Wesley Learning Center is a NAEYC accredited program for children ages 2 through 5 where children experience the job of learning in small groups taught by experienced, caring teachers. The curriculum provides challenging, theme-based, hands-on learning experiences. Children are respected as individuals with innate curiosity and valued for their uniqueness, ideas and talents. Play is the center of the curriculum, allowing young students the opportunity to solve problems, clarify concepts, and express ideas.
During your child’s experience at Wesley Learning Center, he or she will participate in learning programs incorporating science exploration, cultural arts, and literacy development. In addition, children spend time outdoors playing on the enclosed playground or utilizing other outdoor areas for picnics, story times, and nature walks. Each child moves at his or her own pace, and Wesley provides the small, nurturing environment for children to achieve the readiness skills needed both socially and academically in the years to come.
Starting at age 2, Wesley Learning Center welcomes children to their first experience in school. In the Two’s Program, children work on routines away from home, sharing, and begin to shift away from parallel play. Games, activities, and songs are introduced to teach children colors & shapes, work on fine motor skills, and language development.
In the Three’s Program, students begin the Handwriting Without Tears program learning letter identification and pre-writing skills by building small muscles. The days are spent fostering strong social and emotional skills that are the foundation for success in all areas of development. Children are encouraged to engage in play that is purposeful in small and large groups. Outdoor play builds gross motor skills as well as social skills.
During the Four’s Program, students have the option to select between a Flexible Schedule or a Five Day Program. Both classrooms focus on kindergarten readiness skills such as problem solving, experimentation, building social relationships and independence. Pre-academic skills that will support your child’s transition to kindergarten are promoted and taught through play and teacher led activities.
Based right in the heart of Sandy Hook Village, Wesley Learning Center offers a central in-town location perfect for students not only from Newtown/Sandy Hook, but the surrounding towns of Southbury, Brookfield, and Bethel. To learn more, please contact Diane Fuchs, Director by phone at (203) 426-6149 or by email at [email protected] In person tours are available by appointment only.