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 donít see your facility, and are interested in finding out how to become a part of it, please
e-mail joel.macclaren@ctparent.com

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ANSONIA

The Redwing Pond House Preschool
Jacqueline Lema, Director
21 Milan Street, (203) 734-7974
www.redwingpondhousepreschool.org
RWPH at the Ansonia Nature Center is a licensed nature-based preschool. Your 3-5 year old child will learn & explore in our beautiful environment with daily outdoor adventures alongside our professional and loving staff.

AVON

Farmington Valley Academy Montessori
Sharon Healy, Director
150 Fisher Drive, (860) 677-2403
www.fvamontessori.org
Montessori school for 18 mo.-8th gr. Spanish, art, music, theater & science classes. Specializing in a strong foundation for future continued academic success. Come visit! Accredited by NEASC, AMS & State of CT Board of Ed.

BERLIN/KENSINGTON

The Learning Experience
Debra Ofshay, Director
9 High Road, (860) 224-0411
http://berlin.tlechildcare.com
We offer premier care to children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. We are not just a daycare but a complete child development center with a dynamic environment committed to quality care and the education of your child. Visit us!

Saint Paul School
Diane Oppel, Director
461 Alling Street, (860) 828-4343
http://ourschool.stpaulkensington.org/
A program of choice for many parents, we educate the whole child. We offer full/half-day programs for 3 & 4 year olds in a nurturing, curriculum-based environment. Come see us!

BETHEL

Bee U Learning Center
Nancy Paglinco, Director
15 Parklawn Drive, (203) 798-0015
www.beeulearningcenter.com
Our center offers the child, ages 3 months-12 years, the opportunity to grow in a supportive environment. We offer full-time & part-time, year-round care. Infant, toddler, preschool programs. Afterschool & summer camp too!

BLOOMFIELD

Bess and Paul Sigel Hebrew Academy
53 Gabb Road, (860) 651-9699
http://sigelacademy.org
An early childhood program that offers outstanding experiences for young children in a loving, nurturing developmentally appropriate environment. We are partners in the education and social growth of each child.

Bright Horizons at Bloomfield
1355 Hall Boulevard, (860) 243-5364
www.brighthorizons.com/bloomfield
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.

BRANFORD

Child Development Center
Stephanie Linke, Director
1009 Main Street, (203) 488-2007
www.cdcbranford.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.

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.-5:45 p.m.

Ms. Judy’s
Judy Doyle, Director
28 School Street, (203) 710-1313
www.msjudysemporium.com
We specialize in bringing interactive curriculums into the classroom and giving students opportunities to develop and learn at their own pace. Programs: Preschool - ages 3-5, Homeschool - elementary ages, Enrichment - all ages.

Pine Orchard Nursery School
Judy Hall, Director
149 South Montowese Street, (203) 488-3769
www.pineorchardnurseryschool.org
A nonprofit, parent-cooperative preschool in Branford’s Indian Neck area. The experienced and dedicated teachers provide a safe, nurturing, developmentally-appropriate learning environment. A teacher:child ratio of 1:6.

See Us Grow Childcare and Learning Center
Katie Ferrari, Director
249 West Main Street, (203) 488-5437 (KIDS)
www.seeusgrow.org
State-of-the-art child care that is eco-friendly. We offer extended hours, drop-in care and high quality care for your child. Locations in Wallingford and Branford.

Shoreline School of Montessori, Est. 1985
Regina Satterthwaite, Director
675 East Main Street, (203) 481-5888
www.shorelineschool.com
Children have fun while learning in our engaging, learning-oriented classroom. Individualized program for 3-6 year olds (through kindergarten). Nurturing, professional staff. Science, math, art, French, more. Affiliated with AMS.

SmartEarly Learning Centers
Kathy Pancione, Director
274 Branford Road, North Branford, (203) 483-9000
www.SmartEarly.com
Brand new state-of-the-art center offering highest quality early care and education for infants-preschool. Individualized curriculum for each child where degreed, certified teachers observe and share your child’s progress.

BRIDGEPORT

St. Paul’s Child Development Center
Priscilla Henchman, Director
1475 Noble Avenue, (203) 384-6023
www.stpaulscdc.com
NAEYC accredited preschool program, offering a safe, nurturing and developmentally appropriate curriculum, caring for 3-5 year olds. Open year round, full/part time and summer camp. 7:30-5:30.

Sugar Plum Nursery School
1105 Laurel Avenue, (203) 576-1276
Year-round full/part-time programs including summer, Pre-K & Preschool. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Care 4 Kids accepted. Developmentally appropriate curriculum, ages 2.5-6. Nurturing children since 1974. NAEYC accredited.

BRISTOL

Imagine Nation Preschool Learning Center
Coral Richardson, Principal, coral@bbgc.org
1 Pleasant Street, (860) 582-1480
Come join our Imagine Nation Preschool Learning Center. NAEYC accredited and School Readiness funded.

St. Anthony Preschool Program
Dr. Gene P. Nocera, Ph.D., Director
30 Pleasant Street, (860) 582-7874
schooloffice@stanthonysschoolct.org
Our Pre-K 3 & 4 program prepares each child socially, emotionally and spiritually to become successful learners and model citizens in an elementary school setting. NEASC accredited. Before and after care available.

Whiz Kids Child Development Center
Nancy Raducha-Greenfield, Director
815 Pine Street, (860) 584-8687
www.whizkidsdaycare.com
Custom designed 7,500 sq. ft. child care facility offers infant, toddler, preschool, nursery school and school age programs. Program incorporates music, library and gymnastics. Summer camp available. NAEYC accredited.

BROOKFIELD

Christian Life Academy/Little Blessings Child Care Center
Joan Freeman, Director
133 Junction Road, (203) 775-5191
www.brookfieldcla.org
Quality, developmentally challenging curriculum in a warm, nurturing environment. Pre-school classes for ages 3-5. Children in our Little Blessings Center for child care 18 months-4 years. Full and part-time competitive rates.

Montessori Community School at Brookfield
Carol Ingber, Director
P.O. Box 5255, 21 West Whisconier Road, (203) 775-4016
www.mcsbrookfield.com
Ages 2.9 - 6 years. Half and Full Day/Kindergarten Program with Spanish for all children. Certified staff. Beautiful classrooms and outdoor environment. Affiliated with AMS.

