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Welcome To Our Westport Campus

Our Westport campus is conveniently located just minutes from downtown Westport, CT and offers programs for children ages one through five years, with a range of schedules and options to meet your child’s needs and fit your family’s life. Extended Care is available for students in all classes from as early as 7:45am until as late as 5:30pm. We also offer a variety of after school activities in addition to our Extended Care program.



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Students in all programs enjoy hands-on technology activities. We believe that integrating technology into our classrooms is an important aspect of teaching in the 21st century. All of our classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards, as well as iMac computers, and iPads.

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Are you ready to learn more about Landmark Preschool? Simply complete the online request for information and a member of our Admission Team will be happy to contact you. We look forward to speaking with you soon!

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Programs

Programs At Landmark - Westport

Landmark Preschool’s Westport campus serves children ages one through five with a broad range of activities and schedules to foster the education, growth and development of the whole child.

To learn more about one of our programs, select from the tabs below.

Ones Program

Fun For Ones

In our Fun for Ones program, our youngest "students" learn together with a parent or caregiver about themselves and the world around them through exploration, play, music and the arts. Each fun-filled class will center around a different theme, and the associated activities will give you ideas that you can incorporate at home to help your child grow and develop. A caregiver or parent must attend each class with the child.

For the 2017-2018 school year we will be offering two, fourteen-week sessions. Classes meet on Thursday from 9:00am until 10:15am. This program is designed for children turning one by December 31, 2017. Please contact our office if your child does not meet this requirement.

For more information, or to receive a registration form, please contact Gretchen Sabek by phone at 203.226.6982, or by email at gsabek@landmarkpreschool.org.

Twos Program

Twos Program

It's Terrific To Be Two!9:00am - 1:00pm
Two, Three, Four, and Five-Day Schedules
Must Turn Two By December 31

Our Twos program focuses on the social development of the child. Learning to separate from parents, be a part of a group, take turns, share with friends, and use the classroom materials appropriately are important skills for two-year-olds to master. Our teachers facilitate social interactions between the children, and help them learn to join in classroom activities. Daily activities are designed to help children develop appropriate use of language to communicate with teachers and peers, as well as to develop fine and gross motor skills. Children are exposed to colors, shapes, letters and numbers through play, art, stories, and songs. Helping children develop self-confidence and a sense of autonomy through mastery of toilet training and other self-care skills is also an important part of our program.

Our classrooms are large, bright and divided into activity areas so our children can learn and grow. The class size is limited to 16 children with four teachers to supervise and help children to explore.

Discovery Time
Discovery time allows children to explore the classroom materials at their own pace, and is important in helping your child make a good transition from home to school. Activities include Play-Doh, drawing, puzzles, manipulative materials, a dramatic play area, a sensory table, cars and trucks, and building blocks.

Circle Time
The class comes together each day to participate in songs, finger plays, letter sounds, special bag and games. Creative movement activities, such as dance, marching band, and parachute play, promote coordination and listening skills are also part of our day.

Stories
Sharing stories through books or flannel board is a favorite activity for twos. We know that in addition to being fun, these stories are a great way to teach important skills. Children increase their understanding of language through stories, as well as their ability to comprehend. Important concepts such as patterns, rhymes,and sequencing can be introduced through stories too.

Art
Art provides sensory exploration as children experience the feel, sight and scent of paint, finger paint, glue, modeling dough etc. Your child will enjoy the process of creation using a variety of materials. Projects may be open-ended, or may relate to our themes. Children enjoy these creative activities, which often involve paint, glue, etc.

Recess
Children enjoy outdoor time on our playground each day, weather permitting, building and developing large gross motor skills and coordination. On inclement weather days, we may use parachute play and other games to entertain our children while indoors.

Threes Program

Threes Program

It's Thrilling To Be Three!8:30am - 2:00pm
Three, Four, and Five-Day Schedules
Must Turn Three By December 31

With its warm, inviting, social classroom environment, our Threes program uses stories, music, and art, as well as gym and Spanish to provide a rich preschool experience for your little one. Our 6:1 student to teacher ratio allows each student the benefit of individualized attention.

Character Development
Emphasis on respect, cooperation, sharing, patience, and being a good friend. Children work on being able to demonstrate the ability to function as an individual and as a member of a group.

Monthly Themes
Themes may include "all about me and my family," colors and shapes, farm life, holidays, transportation and community helpers, zoo, ocean, nature and planting, and summer fun.

Literacy
Special letter and sound of the week, vowel friends, phonemic awareness, phonics games and activities and theme related stories.

Math
Introducing math manipulatives using games and activities, one to one correspondence, concepts (up/down, in/out), number recognition from 1 - 10, counting, and shapes.

Handwriting
A developmentally appropriate program that encompasses tactile wooden pieces, chalkboard and dough, as well as tracing activities to support fine motor skills.

Art
Includes projects that are self-expressive and process oriented, including easel painting and collages, as well as teacher directed projects utilizing many mediums and resources.

Foreign Language
Counting, learning colors, names of family members, food, weather terms and other vocabulary through songs and games.

Music
Incorporates the use of both new and familiar songs with movement, finger play and instruments as children develop their sense of rhythm.

