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

Educational Playcare
Carrie Ridel, Director
144 Simsbury Road, (860) 409-7051
www.educationalplaycare.com
We provide full- and part-time educational programs for children 6 weeks to 12 years old. We are proud of our reputation as the provider of the highest-quality child care and preschool programs in Connecticut.

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 nuturing, strong academic foundation for success. Accredited by NEASC, CT Board of Ed., members of AMS and NAMTA.

Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Elementary School
Patricia Phelan, Principal
20 Security Drive, (860) 677-0380
www.crecschools.org
Utilizes research-based teaching and learning practices in reading, math, science and more. Students make interdisciplinary connections, engage in project-based learning and work with professional artists. *Admission via lottery.

Reggio Magnet School of the Arts
Josie Di Petro Smith, Principal
59 Waterville Road, (860) 677-8549
www.crecschools.org
Inspired learning pairs high-challenge with loving support by implementing values of the Reggio Emilia philosophy. Project-based approach encourages children to participate in the direction of their learning. *Admission via lottery.

Tender Care Learning Centers
Sarah Gonzalez, Director
84 West Avon Road, (860) 675-1888
www.earlyeducationpros.org
For over 30 years, Tender Care Learning Centers have been operating high-quality, warm and welcoming child care facilities, tenderly caring for all children throughout the years.

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

Bright Horizons at Bloomfield
1355 Hall Boulevard, (860) 243-5364
www.brighthorizons.com/bloomfield
Full-time, part-time and drop-in programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and Kindergarten Prep. Engaging programs including a Science Lab, Movement Zone, Cooking Club, large outdoor garden and SMART board.

The Museum Academy
Shandra Brown, Principal
206 West Newberry Road, (860) 231-7800
www.crecschools.org
Provides an inquiry based approach to learning infused with museum resources and expeditions. Develops strong critical thinking, interpersonal and academic skills, while moving beyond walls of trad. classroom. *Admission via lottery.

Branford

ABC Learn with Me, Inc.
Robin Harrington, Director
172 Cedar Street, (203) 488-1506
www.abclearnwithmeinc.net
We consider it a privilege to accompany children as they embark on a journey of growth and exploration. Our full-service programs are for children 6 weeks to 12 years. We offer the lowest weekly tuition and part-time tuition rates.

Bright & Early Children’s Learning Centers
Kathy Pancione, Director
274 Branford Road, North Branford, (203) 483-9000
www.brightandearlycenters.com
Individualized curriculum for each child, infant/toddler through preschool. Highest quality early care and education with degreed, certified teachers. Bright & sunny classrooms in a happy, healthy learning environment.

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.-5:30 p.m.

See Us Grow Childcare and Learning Center
Jessica Legere, 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.

Bridgeport

Sugar Plum Nursery School
1105 Laurel Avenue, (203) 576-1276
Nurturing children since 1974 with developmentally appropriate early childhood programs for ages 2.5-6. Year-round FT/PT programs incl. summer, Pre-K & Preschool. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Care 4 Kids accepted. NAEYC accredited.

Bristol

Imagine Nation, a Museum Early Learning Center
Coral Richardson, Principal, coral@bbgc.org
1 Pleasant Street, (860) 582-1480
Come join our Imagine Nation, a Museum Early 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, 6 weeks-3 years. Full and part-time competitive rates.

Cheshire

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 “outdoor campus” for nature studies. Professional staff tailor a carefully crafted, inquiry-based curriculum to the needs of each child.

Doodlebugz Child Learning Center
Nicole Belmonte, Director
150 Highland Avenue, (203) 272-2883
www.doodlebugzinc.com
Developmentally appropriate programs for children starting at six weeks. All programs based on CT Framework, and taught by a certified staff. Now offering before & after school care. Open 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday.

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 to 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
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
Allison Emery, 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 day care 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
91 Miry Brook Road, (203) 830-3900
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 available.

East Granby

Tender Care Learning Centers
Bridget McDermott, Director
27 School Street, (860) 844-0440
www.earlyeducationpros.org
For over 30 years, Tender Care Learning Centers have been operating high-quality, warm and welcoming child care facilities, tenderly caring for all children throughout the years.

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.