CHESHIRE

Boulder Knoll Montessori School
Nancy Maznio, Director
660 Boulder Road, (203) 272-5893
www.boulderknollmontessori.com
Located in a country setting, Boulder Knoll offers children ages 3-6 a full day Montessori preschool and kindergarten program. Also, yoga, music, nature and an outdoor classroom contribute to the development of the “whole child.”

Cheshire Community YMCA
Chrissy Cassesse, Director
967 South Main Street, (203) 272-3150
www.sccymca.org
A premier child care provider offering a safe and nurturing environment that supports children socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically. Serving ages 3 through 12.

Cheshire Nursery School
Jan Romo, Director
200 Mansion Road, (203) 272-5435
www.thecheshirenurseryschool.com
Our charming schoolhouse is cozy and warm, situated on acres of fields and woods offering an unparalleled “outdoor campus.” Professional staff carefully tailor an inquiry-based curriculum to the individual needs of each child.

1st Church Preschool
Brenda Ward-Kelley, Director
111 Church Drive, (203) 699-1169
www.1stchurchpreschool.org
Offering morning preschool and extended care for children 3 through kindergarten age. Hands-on learning, literacy-based curriculum, low child:teacher ratios and a professional, nurturing staff. Summer program. NAEYC.

Stork Club, Inc.
1311 Highland Avenue (Rte. 10), (203) 272-1637
www.storkclubs.com
Complete child care, nursery school and before/after school programs with transportation provided. Accepting ages 6 weeks to 9 years.

CHESTER

Circle of Friends Montessori
Dawn Niles, Director
25 West Main Street, (860) 526-9995
www.montessoricof.org
Primary and elementary classroom for children 3-9. Sign language, art, music, French, gardening and more. Let our hands-on classroom develop your child’s curiosity!

CROMWELL

The Learning Experience
Jennifer Scanlon, Director
181 Shunpike Road, (860) 316-2766
http://cromwell.tlechildcare.com
We offer premier care to children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. We are not just a daycare but a complete child development center with a dynamic environment committed to quality care and the education of your child. Come visit us!

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.

DANBURY

Hudson Country Montessori School
Mark Meyer, Head of School
44-A Shelter Rock Road, (203) 744-8088
www.hudsoncountry.org
Teachers work in partnership with families to facilitate development. F/PT programs give children a strong foundation in academics, character, a lifelong love of learning, success skills and a sense of purpose. Infant to Grade 8.

Immanuel Lutheran School
Nate Palkewick, Principal
18 Clapboard Ridge Road, (203) 748-7823
www.immanuellutheranschool.org
Providing caring, challenging, Christian education for Danbury-area residents since 1881. Pre-K through 8th grade students receive top education from certified teachers with a master’s degree. Full-, half-day and more.

Wooster School Pre-Kindergarten Program
Rae-Ann Allen, Head of Lower School
91 Miry Brook Rd., (203) 830-3941
www.woosterschool.org
Age-appropriate activities nurture the cognitive, social, emotional, physical, spiritual, aesthetic and ethical development of students. A strong foundation for each child’s pursuit of joyful, lifelong learning. Extended day care avail.

EAST GRANBY

East Granby Congregational Nursery School
Laurie Hurlburt, Director
9 Rainbow Road, (860) 653-3513
http://egchurch.org
Nursery school program for 3 & 4 year-old children. A place where nurturing and learning go hand in hand!

EAST HARTFORD

St. Christopher School
Kathleen Madej, Principal
570 Brewer Street, (860) 568-4100
www.saintchristopherschool.org
St. Christopher School offers a variety of excellent preschool programs. Each is designed to meet the specific needs of both the students and the parents. All programs are directed by certified preschool teachers.

EAST WINDSOR

Grammy’s Garden Learning Center
Jennie O’Connell, Director
8A Pasco Drive, (860) 627-9123
www.grammysgarden.com
Our “home away from home” offers exceptional care for ages 6 wks-12 yrs. In addition to bright and cheery classrooms, Grammy’s enhances your child’s learning environment with an indoor gym, music program and more.

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
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.

Little Punkin’ Patch Child Care
Kerrie Hodge, Director
284 N. Maple Street, Unit 4, (860) 749-7304
www.littlepunkinpatchkids.com
We educate children 6 weeks-12 years old by delivering customized programs tailored to meet the unique needs of each age group. We offer both part-time and full-time enrollment options. Open Mon.-Fri., 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

FAIRFIELD/SOUTHPORT

Bright Horizons at Fairfield
Opening Early 2014
682 Commerce Street, (203) 384-4951
www.brighthorizons.com/fairfield
Developmentally appropriate programs in a NEW 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.

Child Development Center of Jewish Senior Services
Mary Zarrilli, Director
175 Jefferson Street, (203) 396-1005
http://jhe.org/services/day-services/child-care  
Nurturing, child-centered environment on a beautiful country campus. Open 6:30-6 year-round. Newborns/toddlers ratio 1:3, preschool ratio 1:8. Hands-on education fosters a love of learning. Variety of enrichment activities. Come visit!

A Child’s Garden
Michele Linane & Terri Levesque, Directors
100 Mona Terrace, (203) 259-1327
www.achildsgarden.net
Ages 6 weeks-5 years. Full-time  & part-time  programs that provide child care for  working parents and the social and educational experiences required for children entering kindergarten. Alternative Kindergarten and Enrichment.

Clockwork Learning Center
Lynn Martin, Director
233 Bennett Street, Black Rock, (203) 335-4200
www.clockworklearning.com
Nestled in the Fairfield end of Black Rock, our quality daycare center offers care and education for infants through PreKindergarten ages. Phone the center or go online to book a tour.

Congregation B’nai Israel Early Childhood Center
Alexa Cohen, Director
2710 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, (203) 335-5058
www.congregationbnaiisrael.org
We offer FT & PT programs with lunch, enrichment & summer program. Classes from birth to 5 in a nurturing environment. Developmentally appropriate activities. Experienced teachers. Nut-free. Fairfield/Bridgeport line.

Curiosity Corner Pre-Preschool
Ms. Dee, Director
James Street, (203) 259-1286
curiosity-corner@hotmail.com
Well-established, creative and nurturing 2s program located in the beach area. Program follows the Fairfield Public Schools schedule, Sept.-June. Tues./Thurs. or Wed./Fri. from 9:30-11:30.

