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25 Valley Drive
Little Friends is dedicated to building a loving, safe and positive learning environment.
- Promote development and creativity beginning in our Infant classroom
- Create a balanced curriculum to develop children emotionally, intellectually, socially and physically
- Provide a fun, team-oriented work environment in which all members contribute and collaborate
- Develop lifelong relationships with our children and their families
Welcome to the Wonderful World of Infants!
We use a primary care giving model in our teaching and care giving, which means that you and your child have a primary teacher assigned to your family. This supports solid communication and bonding during your family's experience in the infant program.
Our classroom day reflects a balance of on-demand care and developmentally appropriate activities to support infant's development. The children's care schedules are maintained and in-between care of their basic needs, the children participate in floor-time, tummy time, cause & effect activities, visual and auditory stimulation, walks in our bye-bye buggy (on premises only) and of course, plenty of love and affection to support a strong sense of trust and confidence in our littlest friends.
Welcome to the Toddlers!
Welcome to Terrific Twos!
The children in this class range from 19 months to 2.5 years old. The ratio is 4:1. Two classes of 8 children and two teachers are represented in our Terrific Twos program.
Our children are very curious and they are starting to develop social skills that will help them to form their first friendships. We encourage our children in these areas by participating in fun group activities like singing, story time and cooperative play activities. We support their budding language by using age appropriate phrases and by encouraging the children's use of the new words they are learning everyday.
We play outside everyday, twice a day (weather permitting) and we visit our multi-purpose classroom everyday to enjoy singing and dancing on stage and to use the dress-up area for dramatic play.
Welcome to Pre School!
Welcome to Pre-K!
Our days are very busy. We spend our time doing pre-literacy activities like journaling, picture/story dictation, word recognition, reading and language exposure. We play word games and participate in large group discussion, including reporting on the weather, weekend news and show & tell. We work on matching and memory skills. There is also the opportunity for small group and one on one letter/number practice, plus fine motor skill practice and development important for writing skills.
We begin to participate in science activities including observation, experiments and documentation; math-based work such as number recognition, matching, estimating, counting, graphing, separating and simple addition and subtraction introduction.
We practice social and self-help skills including using our manners, making appropriate choices, establishing and following classroom rules and using communication to resolve conflicts and discuss feelings.
Our children are exposed to social studies using the globe, maps and other resources and stories about different geographical locations and cultures.
At this point we offer children the opportunity to do project based work based on individual interests and experiences.
And of course, there is no shortage of physical activity, with focus on large muscle development activities such as dancing, parachute play, exercising, bike riding, running and climbing.
EDUCATION - DAYCARE & CHILDCARE
Family-owned and -operated, Little Friends of Greenwich, run by Verna Esposito, offers child care and early childhood education for ages 6 weeks to 5 years. "We provide a safe, loving, and fun environment for children," Esposito says. "We follow the National Association for the Education of Young Children guidelines." Open Monday-Friday, 6:30am-6:30pm. Year-round rolling admissions. Ongoing summer programs.
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