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Child Care and Preschool Directory

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

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Alphabetical Listing by Town

A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J -

K - L - M - N - O - P 

Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z

Farmington Valley Academy Montessori

Sharon Healy, Director
150 Fisher Drive
(860) 677-2403
www.fvamontessori.org

21st century Montessori school for children 15 mo.-8th gr. Spanish, Latin, art, music and theater. Provides a nurturing, strong academic foundation for success. Accredited by NEASC, CT Board of Ed., members of AMS and NAMTA.

Avon

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

21st century Montessori school for children 15 mo.-8th gr. Spanish, Latin, art, music and theater. Provides a nurturing, strong academic foundation for success. Accredited by NEASC, CT Board of Ed., members of AMS and NAMTA.

Bloomfield

Child Development Center

Stephanie Linke, Director

1009 Main Street, (203) 488-2007

www.childdevelopmentcenterbranford.com

An outreach of the First Congregational Church of Branford. We provide quality child care services for ages 6 weeks-6 years. Full-time and part-time hours. Open 7 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Professional staff, low child/staff ratios.

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 flexible schedules, drop-in care and high quality care for your child. Preschool in all three locations. Locations in Wallingford, Branford and Cheshire.

Branford

Child Development Center of Jewish Senior Services

4200 Park Avenue

(203) 396-1005

www.jseniors.org/services/day-services/child-care/

Nurturing, child-centered environment on a beautiful campus. Open 6:30-6 year-round. Newborns/toddlers ratio 1:4, preschool ratio 1:8. Hands-on education fosters a love of learning. Enrichment activities. Come visit!

Bridgeport

1st Church Preschool

Brenda Ward-Kelley, Director

111 Church Drive, (203) 699-1169

www.1stchurchpreschool.org

Morning/full day preschool for ages 3-6. Professional staff and low child/teacher ratio. Engaging, child-driven curriculum enhances language, social skills and creativity. Summer program. NAEYC.

 

Cheshire Nursery School

Peggy Pelley, Director;

Jan Romo, Director Emeritus

200 Mansion Road

(203) 272-5435

www.thecheshirenurseryschool.com

NEW: Jan Romo Toddler Center opening September 2019!

In a charming schoolhouse situated on fields and woods, we enjoy an outdoor campus perfect for inquiry-based nature studies. All staff holds a B.A. or M.A. degree.

 

St. Bridget School

Christina Cummings, Admissions Director

171 Main Street

(203) 272-5860

www.stbridgetschool.org

We foster academic excellence, community awareness and spiritual growth of students from PreK3-Gr. 8. Choose from 3 or 5 half/full days/week, with before and after care avail. Stimulating learning through play. Nurturing.

 

See Us Grow Childcare and Learning Center

104 Elm Street

(203) 271-1147

www.seeusgrow.org

State-of-the-art child care that is eco-friendly. We offer flexible schedules, drop-in care and high quality care for your child. Preschool in all three locations. Locations in Wallingford, Branford and Cheshire.

Stork Club, Inc.

1311 Highland Avenue (Rte. 10)

(203) 272-1637

www.storkclubs.com

A quality child care and PreK program for ages 6 weeks to 9 years. Before/after school with transportation provided. 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Summer camp. Family owned and operated since 1982.

Cheshire

Carrot Patch - Shoreline

Nicole Miller Stevens & Suzanne Miller, Directors

2 Maple Avenue

(860) 664-0622

www.carrotpatchshoreline.com

Outstanding Early Care and Education! Warm community school with an emphasis on individualized exploration and growth. Infants through PreK enjoy a holistic, nature-focused curriculum. ALL staff hold Bachelor’s or Master’s.

Clinton

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.

Cromwell

“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.

Easton

Ellington Montessori School

Theresa Nobilski, Head of School

89 West Road

(860) 368-0689

www.ellingtonmontessori.com

An authentic Montessori experience for children, ages 6 weeks-6 years. We nurture each child’s spirit while fostering exploration, independence and confidence. Full day and half day options available. Infant program coming 2020.

Ellington

Bright Horizons at Bright Meadow

5 Bright Meadow Boulevard

(860) 741-6648

www.brighthorizons.com/brightmeadow

NAEYC Accredited. Developmentally appropriate programs in a state-of-the-art facility. Flexible full-time, part-time and drop-in programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers plus Kindergarten Prep. Indoor Movement Zone.

Enfield

Bright Beginnings Early Childhood Program

Stacy Ruebenacker, Director

356 Black Rock Turnpike

(203) 870-8300  

bbecp.com

A learning-based daycare and preschool for ages 6 weeks to 6 years old. We offer full time and part time. Please contact the center for more information.

Bright Horizons at Fairfield

682 Commerce Drive

(203) 384-4951 

www.brighthorizons.com/fairfield

NAEYC Accred. Conveniently located off I-95 and across from Metro Station. SmartBoard, art studio, 3 outdoor playgrounds and indoor Movement Zone. Flexible FT, PT and drop-in programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers plus K Prep.

