Child Care and Preschool Directory

This comprehensive directory of child care and preschool options in Connecticut runs every month in Connecticut Parent Magazine. If you don’t see your facility, and are interested in finding out how to become a part of it, please
e-mail joel.macclaren@ctparent.com

Choose town:

AVON

Farmington Valley Academy Montessori
Sharon Healy, Director
150 Fisher Drive
(860) 677-2403
www.fvamontessori.org
21st century Montessori school for children 15 mo.-8th gr. Spanish, Latin, art, music and theater. Provides a nurturing, strong academic foundation for success. Accredited by NEASC, CT Board of Ed., members of AMS and NAMTA.

BLOOMFIELD

Bright Horizons at Hall Boulevard
1355 Hall Boulevard
(860) 243-5364
www.brighthorizons.com/hallblvd
NAEYC Accredited. FT, PT and drop-in programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and Kindergarten Prep. Enrichment programs include Science Lab, Movement Zone, Cooking Club, outdoor garden and SMART board.

BRANFORD

Child Development Center
Stephanie Linke, Director
1009 Main Street
(203) 488-2007
www.childdevelopmentcenterbranford.com
An outreach of the First Congregational Church of Branford. We provide quality child care services for ages 6 weeks-6 years. Full-time and part-time hours. Open 7 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Professional staff, low child/staff ratios.

East Shoreline Catholic Academy
Cheryl Panzo, Principal
62 Cedar Street
(203) 488-8386
www.eastshorelinecatholicacademy.org
We provide STREAM academic readiness in PreK 3&4, integrating technology, fine arts and world language. Our rigorous academic K-8 program (NEASC accredited), and Christian service setting, prepares students for a lifetime!

Learn & Play Christian Early Learning Center
Robin Costa, Director
811 East Main Street
(203) 488-4028
www.learnandplaychristian.org
An outreach of the United Methodist Church of Branford, we provide a superior Christian experience and loving atmosphere for infants to 5-year-olds. Full-time, part-time, year-round program. 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

BRIDGEPORT

Child Development Center of Jewish Senior Services
4200 Park Avenue
(203) 396-1005
www.jseniors.org/services/day-services/child-care/
Nurturing, child-centered environment on a brand new beautiful campus. Open 6:30-6 year-round. Newborns/toddlers ratio 1:4, preschool ratio 1:8. Hands-on education fosters a love of learning. Enrichment activities. Come visit!

CHESHIRE

1st Church Preschool
Brenda Ward-Kelley, Director
111 Church Drive
(203) 699-1169
www.1stchurchpreschool.org
Morning/full day preschool for ages 3-6. Professional staff and low child/teacher ratio. Engaging, child-driven curriculum enhances language, social skills and creativity. Summer program. NAEYC.

Cheshire Nursery School
Amanda Ocone, Director; Jan Romo, Director Emeritus
200 Mansion Road
(203) 272-5435
www.thecheshirenurseryschool.com
Our charming schoolhouse is a cozy home for our small community of learners. Situated on acres of fields and woods, we enjoy an “outdoor campus” perfect for our inquiry-based nature studies. Every staff member holds a B.A or M.A.

St. Bridget School
Christina Cummings, Admissions Director
171 Main Street
(203) 272-5860
www.stbridgetschool.org
We foster academic excellence, community awareness and spiritual growth of students from PreK3-Gr. 8. Choose from 3 or 5 half/full days/week, with before and after care avail. Stimulating learning through play. Nurturing.

Stork Club, Inc.
1311 Highland Avenue (Rte. 10)
(203) 272-1637
www.storkclubs.com
A quality child care and PreK program for ages 6 weeks to 9 years. Before/after school with transportation provided. 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Summer camp. Family owned and operated since 1982.

CLINTON

Carrot Patch - Shoreline
Nicole Miller Stevens & Suzanne Miller, Directors
2 Maple Avenue
(860) 664-0622
www.carrotpatchshoreline.com
Outstanding Early Care and Education! Warm community school with an emphasis on individualized exploration and growth. Infants through PreK enjoy a holistic, nature-focused curriculum. ALL staff hold Bachelor’s or Master’s.

CROMWELL

Northwest Children’s Center
Suzanne Rutner, Director
34 Coles Road, P.O. Box 131
(860) 635-3485
www.northwestchildrenscenter.com
Infants: 2 mos.-2 yrs. Toddler 2s. Preschool 3-5 yrs. Private full & 1/2 day a.m. K. Before/after school, alumni only. Summer programs. Est. 1983. Open 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. M-F. Degreed teachers. Discovery learning approach. NAEYC accredited.