Great Beginnings Montessori School
Marnee Harke, Head of School
148 Beach Road, (203) 254-8208
www.greatmontessori.com
Offering a full Montessori program in beautiful classrooms in downtown Fairfield. Located in the First Church Congregational building. We serve 18 months-9 yr. olds. Toddler, primary and lower elementary available.

K’tanim Preschool at Congregation Beth El
Sheila May, Director
1200 Fairfield Woods Road
(203) 374-5544  www.congbethel.net
Warm and nurturing environment with experienced teachers encouraging curiosity, creativity, independence and intellectual growth. Low student:teacher ratio, lunch and more. Judaic/secular integrated curriculum. Ages 1-4.

Pumpkin Preschool of Fairfield
Mrs. Donnajean Pond, Executive Director
449 Grasmere Avenue, (203) 255-7505
www.pumpkinpreschool.com
Innovative early learning center fostering optimum education. Music, arts, science, outdoor playgrounds, computer, reading, writing, language enrichment, French, Spanish and more. Field trips! Ages 6 wks.-8 yrs. Open 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

St. Paul’s Nursery School
Margee Ready, Director
661 Old Post Road, (203) 255-1902
www.stpaulsfairfield.org
Young children learn through play. For ages 2-5. During our half-day programs, we create a safe and nurturing environment where play helps children begin to socialize, share, explore, develop creativity and problem solve.

Southport Congregational Preschool and Toddler Program
Barbara Kick Terrell, Director
524 Pequot Avenue, (203) 255-1312
www.southportucc.com
Our primary goal is to teach socialization skills. We maintain age-appropriate learning goals to encourage social development, motor development, and verbal & cognitive skills through art, music, creative movement and science.

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.

The Unquowa School
981 Stratfield Road, (203) 367-3151
www.unquowa.org
Coed PreK-3 through eighth grade. The preschool program focuses on functional constructive play and dramatic movement. The Early Childhood Program includes music, physical education and Spanish.

FARMINGTON

The Village Nursery School
Jean Van Hoof, Director
67 Main Street, (860) 674-9790
www.thevillagenurseryschool.org
For more than 50 years we have been proud to offer early childhood education in Farmington. Providing a quality preschool education in a nurturing environment. Offering three classes: 3s, 4s and Pre-K. Early Sept. to mid-June.

GLASTONBURY

Bright Horizons at Village Place
Village Place, 22 Village Place, (860) 633-5553
www.brighthorizons.com/village
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
Complete child care, nursery school and before/after school programs with transportation provided. Accepting ages 6 weeks to 9 years.

GREENWICH

Barat Center at Convent of the Sacred Heart
Catherine Cullinane, Director of Admission
1177 King Street, (203) 532-3534
www.cshgreenwich.org
Preschool and prekindergarten program for boys and girls. Teaches to the whole child within a nurturing international community, helping every child become an enthusiastic, independent learner. Creative curriculum.

Christ Church Nursery School
Julie Colligan, Director
254 East Putnam Avenue, (203) 869-5334
www.ccnsgreenwich.org
Programs for 2-5 year olds. Our mission: promote the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of each child. Children come through our door with special gifts and it is our delight to celebrate their individuality.

Family Centers
Megan Sweeney, Director
40 Arch Street, (203) 869-4848
www.familycenters.org
Family Centers offers full-time care for young children at four NAEYC accredited sites. Services available for children 6 weeks to 5 years.

Whitby School
Ms. Nadia Meier, Director of Enrollment and Admission
969 Lake Avenue, (203) 302-3900
www.whitbyschool.org
Innovative Montessori and Int’l Baccalaureate school for children 18 months-grade 8. Whitby’s global community of learners is engaged in learning and inspired by their own discoveries, creating high achievers ready for their future.

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!

HAMDEN

Alphabet Academy-North Campus
Mireille Esponda, Director
2389 Dixwell Avenue, (203) 361-3340
www.TheAlphabetAcademy.com
We build on your child’s innate curiosity of our natural world through our emergent curriculum which is supported by our beautiful outdoor classrooms and vegetable gardens. Curriculum expands intellectual growth, creativity.

Alphabet Academy-South Campus
Kimberly Garley-Erb, Director
605 Benham Street, (203) 230-9991
www.TheAlphabetAcademy.com
We build on your child’s innate curiosity of our natural world through our emergent curriculum which is supported by our beautiful outdoor classrooms and vegetable gardens. Curriculum expands intellectual growth, creativity.

Carrot Patch Early Learning Center
Suzanne Miller & Nicole Miller Stevens, Directors
235 Johnson Road, (203) 248-5433
www.carrotpatchkids.com
A warm, community school with an emphasis on individualized exploration and growth. Our children enjoy an outdoor center with nature trails and babbling brook, supporting our environmental science curriculum.

Cuddle Time Daycare Center
Maria Anthony, Director
700 Hartford Turnpike, (203) 230-8449
www.cuddletime-daycare.com
We provide a safe, stimulating environment for children ages birth to 5. Full day preschool available. Open M-F, 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Accepting FT/PT enrollment. Call for a private tour.

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.

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, new extended hours.

Sunshine Preschool
Leslie Reyes, Director
20 Augur Street, (203) 562-5840
www.sunshinepreschool-hamden.com
A nurturing, safe and warm environment where infants, toddlers and preschoolers develop a love for learning through creative, hands-on activities, exploration and self-discovery. Open 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., year-round, FT and PT.

HARTFORD

Breakthrough Magnet School
Julie Goldstein, Director
290 Brookfield Street, (860) 695-5704
www.breakthroughmagnetschool.org
Open to all students in Connecticut, free of charge. Beginning at age 2 (3 by December 31, 2014). Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Enrichment program runs Monday-Thursday, 3-4 p.m.

Environmental Sciences Magnet School at Mary Hooker
Francie Sierra-Re, Magnet Coach
440 Broadview Terrace, (860) 695-3834
www.environmentalsciencesmagnet.org
Tuition-free, full-day, pre-kindergarten ages 3 and 4. Open to all children in Connecticut! Come tour our award-winning programs.

MADISON

The Country School
341 Opening Hill Road, (203) 421-3113
www.thecountryschool.org
Coed, preschool to grade 8. At The Country School our outstanding program begins with challenging academics, passionate teachers, a dynamic whole child curriculum and motivated students. An Education that Lasts a Lifetime!

Madison School for Young Children
Ann Beccia, Director
42 Old Post Road, (203) 245-3414
www.ms4yc.com
Offering full-time and part-time programs for ages eight weeks to kindergarten. Developmentally appropriate, educating the whole child. Masters level, certified teachers in preschool and kindergarten. NAEYC accredited.