Physical Education
Develops large motor skills and coordination through various locomotor exercises (walking, running, hopping), and activities that focus on eye-hand and eye-foot coordination using parachutes, hula-hoops, bean bags, etc.

Technology
Utilization of interactive whiteboards & iPads in our classrooms to explore various subject areas and skill sets.

Fours Program

Fours Program

It's Fabulous To Be Four!8:30am - 2:30pm
Three, Four, and Five-Day Schedules
Must Turn Four By December 31

In our Fours, learning is a playful, social experience with teachers using games and manipulatives to introduce math, phonics and writing skills. Art, music, technology, gym, Spanish and field trips further enrich this program, and our 7:1 student to teacher ratio allows for individualized attention and differentiated learning.

Character Development
Emphasis on respect, cooperation, sharing, patience, and being a good friend. Accepts responsibility for one's actions. Demonstrates the ability to function as an individual and as a member of a group.

Monthly Themes
Themes may include: "all about me," bears and hibernation, nutrition, holidays around the world, solar system, dinosaurs, five senses, rain forest, bugs and insects and summer safety.

Literacy
Includes special letter and sound of the week, recognizing upper and lower case letters and "vowel friends". Progression can include consonant-vowel blends, three letter words, short vowel books, long vowel books and digraphs, reinforced through phonics games and activities and stories.

Math
Skills are developed using math manipulatives, one to one correspondence, counting, graphing, patterning, and sorting. Recognizes and solves problems through active exploration.

Technology
Utilization of interactive whiteboards and iPads in our classrooms to explore various subject areas and skill sets.

Handwriting
A developmentally appropriate program that encompasses tactile wooden pieces, chalkboards and dough, as well as tracing activities to support fine motor skills. Journals are used by our fours, fives and kindergarteners to help foster an interest in writing and inventive spelling.

Art
Includes projects that are self-expressive and process oriented, including easel painting and collages, as well as teacher directed projects utilizing many mediums and resources.

Music
Incorporates the use of both new and familiar songs, tunes, echo songs, the use of rhythm instruments (drums, bells, triangles, wooden blocks, etc.) and movement.

Physical Education
Develops large motor skills and coordination through locomotor exercises (walking, running, hopping) and activities that focus on eye-hand and eye-foot coordination using parachutes, hula-hoops, bean bags, etc.

Foreign Language
Counting, learning colors, names of family members and foods, weather terms, and other vocabulary through songs and games.

Science
Opportunities to wonder, ask questions, and seek answers about the natural world through observations, experimentation, use of equipment, recording and collecting data.

Fundamentals Program

Fundamentals (K/5's) Program

We Put The "Fun" In Fundamentals!8:15am - 3:00pm
Monday - Friday
Must Turn Five By December 31

Our K/5’s Fundamentals program offers a personalized, child-friendly approach to learning. Using a highly regarded multi-sensory approach which combines phonemic skills with writing and spelling, our program helps children increase reading and writing success. The engaging, hands on approach continues in our math, social studies, and science programs, and the children benefit from instruction Spanish, gym, music, technology and art. Our low 8:1 student teacher ratio ensures small class sized and individualized attention. Five full days a week allows your child to learn and grow in a nurturing, unhurried environment.

Character Development
The “Culture of Kindness” emphasized in our preschool programs continues in kindergarten with an emphasis on respect for self and others, responsibility, honesty, and compassion. Teachers integrate these values throughout our curriculum, and also teach specific lessons focused on the importance of caring for ourselves and others.

Themes
Our kindergartners enjoy exploring our curriculum through monthly thematic units, such as “Meet Me,” “All About Fall,” and “Children’s Literature Classics.”

Literacy
Building literacy skills continues to be an important aspect of our program in kindergarten. We use the “Fundations” program, a multisensory approach which combines handwriting activities with phonemic awareness to help develop both reading and writing skills. Comprehension, fluency, and decoding strategies are introduced as children progress, with our experienced teachers differentiating to provide the appropriate level of challenge or support. Activities such as journal writing and author study make reading and writing a pleasurable experience for our students.

Math
Students use a variety of materials to explore mathematical concepts which include: Numerical and proportional reasoning, such as using numbers to count, order and quantify; basic Geometry including three-dimensional shapes; standard units of measure; and organizing and interpreting data in graphs and charts. We also continue to work on writing numerals, understanding addition and subtraction, and we introduce money, with a focus on coin denominations. Again, our excellent teacher to student ratio permits us to adjust the instruction offering either additional challenge or support as needed.

Social Studies
There is so much to find out about our world! Our social studies program explores our own cultures and the cultures of those around us, as well as current and historical events. As a young child’s view of the world begins with what he or she knows about him or herself, we begin by building on that as we expand our understanding of others, past and present.

Science & Technology
From hands-on science experiments, to innovative use of technology in our classrooms ranging from digital cameras, to interactive whiteboards, to iPads, we understand that children learn best by doing. Our creative teachers use science and technology in exciting and engaging ways to bring new learning experiences into our classroom everyday.