EASTON

“Little Phoenix” Pre-School & Daycare
Division of Easton Country Day School

Wendy Shambra, Managing Director
660 Morehouse Road
(203) 268-5073
www.EastonCountryDay.org
Preschool AM classes for 2, 3 & 4 year olds and day care in a fun-filled and nurturing environment for ages 3 months and up. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Member: CAIS.

ENFIELD

Bright Horizons at Bright Meadow
5 Bright Meadow Boulevard
(860) 741-6648
www.brighthorizons.com/brightmeadow
NAEYC Accredited. Developmentally appropriate programs in a state-of-the-art facility. Flexible full-time, part-time and drop-in programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers plus Kindergarten Prep. Indoor Movement Zone.

FAIRFIELD/SOUTHPORT

Bright Horizons at Fairfield
682 Commerce Drive
(203) 384-4951 
www.brighthorizons.com/fairfield  
NAEYC Accred. Conveniently located off I-95 and across from Metro Station. SmartBoard, art studio, 3 outdoor playgrounds and indoor Movement Zone. Flexible FT, PT and drop-in programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers plus K Prep.

Congregation B’nai Israel Bonim Preschool
Alexa Cohen, Director
2710 Park Avenue, Bridgeport
(203) 335-5058
www.cbibpt.org
FT & PT programs with lunch, transitional kindergarten, enrichment & summer program. Classes from birth to 5 in a nurturing environment. Developmentally appropriate activities. Nut-free. Located on Fairfield/Bridgeport line.

Creative Minds Early Childhood Center
234 Greenfield Street
(203) 330-0790
www.creativemindsearlychildcare.com
At Creative Minds, we recognize how important beginnings are in each child’s development, and to each family. We provide a safe, nurturing and engaging environment where children can learn and develop to their full potential.

ELLI at Fairfield University
1073 North Benson Road
(203) 254-4028 
www.steppingstonesmuseum.org/elli
This energetic school offers programs for infants, toddlers and preschool students, ages 12 weeks-5 years. The full-day, year-round program is open to the general public and Fairfield University employees’ children as well.

Hunt Ridge Montessori School
Kathleen Zwahlen, Director
834 Brookside Drive
(203) 254-1159
www.huntridgemontessori.com
We have proudly served the Fairfield County community for 35+ years. Our program enables children, ages 3-6, to explore, discover and learn in our prepared Montessori environment so that they become inspired learners for life!

Pumpkin Preschool of Fairfield
Mrs. Donnajean Pond, Executive Director
449 Grasmere Avenue
(203) 255-7505
www.pumpkinpreschool.com
Dynamic Early Learning Centers & Pre-K Readiness. Degreed teachers provide purposeful learning with a creative curriculum. Enrichment programs include music, dance and foreign language. Ages 6 wks-8 yrs. 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

St. Paul’s Nursery School
Margee Ready, Director
661 Old Post Road
(203) 255-1902
www.stpaulsnurseryschool.net
NAC accredited. Half-day morning programs nurture children, ages 2-5, including 5-day PreK. Intentional play: activities promote self-regulation, executive function, social competence, creativity, motor skills and language.

Southport Congregational Preschool
Missy Barnhard, Director
524 Pequot Avenue
(203) 255-1312
www.southportccpreschool.org
Teachers maintain developmentally appropriate learning goals to encourage social development, verbal and cognitive development, and motor skills through art and creative expression, music, science education and more!

Teddy Bear Corner
Dawn M. Tagliavia, Director
273 Villa Avenue, 414 Greenfield Street, 435 Old Stratfield Road
(203) 330-0302
www.teddybearcorner.com
Developmentally appropriate hands-on program. Ages 6 wks.-5 yrs. Snacks and diapers included. Beautiful/secure playgrounds. Caring & qualified teachers certified in first aid/safety/CPR. Open year-round, Mon.-Fri., 7 -5:30.

Trinity Parish Nursery School
Meg Reilly, Director
651 Pequot Avenue, Southport
(203) 259-8456
www.TPNS.org
We strive to educate, inspire and instill in each child a passion for learning. We nurture and build each child’s unique physical, intellectual and emotional development. Science lab, yoga, music and more. Nurse on staff.

GLASTONBURY

Bright Horizons at Village Place
Village Place, 22 Village Place
(860) 633-5553
www.brighthorizons.com/village
NAEYC Accredited. Developmentally appropriate programs in a state-of-the-art facility. Flexible full-time, part-time and drop-in programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers plus Kindergarten Prep.

