VCP Voted Favorite Preschool in the Farmington Valley!

Readers' Choice Results: The Favorite Is Valley Christian Preschool in Unionville

The Master's School in West Simsbury comes in second.
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Farmington Valley families love their preschools! We had a wonderful response with detailed descriptions of the great programs available. In the end, the Valley Christian Preschool in Unionville came out on top.
In the many comments submitted, readers called the Valley Christian Preschool a "hidden gem."
Reader Jen Soucy told us: "Valley Christian in Unionville has nurtured and educated my kids by helping them become self confident. My kids know they can tackle any situtation as the have a foundation that started at Valley Christian Preschool. My oldest still loves to go back and visit with the teachers when she has a day off. The teachers care for each student as if they are their own. I will miss VCP when my last child graduates as the teachers are now a part of my family too."
And reader Marie-Pierre Capistran said, "My daughter has a great experience there and she's looking forward to go to school every Tuesday and Thursday. The school is small which makes a very "feel like a home" atmosphere. The two teachers, mother and daughter, couldn't be more caring and loving. We simply LOVE this school and recommend it to anyone who is looking for the PERFECT preschool for their children."
The school with the second-most number of comments was The Master's School in West Simsbury.
Reader Becca BeVier said, "The Master's School in Simsbury has to be, by far, the best preschool in the area. Two of my three children have attended in the last 4 years, and we were so happy with our experience. The teachers had a love for, and understanding of each of my children's unique gifts. They spent time patiently nurturing each of them, preparing them for that transition to "real school". As well the campus is beautiful and wooded. Nature walks and time outside were a daily part of the program."
Also recommended by readers were:
Central School in Simsbury
Early Childhood Center at Tunxis Community College in Farmington

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After-School Art Classes!

Exciting news! Mrs. Thompson will be teaching after-school art classes for young artists (age 4-8) at Connecticut Academy for the Arts in Torrington! Space is limited and registration is ongoing.

Please call 860.201.5706 or email to register!

Learning About Rhythm During "R" Week!

Making music is one of our very favorite things to do at VCP! We LOVE when Ms. Lisa comes and teaches us about singing voices, moving to music, rhythm, beats and more! Here are a few photos from our music experience this week. Click on any photo to make it larger or open it in a new window.

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day!

We love to celebrate holidays at VCP, and one of our favorites is St. Patrick's Day! Here are some photos of how we celebrated this fun holiday at school!

Learning About Healthy Vision from Dr. Bartles!

We are excited to share that this week, Dr. and Mrs. Bartles came to visit our school, and taught us about eye care, eye safety and about the different ways people see objects and colors. We got to wear some extra-special glasses that allowed us to see a really cool 3-D image! Here are some photos from this special visit.

Pancakes & PJ's with our favorite Police Officer!

Our favorite police officer, Officer Joe, was nice enough to come to our school and make pancakes for us during our "P" week! And, we got to wear our pajamas - even Officer Joe! We tasted buttermilk and chocolate chip pancakes and then Officer Joe read the book "If You Give a Pig a Pancake." The day was PERFECTLY fun! Thank you, Officer Joe!!