The Montessori School of Madison
Sharon Timek and Robin Matterfis, Directors
213 Green Hill Road, (203) 245-1635
www.madisonmontessori.com
Proudly serving the shoreline community for over 25 years! Nurturing, educational and social environment for 3 yr. olds through kindergarten. American Montessori Association affiliated. Art, music, science, math and more.

Temple Beth Tikvah Nursery School
Bernadette Stak, Director
P.O. Box 1269, 196 Durham Road, (203) 245-8039
www.templebethtikvahct.org
Loving, nurturing preschool that offers children an age-appropriate curriculum. Emphasis is on social, emotional and problem-solving skills. Nature and arts-based enrichment programs also offered. Please visit us!

MANCHESTER

The Learning Center
Polly Buvelot, Director
501 West Middle Turnpike, (860) 643-8639
www.LearningCenterCT.com   
Providing quality child care for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Offering a hands-on and age-appropriate curriculum focusing on learning through play. Transportation provided for B&A school programs. Open 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

MERIDEN

Carver Preschool
Rebekah Masse, Director
262 Bee Street, (203) 630-6509
www.carverpreschool.org
Carver Preschool offers world-class child care with a faith-based perspective for infants through preschool. Reading readiness, music and physical education.

Stork Club, Inc.
186 Pomeroy Avenue, (203) 235-8461
www.storkclubs.com
Complete child care, nursery school and before/after school programs with transportation provided. Accepting ages 6 weeks to 9 years.

MIDDLEFIELD

Independent Day School
Jessi Christiansen, 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 12:00-3:05 p.m.; after care program 3:05-6:00 p.m.

MIDDLETOWN

Saint John Paul II Regional Catholic School
Kathleen Peck, Principal
87 South Main Street, (860) 347-2978
www.jpii.org
Saint John Paul II Pre-K4 program provides a carefully prepared environment with an emphasis on the child’s total growth and development. Full- and part-time days are offered.

SmartEarly Learning Centers
Kristin Berry, Director
861 Middle Street, Middletown, (860) 635-0544
www.SmartEarly.com
NAEYC accredited center offering highest quality early care and education for infants-preschool. Individualized SmartEarly curriculum for each child where degreed, certified teachers observe and share your child’s progress.

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

Great Beginnings Preschool
Melanie Hamilton, Director
100 Washington Street, (203) 874-5000
www.greatbeginningspreschool.com
A unique learning environment for ages 3-5 that inspires creativity, building a joy of learning and a foundation of core values for future leaders. F/T: 7:30-5:30, Half day: 9-12. Yoga, nature classes, art, music, movement and more!

Little White House Learning Center
Judy Drapp, Director
69 Woodmont Road, (203) 877-5167
www.littlewhitehouselearningcenter.com
Over 45 years of experience. 6 wks.-8 yrs. 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m., year round, F/PT. We focus on children’s education, socialization & development. Transitional kindergarten for children born in the fall who aren’t ready for kindergarten.

New England School of Montessori
Maria L. Zullo, Head of School
40 Quirk Road, (203) 878-9822
www.nesmontessori.com
Complete Montessori curriculum, staff, environment and educational philosophy. Multi-age classes & individualized learning for 15 months-12 years old. Half day, full day & before/after school programs. Call for an appointment.

Once Upon A Time Development Center
Gina DeLucca, Director
326 West Main Street, (203) 882-0983
www.onceuponatimedc.com
Open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Infant through school-age. Low staff to child ratios. Part-time and full-time programs. We offer an enriching environment, developmentally-based curriculum with a learning through play philosophy.

St. Gabriel School
Mary Lou Moe, Director
1 Tudor Road, (203) 874-3811
www.stgabrielschool.com
St. Gabriel Preschool provides developmentally appropriate programs for 3, 4 and 5 year-old children. Full and part-time days are offered with before and after school care available.

Sand Castle Learning Center
Ken and Sharon, Directors
301A Brewster Road, (203) 283-9362
www.sandcastlemilford.com
Providing care for children 9 mos.-5 yrs. A fun and loving environment with emphasis on academics and structure. Qualified teachers and staff will guide your child to a bright future.

MONROE

Tiny Treasures, DLC
Cheryl Iannucci, Director/Owner
51 Shelton Road, (203) 459-1444, (203) 521-9273
www.tinytreasuresct.com/
A warm, loving, educational environment. Truly a school where every child counts! FT/PT preschool program, infant/toddler program, before/after program. *5% DISCOUNT on first month’s tuition for mentioning this listing.

NEW BRITAIN

New Britain-Berlin YMCA Child Care
Mike Debaise, Child Care Director
10 Chamberlain Highway, Berlin, (860) 828-6559
www.nbbymca.org
Serving children 6 weeks-12 years old. Our objective is to provide a comprehensive child care program that will focus on the physical, social and emotional growth of every child enrolled. Learn through play approach.

NEW CANAAN

New Canaan Country School
Nancy R. Hayes, Director of Enrollment Management and Tuition Assistance
635 Frogtown Road, (203) 972-0771
www.countryschool.net
An independent school for Beginners through Grade 9, offering outstanding academics taught by exceptional faculty in an innovative and engaging environment. Stunning 75-acre campus, state-of-the-art academic facilities.

New Canaan Nature Center Preschool
Marianne Kay, Preschool Director
144 Oenoke Ridge, (203) 966-9577, ext. 16
www.newcanaannature.org
NAEYC accredited, the center provides children ages 3-5 with an early childhood environment that cultivates social, physical and cognitive skills through a unique nature-based educational experience that offers outdoor exploration.

NEW HAVEN

Cold Spring School
Arati Pandit, Director
263 Chapel Street, (203) 787-1584
www.coldspringschool.org
A five day a week, full-day program for three and four year old children. 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. program with optional, extended day program.

Friends Center for Children
Allyx Schiavone, Director
225 E. Grand Avenue, (203) 468-1966
www.friendscenterforchildren.org
Friends Center is a child-centered, hands-on early childhood program providing year-round, full-time care for children ages 3 months to 5 years. Children learn through creative play and developmentally-appropriate activities.

Gateway CC Early Learning Center
Marjorie Weiner, Director
20 Church Street, (203) 285-2130
www.gwcc.commnet.edu
Preschool laboratory; 3-5 year old program for college and community. School year. NAEYC accredited.

