DO YOU OFFER A DROP-IN PROGRAM?

Yes! If you feel that your child isn't quite ready for a consistent schedule, you may call on a Friday to schedule a drop in day for the following week based on the spots we have available. Your child can join us for the day and participate in everything that we have planned. *We do not document daily progress for drop-in children. To join us for a half day costs $40/day, to join for a full day is $60/day (M-TH) and $50 on Fridays. Payment for drop-in time is due upon drop off.

2 Anthony Rd

Tolland, CT

860-817-0933

DO I HAVE TO REGISTER MY CHILD FOR THE WHOLE WEEK?

No! You get to choose the days you register your child for. However, there are some scheduling requirements. There is a (2) half-day minimum requirement for two and three year olds. After three months of enrollment, one of the half days becomes a full day (this helps with the transition to the four year old schedule requirements). There is a (3) full-day minimum for four and five year olds. If your child starts as a three year old and turns four mid-school year, their schedule will comply with the four year old scheduling requirements upon their birthday.  You may register for more than the minimum requirements.

DO CHILDREN NEED TO BE POTTY TRAINED?

Yes! Children must be able to get on the potty, then we can assist from there! We are not set up to do any type of diapering, so children must be in big kid undies!

Little Farmers

Child Care Center LLC

SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION AND CONTRACT DOCUMENTATION
Before you complete registration forms, you should communicate with the director and schedule a tour first. In order to register your child for this program, we'll need the Registration Form, Contract, Registration Packet, Health Assessment and deposit. You will need to request a copy of our Parent Handbook. Below you can find links to the appropriate forms. You'll also find a form that reflects our daily observation notes as well as the key to go with it. The reports go home daily with the children unless they are half day in which case they go home the following visit.
Please click on the below links to download them.
RegistrationPacket2020-21.pdf
DailyExpectationsKey.pdf
DailyReportsForm.pdf

DailySchedule.pdf

PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR IS OPEN!

WHAT DOES YOUR CURRICULUM LOOK LIKE?

Miss Natalie creates weekly lesson plans for the teachers to implement with their groups. We have one lesson plan and improvise based on the age group. You always have access to our lesson plans, crafts, activities and barn lessons via our Pinterest Page!​ Each week has a different theme with activities, experiments, crafts and related circle times. We follow the CT ELDS provided by the Office of Early Childhood. Please click the link to see our weekly lesson plans and activities:

WHAT DO THE CHILDREN DO WHEN VISITING THE FARM?

We visit the Sharon Family Farm every other week during the school year. We have "A" weeks (craft weeks) and "B" weeks (barn weeks). When we arrive at the farm, we assist children in changing into their boots and overalls. We have them sit in a circle on the benches while the teacher hosts a lesson. The goal is to trigger curiosity and have the children ask questions. This is usually how our discussion takes off. Following a short lesson, we allow the children to interact with the animals. We bring animals from the barn into the classroom stalls. Groups are split into two (one group per stall with a teacher). Children sit and and patiently wait for their turn to interact with the animals. This is a very supervised time. Lastly, we allow the children to participate in barn tasks which may include walking to the chicken coop to collect eggs, cleaning and packaging eggs, washing water buckets, cleaning stalls, putting down new shavings, sweeping the floor or filling the animals food or water.

WHAT AGES DO YOU ACCEPT?

During the school year, we take children ages 2.9-5 years old. Children are grouped by age. Children must turn three years old between September 1st and December 31st in order to start at the beginning of our school year with us. If children turn three years old after December 31st, they must wait until their third birthday to begin school.

DO YOU PROVIDE SNACKS AND MEALS?

No. Due to an intense amount of allergies, we feel it's best that you provide snacks and meals for your child. We will never be a completely nut-free facility due to the animal portion of the program. We cannot guarentee that the animal's feed is free of allergens. When we have a child with a food allergy, we do not allow them to handle any animal food. We feel inclusion is important, therefore, during meal/snack times, we sit children with allergies at an allergy safe table. We observe the other children's lunches and have some children sit at the allergy free table who's food is safe so that no child is ever sitting alone. If your child attends for a full day, you pack two snacks and a lunch. If your child only attends for a half day, they only need one snack.
A FEW MORE NOTES...

* We celebrate all holidays! We plan special activities and snacks (if allergies allow) for these events.
* Your child should come with overalls, boots, healthy snacks/lunch, a water bottle and sunscreen.
* We do not take field trips - visiting the farm is our "Field Trip"!
* We have a very strict behavior policy. Please thoroughly read through the the handbook prior to registration. Our teachers are         responsible for no more than ten children at a time and it's important that all children receive the same amount of attention.
* Your child will not always be with the same teacher or children each visit. We like to rotate children throughout all of the rooms         and teachers throughout the week. This has been very successful! It allows the children to get to know all of us, it teaches them         how to take direction from different adults, it allows them different learning resources by switching up rooms and it assists their       growth by learning how to be around different children!


THE LINK BELOW IS A LAYOUT OF HOW WE WILL OPERATE DURING COVID-19. 

WHAT DOES THE DAILY SCHEDULE LOOK LIKE?
8:00-9:20: Free Play Stations
9:20-9:50: Circle Time (story, show & tell, weather chart, Spanish and sign language)
9:50-10:00: Snack Time
10:00-10:30: Barn (barn time lasts about 1 hour) OR Learning Activity/Craft depending on the A or B week
10:30-11:40: Outdoor Free Play or Structured Games
11:40-12:00: Table Activities (half day pick up)
12:00-12:30: Lunch Time
12:30-1:45: Quiet Time (Netflix series – Clifford, Sid the Science Kid, Octonauts, Bo on the Go, etc)
1:45-2:20: Circle Time, Letter/Shape Recognition Activities (Kindergarten Prep) & Story
2:20-2:35: Writing Activity/Game (Kindergarten Prep) 
2:35-2:50: Snack Time
2:50-4:00: Free Play (Outside or Inside weather permitting) & Full day Pick Up


*On Fridays, we start our activities a little earlier and have a shorter quiet time that lasts from 12:20-1:00. 

HOW MUCH DOES THE PROGRAM COST?

We offer a half day and a full day program Monday through Friday.  A half day runs from 8:00-12:00 and a full day runs 8:00-4:00. On Fridays, we only operate a full day until 2:00. Fridays can still be used to meet the full day requirements. We invoice monthly and you have the option to pay in full the first of the month or weekly via cash or check. We do not take cards at this time.

Half Day Program (8:00-12:00) M-F -----> $33/day 
Full Day Program (8:00-4:00) M-TH -----> $51/day
Friday Full Day Program (8:00-2:00) -----> $42/day