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.

Fairfield/Southport

Bright Horizons at Fairfield
682 Commerce Street, (203) 384-4951
www.brighthorizons.com/fairfield
Conveniently located off I-95 and across from the Metro Train Station, featuring a SmartBoard, an art studio, 3 outdoor playgrounds and indoor Movement Zone. Full-time, part-time and drop-in programs 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.

Congregation B’nai Israel Bonim Preschool
Alexa Cohen, Director
2710 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, (203) 335-5058
www.cbibpt.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.

Creative Minds Early Childhood Center
234 Greenfield Street, (203) 330-0790
www.creativemindecc.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.

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.

Fairfield University - Early Learning Center
Joyce Abate, Executive Director/President
1073 North Benson Road, (203) 254-4028
www.fairfield.edu/elc
Fairfield University’s Early Learning Center, a child care and early education program located on campus, currently has full-time openings available for preschool children ages 2-5 years from the regional community.

GREAT BEGINNINGS Montessori School
Cindy Burnim, Director
148 Beach Road, (203) 254-8208
www.greatmontessori.com
Offering a full Montessori program in beautiful classrooms in downtown Fairfield. We serve children 22 months-12 years old with Toddler, Primary and Elementary Programs.

Hunt Ridge Montessori School
Kathleen Zwahlen, Director
834 Brookside Drive, (203) 254-1159
www.huntridgemontessori.com
Celebrating 30+ years of the finest Montessori education in Fairfield. 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!

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.

Methodist Nursery School
Kathy Gilbert, Director
1089 Fairfield Woods Road, (203) 374-6548
www.methodist-ns.com
A place of exploration, creation and discovery. A part-time program for ages 2-5; purposeful, play-based environment that nurtures all aspects of an individual’s development; knowledgeable and experienced staff.

Presbyterian Nursery School
Kathy Lynch, Director
2475 Easton Turnpike, (203) 372-0866
www.presbynurseryschool.org
Providing a warm environment and engaging program for ages 3-5 to promote social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth through language, literacy, art, science, music, math and more. Open 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Find us on Facebook.

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
NAC accredited. Extended hours in ‘15-’16! Nurtured children, ages 2-5, play intentionally; activities promote self-regulation, executive function, social competence, creativity, motor skills, languge, literacy and more. On Facebook.

Southport Congregational Preschool and Toddler Program
Barbara Kick Terrell, Director
524 Pequot Avenue, (203) 255-1312
www.southportccpreschool.org
Our primary goal is to teach socialization skills. Maintains age-appropriate learning goals to encourage social development, motor development and verbal & cognitive skills through art, music, science and more. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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.

The Unquowa School
981 Stratfield Road, (203) 367-3151
www.unquowa.org
Coed PreK-3-8th grade. The PreK program focuses on the development of the whole child with emphasis on functional play and exploration of academic readiness. Offers visual arts, performing arts, P.E., Spanish and Mandarin.

Farmington

Educational Playcare
Gina DePonte, Director
360 Colt Highway, (860) 678-8659
www.educationalplaycare.com
We provide full- and part-time educational programs for children 6 weeks to 12 years old. We are proud of our reputation as the provider of the highest-quality child care and preschool programs in Connecticut.

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.

Glastonbury-East Hartford Elementary Magnet School
Ryan Donlon, Principal
95 Oak Street, (860) 622-5400
www.crecschools.org
Prepares students for life in the culturally diverse, tech-oriented, interdependent world of the 21st century. Students work together as explorers of knowledge, with a strong focus on science and technology. *Admission via lottery.

Shirley Reaback Early Childhood Center
1079 Hebron Avenue, (860) 652-0396
www.mandelljcc.org
Designed to give children opportunities to master the social, emotional and physical tasks of each developmental stage in a healthy, safe and caring environment. Teachers have the interests of your child and family at heart.

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.

Granby

Tender Care Learning Centers
Jacqui Maxon, Director
1 Salmon Brook Street, (860) 844-8066
www.earlyeducationpros.org
For over 30 years, Tender Care Learning Centers have been operating high-quality, warm and welcoming child care facilities, tenderly caring for all children throughout the years.