Lil Cupcakes Daycare
Jo Queen, Director, lilcupcakesdaycare@hotmail.com
125 Westerleigh Road, (203) 814-6953
Warm, nurturing childcare in a home setting for children from 6 weeks to 5 years old. Flexible hours Mon.-Fri. We offer a safe, fun environment for your Little Cupcakes!

The Preschool at Neighborhood Music School
Christine Missakian, Director
100 Audubon Street, (203) 624-5189, ext. 23
www.neighborhoodmusicschool.org
Ages 2-5 thrive in our uniquely arts-based programs, which provide a nurturing environment full of creativity, intellectual development and community spirit. Preschool, 8:30-3:30 (half-day available). Toddler Program, 8:30-11:30.

NEWINGTON

Bright Horizons at Newington
2800 Berlin Turnpike, (860) 667-0080
www.brighthorizons.com/newington
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.

NEWTOWN/SANDY HOOK

Children’s Adventure Center
14 Riverside Road, Sandy Hook, (203) 426-3018
www.childrensadventurecenter.com
NAEYC accredited program for children ages 3-5, fostering the social, cognitive, physical and creative skills of young learners. Our focus is on pre-reading, writing, math and relationship building with enrichment programs.

Fraser Woods Montessori School
173 S. Main St. (Rte. 25), (203) 426-3390
www.fraserwoods.com
Unique classroom environment, multi-age classes, individualized learning. 18 months to 8th grade. Half & full day   programs. Before/after school programs. Founded in 1968 as Newtown Montessori School.

Housatonic Valley Waldorf School
40 Dodgingtown Road, (203) 364-1113
www.waldorfct.org
We cherish childhood rather than rushing it. In preschool and kindergarten, children learn through imaginative play, art and practical activities. In Gr. 1-8, academics are taught artistically, generating joy and inspiring creativity.

The Learning Experience
Cara Bellamy, Director
274 South Main Street (Rte. 25), (203) 304-9130
www.thelearningexperience.com
Ages 6 wks. to 5 yrs. FT & PT, before and after school programs, 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Quality child care and an exciting learning experience. Safe, state-of-the-art center. Acclaimed Fun With Phonics™ program. Caring staff.

NORTH BRANFORD

Nursery on Notch Hill
Donna Hart, Director
320 Notch Hill Road, (203) 481-0240
www.nurseryonnotchhill.com
Educating children for more than 42 years! Experienced teachers offer children, ages 3-5, opportunities for social, emotional and physical development in prep for kindergarten. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. with early drop-off and extended day.

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

Apple Tree Preschool
Gerri Calka Flewellyn, Owner/Director
131 Strawberry Hill Avenue, (203) 866-8933
For more than 40 years we have prepared ages 3-4 for the challenges of school. The curriculum includes music, creative development, language, number readiness, social development, pre-reading skills and more. 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

ELLI Lab School at Stepping Stones Museum for Children
Mathews Park, 303 West Avenue, (203) 899-0606, ext. 247
www.steppingstonesmuseum.org/elli
An exciting preschool within an award-winning museum that focuses on building the language and literacy skills in children (ages 3-5) that are the developmental precursors to reading, writing and lifelong success. Full- and half-day.

Five Mile River Nursery School
Lauriston Avery, Director
5 Pennoyer Street, Rowayton, (203) 838-4266
www.fivemilerivernurseryschool.com
Offering preschool and enrichment programs for children ages 2-5. Our mission is to provide a warm, nurturing and engaging atmosphere allowing children to be creative and adventurous learners. NAEYC accredited.

OLD SAYBROOK

The Children’s Tree Montessori School
Marci Martindale, Director
96 Essex Road, (860) 388-3536
www.childrenstree.com
Providing children ages 3-12 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. 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
Complete child care, nursery school and before/after school programs with transportation provided. Accepting ages 6 weeks to 9 years.

PLAINVILLE

Great Beginnings
Karen Shackford, Director
15-17 Cooke Street & 195 East Street, (860) 747-1679
www.greatbeginningsdaycarecenter.com
“A great beginning lasts a lifetime.” Celebrating 29 years in the early childhood profession! Our goal is to provide each age group with the highest level of quality child care available in a group learning environment.

REDDING

Landmark Preschool
Kimberly Swabsin, Admissions
20 Portland Avenue, Redding (Georgetown)
(203) 544-8393  www.landmarkpreschool.org
A place where learning is a joyful experience! Programs for children ages 1-5. Balanced curriculum offering literacy, math, handwriting, technology, science, world language, art and gym. Extended hours available. CAIS accredited.

RIDGEFIELD

Landmark Preschool
David Suter, Director of Enrollment
223 West Mountain Road, (203) 894-1800, ext. 112
www.ridgefieldacademy.org
A place where learning is a joyful experience! Programs for children ages 1-5. Balanced curriculum offering literacy, math, handwriting, technology, science, world language, art and gym. Extended hours available. CAIS accredited.

Ridgefield Academy
David Suter, Director of Enrollment
223 West Mountain Road, (203) 894-1800, ext. 112
www.ridgefieldacademy.org
A coed preschool-grade 8 day school serving motivated students from Westchester & Fairfield counties. Our challenging program empowers children to realize their potential through technology, creativity, arts and more.

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. Infants-full day kindergarten classes.

ROCKY HILL

Stork Club, Inc.
588 Cromwell Avenue (Rte. 3), (860) 563-9096
www.storkclubs.com
Complete child care, nursery school and before/after school programs with transportation provided. Accepting ages 6 weeks to 9 years.

SHELTON/HUNTINGTON

Apple Tree Daycare & Preschool Center
“A Fun Place to Learn & Grow”
117 Long Hill Cross Road, (203) 929-8181
www.appletreedaycare.com
Providing quality child care since 1995 for ages 6 wks.-12 yrs. Very flexible FT/PT programs. Year-round child care-summer camp indoor play area. Developmental programs in a stimulating learning environment. Open 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

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 art studio and gym. Flexible full-time, part-time and drop-in programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers plus Kindergarten Prep. NAEYC accredited.

A Child’s Garden
Sandra Miklus - Director, Lisa Brady - Assistant Director
20 Ivy Brook Road, (203) 402-0334
www.achildsgarden.net
Ages 6 weeks through 5 years, including kindergarten. Full time and part time programs that provide child care for working parents, and the social and educational experiences required for children entering kindergarten.

