The Cheshire Nursery School is family-owned and operated by Suzanne Miller and her daughter Nicole Miller Stevens. The Millers opened The Carrot Patch Early Learning Center at 235
Johnson Road in Hamden in 2005 to provide a top-notch children's program not widely available outside the New Haven/Yale community. The Center has been an amazing success story, and the Cheshire Nursery School is the natural outgrowth of this experience.
One of the keys to providing the best possible learning environment for young children has been the wisdom and guidance of Janice Romo. Jan brings well over 35 years experience in education, from teaching kindergarten through teaching early childhood teachers at Southern Connecticut State University, and every imaginable role in between involving the education of young children. She has been a tremendous asset as Educational Consultant and Staff Developer at The Carrot Patch. And now Jan serves the Cheshire Nursery School as its esteemed Director.
Jan has established solid ties to Cheshire's Darcey School in order to provide a meaningful link between the preschool and kindergarten programs offered at Darcey and the programming and activities presented at the Cheshire Nursery School. One important goal at CNS is to enhance the experience of area children by providing fun and interesting enrichment opportunities, as well as directed discovery and free-play, without duplicating the public school day. Only professional, degreed teachers are employed. And through an individualized approach to learning based on the Bank Street model, Creative Curriculum, and the Connecticut Frameworks, the Cheshire Nursery School program stands on its own as a meaningful, valuable and fun program for all young children, whether or not they attend kindergarten at Darcey.
Please join me in congratulating our own 'Miss Jan' on her selection as a 2011 recipient of Cheshire Public Schools' School Partnership Award. The reason for her selection is described by Greg Florio, Ed.D., the Superintendent of Schools as follows:
"This honor was bestowed upon you in recognition of your continued collaboration with Darcey which has helped strengthen Darcey's relationship with all the community early childhood programs to the benefit of Cheshire's youngest children, their parents and teachers."