Greenwich

Christ Church Nursery School
Jennifer Purdy, 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.

Convent of the Sacred Heart
Catherine Cullinane, Director of Admission
1177 King Street, (203) 532-3534
www.cshgreenwich.org
Our Early Childhood Center provides each girl and boy with opportunities to discover, be imaginative, explore and grow cognitively through a play-based curriculum. We are committed to nurturing the heart, mind and spirit.

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

Whitby School
Mrs. Nadia Meier, Director of Admissions & Enrollment
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!

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.

Carrot Patch Early Learning Center
Suzanne Miller & Nicole Miller Stevens, Directors
235 Johnson Road, (203) 248-5433
www.carrotpatchkids.com
Warm, community school in wooded setting with organic vegetable gardens, nature trails and babbling brook to support a natural science-focused curriculum. Infant through PreK. All teachers hold B.A. or M.A. degrees.

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.

Tender Care Learning Centers
Lori Osber, Director
40 London Drive, (203) 281-6602
www.earlyeducationpros.org
For over 30 years, Tender Care Learning Centers have been operating high-quality, warm and welcoming child care facilities, tenderly caring for all children throughout the years.

Whitneyville Innovative Learning Center
Susan Curallo, Director
60 Connolly Parkway #18, (203) 530-8997
www.whitneyvilleinnovative.org
A unique learning experience to facilitate the development of happy, intelligent & well-adjusted children ages 3-5. Language arts, math, science, art and more. M-F. 3s program: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 4s prog.: 9:15-2. Teacher:child ratio of 1:5.

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, 2015). Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Enrichment program runs Monday-Thursday, 3-4 p.m.

Discovery Academy
Lynn Toper, Principal
140 Huyshope Avenue, (860) 296-2090
www.crecschools.org
Uses scientific practices to engage in experimentation to help students develop a deep understanding of the world around them. Students prepare to be problem solvers by using technology and hands-on learning. *Admission via lottery.

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.

Montessori Magnet School
Antonio Napoleone, Principal
1460 Broad Street, (860) 757-6100
www.crecschools.org
The principles of Dr. Maria Montessori encourage respect, independence, curiosity and diversity. Promotes rigorous academics that blend high challenge with nurturing the development of the whole child. *Admission via lottery.

R.J. Kinsella Magnet School of Performing Arts
Irene Rietze, Magnet Coach
65 Van Block Avenue, (860) 695-4140
www.kinsellamagnet.org
Open to all students in Connecticut, free of charge. Lottery process. Beginning at age 4 by December 31, 2015. Hours: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. A performing arts theme-based school where students develop talents and interests.

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 at age 3 with integrated science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM), global language, art and more. An Education that Lasts a Lifetime!

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. AMS affiliated. Art, music, science, language, math and more. Half and full day options.

Temple Beth Tikvah Nursery School
Bernadette Stak, Director
P.O. Box 1269, 196 Durham Road, (203) 245-8039
www.templebethtikvahct.org
Nurturing preschool open to all faiths. We foster independence and problem solving skills through a play based curriculum that emphasizes social skills and creativity. Popular enrichment programs also offered!

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.

YWCA Nike Tykes Early Learning Center
Deb Coleman, Director
255 Garden Grove Road, (860) 647-9325
www.ywcahartford.org
Quality early learning experiences for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Open 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Mon. through Fri.

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
Complete child care, nursery school and before/after school programs with transportation provided. Accepting ages 6 weeks to 9 years.

Middlebury

Generali School of Literature & The Arts
Kristin Generali, Director
1625 Straits Turnpike, Suite 111, (203) 577-6900
www.generalischool.com
Child care center providing care for children ages 6 weeks to preschool. GSLA provides learning experiences that will position children for future academic and social success. Our mission strongly supports early literacy and the arts.

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 12-3:05 p.m.; after care program 3:05-6 p.m.

Middlefield Children’s Center
Jill Champagne, Director
390 Main Street, (860) 349-0202
www.middlefieldchildrenscenter.com
We are a literacy-based, through play cooperative preschool with non co-op options. We offer a half day, full day and extended hours opening at 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Middletown

Bright & Early Children’s Learning Centers
Kara Smith, Director
861 Middle Street, (860) 635-0544
www.brightandearlycenters.com
Individualized curriculum for each child, infant/toddler through preschool. Highest quality early care and education with degreed, certified teachers. A happy, healthy learning environment. NAEYC and Readiness Program.

