Welcome! Little Blessings Preschool exists to provide the highest quality preschool education in a secure, nurturing and stimulating environment. We seek to serve the physical, emotional and intellectual needs of the preschool children and their families within a Christian environment.

Using our age-appropriate curriculum, the highest standards of cleanliness, and our ongoing communication with parents, our highly-qualified and dedicated staff are here to ensure your child has the very best early childhood experience possible. We want to thank you for entrusting us with that privilege and responsibility.

Who We Are

The goal of the preschool is to guide each child in the growth of their total personality. Areas related to physical, mental, emotional and social development are all given equal attention when preparing a curriculum to fit the needs of each child. A child’s self expression, creativity and analytical thinking are worked out in play.

Through observations, the teacher may help a child succeed in areas where they may not normally excel. The teachers strive to aid each child in developing a positive self-image. Little Blessings Preschool curriculum is a discovery-based learning experience that gives each individual child the opportunity to move through specially designed learning centers of his or her own level of interest and ability. The curriculum focuses on learning basic concepts and skills through hands-on experiences and activities. Some centers are designed to develop large and small motor skills while others are more academically oriented. Through our program, each child is given the tools needed to encourage the growth of the whole child and to build the child’s self esteem rooted in the knowledge of God’s love and care.

  • To provide a positive sense of identity and emotional well being
  • To develop age-appropriate social, physical, language and literacy skills
  • To encourage thinking, reasoning, questioning and experimentation
  • To demonstrate proper health, safety and nutritional practices
  • To respect gender, age, and cultural diversity

We Offer ...

  • Readiness skills in reading, language, and math. It is especially designed to allow opportunities for social and emotional development.
  • Quality educational experiences for children ages 2 1/2 through 5 years in a warm and caring Christian environment.
  • Teachers are trained professionals and experienced early childhood educators.
  • Teachers use the Creative Curriculum and the Connecticut Early Learning Standards to guide the children’s learning experiences.
  • Small classes, allowing quality time with each child.
  • School year runs September through the end of May, closely following the schedule of the Berlin school system.
  • A beautiful facility with an indoor gym and an outdoor playground.

Programs for 2 1/2 and 3 Year Olds

Early 3s Program

Must turn 3 by June 30th

We are excited to announce that our Early 3’s program will now run for 8 months, October through May! The program will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Class size is limited to 8 children. Children do not need to be potty trained in the Early 3’s program.

Children in the Early 3’ program spend their days exploring, sharing and learning. Each child will begin to develop his or her independence and confidence in a setting that encourages a sense of community. At the same time, they will learn to adapt to routines and rituals. Activities are based on a program grounded in early childhood fundamentals. Young learners in our Early 3’s will increase their language ability, practice early counting skills and learn to cooperate with friends through group activities and play.

Pre-K 3 Program

Must turn 3 by December 31st

The Pre-K 3 program emphasis is on socialization while the children are engaged in enriching activities. A large portion of each day is devoted to play experiences where children learn to share, take turns, and cooperate with others. Children’s natural curiosity and love of learning are developed as they explore the school environment and engage in classroom activities such as language and literacy, math, art, science, dramatic play, listening center, blocks and weekly themes. Activities that extend beyond the classroom include the use of our indoor gym and our beautiful outdoor space.

Meets two days a week, Tuesday and Thursday,from 9am-12pm for nine months, September through May.

Programs for 4 and 5 Year Olds

We offer several options for 4 year olds: the Pre-K 4, Pre-K 4 with enrichment and Pre-K 4/5 programs. The emphasis of all three is on important social and academic skills needed to prepare children for a successful transition to kindergarten. A large portion of each day is devoted to play experiences, inside and out, where children use their natural curiosity and love of learning to explore and create. 

The curriculum is the same for all programs, but the children in the Pre-K 4 with enrichment and Pre-K 4/5 attend school for a slightly longer day, and the Pre-K 4/5 is one additional day each week. This provides additional opportunities for children to concentrate on the skills needed to prepare them for a successful transition to kindergarten. Through observations, the teacher may help a child succeed in areas where they do not excel. The teachers strive to aid each child in developing a positive self-image. The longer class days give us additional time to include activities in pre-reading techniques and strategies such as letter of the week, rhyming, letter identification, phonics and counting. Children will work on different STEM projects and work together to experiment, observe, and use critical thinking to conclude on questions. Children’s literature also plays a key role in our learning experiences. 

We consider Pre K 4/5 our mixed-age classroom; a learning environment to a group of children of varied ages between 4 & 5 and abilities. This combination provides opportunities for the children to learn and grow with one another by creating a leader and learner environment. Some children need an extra year to develop their skills before going on to Kindergarten. 

While engaged in a varied and stimulating environment, the children learn to work together with children not only of the same age, but also with those either older or younger than themselves. Older children will be models for the classroom, developing leadership skills, while younger children will develop more complete language and types of play.

