About Trinity Community Preschool

Who We Are

Trinity Community Preschool is alive with joyful learning! Thank you for visiting our website.  Here at Trinity Community Preschool we seek to provide young children with the environment and experiences to develop positive dispositions for life long learning!  

Trinity Community Preschool operates as a non-profit, community service of Trinity Evangelical Free Church. Incorporated into the curriculum are child appropriate Bible stories about God's love for us. The Preschool has been in operation for 35 years and is licensed by the State of CT. and is a member of the Association for Christian Schools International (ACSI).  Email the Director; sharonc@trinityefc.com for a private tour of our facility, to ask questions and to observe classrooms during our regular routines. We would love to meet you! Fall Registration begins in January.   

 

Our Purpose

Trinity Community Preschool Exists: 

  • To provide a nurturing, faith-based community of joyful learning in which young children can grow in all areas of development.
  • To provide opportunities for young children to gain knowledge and understanding about God, His love and His work through people and the world around us.
  • To foster the development of competent and confident learners
  • To provide support that compliments and strengthens positive parental roles.
  • To instill in young children a strong sense of belonging, trust, autonomy and initiative as the developmental foundation for school readiness and future success.
At Trinity Community Preschool your child will be well loved by our staff!  Our teachers want to be here and are warm, nurturing and responsive. We believe trusting relationships with caring adults are necessary to help children grow in key areas of development including; empathy, cooperation, self-regulation, socialization, language, communication, peer relationships, and identity formation. 

Our Program (click below to expand)

A secure, nurturing environment where children feel safe to explore and learn.

Enjoyable, playful routines which incorporate all areas of development.

Program staffed with experienced, ECE college educated teachers.

State of CT Early Learning and Development Standards along with nationally accepted Creative Curriculum used for planning and assessments. 

Recognition of individual differences and flexibility within the scope of our practice and program. 

Balanced child and teacher directed activities , along with opportunities for large and small group time. 

Ongoing communication between staff and families regarding progress or concerns (i.e. parent/teacher conferences, referrals regarding special needs when appropriate, etc...). 

Doors securely locked, with access codes given only to staff and families.

Fully screened staff, certified in Pediatric CPR and First-Aid along with Administration of Meds and Epi-pen.

Clean facility with proper emergency plans in accordance with State Licensing.

Qualified Consultants in the areas of Education, Health, and Social Services. 

Registered Nurse on site 5 days a week. 

Spacious, light classrooms with child-appropriate furnishings and accessible bathrooms.

Play centers designed to challenge and encourage a variety of learning styles. 

Large indoor gymnasium, fully equipped kitchen and a fenced-in  outdoor playground.

Monthly classroom calendars and preschool newsletters with information and practical tips on enhancing your child's early education.

Fun family field trips and social events held throughout the year.

Positive character traits, such as kindness, gentleness, patience, self-control, helpfulness and thankfulness are intentionally taught.

Opportunities are made available to involve families in contributing to local and world-wide relief efforts.

Teacher Needed for 2019-2020 School Year

 

Needed: Trinity Community Preschool is looking for 2  teachers; one lead and one assistant teacher for the 2019/2020 school year.  The days and hours would be T/W/TH, 9-11:30 or 9-1:00. Applicants must be at least 18 years old with some structured program experience teaching young children, 2 or 3 years of age. Lead teacher applicants must have some college education in the area of early childhood or a related field.  

Applicants must:

- Understand and support the Church’s doctrinal statement of Faith

- Love children and believe they are unique creations of God

- Have a  good foundation and working knowledge  of early childhood development in order to plan classroom activities

-Have some college credits in ECE or a related field for lead teacher's position 

- Possess a positive attitude and willingness to be flexible

- Be able to work and communicate well with other staff and families

- Have a sense of humor and fun

- Provide Health clearance, back ground checks and finger printing as required.

-Not have a child currently enrolled

 Information may be obtained by contacting Preschool Director Sharon Culbertson at sharonc@trinityefc.com

 

 

Preschool Playground

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