Stork Club, Inc.
586 New London Turnpike
(860) 659-3002
www.storkclubs.com
A quality child care and PreK program for ages 6 weeks to 9 years. Before/after school with transportation provided. 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Summer camp. Family owned and operated since 1982.

GREENWICH

Whitby School
Whitby School Admissions
969 Lake Avenue, (203) 302-3900 
www.whitbyschool.org
Innovative Montessori (early years) and Int’l Baccalaureate school for children 18 months-grade 8. Whitby inspires passion for learning and empowers each child to take responsibility as an open-minded citizen in a global community.

GUILFORD

Cradles to Crayons
Andrea Deshefy, Director
447 Boston Street
(203) 453-0261
www.cradles-2-crayons.com
A private learning center for children ages 3 mos.-6 yrs. focuses on the whole child through learning experiences, the environment, curriculum, staff supervision and interaction. We believe that learning should be fun! NAEYC.

HAMDEN

Carrot Patch Early Learning Center
Suzanne Miller & Nicole Miller Stevens, Directors
235 Johnson Road
(203) 248-5433
www.carrotpatchkids.com
A wooded setting with nature trails and visiting environmental experts perfectly supports a natural science-focused curriculum in our warm community. Organic vegetable garden and local farm CSA for snacks. Staff members hold B.A. or M.A.

Cuddle Time Day Care
Maria Anthony, Owner/Director
700 Hartford Turnpike
(203) 230-8449
www.cuddletime-daycare.com
Providing high-quality care from 7 a.m.-6 p.m., serving children ages birth-5. Developmentally-based curriculum with low teacher to child ratios. Secure, nurturing environment with playground areas. Certified teachers.

Hamden Hall Country Day School
Janet B. Izzo, Director of Admissions
1108 Whitney Avenue
(203) 752-2610
www.hamdenhall.org
Offering a nurturing, developmentally appropriate early childhood program for preschool, prekindergarten and kindergarten. A diverse student body, dynamic curriculum and state-of-the-art facilities inspire a love of learning.

Harris & Tucker School
Kim Harris & Karen Tucker, Directors
412 Newhall Street
(203) 787-5087
www.harrisandtuckerpreschool.org
Family owned and operated since 1970. NAEYC accredited. Infants, toddlers, preschool, enrichment program for school-age children, Kids TV Academy, culinary arts and Sportsometry. Finding the right fit is an important gift.

K’tanim Nursery School at Temple Beth Sholom
Sheryl Sadinsky, Director
1809 Whitney Avenue
(203) 288-7748
www.tbshamden.com
NAEYC accredited programs for 2-5 year olds. Mon.-Fri. Flexible scheduling, high quality learning experiences, school readiness, transitional K curriculum, warm nurturing environment, experienced staff, extended hours. Extended care available (for a fee).

St. Rita School Early Learning Center
1601 Whitney Avenue, (203) 248-3114
www.stritaschool.org
Offers families an outstanding option for early childhood care and education. Young children explore, create and learn through age-appropriate activities that promote emotional, social, physical and cognitive development.

MADISON

The Country School
341 Opening Hill Road
(203) 421-3113
www.thecountryschool.org
Coed, preschool to grade 8. At The Country School, our  dynamic program begins at age 3 with integrated science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM), global language, art and more. An Education That Lasts a Lifetime!

Our Lady of Mercy Preparatory Academy
Ann Knowles, Principal
503 Old Toll Road
(203) 689-5101
www.olmprep.com
OLM Prep’s early childhood program educates the whole child; body, mind and spirit in PreK3 and PreK4 with full- and half-day schedule options, and full-day kindergarten. Before/after school care available.

MERIDEN

First Congregational Preschool, Inc.
Sue Jenkin, Director
62 Colony Street (entrance on Washington Street)
(203) 634-8886
www.firstcongregationalpreschool.net
NAEYC accredited program for 3 & 4 year olds. Part- and school-day options. Hands-on, age-appropriate, learning through play, integrating a STEAM curriculum. Quality care with educated, nurturing teachers.

Stork Club, Inc.
186 Pomeroy Avenue
(203) 235-8461
www.storkclubs.com
A quality child care and PreK program for ages 6 weeks to 9 years. Before/after school with transportation provided. 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Summer camp. Family owned and operated since 1982.

