The Connecting class at CCNS is truly one of a kind. The children in this transitional program are the eldest in the school, and with that brings many benefits to their skill set and confidence. Lessons and exploration reach deeper into areas of curriculum and research in meaningful ways, closely connecting to long term projects and the natural scaffolding of new knowledge and skill. Activities are designed to provide problem solving and investigative opportunities emphasizing higher order thinking. Small group activities promote cooperation, social skills and interaction, while large group activities expose the children to the more formal learning environment encountered in kindergarten. Connecting families are invited to participate in educational and enriching field trips, which provide for in-depth and meaningful extensions to their work.