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,, (203) 972-0771.

Spring 2018

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Mondays: Ramps Inside and Outside the Exploratory Lab

    We will explore the ramp building materials in the Lab and when the warmer temperatures of spring arrive, we will go outside with balls to look for nature ramps such as big rocks or hills.  We will also have water experiences with ramps outdoors with Mrs. Vitti.
  • 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.  
  • Thursdays: 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.
  • Fridays: Art in the Outdoors 

    Our 75 acres serve as our canvas as we venture into the outdoors to explore the mediums of paint, sculpture and collage with natural materials with Mrs. Ingraham and Mrs. Taylor.