MIDDLEFIELD

Independent Day School
Marijke Kehrhahn, Head of School
115 Laurel Brook Road
(860) 347-7235
www.independentdayschool.org
IDS is a caring environment where excellent teachers guide young minds, ages 3 & 4. Hands-on and thematic learning, developmentally and age-appropriate activities. Extended day 12-3:05 p.m.; after care program 3:05-6 p.m.

MIDDLETOWN

Bright & Early Children’s Learning Centers
Kaitlynn Amadio, Director
861 Middle Street
(860) 635-0544
www.brightandearly.com
Celebrating 20 years of success! Individualized curriculum for each child. Highest quality infant, toddler and preschool programs with degreed, certified teachers. Happy, healthy learning environment. School readiness program.

Grace Lutheran Preschool
Lisa Mentlick, Director
1055 Randolph Road
(860) 346-0766
www.gelcps.org
Loving, Christian environment offering a wide variety of learning experiences for children, ages 2-5. Early drop-off. Extended afternoon hours and summer program available for 3-5 year olds. State licensed with dedicated staff.

Neighborhood Preschool
Susan Rozelle, Director
Wesleyan University, 115 High Street
(860) 685-3710
www.nps.site.wesleyan.edu
The Neighborhood Preschool (NPS) is a play-based program that focuses on child driven learning located at Wesleyan University. NPS is a nurturing environment for children 4 months to Pre-K! FT/PT options available.

Town & Country Early Learning Center
Judi Kenney, Director
195 South Main Street
(860) 347-1400
www.townandcountryelc.com
NAEYC accredited: A nurturing, educational, high quality and secure environment. Degreed teachers utilize technology to gather data and create individualized plans for all children.

MILFORD

Milestones Daycare & Preschool
Erica Cardona, Director
95 Wolf Harbor Road,
(203) 882-8810 x341
mbs-inc.org/non-school-programs/daycare/
Safe, educational, fun environment for 6-wks thru preschool. Focus is on each child reaching their potential. Located near Merritt Pkwy & Boston Post Rd. M-F, 7:30a-5:30p, outside playground, gym, full-time registered nurse.

Once Upon A Time Development Center
Gina Rivera, Director
326 West Main Street
(203) 882-0983
www.onceuponatimedc.com
7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Infant through school-age. Low staff to child ratios. PT and FT. An enriching environment, developmentally-based curriculum with a learning through play philosophy. Programs for snow days and summer camp.

NEW CANAAN

New Canaan Country School
Pam Safford, Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid
635 Frogtown Road
(203) 801-5608
www.countryschool.net
A coed, independent day school for students in PreK (ages 3 & 4) through grade 9. Located on a 75-acre campus, the school provides bus transportation to families living throughout Fairfield and Westchester counties.

NEW HAVEN

Beverly Levy Early Learning Center of the JCC of Greater New Haven
Lynn Bullard, Dir. of Operations, ext. 278
Lisa Bickford, Dr. of Education, ext. 279
360 Amity Road
(203) 397-7415
www.jccnh.org
Quality full- and half-day programs in a play-based, supportive, nurturing environment. All backgrounds are welcome: 3 months-K. Extended day options. Full JCC membership included. Financial Aid and Care 4 Kids available.

Cold Spring School
Arati Pandit, Director
263 Chapel Street
(203) 787-1584
www.coldspringschool.org
A five-day-a-week, full-day program for 3 and 4 year old children. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with optional extended day program.

NEWINGTON

Family Tree Childcare & Learning Center
Chelsea Sutton, Director
41 West Hartford Road, (860) 521-0296
www.familytreechildcarect.com
Innovative and nurturing early childhood program providing high-quality care and education for children ages 6 weeks-5 years. Our highly educated and enthusiastic staff provides fun learning experiences for the whole family!

NEWTOWN/SANDY HOOK

Find Us Outside
Nancy B. Schutts, Director
10 Hattertown Road
(203) 491-0596
www.findusoutside.org
Our programs connect children with the natural world while encouraging whole child development. Through free play in nature, children develop emotionally, socially, cognitively and physically. Please contact us for details.

Fraser Woods Montessori School
173 S. Main St. (Rte. 25)
(203) 426-3390
www.fraserwoods.com
Cultivating compassion, confidence and joy of learning. Spacious classroom environments. 15 months to 8th grade. Half & full day programs. Extended hours. Parent/ Child class for children ages 12 months to 3 years.

