(6 weeks – 18 months)
Close, secure relationships are the foundation of your baby’s healthy development. Brooker’s skilled teachers provide affectionate, responsive care for your baby in an environment that is both safe and stimulating. We spend quality time with each child daily talking, singing, reading, and nurturing to promote healthy development. We also individualize daily schedules to best meet your baby’s needs.
(18 months – 3 years)
Toddlers are full of natural curiosity and are beginning to develop a sense of self as they develop their senses and motor skills. Our program provides young children with lots of opportunities to investigate their environment and experiment through play-based learning. Knowledgeable teachers support and encourage toddlers as they learn to problem solve, verbalize their feelings, and acquire self-help skills.
(3 years – 5 years)
Considerable growth and change occur in children during the preschool years in all areas of their development. Preschoolers are eager to learn, and learn best by doing. Our experienced teachers provide opportunities for children to play and work both together and individually in a variety of learning experiences. Teachers utilize the Creative Curriculum and the Connecticut Preschool Curriculum Framework to help children acquire the skills necessary for success in Kindergarten and beyond.
(Kindergarten – 3rd grade)
School age children spend the majority of their day working hard in a classroom. Before and after school they need a socially stimulating program that balances their need for movement, structure, and freedom. Before school, children can socialize with peers, eat breakfast, and engage in a variety of activities while waiting for the bus. Our after school program provides a healthy snack, time for outdoor or indoor active play, and time for creative and free choice activities. Busing (provided by the City of Torrington) is available to Vogel-Wetmore schools.
(September through June only, 3 and 4 year olds)
For many children, nursery school is their first experience in a structured setting with teachers and groups of children. It’s an opportunity to learn to share, follow instructions, and begin the foundation for learning that will occur in elementary school. Children will learn early literacy, math, and science skills through developmentally appropriate activities, and perhaps most importantly, will have many opportunities to acquire social skills.