The years before children enter public school are vital in developing basic personality. Life is new and strange, full of first-time experiences. As children learn about themselves, other people and the world, their attitudes toward life begin to develop. Christ Clarion Community Preschool is designed to serve the community by providing a program to foster social, intellectual, physical, creative and moral development through activity and discovery.
Children are helped with the transition from home to school in a natural and comfortable way. Through day-to-day experiences, children are encouraged to understand themselves and their relationships with those around them. A wide variety of creative activities are provided through which the children may enjoy free expression and personal enrichment. These experiences help develop a readiness for school situations, independence in daily routines, and a love for learning.
The preschool is a self-supporting, non-profit, professional program organized to provide a well-rounded beginning to the process of learning and and developing social consciousness. The school is open to all, regardless of race, religion, or national origin.
Christ Clarion Community Preschool was selected for the Best of Pittsford Award in the Preschools and Kindergarten category by the Pittsford Award Program, for five consecutive years.
The Pittsford Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Pittsford area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
What Families Say
Truly an incredible program from 2s on up. Flexible, nurturing, caring and loving environment that meets each child AT their level. All of the teachers aspire to help children grow socially, verbally, and academically. Their family centered approach helps not only the child, but the families, as they navigate the early years prior to school. Their close, working relationship with the Pittsford schools ensures their oldest learners are ready for kindergarten. With evolving programs to meet the community's needs, you couldn't ask for a more perfect preschool. My oldest STILL asks to visit as a 2nd grader, my middle cried when the year was over and has a countdown to next year going. I'm excited that I still have a 3rd to go through because I'll be sad when they're all school age!
We can't say enough good things about our experience at Christ Clarion Preschool! They are a gifted team who inspire a creative and fun, play-based learning environment. Our teachers have partnered and collaborated with us to meet each of our daughters "where they are" to ensure they get the most out of their preschool experience. What perhaps resonates the most is the warm and welcoming atmosphere at Christ Clarion Preschool. Each day we are greeted with a big smile that sets the tone for a great day. It is clear the team at Christ Clarion loves what they do and genuinely cares for each of their students. We feel so fortunate to be a part of this wonderful community.
As an alumni from the early 70's, and parent of two children who have attended in the last few years, I can attest to the incredible caring and professional staff and great experience we had at this school. Both of my children have a disability, and the staff at Christ Clarion was incredibly receptive to working with their providers and gave our children a positive and enriching preschool experience.
Christ Clarion has been blessed with a talented teaching staff consisting of 15 teachers. Each lead teacher has been awarded a degree or certificate specifically in education.
Our Director is Mrs. Lisa Wrona.