Housatonic Valley Waldorf School
40 Dodgingtown Road
(203) 364-1113
www.waldorfct.org
An educational approach designed to cultivate your child’s natural curiosity. In preschool and kindergarten, children learn through imaginative play, art movement and time outdoors. Early and late care avail., 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Misty Morning Children’s Center
Donna Kroha, Director
10 Commerce Road
(203) 270-6771
www.mistymorningcc.com
We offer programs for all age groups from infants to after school care. We have been serving the community for 20 years. NAEYC accredited. Close to Exit 10 off I-84.

NIANTIC

Bright & Early Children’s Learning Centers
Kara Ealahan, Director
245 Flanders Road (formerly Kiddie Kampus)
(860) 691-0344
www.brightandearly.com
Niantic’s finest child care & preschool. New state-of-the-art center with a foundation of 20 years experience and success! Individualized curriculum. Highest quality infant, toddler, preschool programs with degreed, certified teachers.

NORTH BRANFORD

Bright & Early Children’s Learning Centers
Kathy Pancione, Director
274 Branford Road
(203) 483-9000
www.brightandearly.com
Celebrating 20 years of success! Individualized curriculum for each child. Highest quality infant, toddler and preschool programs with degreed, certified teachers. Bright & sunny classrooms in a healthy learning environment.

Wee Care of North Branford, Inc.
Rob Woytowich, Director
1680 Foxon Road
(203) 481-3909
www.weecarenb.com
Wee Care has provided quality day care and preschool services to North Branford and surrounding towns since 1982. Wee Care accepts children ages 6 weeks to 6 years.

NORTH HAVEN

Sunny Side Up Early Care Learning Center
Nanci Dower, Director
76 Maple Avenue
(203) 239-7395
www.SunnySideUpEarlyCare.com
Year round preschool with child care hours. Open 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Infants, toddlers, Pre-K, young 5s. Developmental program with trained professional teachers.

NORWALK/ROWAYTON

ELLI Lab School at Stepping Stones Museum for Children
Mathews Park, 303 West Avenue
(203) 899-8808
www.steppingstonesmuseum.org/elli
A NAEYC-accredited toddler and preschool program (18 months-5 years) within the award-winning museum. ELLI focuses on building children’s language and literacy skills that are the developmental precursors to lifelong success.

Five Mile River Nursery School
5 Pennoyer Street, Rowayton
(203) 838-4266
www.fivemilerivernurseryschool.com
Offering preschool, enrichment and summer programs for ages 2-5. NAEYC accredited, FMRNS provides a warm, nurturing, creative environment for discovery-based learning. Highly-qualified teachers focus attention on the whole child.

Marvin Children’s Center
60 Gregory Boulevard
203-854-6781
www.brighthorizons.com/themarvin
A NAEYC accredited program. A unique intergenerational program that brings seniors and children together on a daily basis.

Nitzan Nursery School
Amy SantaLucia, Director
109 East Avenue, Norwalk
(203) 838-6019
www.congbethel.org
A small, nurturing, play-based atmosphere with classes 18 mos.-5. We encourage curiosity and creativity by providing a variety of developmentally-appropriate experiences and materials. Open until noon or extended day until 2.

OLD SAYBROOK

Bright & Early Children’s Learning Centers
Kara Smith, Director
139 Mill Rock Road East
(860) 388-3000
www.brightandearly.com
The shoreline’s best early education. New state-of-the-art center with a foundation of 20 years experience and success! Individualized curriculum. Highest quality infant, toddler, preschool programs with degreed, certified teachers.

The Children’s Tree Montessori School
Marci Martindale, Director
96 Essex Road
(860) 388-3536
www.childrenstree.org
Providing children, ages 18 mos.-12, and their parents with an alternative to traditional education. We offer a nurturing, child-centered environment where children develop independence, respect and a lifelong love of learning.

ORANGE

Bright Horizons at Orange
284 Silverbrook Road
(203) 799-8033
www.brighthorizons.com/orange  
Developmentally appropriate programs in a state-of-the-art facility featuring a dedicated Art Studio and more! Flexible full-time, part-time and drop-in programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers plus Kindergarten Prep.

Bright Horizons at Yale West Campus
117 Frontage Road
(203) 795-3564
www.brighthorizons.com/yalewestcampus  
Developmentally appropriate programs in a state-of-the-art facility. Flexible full-time, part-time and drop-in programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers plus Kindergarten Prep. NAEYC accredited.

Stork Club, Inc.
801 Baldwin Road (Rte. 34)
(203) 891-0599
www.storkclubs.com
A quality child care and PreK program for ages 6 weeks to 9 years. Before/after school with transportation provided. 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Summer camp. Family owned and operated since 1982.

