SCHOOLAGE: ROOMS 101-104
“I don’t feel like I am a number, or that my kids are just a number. We are treated with respect and as unique individuals with different needs, views, and preferences.” KOCO Parent
LEARNING EXPERIENCES: "Investigations"
The teachers and students at KOCO investigate topics of interest throughout the school year. In lieu of a traditional lesson plan, each class decides what they already Know about a particular topic, discuss what they Want to know about the topic, and then they devise learning experiences to help them Learn (K-W-L model). Topics for early childhood investigations are ideally quite simple; recent investigations topics have included Hands, Apples, Balls, and Shoes.
Ideas generated by each "investigation" are webbed collaboratively; the web becomes a "living document", to be added to, changed, and otherwise revised as the investigation progresses. Students control the depth and length of each investigation (topics of great interest may generate investigations of a month or more!).
Visit Eastern Connecticut State University's Center for Early Childhood Education to learn more about Investigations-style learning experiences.
Schoolage: Rooms 101-104
Kindergarten thru 4th grade
7:00 am - 8:30 am Before School
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm After School
6:30 am - 7:00 pm Early Opening
7:00 am - 6:00 pm School Close Days
Door-to-door school bus service
10:1 ratio of students to teachers
Stimulating room environment
Music, books, toys, art, science, math
Compliant with the School Age Environment Rating Scale (SACERS)
Enrichment Curriculum includes Story Kitchen, Literacy Program
Varied outdoor play areas
Parents provide food and beverages
Administrators certified in CPR, First Aid and Medication Administration
Weekly visits from Health and Educational Consultants
Camp-style summer program available