Grace Lutheran Preschool
Lisa Mentlick, Director
1055 Randolph Road, (860) 346-0766
www.gracelutheranpreschoolmiddletown.com
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!

Tender Care Learning Centers
Maria Don Aroma, Director
800 East Street, (860) 632-2014
www.earlyeducationpros.org
For over 30 years, Tender Care Learning Centers have been operating high-quality, warm and welcoming child care facilities, tenderly caring for all children throughout the years.

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

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 18 months-grade 6. Half day/full day & before/after school programs. Call for an appointment.

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.

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.

Tutor Time
Karen Sopko, Director
470 Bridgeport Avenue, (203) 876-1555
www.tutortime.com/6661
Every child is unique. At Tutor Time®, we embrace that individuality to nurture their learning, growth, self-esteem and imagination. School Readiness Pathway charts a course to elementary school with specialized curriculum.

New Britain

Ariadne’s Day Care
Miriam Papadimitriou, Director
145 Linwood Street, (860) 225-5259
ahillefs@gmail.com
Licensed day care with over 12 years experience. We offer flexible hours and overnights. Open Monday-Friday. CPR and First Aid Certified. Licensed to administer meds. Offering nutritious meals.

New Britain-Berlin YMCA Child Care
Sarah Chambers, Center Director
10 Chamberlain Highway, Berlin, (860) 828-6559
www.nbbymca.org
Serving children 6 weeks-5 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.

Preschool at the Medical Professions and Teacher Preparation Academy
Andrew Skarzynski, Principal
600 Slater Road, (860) 223-0726
www.crecschools.org
The Academy preschool combines innovative teaching methods and unique opportunities to expand students’ capabilities for learning. *Admission via lottery.

New Canaan

New Canaan Country School
Nancy Hayes, Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid
635 Frogtown Road, (203) 972-0771
www.countryschool.net
An independent school for Beginners (age 3) through Grade 9, offering outstanding academics taught by exceptional faculty in an innovative and engaging environment. Stunning 75-acre campus, state-of-the-art 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 2-5, 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

Barnard Environmental Studies
Interdistrict Magnet
Yolanda Jones-Generette, Director
170 Derby Avenue, (203) 691-3500
http://schools.nhps.net/barnard
Free, full-day preschool for 3 and 4-year-olds. Open 7:30 to 5:30 each day.

Benjamin Jepson Multi-Age Interdistrict Magnet
Lesley Stancarone, Director
15 Lexington Avenue, (203) 691-2900
http://schools.nhps.net/jepson
Free, full-day preschool for 3 and 4-year-olds. Open 7:30 to 5:30 each day.

Brennan-Rogers Magnet: The Art of Communication & Media
Dr. Gail DeBlasio, Director
199-200 Wilmot Road, (203) 946-5400
www.brennanrogersmagnet.org
Free, full-day preschool for 3 and 4-year-olds. Open 7:30 to 5:30 each day.

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. program with optional, extended day program.

Davis Street Arts & Academics
Interdistrict Magnet
Sequella Coleman, Director
35 Davis Street, (203) 497-7800
Free, full-day preschool for 3 and 4-year-olds. Open 7:30 to 5:30 each day.

Elm City Montessori Magnet
Dr. Alissa Levy, Director
375 Quinnipiac Avenue, (203) 903-4031
www.elmcitymontessori.org
Free, full-day preschool for 3 and 4-year-olds. Open 7:30 to 5:30 each day.

Harry A. Conte-West Hills Magnet:
A School of Exploration & Innovation
Dianne Spence, Director
511 Chapel Street, (203) 946-8613
www.contewesthills.net
Free, full-day preschool for 3 and 4-year-olds. Open 7:30 to 5:30 each day.

John C. Daniels School of International Communication Interdistrict
Dr. Marlene Baldizon, Director
569 Congress Avenue, (203) 691-3600
www.johncdaniels.org
Free, full-day preschool for 3 and 4-year-olds. Open 7:30 to 5:30 each day.