REDDING

Westbrook Nature School
7 Long Ridge Road
(203) 664-1554
www.westbrooknatureschool.org
Nature-based education featuring 6 acres of trails, streams, meadows, playscapes and garden. Building physical and emotional resilience, moral awareness and foundations for intellectual growth. Parent-child classes (birth to 3), mixed-age K (3-6).

RIDGEFIELD

Ridgefield Montessori School
Catherine Tango, Director
96 Danbury Road
(203) 438-4506
www.ridgefieldmontessori.com
Preparing today’s children for tomorrow’s world. New and expanded “Green” location offering individualized attention where respect, independence and confidence are a part of daily school life. Toddler-full day kindergarten classes.

ROCKY HILL

Stork Club, Inc.
588 Cromwell Avenue (Rte. 3)
(860) 563-9096
www.storkclubs.com
A quality child care and PreK program for ages 6 weeks to 9 years. Before/after school with transportation provided. 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Summer camp. Family owned and operated since 1982.

SHELTON/HUNTINGTON

Bright Horizons at Enterprise Corporate Towers
Three Corporate Drive
(203) 926-1398
www.brighthorizons.com/ect
Developmentally appropriate programs in a state-of-the-art facility with lactation room, art studio, indoor Movement Zone and 3 outdoor playgrounds. Flexible FT, PT and drop-in programs plus Kindergarten Prep. NAEYC accredited.

Pumpkin Preschool of Shelton
Mrs. Joan Carr/Mrs. Melissa Zaccagnini, Directors
100 Beard Sawmill Road
(203) 926-1800
www.pumpkinpreschool.com
Dynamic Early Learning Centers & Pre-K Readiness. Degreed teachers provide purposeful learning with a creative curriculum. Enrichment programs include music, dance and foreign language. Ages 6 wks-8 yrs. 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

SIMSBURY

The Cobb School, Montessori
112 Sand Hill Road
(860) 658-1144
www.cobbschool.com
The Cobb School strives to stimulate each child’s natural curiosity and prepare him or her to become an independent, self-reliant and compassionate human being. Educating children 15-months to 12 years. Founded 1974.

The Master’s School
Bill Franks, Director
36 Westledge Road
(860) 651-9361
www.masterschool.org
Our 3 and 4 year old program features qualified teachers and small class sizes to nurture the developmental needs of the whole child as students grow into confident, life-long learners.

SOUTHINGTON

Stork Club, Inc.
1348 West Street, (860) 276-1031
www.storkclubs.com
A quality child care and PreK program for ages 6 weeks to 9 years. Before/after school with transportation provided. 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Summer camp. Family owned and operated since 1982.

Town & Country Early Learning Center
Katie Jacobs, Director
1137 West Street (860) 628-7900
www.townandcountryelc.com
A nurturing, educational, high quality and secure environment. Degreed teachers utilize technology to gather data and create individualized plans for all children.

STAMFORD

Bright Horizons at First Stamford Place
300 First Stamford Place
(203) 323-1972
www.brighthorizons.com/stamford
Conveniently located near Stamford train station, this location features a SmartBoard and outdoor playground. Full-time, part-time and drop-in programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers plus Kindergarten Prep. NAEYC accredited.

Bright Horizons at High Ridge Park
4 High Ridge Park
(203) 321-1681
www.brighthorizons.com/highridge
Conveniently located near Merritt Parkway (exit 35), featuring an outdoor playground with a science and gardening area, indoor Movement Zone and a SmartBoard. FT, PT and drop-in programs plus Kindergarten Prep. NAEYC accred.

Bright Horizons at Long Ridge Child Development Center
778 Long Ridge Road
(203) 461-8653
www.brighthorizons.com/lrr
Conveniently located near Merritt Pkwy (exit 34), indoor and outdoor Art Studio, Movement Zone, 3 outdoor playgrounds,  garden, basketball court and mud kitchen. Infants-Kinder. Prep and a School-Age camp program. NAEYC accredited.

King School
Amy Vorenberg, Director
1450 Newfield Avenue
(203) 322-3496
www.kingschoolct.org/preschool
Our school community unites academic challenge, kindness and personal growth. Students actively and joyfully experience a balanced program that develops academic and social skills through intentionally-designed curricular experiences.

The Long Ridge School
John Ora, Head of School
478 Erskine Road
(203) 322-7693
www.longridgeschool.org
The Long Ridge School provides a joyful learning experience for 2-year-olds through grade 5. Theme-based studies focus on literature, math, art, nature and science, including classes in music, technology, phys. ed. and Spanish.

