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Preschool Center

The preschool years are an expansive time, an ideal time for exploration. Growing skills allow students to explore and interact with their environment and each other in new and exciting ways. A combination of child-initiated and teacher-selected activities set the stage for programs that challenge and engage. At Mead, we value each child as a developing human being, a life long learner and an active participant in the learning process.

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Hours

Full Day (September - June)
Monday - Friday | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Extended Day (September - August)
Monday - Friday | 6:15 AM - 6:00 PM

Closed for federal holidays, Winter Break and program development.

Location

Minutes from the Merritt Parkway!
1095 Riverbank Road, Stamford, CT 06903.





What makes preschool at Mead so great?

Year-Round Dependability & Flexibility

To provide your family with the most flexibility, we offer a variety of programs. We are in session from September to August. We close for federal holidays, winter break and staff development. Talk to us about your specific needs, and we'll help find the option that is best for you.

Bright & Spacious Classrooms

Our architecture and interior design reflect an openness that encourages exploration and discovery. Spacious classrooms and engaging materials evolve with the children, supporting optimum growth and development every step of the way. Our carefully planned preschool classrooms are tailored to meet both individual and group needs. They provide a variety of materials for different skill levels, so that curriculum is accessible to all and all learners can meet with success.

The Mead Experience

A child’s Mead experience is unlike any other. Mead encourages children to take risks, explore beyond what they believed was possible, fearlessly engage in the unknown and discover something new about the world and themselves. Mead’s two-teacher system helps each child become a passionate learner and a confident achiever. At Mead, expect your child to develop new academic muscles, a tireless curiousity, the courage to question and the skills required to be extraordinary.

Engaging Curriculum

Although children follow predictable patterns of development, the rate, pace and actual manifestation of any skill are unique to all children. Individual differences such as personality, temperament, learning style, native language, special needs and family culture are embraced. Teachers spend time getting to know each and every child. They create developmentally appropriate goals for the classroom as a whole, and tailor learning opportunities for individual students. This results in a rich curriculum and classroom environment.

Our preschool classrooms are designed to link both social/emotional competency and early academic learning. In addition to our exceptional teaching teams, students work in collaboration with with five different program specialists in Music, Movement, Gym, Drama and Spanish. Specials offer our students the opportunity to practice a variety of important skills. Preschoolers are exposed to new spaces, materials and the concept that different environments can hold different expectations. These experiences provide opportunities to practice transitions, and learn how to work with teachers outside of their classroom.

Exceptional Teachers

A caring community doesn’t just happen. It is created with thought, care and intention. Our experienced teaching staff is equally dedicated to both individual growth and group development. Our teachers understand the importance of relationships and how powerful it is to feel like you belong. The result is an environment where children feel safe, valued and empowered. Each of our preschool teaching teams represents over 20 years of early childhood experience. Each teacher contributes a unique set of skills and perspectives. They believe parents/guardians are meaningful partners, and are eager to understand family values and support cultural continuity between home and school.
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