Our Philosophy & Mission


YOUR CHILD IS THE
APPLE
OF OUR EYES

OUR PHILOSOPHY & MISSION STATEMENT

APPLES Early Childhood Education Center
provides Stamford Public Schools’ youngest learners with language enriched
classroom settings that foster student independence and the acquisition of
school readiness skills to prepare each child for a successful school career.
In addition to academic based activities, students are exposed to differentiated
and intentionally planned learning experiences to support their language development, 
communication and social skills, fine and gross motor skills, and individual creativity.
APPLES offers a variety of classroom settings, allowing each child a developmentally
appropriate (least restrictive) environment,where he/she can access the skills needed to
achieve their most significant measure of growth. APPLES provides a safe, nurturing 
and inclusive school community of special education and general education peers
learning, exploring and growing together!
 
In recognition of Stamford Public Schools’ Mission,
APPLES is dedicated to providing an early childhood education
that cultivates productive habits of mind, body and heart
in every student, with the support of their families.
 

OUR OFFERINGS

The APPLES {Age-Appropriate Peers Playing Learning and Exploring in School}
Program is located in the Early Childhood Educational Center at Rippowam.
Preschool is an integrated preschool program that offers a nurturing and
enriching initial school experience by providing the following programs: 
 

OUR EDUCATIONAL ADVANTAGES

Children learn through play, and we work hard at creating classrooms that facilitate exploration,
learning and fun.Our staff of highly qualified, experienced, and certified teachers offers all
preschool students the advantage of their advanced training in childhood development.
Paraprofessionals work closely with classroom teachers to ensure all children’s needs are met.
In addition, our program offers the services of various specialists including: speech-language
pathologists, school psychologists, social workers, physical and occupational therapists, behavioral
therapists, and a school nurse through an in-class support model. Our certified specialists are an integral
part of our classroom instruction and are equally committed to your child’s education, health and safety.