Mother Goose is now offering BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL CARE
Children are eligible for busing to and from Orchard Hill School in South Windsor for Kindergarten and 1st Grade. This includes Early Dismissal Wednesdays and sign-ups can be for just those, just Before Care, just After Care or both. Please call the Center for more details.
Child Care, Preschool, and Kindergarten:
The experiences children have in their early years not only provide happy memories but also form the foundation for later development. The play that children enjoy at Mother Goose, with teacher participation, is a constant learning experience. Through this play, a child learns social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills. At this tender young age, it is neither necessary nor wise to educate children in a teacher-directed, achievement-oriented environment. Patience, consistency, understanding and enrichment are the basis of a child's experience at Mother Goose Children's Center.
Child Care: Infants Through 2 Years Old
The Infant and Toddler Center at Mother Goose provides a nurturing and loving atmosphere where babies and toddlers are encouraged to discover the world around them in a safe, age-appropriate environment. Children are offered experiences each day that encompass the social, emotional, physical, language and cognitive areas of development. Caregivers provide responsive and individualized care to each child in a working partnership with families in order to create a positive transition between home and child care. Infants and toddlers learn each day by engaging in free play with toys, imitating and pretending, enjoying stories and books, connecting wih music and movement, creating with art, exploring sand and water and going outdoors.
Peapods and Rolie Polies: our youngest babies
Cheerios and Inchworms: older babies
Cuddlebugs and Shining Stars: toddlers and young 2s
Funky Monkeys and Mighty Two's: 2s and young 3s
Please note that ages are approximate and depend on developmental abilities
Our Preschool Child Care includes a Preschool curriculum and a child care environment. The play that children enjoy at Mother goose, with teacher participation, is a constant learning experience. Through this play, a child learns social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills. At this age, it is neither necessary nor wise to educate children in a completely teacher-directed, achievement-oriented environment. Patience, consistency, understanding and enrichment are the basis of a child's experience here.
Our part-time Preschool Program is a center-based Preschool curriculum that includes daily experiences in: art, motor, block play, music, housekeeping, sensory play, and literacy, as well as daily outdoor play as weather permits. We offer an additional recreational program through Jump Bunch for our 3 Year Old class. Our 3 Year Olds program is 9am - 12pm and families can choose 2-5 days per week.
4s Traditional Preschool Program (part-time)
Our part-time Preschool Program is a center-based Preschool curriculum that includes daily experiences in: art, motor, block play, music, housekeeping, sensory play, and literacy, as well as daily outdoor play as weather permits. We offer an additional recreational program through Jump Bunch for our 4 Year Old class. Our 4 Year Olds program is 4 'extended days' per week, which gives children additional socialization through a shared lunchtime and themed advanced educational activities to promote a better understanding of the world around them and how they can make a difference!
Meet Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
Classes meet from 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
The Preschool Program follows the South Windsor Public School calendar for vacations, holidays, snow days and delayed openings.
The Kindergarten experience at Mother Goose Children's Center will provide children with a solid foundation to learning. It will respect the individual differences in developmental needs of a child and realize that each student is unique in his/her rate of growth. We will provide a positive environment that will encourage the child to explore, discover, manipulate, observe, express and experiment. At Mother Goose, we look at the whole child and plan to enrich and guide their cognitive, social and physical skills. We encourage children to be the best that they can be!
The Full Day Kindergarten at Mother Goose is an accredited Kindergarten program that follows the curriculum of the South Windsor Public Schools and the Connecticut Framework. However, children from other towns in Connecticut are welcome and are able to carry the knowledge they gain to their own school systems.
Meets Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday dismissal time is at 1:00 pm
Follows the South Windsor public school calendar
Childcare is offered before and after school for those who need an extended day
"Enrichment Classes" in Music, Art, Science and Jump Bunch are offered once a week as part of the curriculum for no extra charge.
Mother Goose provides an educational and fun-filled summer camp experience for children entering Kindergarten through entering 3rd Grade. Enrichment activities in the classrooms include "Mad Science", "Play-well Lego", cooking classes, arts and craft lessons, weekly library trips, and computer activities. Children in past summers' classes enjoyed "pizza days", picnic lunches, "Mother Goose Idol", and performing in a production of "Snow White". Past field trips have included New Britain Rock Cats baseball, the Hartford "Trash Museum", "Nature's Art", Veterans Memorial Ice Rink, Imagine Nation Children's Museum, CT Science Museum and others.