What is the Art Showcase?
The Art Showcase supports the Art Program at The Right Place. The Art Program is centered around the Atelier, or Studio, a forum for art instruction and exploration. Under the guidance of the Atelierista, children develop their artistic vocabulary in media including pencil, pen, tempera, watercolor, oil and chalk pastels, clay, and wire. Children in the Studio use real art materials and learn authentic art making techniques. The Atelierista collaborates with each teacher to extend Studio experiences into the classroom.
Your contribution directly supports staffing and art materials for the Art Program at The Right Place, and ensures children’s continued acquisition of artistic skills and processes. Children will use their in-Studio experiences to communicate and explore their own ideas both in the Studio and in the classroom, and as part of long-term projects and other learning experiences.
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The Right Place offers Nationally Accredited Early Childhood Education to children, ages three to five, at two Centers in Hartford, and helps children to acquire the skills they need to be successful learners when they enter kindergarten. To reinforce the importance of parents’ roles in their child/ren’s success, parents take part in workshops and are involved in policy development, fundraising, and classroom volunteering.
The Right Place's licensed capacity is 150 children, with 120 spaces designated for the Hartford Sigourney Child and Family Center and 30 for the Hartford North End Preschool and Family Resource Center. However, more than 200 children are served each year, as children leave to enter Kindergarten and/or relocate. New enrollments are ongoing, which keeps the program at capacity throughout most of the year.
Our beliefs are based on understanding that each child is unique in their approach to learning, therefore we focus on individual development. Our program blends two important features; we are aligned with Connecticut’s Early Learning and Development Standards that guide us in preparing children for kindergarten and we are inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education. As a result we:
Every child and family who is part of The Right Place program becomes part of a larger community that: includes partnerships with volunteers, local resources, artists and educators all coming together to provide an enriching educational experience. We respect that parents are a child’s first teacher and see them as a vital component of our school as partners, advocates and collaborators. We involve families in conversations about school policy, child development and ongoing quality improvement to our program as well as provide supports, resources and family events that build strong community.
The child's classroom experience is designed to inspire a life-long love of learning. These are the some of the components in the classroom that allow us to meet this goal:
The staff at The Right Place consists of highly dedicated, committed professionals. The Right Place strives to hire and maintain a qualified, diverse staff that reflects our population.
The program has an Individualized Professional Development Plan, which includes formal training in Pre-Literacy and Social and Ethnic Diversity.
We pride ourselves on having the highest level of qualifications amongst the administrative and educational staff. Most of our teachers have a minimum of a Bachelors Degree in a related field. Also, we have a kitchen staff who prepares homemade meals daily. The entire team at The Right Place is committed to building relationships with our families and take pride in the strong sense of community we continue to build.
The Right Place is available for a reasonable cost. We are a school readiness subsidized program and offer a sliding-scale fee based on family income and size. Meals are provided at no cost.
Please contact us with any questions and for more information.
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