King/Robinson Interdistrict Magnet:
An International Baccalaureate World School
Nadine Gannon, Director
150 Fornier Street, (203) 691-2700
Free, full-day preschool for 3 and 4-year-olds. Open 7:30 to 5:30 each day.

L.W. Beecher Museum School of Arts & Sciences Interdistrict Magnet
Kathy Beck, Director
100 Jewell Street, (203) 691-3800
https://sites.google.com/site/beechermuseummagnet
Free, full-day preschool for 3 and 4-year-olds. Open 7:30 to 5:30 each day.

Mauro-Sheriden Science, Technology and Communications Interdistrict Magnet
Sandra Kaliszewski, Director
191 Fountain Street, (203) 691-2800
www.mauro-sheriden.net/
Free, full-day preschool for 3 and 4-year-olds. Open 7:30 to 5:30 each day.

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.

Ross Woodward Classical Studies
Interdistrict Magnet
Cheryl Brown, Director
185 Barnes Avenue, (203) 691-3100
www.rosswoodward.org
Free, full-day preschool for 3 and 4-year-olds. Open 7:30 to 5:30 each day.

Saint Bernadette School
20 Burr Street, (203) 469-2271
www.saintbernadette.org
Serving students in Pre-K3 and 4 and K-8 since 1957, our coed school is NEASC and State of CT accredited. Meeting the needs of students through differentiated instruction and fully integrated technology. Educating the whole child.

West Rock Author’s Academy Interdistrict Magnet
Rosalyn Bannon, Director
311 Valley Street, (203) 946-7761
http://www.nhps.net/MicroSociety
Free, full-day preschool for 3 and 4-year-olds. Open 7:30 to 5:30 each day.

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.

North Branford

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 for over 32 years. 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

The Clover Hill School
Brian Moran, Director
2 Emerson Street, (203) 661-6484
www.thecloverhillschool.org
Education inspired by Waldorf in an unhurried, green environment. Serving Lower Fairfield County since 2004. Program for parents and caregivers with children ages 2 mos.-3 yrs. Preschool and mixed-age kindergarten, ages 3-6.

Five Mile River Nursery School
Lauriston Avery, Director
5 Pennoyer Street, Rowayton, (203) 838-4266
www.fivemilerivernurseryschool.com
Preschool and Enrichment programs for children ages 2-5. Our mission is to provide a nurturing and engaging atmosphere allowing children to meet their full potential in academics, personal growth and development. NAEYC accredited.

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.

Tutor Time
Jennifer Clancy, Director
466 Main Avenue, (203) 846-6046
www.tutortime.com/6662
Every child is unique. At Tutor Time®, we embrace that individuality to nurture their learning, growth, self-esteem and imagination. School Readiness Pathway charts a course to elementary school with specialized curriculum.

Old Saybrook

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. 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.

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.

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.

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

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. Toddler-full day kindergarten classes.

Rocky Hill

Academy of Aerospace & Engineering Elementary Magnet School
Gayle Hills, Principal
525 Brook Street, (860) 259-1652
www.crecschools.org
Provides students with significant and meaningful opportunities to conduct investigations, gather and use information, and solve problems using scientific methods of thinking and technology as tools. *Admission via lottery.

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 and indoor play area. Developmental programs in a stimulating learning environment. 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Bright Horizons at Enterprise Corporate Towers
Three Corporate Drive, (203) 926-1398
www.brighthorizons.com/ect
Conveniently located near Stamford train station, this location features a SmartBoard and outdoor playground. Flexible full-time, part-time and drop-in programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers plus Kindergarten Prep.

A Child’s Garden
Sandra Miklus, 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.

Kids Zone
“Where KIDS Make a Difference”
188 Rocky Rest Road, (203) 924-9292
www.kidszonecares.com
Providing care for children ages 3-14 years old. Preschool/school-age, before & after care. Summer camp. Drop-in care options. Open year-round, Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 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.

Tutor Time
Erica Hughes, Director
708 Bridgeport Avenue, (203) 926-1126
www.tutortime.com/6663
Every child is unique. At Tutor Time®, we embrace that individuality to nurture their learning, growth, self-esteem and imagination. School Readiness Pathway charts a course to elementary school with specialized curriculum.

