Our Educational Philosophy

Our preschool emphasizes the development of the whole child through active learning situations. We strive for a balanced, nurturing, caring, developmental approach to education for children who are 3, 4 and turning 5 years old.

Our program provides freedom for children to have spontaneous play and interaction, where they make discoveries, explore, solve problems and develop social skills. This, in addition to structured, teacher-directed activities in which children learn to focus attention and function in a group, fosters success and positive self-esteem.

Our curriculum provides opportunities that encourage the social, emotional, artistic, imaginative, physical and spiritual development of a child, while also offering many activities that allow for development in cognitive-academic areas as well as kindergarten-readiness.

Our qualified staff and small class sizes allow each child to develop according to his or her own pace, interest and learning style. We emphasize encouragement as a vital role in each child's development.


What is your contact information?
Phone: 860.673.6589
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 212, Unionville, CT 06085
Physical Address: 61 Main Street, Unionville, CT 06085
When visiting, our entrance is located facing School Street, across from George's Pizza and the Fire Station. There is also a hanging sign for our school on that side of the building. Please enter through the big red door closest to the intersection.

Are you licensed by the State of Connecticut?
Yes. Valley Christian Preschool is State Licensed.

Are your teachers qualified?
Yes. Patricia Heath has been teaching at Valley Christian Preschool for 20 years, and has an additional 10 years of child care experience. She hold a Degree in Early Childhood Education and is First Aid/CPR Certified. Susan Laskos has been teaching in various capacities for the past 20 years, with 5 years specifically focused on Early Childhood Education. She has applied her Bachelors Degree and teaching certification by working in many different classes as well as with students with special needs. 

How old does my child need to be before enrolling in your 3-Year-Old (Tuesday/Thursday) class?
A child must turn 3 years old by December 31 of the same year that child would start school. For example, a child who is 2 years old may start in our 3-year-old class in September if they will be turning 3 years old by December 31 of that same year.

When are your enrollment dates and times?
We have open enrollment, so you may enroll your child at any time. If possible, it is best to enroll your child by February if they will be attending in following September, in order to assure a spot in the class.

What is your teacher/student ratio?
Our class ratio is 9:1 or fewer.

Do you offer extended day programs?
Yes! We have a lunch-a-bunch program, from 11:30am-1:00pm on M/W/F for our 4-Year-For our T/TH, 3-Year-Old class, we offer lunch-a-bunch once a week, from 11:30am-1:00pm on Tuesdays, beginning in late fall.

Do you offer parent/teacher conferences?
Yes, we hold parent/teacher conferences twice during the school year. However, we value ongoing and open communication with parents and welcome one-on-one conversations whenever requested or needed.

May we visit your school before deciding to enroll our child?
Absolutely! We encourage you to come visit, with your child, and experience first-hand our classroom environment. Please contact us by calling 860.673.6589 to schedule a time to visit. 

Do you follow the Farmington Public Schools calendar?
If schools in Farmington are closed due to weather or other emergencies, we follow the Farmington cancellation policy. However, even if there is a morning delay, we still begin class at the originally scheduled time (9:00am). Although our vacation days typically coincide with Farmington's vacation schedule, we also welcome students from all towns in the surrounding areas including (but not limited to) Avon, Simsbury, Canton, Burlington, Bristol and Plainville. Therefore, our vacation days may not directly align with Farmington Public Schools. However, parents of enrolled students will receive a calendar in August that will outline all vacation days to allow for ample time to plan accordingly.

2011-2012 School Calendar

Important Revisions:
Due to Hurricane Irene, our last day of school for the Tuesday/Thursday class is now MAY 29. The last day of school for the Monday/Wednesday/Friday class is now MAY 30.

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