The Stamford Fire Department visited CLC! Children got a lesson in fire fighting and safety, plus a chance to sit in the truck and get an up close look at the life-saving equipment firefighters use every day keeping Stamford safe! Thanks guys!
Celebrating the School Year
We’ve been celebrating the school year at all of our sites with special concerts. In all, 558 CLC children are moving on to kindergarten, 550 in Stamford Public Schools. GREAT job teachers & students – and best of luck to everyone moving on to Kindergarten!
Beat the Heat
We beat the heat by bringing the beach inside & enjoyed the cool breeze of the AC! All the fun of beachside play & no sun burn.
Dramatic play is an important part of the preschool experience – and what’s more dramatic than playing mommy or daddy! A CLC mom stopped in to sew a special blanket and mattress for the class baby doll, setting up a more realistic play session that will help the children build social skills and language skills while learning what goes into everyday tasks.
Thanks from CLC
Thank you First County Bank for the generous donation and continued support – it will help put our children on the path to success and is much appreciated!
It’s graduation season and we are proud of our staff members who graduated!
Amoulifie Souffrant and Mirtau Champagne, employees at CLC Maple Ave, obtained their Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Charter Oak State College. Mary Kilibwa earned an Associate of Early Child Education from Norwalk Community College. Ruby Pacheco obtained CT State Endorsement ECTC (Early Childhood Teaching Credential) and Nubia Barahona earned the nationally recognized Child Development Associate (CDA).
Fun in the Sun
Field Day at CLC Palmer's Hill was an awesome success! Perfect weather for outdoor summer fun - sack races, tee ball, Zumba Fitness, good old fashioned running through sprinklers and more! See more pictures on our Facebook page!
CLC Palmer's Hill had a great morning visiting with neighbors at Edgehill Community! We read "F is for Flag" and were given fun pinwheels!
Maple Ave Spruce Up
Thank you Synapse Group and HomeFront for the fabulous work giving CLC Maple Ave a fresh coat of paint. Looks great!
Thanks for a Magical Evening!
Nearly 400 supporters attended “A Magical Evening” May 7 and we raised more than $400,000 for our early childhood education and care programs! See more
Alumni Hall of Fame
With great pride, we welcomed Doris Walden and her son, Isaiah Walden Butler, into our alumni hall of fame for their inspirational perseverance and commitment to education! Read more.
Teacher Appreciation Week
Thanks to our awesome teachers for their great efforts on behalf of our children and families. They provide a nurturing, educational and fun environment for our children to grow, learn and explore and make CLC a truly special place every day!
We're celebrating spring with all sorts of gardening activities. Gardening is a fun and interactive activity for children! It allows them to observe, discover and learn about nature while teaching them where vegetables and fruits come from.
Little STEM Learners
It’s never too early for a little STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education! Our classroom science tables allow kids to explore the five senses with simple interactive objects. Preschoolers have the vocabulary and ability to learn more and more through their senses – a great introduction to science!
Yale Films Video at CLC
Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence researchers visited CLC William Pitt to film our classrooms for a training video. It will help other researchers improve The RULER Approach program we’ve implemented across all of our sites. We’re proud to be the first preschool to partner with them on this fantastic social and emotional curriculum!
Lovely Day for a Parade
CLC’s Maple Ave, William Pitt and Palmer’s Hill locations celebrated Week of the Young Child with fun parades around their sites! Thanks to all the parents who came by to support our little marchers!
Yale Marvin Maurer Award
CLC has been chosen by Yale's Center for Emotional Intelligence as the recipient of the 2016 Marvin Maurer Award for our work in developing the PreK RULER program with our Yale partners! This award is given to organizations that exhibit outstanding commitment to promoting emotional intelligence.
CLC Maple Ave Head Start teachers recently wrapped up a RULER training session. Recognize, Understand, Label, Express & Regulate - a great way for kids to use their emotions in a positive way. A special early childhood version of RULER has been implemented for the first time at CLC.
There was an extra special guest in CLC Palmer’s Hill room 3 recenty - a student from last year! It’s always great when alumni come back to visit, especially when they lead story time.