Wonder Years Learning Center
Laura Lipinsky, Director
60 Todd Road, (203) 929-0708
www.wonderyearsct.com
Reggio Emilia inspired curriculum. New state-of-the-art facility. Bright, spacious classrooms and warm, loving teachers. Quality early childhood education programs for children 6 weeks to 12 years old. Open 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Simsbury

The Cobb School, Montessori
Mary Lou Cobb, Director
112 Sand Hill Road, (860) 658-1144
www.cobbschool.com
Educating children 15 mos.-6th gr. It’s more than a school: it’s a children’s house and the center of a community committed to the healthy mind, body and spirit of every child. Committed to an authentic Montessori experience as designed by Dr. Montessori. Est. 1974. AMI standards.

Educational Playcare
Kim Phillips, Director
1 St. John’s Place, (860) 651-9339
www.educationalplaycare.com
We provide full- and part-time educational programs for children 6 weeks to 12 years old. We are proud of our reputation as the provider of the highest-quality child care and preschool programs in Connecticut.

South Windsor

International Magnet School for Global Citizenship - An International Baccalaureate (IB) School
Cindy Rigling, Principal
625 Chapel Road, (860) 291-6001
www.crecschools.org
Educates students through the International Baccalaureate learner profile. This world standard approach to learning prepares students for intercultural understanding and respect. *Admission via lottery.

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.

Southington

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 Beginnings Early Childhood Program
Ridhita Gupta, Director
430 High Ridge Road, (203) 595-5500
www.bbecp.com
Unique, full day program designed to meet the needs of infants, toddlers and preschoolers in a safe and nurturing environment. Our program supports and nurtures the growth of each child in all areas of development.

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. 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
Conveniently located near Merritt Parkway (exit 35), featuring an outdoor playground with a science and gardening area, indoor Movement Zone and a SmartBoard. Flexible FT, PT and drop-in programs plus Kindergarten Prep.

Bright Horizons at Long Ridge
Child Development Center
778 Long Ridge Road, (203) 461-8653
www.brighthorizons.com/lrr
Conveniently located near Merritt Parkway (exit 34), featuring an indoor and outdoor art studio, indoor Movement Zone and 3 outdoor playgrounds. Flexible FT, PT and drop-in programs plus Kindergarten Prep.

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

Childcare Learning Centers
Marc E. Jaffe, Executive Director
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 900 children between birth and 5 years of age. Fees are on a sliding scale. NAEYC accredited.

Gan Yeladim Early Childhood Center
Dovid Hordiner and Michal Mendelow, Directors
770 High Ridge Road, (203) 324-2223
www.ganyeladim.org
The Gan is a Jewish preschool committed to excellence in early childhood education. Our environment is emotionally secure and supportive of children, families and staff using hands-on learning and authentic materials.

Little Athletes University at Chelsea Piers Connecticut
Phil Mincone, Director
1 Blachley Road, (203) 989-1501
www.chelseapiersct.com
A complement to traditional preschool, this 2-hour program for 2.5-5 yr. olds features 1-2 sports daily, arts & crafts and snack. Sports incl. gymnastics, soccer, tee-ball, basketball, ice skating 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 to 4s as part of an independent school for K-5. Theme-based studies focus on exploration of ourselves and our world in a community rich in literature, music, arts, Spanish, library and 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.

Stonington

Pine Point School
Melissa Stedman, Director
89 Barnes Road, (860) 535-0606
www.pinepoint.org
Cultivating strong minds and caring hearts. The center-based academic program allows children to work at their individual skill levels. Opportunities for mixed-age groupings foster a sense of belonging and responsibility.

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 a developmentally appropriate curriculum. Nurturing staff and great staff:child ratio. Half-day programs for 3s and 4s. 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 plus Kindergarten Prep. Enrichment programs including yoga, cooking, art classes, 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 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.

Uncasville

Eagleview Child Development Center
2 Crow Hill Road, (860) 862-9777
www.brighthorizons.com/eagleview
From infant to school age, our highly skilled teachers provide the environment and experiences from which children learn. Committed to helping parents balance work and responsibilities, while providing the very best care.