Happy Day Preschool/Shelton Community Center.
Cynthia Tonucci, Owner
41 Church Street, (203) 925-0545
Proudly serving children and families since 1979. Ages 6 weeks-6 years. Full-time and part-time schedules. Open year-round. Professional staff. Gym and library on premises. Hours: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Pumpkin Preschool of Shelton
Mrs. Joan Carr/Mrs. Melissa Zaccagnini, Directors
100 Beard Sawmill Road, (203) 926-1800
www.pumpkinpreschool.com
Innovative early learning center fostering optimum education. Music, arts, science, outdoor playgrounds, computer, reading, writing, language enrichment, French, Spanish and more. Field trips! Ages 6 wks.-8 yrs. Open 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Susanna Wesley School
Roberta Cenci, Director
338 Walnut Tree Hill Road, (203) 925-1076
www.susannawesleyschool.homestead.com
Serving the community for over 40 years. Our school offers a variety of programs: A.M., P.M., Ext. Day, KClub and Toddler Time for 2 to 5 year olds & summer program. Experienced teachers. Daily music & creative movement.

Wonder Years Learning Center
Laura Lipinsky, Director
188 Rocky Rest Road, (203) 929-0708
www.wonderyearsct.com
Nature based educational curriculum. Bright, spacious classrooms and warm, loving teachers. Quality and affordable child care. Offering full-time and part-time programs for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Open 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

SHERMAN

Robbyn’s Nest
Robbyn German, Director
2 Jane Lane, (860) 355-8989
www.robbyns-nest.webs.com
Discover the Difference at Robbyn’s Nest - an educational and caring child care. Services include: Mommy and Me (ages 2-6), Tutoring, Fine Art Classes and Babysitting. Reasonable rates and exceptional references.

SIMSBURY

The Master’s School Preschool Program
Deborah DeBisschop, Director
36 Westledge Road, (860) 651-9361
www.masterschool.org
The Early Childhood Program (ECP) is a nationally accredited Christian program. During this stage of wonder and discovery, the ECP provides high-quality programs for 3 and 4 year olds based on the CT Preschool Benchmarks.

SOUTH WINDSOR

The Learning Center
Nita Proteau, Director
1250 Ellington Road, (860) 282-8020
www.LearningCenterCT.com
Providing quality child care for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Offering a hands-on and age-appropriate curriculum focusing on learning through play. Transportation provided for B&A school programs. Open 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

SOUTHBURY

Clockwork Learning Center
Alicia Doyon, Director
800 Sth. Main Street (rear), (203) 262-1383
www.clockworklearning.com
Convenient to greater Southbury, and located just off 84, our quality daycare center offers care and education for infants through PreKindergarten ages. Phone the center or go online to book a tour.

SOUTHINGTON

Margaret C. Griffin Child Development Center of Southington, Inc.
Carol Smith, Director
240 Main Street, (860) 621-5885
southingtonchilddev@snet.net
Creative, educational preschool environment, engaging curriculum, exceptionally qualified staff, nutritious meals and snacks, sliding fee scale, NAEYC accredited.

Southington Community YMCA Learning Ctr.
Katie Sherman, Director
30 High Street, (860) 621-8130
www.southington-cheshireymca.org
Providing the highest level of quality and safety in programs that support children socially, emotionally, cognitively, physically and artistically. Serving children of preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school age.

Stork Club, Inc.
1348 West Street, (860) 276-1031
www.storkclubs.com
Complete child care, nursery school and before/after school programs with transportation provided. Accepting ages 6 weeks to 9 years.

STAMFORD

Bright Horizons at First Stamford Place
300 First Stamford Place, (203) 323-1972
www.brighthorizons.com/stamford
Developmentally appropriate programs in a state-of-the-art facility with SmartBoard and gym. Flexible full-time, part-time and drop-in programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers plus Kindergarten Prep.

Bright Horizons at High Ridge Park
4 High Ridge Park, (203) 321-1681
www.brighthorizons.com/highridge
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.

Bright Horizons at Long Ridge
Child Development Center
778 Long Ridge Road, (203) 461-8653
www.brighthorizons.com/lrr
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. NAEYC accredited.

Chelsea Piers Connecticut Early Learning Center
Lindsay Bistis, Director
1 Blachley Road, (203) 989-1900
www.chelseapiersct.com/elc
For children ages 3 months-5 years where children develop cognitively, physically & socially. A developmentally appropriate classroom curriculum is taught by fully licensed teachers and children participate in daily sports.

Childcare Learning Centers
Barbara Garvin Kester, CEO
64 Palmer’s Hill Road, (203) 323-5944
www.clcstamford.org
CLC offers the largest school readiness comprehensive early childhood education and care program to nearly 1,000 children between birth and 5 years of age. Fees are on a sliding scale. NAEYC accredited.

Levana’s Home Day Care
Levana Dan, Director
34 White Birch Lane, (203) 329-7748   
LDAN8349@aol.com
Since 1992. Providing care for infants to 4 years old. Stimulating and educational environment for every age group. Art and music program. Food provided. Licensed, insured, CDA and CPR. Open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m./flexible.

Little Athletes University at Chelsea Piers Connecticut
Phil Mincone, Director
1 Blachley Road, (203) 989-1501
www.chelseapiersct.com
A complement to trad. preschool! A 2-hour program for 2.5-5 year olds, featuring 1-2 sports a day, arts & crafts and snack. Sports include gymnastics, soccer, tee-ball, basketball, ice skating, lacrosse and more. Chose 1-5 days/week.

The Long Ridge School
Kris Bria, Head of School
478 Erskine Road, (203) 322-7693  
www.longridgeschool.org
Founded in 1938, providing a warm start for 2s, 3s & 4s as part of an independent school for K-Gr. 5. Theme-based studies focus on exploration of ourselves and our world in a community rich in literature, music, arts and earth science.

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 are 9 a.m.-12 noon. Registration is non-discriminatory. Teachers are CPR & first aid certified.

STRATFORD

Helen King Reynolds Private School
Lynne Goetz, Director
868 East Broadway, (203) 375-1687
www.helenkingreynolds.com
Learn through play! We educate the whole child with developmentally appropriate curriculum. Nurturing staff and great staff:child ratio. Half-day programs for 3s and 4s. NAEYC accredited.

