Preschool Program | Chelsea Piers Connecticut | Stamford, CT

Preschool Program

The CP Kids preschool program is for children ages 3 to 5 years old. In the preschool program, children are learning through play in a balance of child-directed and teacher-facilitated activities.

Each day allots time for developing pre-reading and writing skills, exercising creativity, developing mathematical and spatial sense, dramatic play, art projects, music, sensory activities, self-expression and physical education. Part of the preschool curriculum is ensuring readiness for kindergarten, teaching children the necessary skills to conduct themselves in a group, be confident and independent, and have a base knowledge on which to build their education. The children participate in daily extracurricular activities including the Chelsea Piers Multi-sport program, Creative Movement dance, Mindful Movement (a practice similar to yoga), Splash Zone, music instruction, and Spanish class. CP Kids preschool children also have the opportunity to sign up for additional Chelsea Piers sports classes from 3:00-6:00pm to attend with their classmates and the CP Kids staff facilitates drop-off and pick-up. Throughout the school year, CP Kids hosts a variety of family participation experiences to allow for parents to participate in their child’s learning experiences and to strengthen the bonds within our school’s community.

Realms of Development

  • Language and Literacy
  • Cognition
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Development and Health
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Creative Arts
  • Science

Classroom Environment

Sensory Table

Circle Rug

Block Center

Dramatic Play

Manipulatives

Reading Center


Sample Classroom Schedule

7:30am - 9:15am Arrival and free-choice time
9:15am Clean-up
9:20am - 9:40am Morning meeting
9:40am Bathroom / hand-washing
9:45am - 10:00am Snack time
10:00am - 10:30am Classroom center time
10:30am - 11:00am Playground
11:00am - 11:45am Multi-sport class / Creative Movement / Spanish / Music
12:00pm - 12:45pm Lunch
12:45pm Bathroom / quiet reading
1:00pm - 3:00pm Rest time
3:00pm Wake-up / Good-bye time for school day children
3:00pm - 4:15pm Afternoon center time / Sports classes
4:20pm - 4:40pm Snack time
4:40pm - 5:15pm Afternoon project
5:15pm - 6:00pm Playground time (daylight permitting)

Lindsay Bistis
Nina Clark

Have Questions?
Please email Lindsay Bistis and Nina Clark, our Director and Assistant Director at cpkids@chelseapiersct.com, or call 203.989.1900 for more information!