The program provides a balance of unstructured and structured, active and quiet
Choice Time: Learning Centers are set up around the room for children to
Large Group Activities: A time to discuss the daily theme, sing songs, read
Small Group Activity: One teacher works with a small group of children,
focusing on a specific skill. This may involve art, science, games, or movement
activities that incorporate the skill.
Snack: Parents provide a healthy snack for the class on a rotating schedule.
Outdoor Play: We have a fenced in playground behind the school. Play
equipments includes a sandbox, balance beam, play house, crawl tube and much
more. It is an opportunity for children to use outside voices, release energy and
develop gross motor skills.
To view activities in more detail check out our Daily Schedule.
The Therese MacCallum Lending Library contains a large collection
of books for children to choose from. Children visit the library once
a week to borrow a book.
The library also offers a parent section that includes parenting
books, picture books for parents to read to children dealing with
such issues as moving, new sibling and death. We also have
science, math, music and literacy kits for parents to explore with
Families participate in an evening of stories and songs. Teacher’s present stories in various formats to show parents how stories are
presented in the classroom. Families also sing along to our favorite preschool songs.
Families are invited to join us during class time to learn some of the songs taught in class followed by holiday treats.
This is an evening for children to invite dad or grandpa to join us for some fun sports games and an ice cream!
Our tea is a daytime event the week before Mother’s Day. Moms or grandma are treated to a video of the children, songs, and a snack
prepared by the children.
Our annual dance is organized by parent volunteers that plan a theme, food and decorations. It is a favorite event and a great way to
end the school year.
Our 4 year old classes choose their favorite songs and poems for their graduation program. This is a big family event on the last day of
Village Green is a family oriented school. We offer a program that invites the
whole family to become involved.
• Open door policy that encourages parents to visit the classroom
• Volunteer for special classroom activities
• Field trip chaperones
• Share a talent or cultural information
• Parent/Teacher conferences
• Lending Library for parenting materials
• Parents on our Board of Directors
Children visit their “Grandfriends” at the Lincoln Lewis Elderly
Housing complex. Throughout the year we visit our Grandfriends for
fun activities such as holiday parties,
reading, art activities, and games.
Participate in food and clothing collections for Southington
Send cards and treat to our troops serving overseas.
Members of the Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington.
Members of the Early Childhood Professional Educators Consortium.
Village Green curriculum follows the Connecticut State Early Learning and
Our curriculum is designed to foster all areas of a child's
- Community Awareness
- Children's Book Authors
- Shapes & Colors
- Nursery Rhymes
- Healthy & Safety
To view the skills we incorporate into our lesson plans, check out our
Child Skills Checklist. Our goal is that all children master each skill
before entering kindergarten.