Beginners Connections...A Time to Connect with Materials and Friends

- Four focused experiences offered over the course of the week changing each trimester

- Afternoon includes lunch, quiet time, focused exploration, playground and story in a multi-age setting


Connections runs Mon., Tues., Thurs. and Fri. afternoons from 12 p.m. to 2:50 p.m. with a focused experience each day. Offerings change each trimester. The afternoon includes lunch, quiet time, focused exploration, playground and storytime in a multi-age setting. Additional enrichment opportunities will be offered beginning in January. Country School also offers Extended Day, an optional childcare program for students in Beginners through Grade 4 that runs from 2:50-5:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Jody Sheldon, jsheldon@countryschool.net, (203) 972-0771.

Fall 2017 Offerings

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Mondays: Sticky Science

    We will travel to the Exploratory Lab on Monday afternoons to investigate adhesives. How do things stick together? How strong is masking tape? What materials can you attach together with glue? 
  • Tuesday: Nature-Inspired Art

    The Autumnal offerings around our 75-acre campus will serve as our inspiration on Tuesday afternoons as we venture into the outdoors to explore the mediums of paint, sculpture and collage with natural materials.
  • Thursdays: Old School Games 

    On Thursday afternoons, we will introduce children to old school indoor and outdoor games. Some weeks we will gather on the fields to play Red Light Green Light, Stuck in the Mud, or What Time Is It Mr. Fox? Other weeks, we will gather around the table to enjoy the intimate connectivity of card and board games.
  • Fridays: Step into the Outdoors 

    On Friday afternoons, time will be spent outdoors discovering the fields, trees and trails of our expansive campus. With journals, cameras and treasure bags in hand, we will venture out our classroom door to experience and enjoy the natural world outside our windows and document the subtle changes we see each week as the seasons shift from late summer to autumn.