Sterling House Preschool
Priscilla Choquette, Director
2283 Main Street, (203) 378-2606
A place where children feel safe, wanted & a part of a community. Programs for 2-5. Part/full day, multi-age groups. Celebrating 80 years service to our community. Happy children make great learners. NAEYC accredited.

SUFFIELD

Bright Horizons at Suffield
228 Mountain Road, (860) 668-5653
www.brighthorizons.com/suffield
Developmentally appropriate programs in a state-of-the-art facility. Flexible FT, PT and drop-in programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers plus Kindergarten Prep. Ask about new yoga program. NAEYC accredited.

TRUMBULL

B’nai Torah Nursery School
Joan Watnick, Director
5700 Main Street, (203) 268-0227
www.bnaitorahct.org/nurseryschool
Nurturing & educating 2, 3 & 4 yr. olds since 1982. We build confident, eager learners. Small classes provide social interaction & individualized attention by experienced teachers. Art, music, cooking, drama, gym. Summer 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 7:30 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Serving children ages 3-5.

Long Hill United Methodist Children’s Center
Maria Stein, Director
6358 Main Street, (203) 268-8434 
www.lhumcc.com
High quality early education with developmentally appropriate curriculum for 3s & 4s. FT/PT. Weekly music & gym program, Mommy & Me, Lunch Bunch, enrichments in science, cooking & fit kids.

School Days, LLC
Maria/Daniela, Directors
3115 Reservoir Avenue, (203) 261-2594
www.schooldaysllc.com
Full day and extended day preschool programs for children ages 3, 4 and 5. State of Connecticut certified teachers, CPR and first aid trained. Fully licensed and insured. Quality care and learning in a nurturing environment.

Sherwood Family Daycare
Ann Caldwell, Director
87 Parkway Drive, (203) 445-9553
Stonesthrow53@att.net
Licensed, safe, clean residential facility with 20 yrs. experience, providing a nurturing and innovative learning environment. Enrolling 3 mo.-5 yrs. Full days, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., M-F, year round. Call for an appointment today.

WALLINGFORD

Creative Beginnings Learning Center
Suzanne Stevens, Director
3 Technology Drive,  (203) 294-1546
www.creativebeginningslearningcenter.com
Ages 6 weeks - 10 years. Full-day kindergarten; exciting curriculum for all ages. Experienced and educated teachers. Center with keypad access for peace of mind. Newly designed, spacious playground.

See Us Grow Childcare and Learning Center
Jessica Legere, Director
1052 South Colony Road,  (203) 269-5437 (KIDS)
www.seeusgrow.org
State-of-the-art child care that is eco-friendly. We offer extended hours, drop-in care and high quality care for your child. Locations in Wallingford & Branford.

WATERBURY

Chase Collegiate School
Patricia Belle Calgagni, Lower School Head
565 Chase Parkway,  (203) 236-9560
www.chasecollegiate.org
A dynamic learning environment based on principles of learning through play. Celebrating the joy of discovery, creativity and imagination. PE, music, science and Spanish. Experienced faculty and dedicated teachers. FT/PT.

Little Lambs Learning Center
Kathy Cordani, Director
3211 North Main Street,  (203) 592-5264
www.littlelambslearn.org
Preschool located on Waterbury/Wolcott town line, offering a four-hour program. CT certified teachers. High quality developmental & educational programs. Facilitating intellectual, social, physical and emotional growth.

WEST HARTFORD

Lollipop Tree Nursery School
Jon Scher, Director
160 Mohegan Drive,  (860) 236-5748
www.lollipoptreenurseryschool.com
A safe and nurturing, developmentally appropriate, exciting learning environment for ages 16 mos.-PreK. Children learn through play, exploration and self discovery. At Lollipop Tree Nursery School, Learning is FUN! Open 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Montessori School of Greater Hartford
Una Barry, 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-12 years. Recognized by AMI/Accredited by CAIS. Est. 1964.

Our Children’s Center, Inc.
Barbara Battaglio, Executive Director
90 North Main Street, (860) 561-0569
www.occdaycare.org
Non-profit, early childhood daycare center for ages 8 weeks-5 years, PreK. Main goal: small classes w/many dedicated teachers. Ratios — 8 infants: 3.5 teachers; 8 toddlers: 3 teachers; PreK, 10 children: 2.5 teachers.

Renbrook School
Armistead C.G. Webster, Ph.D., Head of School
2865 Albany Avenue, (860) 236-1661
www.renbrook.org
The Beginning School offers a preschool program for children ages 3 and 4 and full-day kindergarten. Experienced teachers provide a developmentally appropriate curriculum in a hands-on, academic environment.

Solomon Schechter Day School Early Childhood Program
Michelle Fontaine, Director
26 Buena Vista Road, (860) 561-0700
www.ssds-hartford.org
A child centered program that provides a developmentally appropriate environment inviting children to explore, make choices and create. Inspired by the Reggio Emilia Philosophy, guided by the CT Preschool Framework.

WEST HAVEN

Discovery Daycare and Preschool
Karen Schlemmer, Director
225 Meloy Road, (203) 931-7750
www.discoverydcp.org
Open year-round, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. FT/PT programs. Ages 3 and up. Developmentally-based, academic curriculum in a loving Christian environment. Kindergarten Readiness program. CT Care 4 Kids accepted.

WEST REDDING

Westbrook Nature Preschool
7 Long Ridge Road, (203) 664-1554
www.westbrooknatureschool.org
Westbrook’s trails, streams, organic garden and natural playscapes meet the child’s need for discovery, adventure, work and play, fostering a sense of reverence and wonder for life. Parent-Child, Nursery/Kindergarten programs.

WESTPORT

A Child’s Place
Sandy Seres, Director
90 Hillspoint Road, (203) 227-1940
www.a-childs-place.org
An accredited child-education center offering 10-month preschool for 2s, 3s and 4s, full-day (7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.) year-round programs and a summer program. It features a high teacher:student ratio and large indoor & outdoor facilities.

Christ & Holy Trinity Preschool
Moira O’Connor, Director
45 Church Lane, (203) 226-4616
www.chtpreschool.com
For over 30 years, our program has brought together families from all backgrounds. With hands-on music, science, art & exploration, our nurturing, play-based environment inspires children to develop a love of learning. Ages 2-5.

Earthplace Nursery School
Laurie Linton, Director
10 Woodside Lane, (203) 227-7253
www.earthplace.org
Active learning program blends classroom curriculum w/ music, gym & animal programs. Nature ctr. hiking trails, hands-on natural science museum & live animal exhibits. AM/PM classes, ages 2-5. Lunch Club and extended day.