Pre-K 4 Program

Must turn 4 by December 31st

Meets three days a week for nine months, September through May. Choose from one of the two options below:

  • 9:00am – 12:00pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  • 9:00am – 1:55pm on Monday and Wednesday (includes afternoon enrichment) and 9:00 – 12:00pm on Friday

Pre-K 4/5 Program

Must turn 5 years old during the school year and plan to attend Kindergarten the following fall

Meets four days a week, Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 am -1:55pm. Program runs for nine months, September through May

Tuition Schedule

ProgramAnnualMonthly (Starting in May)
3-year old program (2-days)$1962 (cash/check)
$2007 (PayPal)
Nine $218 Payments(cash/check)
Nine $223 Payments (PayPal)
4-year old program (3-days)$2934 (cash/check)
$3006 (PayPal)
Nine $326 Payments (cash/check)
Nine $334 Payments (PayPal)
4-year old program (3-days)
with 2-day enrichment
$3834 (cash/check)
$3924(PayPal)
Nine $426 Payments (cash/check)
Nine $436 Payments (PayPal)
4/5-year old program (4-days)$5148 (cash/check)
$5265 (PayPal)
Nine $572 Payments (cash/check)
Nine $585 Payments (PayPal)
(5% discount for siblings)

Registration is on a first-come first-served basis. Early Registration begins the first week of December and is available to all current students, siblings of present or past students of Little Blessings Preschool and Bethany Covenant Church families. For all other potential students we will begin filling open spots at our Open House typically held the second Saturday in January, from 9:00am – 11:00am. Please call or email us to schedule a private tour if you miss our Open House. 

To register you must submit a non-refundable registration fee of $100, and a completed Registration Form.

Download the Registration Form

Sue Plourde

Preschool Director and Pre-K 4/5 Head Teacher

Little Blessings Preschool is directed by Sue Plourde. Sue has over 30 years experience teaching preschool and has directed Little Blessings Preschool since 2009. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Central Connecticut State University, is a state certified head teacher for children ages 0-5 years and has earned the CT Director’s Credential for Directors of Early Childhood Educational Programs. Miss Sue teaches our Pre-K 4/5 class.

Beth Cugno

Pre-K 4/5 Assistant Teacher

Miss Beth has been with Little Blessings Preschool since 2008 and currently is the assistant teacher in our Pre-K 4/5 class. She is the mother of twin boys who attended Little Blessings Preschool. Beth also attends Bethany Covenant Church and is actively pursuing classes in Early Childhood Education.

Michelle Cyr

Pre-K 4 Head Teacher

Miss Michelle joined the Little Blessings Preschool family in 2010 and is currently Head Teacher of the Pre-K 4 program.  She has taught both our extended day enrichment program and the Pre-K 3 class.  Miss Michelle is a certified elementary school teacher and also holds her CT certification as Head Teacher for children Birth to age 5.  She has her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education as well as a Master’s Degree in Business Management.

Jennifer Carroll-Fischer

Pre-K 4 Teacher

Miss Jennifer has been part of the Little Blessings Preschool family since 2010. She was previously Head Teacher of the Pre-K 3 class and joined the Pre-K 4 team in 2021. She was co-teacher of our previous enrichment program called Imagination Station and facilitated the Music and Movement enrichment class.  Miss Jennifer earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Arts Therapy from Russell Sage College and has her Master’s Degree from Southern Connecticut State University. She also holds her certification in Children’s Yoga from Little Flower Yoga.

Shelby Moschini

Pre-K 3 and Early 3’s Head Teacher

Miss Shelby teaches Pre K 3 at Little Blessings Preschool. She obtained a bachelors degree in Liberal Arts from Central Connecticut State University in 2020 and has other college credits in education and child development.

Mikayla Doucette

Pre-K 3 and Early 3’s Teacher

Miss Mikayla joined the Little Blessings Preschool family in 2021 and is an assistant teacher in the Pre-K 3 classroom. She graduated from Plainville High School in 2020 and is currently attending Tunxis Community College where her focus is on Early Childhood Education.

Sandy Narus

Assistant Teacher

Miss Sandy works in all our classrooms as an assistant teacher. She has been in the field of Early Childhood Education for over 30 years. She has her CDA  and is a Certified Head Teacher with the Office of Early Childhood.

Sandy Brown

Office Administrator

Sandy is the Preschool Office Administrator and has been with Little Blessings Preschool since its inception in 2006. Her primary responsibilities are managing registration, tuition, student records and providing back-up support in the classroom. She has a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from Anderson University (Indiana) and years of experience working with preschool age children at Bethany Covenant Church.

Does my child have to be potty trained?
Yes. For Pre K 3, 4 & 4/5 children need to be potty trained. (Pull ups are acceptable.) Potty training is not necessary for the Early 3’s Program.

How does religion play a role in LBP?
We recognize Christian holidays and say a prayer of thanks before our children eat their snack. We appreciate diversity, celebrate holidays from other traditions, and teach the timeless and universal principles of love, respect, peace, tolerance, sharing, kindness, courtesy and good manners.

Do you go on field trips?
No. However, we invite special guests to come into Little Blessings Preschool to present programs related to literacy, science, and animals.

Can I visit my child’s class?
Yes. We welcome and encourage visits after September. In September, children are busy adapting to their new environment and daily schedules. Once they begin to settle in, we would love for you to schedule time with your child’s teacher to visit their classroom.  We know how important it is for you and to see your child and his/her class in action. 

Do I need to pack a daily snack for my child?
Yes. We are a state licensed facility and our required to make sure each child has a nutritious snack that consist of two foods groups.

Do you offer any other services?
We work with a Speech and Language Pathologist who has offered to do a free screening to any Little Blessings Preschool student that parents are concerned that there may be a language delay. We will offer a free vision screening provided by the Berlin Lions Club, Inc. and we have several other consultants on staff to help with the whole child.

We would love for you to visit us and see our facility and meet our teachers. Please call or email to schedule your tour.

Phone – (860) 828-9520
Email LittleBlessingPreschool@gmail.com
Fax – (860) 828-4250

Little Blessings Preschool is located on the lower level of Bethany Covenant Church, located at 785 Mill Street, Berlin, CT 06037.