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.

Educational Playcare
Michele Sinatra, Director
15 North Plains Industrial Road, (203) 265-0055
www.educationalplaycare.com
We provide full- and part-time educational programs for children 6 weeks to 12 years old. We are proud of our reputation as the provider of the highest-quality child care and preschool programs in Connecticut.

See Us Grow Childcare and Learning Center
Katie Ferrari, 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
Ruth Teague, Director of Admissions
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 and more.

West Hartford

Beatrice Fox Auerbach Early Childhood Center
Rhonda Wirth and Pam Powell, Directors
Mandell JCC, Zachs Campus, 335 Bloomfield Avenue (860) 231-6344
www.mandelljcc.org
Designed to give children opportunities to master the social, emotional and physical tasks of each developmental stage in a healthy, safe and caring environment. Teachers have the interests of your child and family at heart. NAEYC Accred.

The Children’s Museum Preschool
Wendy Hartling, Director
950 Trout Brook Drive, (860) 523-7449
www.thechildrensmuseumct.org/preschool
A school where children are encouraged to explore, discover, imagine and create. Our unique program includes weekly visits to the planetarium, wildlife sanctuary and physical science lessons.

Educational Playcare
701 Farmington Avenue, (860) 232-5038
www.educationalplaycare.com
We provide full- and part-time educational programs for children 6 weeks to 12 years old. We are proud of our reputation as the provider of the highest-quality child care and preschool programs in Connecticut.

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 ages 15 mos.-PreK. Children learn through play and exploration. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. FT and PT schedules available. Call to set-up a private tour.

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-15 years. Recognized by AMI/Accredited by CAIS. Est. 1964.

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

The School for Young Children
Kimber Perrotta, Director
238 Steele Road, (860) 231-5560
www.usj.edu/syc
Full-day, half-day and summer camp programs for ages 3 to 5. Two-day, three-day and five-day options. Highly qualified teachers. Child-responsive, play-based curriculum. Focus on science and nature.

University of Hartford Magnet School
Tim Barber, Principal
196 Bloomfield Avenue, (860) 236-2899
www.crecschools.org
Unique curriculum inspired by Dr. Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences. This approach ensures that students are both challenged and supported in their learning. *Admission via lottery.

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. Before/after school programs. Care 4 Kids accepted.

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 (7:15 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, nature-based playground, animal programs and hiking trails at 73-acre nature center. Part-day and all-day classes, ages 2 to 5.

Landmark Preschool
Gretchen Sabek, Admissions
11 Burr Road, (203) 226-6982
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.

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 39 years children have been embraced by love and empowered to learn. Promoting spiritual, social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of children from 12 months to state-licensed kindergarten. NAEYC accred.

Saugatuck Nursery School
Ellen DeHuff, Director
245 Post Road East, (203) 226-9192
www.saugatucknurseryschool.org
New, state-of-the-art facility offering FT & PT preschool for 2-5 year olds. 2, 3 or 5 days per week. Monthly field trips, weekly enrichment programs. Nurturing, experienced teachers serving in a warm, loving environment for 46 years.

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.

Wethersfield

CREC Soundbridge Early Learning Center
Dr. Elizabeth Cole, Director
123 Progress Drive, (860) 529-4260
www.crec.org/soundbridge
NAEYC accredited. Accepting children ages 3-5. Exceptional, caring staff. Developmentally appropriate. Great teacher:child ratio. Before and after program.

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, PreK, K 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.

Friends Nursery School at 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
Drop off classes for 2-5 year olds. Our program focus is on cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. Children are inspired to think creatively and critically through play and problem solving actitivies.

The Montessori School
Sarah Walker, 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.

Windsor

Educational Playcare
Tracey Tomlinson, Director
555 Day Hill Road, (860) 298-9558
www.educationalplaycare.com
We provide full- and part-time educational programs for children 6 weeks to 12 years old. We are proud of our reputation as the provider of the highest-quality child care and preschool programs in Connecticut.

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 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
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 18 months-5 years. Offering a supportive and nurturing environment for the whole family. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. (or any part of). Summer program also available.

Yeladim Early 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. 3 months-5 years.

 

 

 

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