with locations in Tolland and Ellington
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Our Mission

The mission of Preschool of the Arts, Inc. is to provide a quality early childhood education using a diverse curriculum with flexible hours. Our experienced, nurturing staff uses the arts to guide all children to their own level of academic excellence.


he philosophy of the Preschool of the Arts, Inc. is to create an atmosphere where students, parents, and staff are comfortable expressing themselves in a positive manner, where they feel affirmed for who they are and what they have to say. We will provide an environment that fosters integrity and honesty at every level. We believe that children learn best through play and the discovery of concepts that are a result of their own curiosity. 


To present opportunities for each child that foster literacy in:

  • Discovery (math, science, social studies)
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Art
  • Creative Movement


Activity Classes are interspersed with free-play throughout the day. Both indoor and outdoor play are offered four (4) or more times each day.

Social experiences are fostered daily during class activity time and during free-play.

Visitors from the community are invited to the school to make presentations in order to broaden the scope of experiences for each child.

Using the fire hose with the community helper at Preschool of the Arts in Tolland CT

Field Trips are taken several times a year (more frequently in the summer). The children are exposed to cultural and educational opportunities while on trips.preschool field trip, early childhood experience

(Cinderella and other cast members greet PSA students following a performance of Into the Woods, Jr.)

Walking trips, in lieu of more lengthy bus trips, are taken to allow for the attention span of even the youngest child.

Literature, Music, Creative Movement, Art, Cooking, Discovery (math, science, social studies), and Dramatic Play are some of the specialized programs offered to the children.

Gardening and special science experiments are offered throughout the year.