Landmark Preschool
Gretchen Schwarzbauer, Admissions
11 Burr Road, (203) 226-6982
www.landmarkpreschool.org
A place where learning is a joyful experience! Programs for children ages 1-4. Balanced curriculum offering literacy, math, handwriting, technology, science, world language, art and gym. Extended hours available. CAIS accredited.

Old Hill Children’s Day School
Cheryl Taylor, Director
190 Wilton Road, (203) 221-8238
www.oldhilldayschool.com
Bright learning environment in which children receive loving care while enjoying hands-on activities and enrichment programs which develop skills in literacy, math, science and more. Small group sizes and excellent ratios.

Pumpkin Preschool of Westport
Tina Waehler, Miriam Rodriguez, Directors
15 Burr Road, (203) 226-1277
www.pumpkinpreschool.com
Innovative early learning center fostering optimum education. Music, arts, science, outdoor playgrounds, computer, reading, writing, language enrichment, French, Spanish and more. Field trips! Ages 6 wks.-8 yrs. Open 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

St. Paul Christian School
Lesley Troup, Director
41 Easton Road
(203) 227-7920 
www.stpaulchristianschool.org
For 38 years children have been embraced by love and empowered to learn. Promoting spiritual, social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of children from 15 months to state-licensed kindergarten. NAEYC accred.

Saugatuck Nursery School
Ellen De Huff, Director
55 Compo Rd. S.
(203) 226-9192 
www.saugatucknurseryschool.org
Offering full day & part time preschool 2, 3 or 5 days per week for 44 years. Monthly field trips, weekly enrichment programs. Nurturing, experienced teachers serving 2 - 5 year olds in a warm, loving environment.

Temple Israel Early Childhood Center
Rosalie Witt, Director
14 Coleytown Road, (203) 227-1656
www.tiwestport.org
We offer an age appropriate, developmental approach that employs a philosophy of learning through play. We reinforce the connection between your child and his or her Jewish heritage through music, stories and cooking.

Westport Weston Cooperative Nursery School
Pat Rackliffe, Director
10 Lyons Plains Road, (203) 227-9318
www.westportwestoncoop.org
Offering a progressive, quality early education where children are encouraged to be curious, explore all possibilities and love learning. Children learn best when actively engaged with materials, ideas and people. NAEYC accred.

WHITE PLAINS, NY

Montessori Children’s Center
785 Mamaroneck Avenue, (914) 597-2253
www.montessorichildrensctr.com
Located on the beautiful Burke Hospital campus, operated by CME|NY, recognized worldwide for excellence in Montessori education, MCC provides year-round, full-time care for children from 3 months to 6 years old.

WILTON

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

Bright Horizons at Wilton
7 Godfrey Place, (203) 834-2616 
www.brighthorizons.com/wilton
Developmentally appropriate programs, a loving, state-of-the-art facility in Wilton Center. Flexible full-time, part-time and drop-in programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers plus Kindergarten Prep. NAEYC accredited.

Connecticut Friends School, PK-Grade 8
Oriana Laflamme, Director of Admissions
317 New Canaan Road/Route 106 (in the Silvermine area)
(203) 762-9860
www.CTFriendsSchool.org
Preschool through 8th grade. We are child-centered, and grounded in the best of a Friends education. Our nurturing environment and rich curriculum inspires creativity and critical thinking.

The Montessori School
Mary Zeman, Head of School
34 Whipple Road, (203) 834-0440
www.themontessorischool.com
Rooted in the scientific research of Dr. Montessori and the distinct needs and interests of students at each stage of development. Approach is experiential, individualized and academically rigorous within a culture of respect and joy.

Town & Country Montessori
Karen Wiffen & Tina Donaher, Co-Directors
531 Danbury Road, (203) 834-1195
www.TownandCountryMontessori.org
Serene and engaging Montessori environment for 3-6 year olds since 1983; set on scenic grounds. Both full and part-time options & summer camp available. The affordable choice in classic Montessori education for 30 years.

WINDSOR

The Learning Center
Cristina Carman, Director
313 Bloomfield Avenue, (860) 285-0250
www.LearningCenterCT.com
Providing quality child care for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Offering a hands-on and age-appropriate curriculum focusing on learning through play. Transportation provided for B&A school programs. Open 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Trinity Christian School
Sue DeLaCruz, Director
180 Park Avenue, (860) 688-2716
www.tcswindsor.org
Kindergarten readiness program serving 3-5 year olds. Full- and half-day programs. Strong academics in a vibrant and fun environment; Christian values in a family atmosphere.

Windsor Discovery Center & Montessori School
Laura Casey, Director
114 Palisado Avenue, (860) 285-1400
www.townofwindsorct.com/montessori
www.townofwindsorct.com/discovery
Providing a safe, nurturing environment that promotes and encourages a child’s individual growth and interest in learning. Programs for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age. AMS Accredited.

WOODBRIDGE

The Children’s Garden
Michele Wojciechowski, Director
70 Bradley Road, (203) 387-7018
www.childrensgardeninc.com
Our Woodbridge facility is licensed to provide care for 33 children. Our center is designed to provide a safe, fun and nurturing environment for your child. We accept Care 4 Kids. Sibling and Yale discounts available.

The Children’s House of Montessori
Carolyn Chapman, Head of School
1666 Litchfield Turnpike, (203) 397-8178
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.

Gan Hayeled Early Childhood Center
Lana Gad, Director
75 Rimmon Road, (203) 389-2111 
www.ganhayeled.org
For over 60 years, providing high-quality education for children 2-5 years. Offering a supportive and nurturing environment for the whole family. Summer program also available.

Yeladim Learning Center of the JCC of Greater New Haven
Lynn Bullard, Director
360 Amity Road, (203) 397-7415, ext. 278
www.jccnh.org
Yeladim offers quality programs in a supportive nurturing environment that promotes social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. Children of all backgrounds are welcome.

WOODBURY

CAST Preschool and Childcare Center
Julie Clark, Head of School
122 South Pomperaug Avenue, (203) 266-4392
www.castkidz.com
CAST Preschool offers an educational/child  care setting for infants through 5 year olds. CAST embraces the Reggio Emilia philosophy, featuring music, art, nature studies and academic readiness for children.

 

 

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