Art
Children enjoy the process of creating art, and we introduce new tools and materials and techniques to them in kindergarten to continue to make this an engaging experience for them. We also begin looking at “products” of some artists whose work is very appealing to children such as Picasso, Chagall, and Matisse. Through exploring the work of other artists, children are introduced to new ideas about ways to create, as well as new ways to discuss and think about their own art.

Spanish
Children study Spanish language and culture through songs, stories, games and activities which relate to the themes they are working on in class. Common vocabulary such as days of the week, colors, numbers and frequently used phrases are also incorporated into the curriculum.

Physical Education
Teamwork and sportsmanship are key concepts for our kindergarteners. We cheer for our friends while learning new games, building our stamina, and gaining hand-eye coordination with a wide variety of developmentally appropriate games and activities.

Music
Using both new and familiar songs, children sing, dance, and play instruments as they are introduced to musical terminology, and learn about concepts such as keeping time. Since part of the joy of acquiring these skills is sharing them with others, there is a performing arts component to our music program as well and our kindergarten delights us each year with an end-of-year show.

Admissions Process

Admissions Process And Requirements

Congratulations on selecting Landmark Preschool for your child! We hope that this checklist will guide you through our admissions procedure. We encourage families to begin this process in the Fall for the following school year.

Visitation
Schedule a tour of our school. Please contact Gretchen Sabek, Director of Admissions, at 203.226.6982 or gsabek@landmarkpreschool.org to schedule a visit.

Application
We recommend that you complete an Application Form in the fall of the year prior to the school year that you would like to enter. You can complete and submit your application with the $50.00 Application Fee online here. Children applying to our Four and Five-year-old programs will be contacted to schedule a brief visit to Landmark. These children will meet with an administrator or a member of our teaching staff to assess their readiness for our program. Assessments take approximately twenty minutes and must be completed before acceptance into the program.

Notification
Notification for Returning Families - sibling applicants, applicants of former families and applicants from our Fun for Ones program - is made during the December holiday period. Notification for New Families begins in January. Letter Notification and/or an Enrollment Agreement can only be mailed to applicants that have completed the application process (including the assessment for 4 and 5-year-olds).

Enrollment Agreement
The deadline for Current Families to return their Enrollment Agreement and $1,500 deposit is in early January. The deadline for New Families to return the Enrollment Agreement and $1,500 deposit is at the end of January.

Placement
Landmark Preschool uses a first-come, first-served policy when placing students in classes; therefore, timely return of the Enrollment Agreement and deposit increase your chances of securing placement and/or the schedule of your choice. If the program or schedule is not available, the admissions office will contact you to discuss options and availabilities.

Class Assignments
Classroom assignments are sent to families in August. In keeping with past practice, we are unable to accept placement requests. As there are many factors that determine class make up, we ask that you rely on our teachers’ and administrators’ expertise to create the best learning environment for your child.

After School Enrichment Clubs & Seasonal Programs

The Fun & Learning Continues!

Scheduled breaks in the academic calendar present an opportunity for students at Landmark Preschool to enjoy days filled with friends, fun and leisure time. Students look forward to enjoying time with friends while parents value the security in knowing that children are in a safe, nurturing environment while enjoying a break from academics.

Landmark’s seasonal programs provide themed days of events and activities designed to meet the needs of busy parents and active children. Parents may sign up for the entire break, or choose specific days around the demands of schedules. A weekly schedule is provided in advance for ease of selection. Age-appropriate activities include cooking, arts and crafts, sports and more. Registration information, rates and a calendar will be made available for downloading as scheduled breaks draw near. Inquiries and questions should be directed to the main office.

After School Enrichment Clubs

Landmark Preschool - Westport is pleased to offer a variety of recreational after school enrichment clubs. Cubs are subject to change from session to session in response to student, parent, and teacher interests. These clubs are optional (additional fees apply) and only open to current Landmark students. Early registration is encouraged, as many of our more popular clubs fill quickly.

Club Offerings

Summer Programs

Summer Sessions At Landmark - Westport!

Join us for some summer fun and learning with our Landmark - Westport Summer Sessions! Each one-week session will be built around exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math (STEAM) related concepts, which will be highlighted in our learning centers. We will also be incorporating many elements of our school routine, including our morning meeting and helper jobs. To be sure we get to enjoy all summer has to offer, our daily water play will keep everyone cool and happy!

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Parent Resources

Looking for the school calendar? Need to make a mid-year change to your Emergency Contact Form? Are you a new parent who's completed the enrollment process and will be joining us in the fall? Or, a current student returning in the fall?

You'll find all of the required registration forms, as well as important additional materials here.

Parent Resources

Directions

Contact Us!

For General Information:
Janet Wilson
Phone: (203) 226-6982
Fax: (203) 226-7195
Email: jwilson@landmarkpreschool.org


To Speak with an Admissions Associate:
Gretchen Sabek
Director of Admissions & Financial Aid - Westport
Phone: (203) 226-6982
Fax: (203) 226-7195
Email: gsabek@landmarkpreschool.org


To Speak with a Director:
Siobhan Powers
Director, Landmark Preschool - Westport
Phone: (203) 226-6982
Fax: (203) 226-7195
Email: spowers@landmarkpreschool.org