Our Approach

RCK Preschool provides a dynamic learning environment that is supported by carefully selected materials and encourage open-ended, imaginative play. These learning tools include: blocks, paints, clay, dress-up clothing and accessories, dolls, musical instruments, books, puzzles, play kitchens with pretend food, housekeeping equipment, science exhibits, plants and more.

Our daily program is designed to be fun, engaging and intellectually stimulating. Thus, we balance alternating periods of active and quiet "work-play," which allows time for free play, games, stories, snacks, group discussion, outdoor play and field trips.

Activities include:

  • Art
  • Outdoor sensory garden & vegetable garden
  • Birthday celebrations
  • Mystery readers
  • Music specialist
  • School photos
  • Nature walks
  • Classroom exhibits
  • Music
  • Singing games
  • Musical instruments
  • An extensive supply of building materials
  • A well-stocked lending library
  • "Circle Time"
  • Daily calendar time
  • Creative movement specials
  • Daily outdoor play
  • Cooking
  • Word-working
  • Field trips
  • Community activities and more.

Our Staff

RCK serves families with our outstanding professional staff and visiting specialists. Our experienced staff all hold either bachelor degrees, graduate degrees or additional teaching certificates and all are CPR, First Aid and Epi-pen trained. 

All Staff members attend continuing education workshops each year and hold membership in  the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The school is licensed by the State of Connecticut. 

Our Parents

Parents play a vital role in the success of RCK and its activities. We encourage participation and welcome all feedback. Since RCK is a nonprofit organization, fundraising events are held each year, including a family style dinner/silent auction and art auction.