The Mead School Early Learning Center
1095 Riverbank Road
(203) 595-0708
www.meadschool.org
A play-based, hands-on, socially interactive learning experience for ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Safe, warm, stimulating environment. Experienced, dedicated and nurturing staff. FT and PT openings. CAIS accredited.

Noah’s Ark Nursery School (Affiliated with Zion Lutheran Church)
Eileen Muller, Director
132 Glenbrook Road
(203) 357-7330
A Christian learning experience in a nurturing environment for 3 & 4 year old children. Hours: 9 a.m.-noon. Registration is non-discriminatory. Teachers are CPR & first aid certified.

SUFFIELD

Bright Horizons at Suffield
228 Mountain Road
(860) 668-5653
www.brighthorizons.com/suffield
Developmentally appropriate programs in state-of-the-art facility. Flexible FT, PT and drop-in programs plus Kinder. Prep. NAEYC accredited. Enrichment includes yoga, cooking, art classes in Art Studio, baby sign language and gardening.

TRUMBULL

B’nai Torah Nursery School
Joan Watnick, Director
5700 Main Street
(203) 268-0227
www.bnaitorahct.org/nurseryschool
Nurturing & educating 1-4 yr. olds with a value-based curriculum. FT/PT options that build confident, eager learners. Small classes provide social interaction & individualized attention by experienced teachers. Art, music, gym & camp.

Bright Horizons at Trumbull
126 Monroe Turnpike
(203) 459-8610
www.brighthorizons.com/trumbull  
Developmentally appropriate programs in a state-of-the-art facility with art studio and gym. Flexible full-time, part-time and drop-in programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers plus Kindergarten Prep.

Holy Cross Christian Preschool
Michele Glennon, Director
5995 Main Street
(203) 268-6471
www.holycrosstrumbull.org
A stimulating learning environment that helps each child reach their full potential. Full day & part day programs available. Open year-round, 7 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Serving
children, ages 3-5.

UNCASVILLE

Eagleview Child Development Center
2 Crow Hill Road
860-862-9777
www.brighthorizons.com/uncasville/eagleview
NAEYC Accred. Infant to school age. Highly skilled teachers provide the environment and experiences from which children learn. Committed to helping parents balance work and family, while providing the best care for children.

WATERBURY

Chase Collegiate School
Paige Fischer, Director of Admission
565 Chase Parkway
(203) 236-9560
www.chasecollegiate.org
Ages 3 & 4. Chase’s PreK program gives children the freedom to explore their world and the structure to become active learners who are preparing for kindergarten. Curriculum includes math, science, literacy, Design Thinking and more.

WEST HARTFORD

Bright & Early Children’s Learning Centers
Nicole Botticello, Director
2626 Albany Avenue
(860) 236-2626
www.brightandearly.com
West Hartford’s finest child care & preschool. New state-of-the-art center with a foundation of 20 years experience and success! Individualized curriculum. Highest quality infant, toddler, preschool programs with degreed, certified teachers.

The Children’s Museum Preschool
LoriAnne Crochetiere, Director
950 Trout Brook Drive
(860) 523-7449
www.thechildrensmuseumct.org/preschool
Children, ages 3-5, are encouraged to explore, discover, imagine and create. Program includes weekly visits to the planetarium, wildlife sanctuary and science lessons. Flexible schedules for working families. FT/PT options available.

Lollipop Tree Nursery School
Jon Scher, Director, info@lollipoptreenurseryschool.net
160 Mohegan Drive
(860) 236-5748
www.lollipoptreenurseryschool.com
A safe and nurturing, creative, developmentally appropriate learning environment for children, ages 6 weeks-PreK. Children learn through play and exploration. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. FT and PT available. Call to set up a private tour.

Montessori School of Greater Hartford Toddler, Primary, Elementary and Adolescent Programs
Bev Smith, Head of School
141 North Main Street
(860) 236-4565
www.msgh.org
Highly trained, seasoned teachers nurture the development of each child in a culturally diverse, authentic AMI Montessori community. Serving ages 15 months-15 years. Recognized by AMI/Accredited by CAIS. Est. 1964.

Renbrook School
Scott Hutchinson, Head of School
2865 Albany Avenue
(860) 236-1661
www.renbrook.org
Hands-on learning, outdoor exploration, purposeful play and challenging learning opportunities for children ages 3-5. Early Learning Center also offers world languages, music & movement, art and P.E. Extended hours avail. from 7-6.

