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  67 Round Hill Road,
  Middletown, Connecticut 06457
Phone     Phone:   860-740-5169
    Fax:       860-346-6361
Email   Email: 
  Sr. Juana Olmedo, FMH

Our Programs

The main goals of the Gianelli’s program are to help the child gain a positive self-image and learn to work harmoniously with both peers and adults while building that love of learning. Our curriculum is oriented toward the experience of learning rather than its products.

The children learn how to learn and acquire a joy for acquiring knowledge which hopefully will remain with them throughout their educational career. We do believe that education is a child’s most valuable asset for the future. We promote a variety of activities, exercises, and experiences that gain and keep a child’s interest while teaching important skills in order to help them develop emotionally, socially and artistically.

Areas of Focus in Our Programs

  • Name, gender, age, parts of the body
  • Sensations
  • Name of mother, father, siblings


  • Personal habits, dressing skills, eating skills


  • Table manners, simple manners
  • Shaking hands, holding doors
  • Helping others
  • Answering the door, the phone
  • How to be part of a group

Working Skills

  • Completing tasks
  • Handing out and picking up materials
  • Selecting toys or leisure time activity
  • Helping to keep the classroom tidy

Physical Development

  • Large and small muscle development
  • Hand-eye coordination

Social Development

  • Sharing, taking turns
  • Getting along with others
  • Getting along with others
  • Respect for others
  • Following directions
  • Taking field trips in the community; exploring beyond the classroom

Emotional Development

  • Proper self-expression
  • Appropriate reactions
  • Positive attitudes
  • Self-control
  • Flexibility
  • Exploring and accepting emotions

Intellectual Development

  • Listening habits – simple stories and records, dramatic play, picture interpretations
  • Visual discrimination – geometric shapes, different sizes, distances

Language Development

  • Following simple directions
  • Pantomiming characters
  • Understanding action words
  • Naming objects
  • Answering questions in sentences
  • Talking on the phone
  • Telling stories through pictures

Mathematical Readiness

  • Terms related to time
  • Geometric shapes
  • Lines
  • Number concepts and sets
  • Number symbols
  • Counting

Reading Readiness

  • Letters of the alphabet
  • Naming words
  • Picture Matching
  • Beginning, middle, and end sounds
  • Classifying pictures in categories
  • Basic primary vocabulary
  • Reading safety and traffic signs


  • Weather – kinds of weather, seasons
  • Animals – Domestic, farm, and wild; insects and birds
  • Plants – kinds of plants, how to care for them, parts and functions of plants, plants that help us versus plants that harm us


  • For physical, emotional, and social expression – rote songs, singing, rhythm, interpretation, sound identification
  • For self-expression and emotional outlet – painting, drawing and tracing, cutting and pasting, clay and tiles, illustrations and collages

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