About Child Day Care

Pooh Corner Preschool
Learning Center, Inc.

NAEYC Accreditation 55 Otrobando Ave
Norwich, CT 06360

Tel. 860-889-3528
Fax. 860-889-0011

About Child Day Care

Pooh Corner Preschool Learning Center, Inc.

Mission Statement...

Pooh Corner has been designed to provide not only a safe and high quality educational place to care for your child while you work or attend school, but to create a family atmosphere where your child can grow and learn amidst warmth and support. Our goal is for your child to enjoy experiences appropriate to his/her age and development. Pooh Corner strives to provide appropriate services to all children and their families including children of special needs and/or disabilities.

History of Pooh Corner...

Founded in 1976, Pooh Corner Learning Center, Inc. offers early childhood education services for infant, toddler and preschool children with 2 conveniently located centers in Norwich, CT.

Pooh Corner's Otrobando location is one of the first early childhood programs to earn accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) – the nation's leading organization of early childhood professionals. This NAEYC Accreditation represents the mark of quality in early childhood education.

In the 20 years since NAEYC Accreditation was established, it has become a widely recognized sign of high-quality early childhood education achieved by approximately only *8 percent *of all preschools and other early childhood programs. "The new NAEYC Accreditation system raises the bar for preschools, child care centers and other early childhood programs," said Mark Ginsberg, Ph.D., executive director of NAEYC.

We're proud to have earned the mark of quality from NAEYC, and to be recognized for our commitment to reaching the highest professional standards. NAEYC Accreditation lets families in our community know that children in our program are getting the best care and early learning experiences possible.

As teachers and care givers, our goal is to achieve a sense of continuity between home and center. We believe it is important for children to maintain a familiar and comfortable routine. Through parent/teacher communication, we individualize each child's care and learning opportunities.

As a family oriented child development center, Pooh Corner assures a quality "home away from home." We provide an atmosphere where children are respected, staff are responsible, and parents are always welcome.

Our program enhances a child's development by offering a caring atmosphere combined with a structured curriculum based on the Creative Curriculum®. We believe in helping children develop a positive self-image, sense of independence, and self-discipline through success-oriented, developmentally appropriate activities.