The TCBDD Fairhaven Preschool program’s vision is to provide positive experiences that support children and families, encourage growth and development leading to independence, and to help children reach their full potential.
Fairhaven Preschool provides education to children, ages 3-5, who receive services through an individualized education program (IEP) and those who do not. It is a full-day integrated program that runs five days per week unless there is a specified holiday or program day off.
Fairhaven Preschool serves approximately 140 students and provides speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, hearing impairment services and vision/mobility services as determined necessary by a student’s IEP.
We supplement instruction with specialized programming, such as:
- Adaptive physical education
- Developmentally appropriate playground
- Sensory room
- Gross motor development room
- Goldie Blox program (preschool STEM for girls)
- Jellybean Jamboree (mental health/social emotional)
- Full-time nurses on staff
Students receive a well-balanced education where developmental and academic skills are enhanced. We work to learn how to cope with our emotions, how to share and take turns, how to color and draw, how to climb and run, and many other age-appropriate preschool skills. We also provide field trips, parent-teacher conferences, holiday programming, classroom parties and activities, and a preschool graduation ceremony. All students are provided nap time or quiet time at midday to help with the stamina needed for a full day of fun and learning. We provide snacks and hot lunch options daily.
We also work collaboratively with area school districts and have activities that allow Fairhaven students to work and interact with volunteers from many of the area high school clubs and university training programs. We provide similar preschool services at our off-campus site at Seaborn Elementary School within the Weathersfield School District.
*If you are interested in enrolling your child in our program, you may download the form under the “Forms” tab and send the application to the school with attention to: Assistant Principal.