Due to the winter storm Rivier University is closed today, Wednesday, January 17th, 2018. All day and evening classes are cancelled. All offices, library and the Landry Early Childhood Center are closed. The President's Circle event with Governor Sununu is still on as scheduled.

Due to the winter storm Rivier University is closed today, Wednesday, January 17th, 2018. All day and evening classes are cancelled. All offices, library and the Landry Early Childhood Center are closed. The President's Circle event with Governor Sununu is still on as scheduled.

Landry Early Childhood Center

Pegasus Kindergarten Program

Program Overview 
The LECC offers a Kindergarten program for children who are 5 years old by September 30. Half- and full-day options offer greater flexibility to accommodate parents’ schedules; full-day options include extended morning and afternoon care.

     Half-day Kindergarten:  Monday - Friday – 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.  

     Full-day Kindergarten:   Monday - Friday
                                                Option 1:  7 a.m.–5 p.m.
                                                Option 2:  7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
                                                Option 3:  8 a.m.–6 p.m.

The Kindergarten classroom provides children with a safe, nurturing, child-centered classroom where children become active and engaged lifelong learners. The hands-on curriculum approach and carefully designed classroom environment encourages children to become partners in their own learning. Small class sizes provide ample opportunity for large group, small group, and individual instruction with no more than 12 children per adult.

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Curriculum & Accreditation
The Landry Early Childhood Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Our curriculum respects individual learning styles and promotes growth in all areas of development: cognitive, emotional, language, physical, and social. 

In addition to NAEYC standards, the Center’s Kindergarten curriculum aligns with New Hampshire Department of Education standards and the Common Core State Standards for math and English language arts. For more information on these standards, read The Value of an NAEYC-Accredited Program

Meeting these standards provides a curriculum of carefully balanced, developmentally appropriate practices for strong skills building. View summary of skill sets development. 

Resources
In addition to specially designed, age-appropriate classrooms, the Center offers: 

The Rotunda, a large multipurpose room, provides space for community-based activity and learning.

The teacher-designed George Reynik Memorial Playground engages children in outdoor play and the development of motor skills.

The Enchanted Forest functions as an outdoor classroom. Adjacent to the playground, this space includes climbing walls and logs; bird houses and feeders; musical boards; and vegetable and butterfly gardens.

music enrichment program introduces students to musical instruments, music genres from multiple cultures, and movement and dance.

A full-time, on-site registered nurse provides health assessment and care for children. Our nurse consults with families and also develops health and safety programs for the children.

Kindergarten students also enjoy use of Rivier University facilities including Education Resource Center computers, the Muldoon Fitness Center and athletic fields, various gardens, and the Rivier Art Gallery.

Teaching Team

Lead Kindergarten Teacher
Deb Scanlan

B.A. in Education/General Special Education K-3, Special Education K-12 Certified

In addition to her tenure at the LECC, Mrs. Scanlon has worked in the public school system as a Special Education teacher, para professional, and volunteer. 
  

Download the Kindergarten Program Sheet.
Register Today: 
For enrollment and registration information, please contact us. To speak with Center Director Nancy Pynchon, call (603) 897-8240 or email npynchon@rivier.edu

 

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