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Bloomfield Public Schools Early Childhood Center. Bloomfield Early Childhood Center. Located on the campus of~ J.P.Vincent School. In the Hilltop Cottages. The Mission. The Bloomfield Early Childhood Center Understands children and how to encourage growth and learning.

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the mission
The Mission

The Bloomfield Early Childhood Center

  • Understands children and how to encourage growth and learning.
  • Involves parents and views them as our partners in their child’s education.
  • Provides meaningful, challenging cognitive & literacy enriched environments.
We, ~
  • Nurture and develop learning by focusing on the whole child within all the developmental domains: Cognitive, Personal/Social, Communication, Motor and Adaptive as it relates to self care and personal responsibility.
  • Enable all children to actively participate through play.
  • Encourage our children to play, make choices and solve problems in a variety of child centered learning situations.
And ~~
  • We are able to provide special teaching for children with identified needs.
  • We guide children to learn to work independently and cooperatively in a group; and most importantly to develop a respect for diversity.
the becc staff
The BECC Staff
  • The teachers have dual certification: Early Childhood Early Education/ Special Education.
  • The Readiness Class is staffed with a dual certified teacher and a C.D.A with an Associate Degree.
  • The classrooms operate within a 2:12 ratio of staff: students.
  • The school system’s Director of Special Services is the Center’s Administrator.
  • The Preschool Department Head assists with day to day operations and serves as the liaison with the Center’s Administrator.
the bloomfield public schools early childhood center provides the following services
The Bloomfield Public Schools Early Childhood Center provides the following services~~~
  • Early Identification and Screening
  • Interdisciplinary Developmental Evaluations
  • Parent Training and Information
  • Special Education
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Assistive Technology Services and Devices
  • Psychological Support and Services
  • Social Worker Support and Services
  • Family Resource Center Support and Services
  • The curriculum is based upon the Connecticut’s Preschool Curriculum Framework for Children in Preschool Programs.
  • The following are the guiding principles:
  • Early learning and development are multidimensional; developmental domains are high interrelated.
  • Young children are capable and competent.
  • There are individual differences in rate of development for all children.
  • Knowledge of growth and development as well as consistent expectations are essential in maximizing educational experiences for children .
  • Families are the primary caregivers and educators of their children.
  • Young children learn though active exploration of their environment through child initiated and teacher selected activities.
the four domains of development
The Four Domains of Development
  • Personal & Social Development
  • Physical Development
  • Cognitive Development: Logical-Mathematical/Scientific Thinking & Language and Literacy
  • Creative Expression/ Aesthetic Development
The B.EC.C. (Pre-K) is a part of the school system’s K-12 curriculum scope and sequence of skills in the content areas.
  • The curriculum is designed on a two year cycle of themes.
  • The themes are based upon science & social studies concepts.
  • It is literacy enriched with non fiction and fiction literature.
  • It provides extending and enrichment activities.
  • It provides individualized instruction.
social development
Social Development
  • The center’s goal is to provide a warm ,responsive environment in which children can build positive interactions of cooperation and community as well as to build self regulatory and decision making skills.
the center program
The Center Program
  • Provides half day preschool programming for three and four year old children.
  • The Program Hours are:
  • The Morning Class: 9a.m.-11:30 p.m.
  • The Afternoon class: 12:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Provides 12 half day Readiness slots for qualified families to receive funding support from the Town’s School Readiness Council.
  • Provides a limited number of full day program slots for four year olds : 9a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Tuition for ’05-’06 school year: Half Day-$70.00, Full Day $140.00.
if interested for more program information or registration
If interested for more program information or registration ~~~
  • Please contact the Bloomfield Public School’s Early Childhood Center Office at 286.2666
  • For a personal tour of the center.
  • To obtain more information regarding the Bloomfield Public School’s Early Childhood Center and programming options.

~There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One is roots;The other,wings.~h.carter