A Letter From Our Director
Thursday, October 27, 2022
Dear RCK Preschool Families,
It is with great excitement that I announce our new home beginning June 2023! RCK Preschool will be moving into the lower level of North Hall on the St. Stephen’s campus on Main Street. The teachers and I are eager to welcome your children into our reimagined space next September. Enrollment for the 2023/24 school year will open for current RCK families on Tuesday, November 1st. New families may enroll beginning Tuesday, November 15th.
Over the last several months, a comprehensive search for our new home in Ridgefield was conducted. I am indebted to our Executive Board and teachers who worked tirelessly throughout the summer to identify this special space which allows RCK to continue its mission of nurturing Ridgefield’s youngest learners. We are immensely grateful for the outpouring of assistance, caring, and support shown by members of our town government, the Ridgefield community, and, most dearly, our RCK families past and present.
The St. Stephen’s location will maintain an open floor plan for cross-classroom activities, and we are thrilled to remain in the heart of the town of Ridgefield. We were also pleased to discover, after discussions with the Office of Early Childhood, that we are able to continue all of our existing offerings for our current and future RCK families. Additionally, we look forward to extending our programming to include some exciting new opportunities for our children.
We are grateful to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church for providing us this space to create a new home. In the next couple of months, we will gain regulatory approval at state and local levels, and with the Episcopal Church of CT. As we take a collective exhale, the teachers, board and I look forward to continuing to nourish and enjoy RCK's current students while designing our plans for next year.
RCK Preschool has been teaching the hearts and minds of young Ridgefielders for over 60 years. These past few years — but especially this most recent one — have shown us as a community that we are resilient. When the original RCK families gathered to create the first Ridgefield non-denominational kindergarten all those years ago, they could never have imagined the legacy of families who proudly call RCK their preschool. We are certain that our new home will allow us to proudly continue their mission. We can not wait to welcome you all to our new address, 357A Main Street, in the upcoming year!
Director, RCK Preschool
“A Preschool with Heart”