Established in 1959 as a private, non-profit nursery school, Ridgefield Community Kindergarten (RCK) Pre-School offers a comfortable and supportive child-centered atmosphere that encourages children to learn through play and experimentation. The school is housed in a lovely 19th century mansion, once the home of Connecticut Governor Phineas C. Lounsbury, and run with the same successful philosophy since its inception over 50 years ago.
Our philosophy is to help children develop skills to the best of their abilities so they can take pride in what they know and what they can do. We are dedicated to assisting each child in finding a comfortable and contributing place in his or her own group. Our goal is to enrich the whole child - physically, emotionally and intellectually. We foster independence, social development - sharing, self-mastery, conflict resolution - and early literacy and mathematical skills. We place special emphasis on developing respect for oneself and others.