WESTON

Norfield Children’s Center
Penny Anderson, Director 
64 Norfield Road
(203) 227-7047
www.norfieldchildrenscenter.org
Nurturing and education for the whole child. Preschool classes for 2s, 3s, 4s and 5s with lunch bunch, extended day and before school options. After school program for K-5th grade.

WESTPORT

Christ & Holy Trinity Preschool
Sharon Lenfest, Director 
45 Church Lane
(203) 226-4616 
www.chtpreschool.org
CHT has been educating children and bringing families together for over 35 years. CHT offers a Reggio inspired, emergent curriculum focused on child-initiated projects, inquiry and collaboration. Ages 2-5. NAEYC accredited.

Old Hill Children’s Day School
Cheryl Taylor, Director
190 Wilton Road
(203) 221-8238
www.oldhilldayschool.com
Bright, nurturing environment in which children develop friendships, social skills and independence while enjoying rich, hands-on learning experiences including literacy, math, cooking, science, music, foreign language and more.

Pumpkin Preschool of Westport
Tina Waehler, Director
15 Burr Road
(203) 226-1277
www.pumpkinpreschool.com
Dynamic Early Learning Centers & Pre-K Readiness. Degreed teachers provide purposeful learning with a creative curriculum. Enrichment programs include music, dance and foreign language. Ages 6 wks-8 yrs. 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

St. Paul Christian School
Jennifer Sherwell, Director
41 Easton Road
(203) 227-7920 
www.stpaulchristianschool.org
For over 40 years, children have been embraced by love and empowered to learn. Promoting spiritual, social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of children from 9 months to state-licensed kindergarten. NAEYC accred.

Temple Israel Early Childhood Center
Nancy Isaacs, Director
14 Coleytown Road
(203) 227-1656
nisaacs@tiwestport.org
Gan Katan welcomes children 12-20 months. 2s first school experiences support curiosity, growing independence. 3s gain confidence and competence. PreK 4s hone readiness skills. Shabbat, music, afternoon enrichment.

WETHERSFIELD

Rainbow Center for Children and Families
Ozlem Camli, Director
80 Garden Street
(860) 529-5229 
www.rainbowcenterforchildrenandfamilies.com
Rainbow Center offers infant, toddler, preschool, pre-K and Kindergarten programs year round. Therapeutic Nursery is designed for children needing more assistance. Small teacher-student ratios, large outdoor space and experienced teachers.

WILTON

The Apple Blossom School and Family Center
440 Danbury Road
(203) 493-4003 
www.appleblossomschool.org
Based on Waldorf early childhood philosophy of learning through play, activity and imagination using nature, the arts and oral traditions of storytelling and puppetry. Parent/ Child, Under-3 Nursery, K, extended care and summer camp.

Bright Horizons at Wilton
7 Godfrey Place
(203) 834-2616  
www.brighthorizons.com/wilton
Developmentally appropriate programs, in a loving, state-of-the-art facility including a STEM Lab, Art Studio, Movement Zone and new playground. Flexible FT, PT, drop-in programs plus Kindergarten Prep. NAEYC accredited. 

The Montessori School
Lisa Potter, Head of School
34 Whipple Road
(203) 834-0440
www.themontessorischool.com
An accredited Montessori school (14 mos.-6th grade) fostering respect, independence and social responsibility. Offering an experiential, individualized and academically rigorous approach within a creative, diverse and nurturing culture.

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School
Stanley Steele, Principal
225 Danbury Road
(203) 762-8100
www.fatimaschoolwilton.org
Our PreK 3s and 4s program provides academic readiness, structure and socialization. A nurturing learning experience and play-based curriculum that emphasizes social skills, self-esteem and respect for others. Early drop off/after-school avail.

WINDSOR

Trinity Christian School
Brianna Witkowski, Director
180 Park Avenue
(860) 688-2008
www.tcswindsor.org
Kindergarten readiness program serving 3-5 year olds. Full- and half-day programs offered. Strong academics in a vibrant and fun environment; Christian values in a family atmosphere.

WOODBRIDGE

The Children’s House of Montessori
Carolyn Chapman, Head of School
1666 Litchfield Turnpike
(203) 397-8178
www.thechildrenshouseofmontessori.com
A dedicated Montessori school since 1979.
18 months-6 yrs. incl. K. Multi-age classes with individualized learning. Enrichment  classes: French, music & art appreciation, science — summer enrichment program.

 

 

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