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 2018

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Monday ~ 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 ~ Movement

    Miss Betty, a dance teacher in our afterschool Plus Program joins Beginners Connections on Tuesday afternoons. The children will focus on developing body awareness, listening skills, flexibility and strength through simple exercises, games, a mini obstacle courses and multiple fitness stations. 
  • Thursday ~ Zumba

    On Thursdays, Ms. Betty returns to lead the children in a music and movement class called Zumba. We will dance with scarves, maracas, play games and end with yoga in the music room. Get ready to move to the beat and enjoy the opportunity to sway, skip, leap and hop in the afternoon.
  • Friday ~ Step into the Outdoors

    On Friday afternoons, time will 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.