solve problems, prove assumptions and collect data in ways that help them understand not just what they learn, but how they learn it. Our goal is to help your child become a happy and confident seeker of knowledge and skill across all domains of development through teaching that meets the needs of all learners.
For additional details, please visit Our Philosophy & Goals and Our Curriculum.
3. What are your safety and security standards? A learning environment where your child is physically and emotionally secure begins and ends with the very best in safety. This means we go beyond the CT licensing requirements. We’ve invested in an extensive video security system and only authorized access to the school is allowed. You can view our comprehensive Safety and Security standards here.
4. What is my role as a parent? We’re committed to building deep and meaningful relationships with Strong Start families. We continually seek your input and feedback: at parent-teacher meetings, our annual State of the School meetings or just by simply dropping by the offices. Our doors are always open to you (and to see your child whenever you’d like). In addition, we post classroom learning plans and meet with you in person each quarter or at your request to review your child’s progress.