 

Congregation B’nai Israel Bonim Preschool

Alexa Cohen, Director

2710 Park Avenue, Bridgeport

(203) 335-5058

www.cbibpt.org

FT & PT programs with lunch, transitional kindergarten, enrichment & summer program. Classes from birth to 5 in a nurturing environment. Developmentally appropriate activities. Nut-free. Located on Fairfield/Bridgeport line.

 

Creative Minds Early Childhood Center

Yasmin Elmaghrabi, Director

234 Greenfield Street

(203) 330-0790

creativemindsearlychildcare.com

We foster joyful learning with mutual respect in all we do. We provide a safe, nurturing and engaging environment that helps children develop the skills, motivation and values to become successful students and lifelong learners.

 

ELLI at Fairfield University

1073 North Benson Road

(203) 254-4028 

www.steppingstonesmuseum.org/elli

This energetic school offers programs for infants, toddlers and preschool students, ages 12 weeks-5 years. The full-day, year-round program is open to the general public and Fairfield University employees’ children as well.

 

Hunt Ridge Montessori School

Kathleen Zwahlen, Director

834 Brookside Drive

(203) 254-1159

www.huntridgemontessori.com

We have proudly served the Fairfield County community for 35+ years. Our program enables children, ages 3-6, to explore, discover and learn in our prepared Montessori environment so that they become inspired learners for life!

 

Pumpkin Preschool of Fairfield

Mrs. Donnajean Pond, Executive Director

449 Grasmere Avenue

(203) 255-7505

www.pumpkinpreschool.com

Dynamic Early Learning Centers & Pre-K Readiness. Degreed teachers provide purposeful learning with a creative curriculum. Enrichment programs include music, dance and foreign language. Ages 6 wks-8 yrs. 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

 

St. Paul’s Nursery School

Margee Ready, Director

661 Old Post Road

(203) 255-1902

www.stpaulsnurseryschool.net

NAC accredited. Half-day morning programs nurture children, ages 2-5, including 5-day PreK. Intentional play: activities promote self-regulation, executive function, social competence, creativity, motor skills and language.

 

Southport Congregational Preschool

Laura Amicucci, Director

524 Pequot Avenue

(203) 255-1312

www.southportccpreschool.org

We offer a half day program for children, ages 2-5, designed to encourage social, verbal and cognitive development. Activities include art, creative movement, music, science, Spanish and more! Extended days and enrichment for 3s-4s.

 

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.

Fairfield/Southport

Bright Horizons at Village Place

Village Place, 22 Village Place

860) 633-5553

www.brighthorizons.com/village

NAEYC Accredited. Developmentally appropriate programs in a state-of-the-art facility. Flexible full-time, part-time and drop-in programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers plus Kindergarten Prep.

Shirley Reaback Early Childhood Center

Dee Chappell, Director

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

A quality child care and PreK program for ages 6 weeks to 9 years. Before/after school with transportation provided. 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Summer camp. Family owned and operated since 1982.

Glastonbury

Whitby School

Whitby School Admissions

969 Lake Avenue

(203) 302-3900 

www.whitbyschool.org

Innovative Montessori (early years) and Int’l Baccalaureate school for children 18 months-grade 8. Whitby inspires passion for learning and empowers each child to take responsibility as an open-minded citizen in a global community.

Greenwich

Cradles to Crayons

Andrea Deshefy, Director

447 Boston Street

(203) 453-0261

www.cradles-2-crayons.com

A private learning center for children ages 3 mos.-6 yrs. focuses on the whole child through learning experiences, the environment, curriculum, staff supervision and interaction. We believe that learning should be fun! NAEYC.

Guilford

Carrot Patch Early Learning Center

Suzanne Miller & Lori Callahan, Directors

235 Johnson Road

(203) 248-5433

www.carrotpatchkids.com

A wooded setting with nature trails and visiting environmental experts perfectly supports a natural science-focused curriculum in our warm community. Organic vegetable garden and local farm CSA for snacks. Staff members hold B.A. or M.A.

 

Cuddle Time Day Care

Maria Anthony, Owner/Director

700 Hartford Turnpike

(203) 230-8449

www.cuddletime-daycare.com

Providing high-quality care from 7 a.m.-6 p.m., serving children ages birth-5. Developmentally-based curriculum with low teacher to child ratios. Secure, nurturing environment with playground areas. Certified teachers.

 

Hamden Hall Country Day School

Janet B. Izzo, Director of Admissions

1108 Whitney Avenue

 (203) 752-2610

www.hamdenhall.org

Offering a nurturing, developmentally appropriate early childhood program for preschool, prekindergarten and kindergarten. A diverse student body, dynamic curriculum and state-of-the-art facilities inspire a love of learning.

K’tanim Nursery School at Temple Beth Sholom

Linda Berman Soffer, Director of Classrooms & Curriculum

1809 Whitney Avenue

(203) 288-7748

www.tbshamden.com

NAEYC accredited programs for 2-5 year olds. Mon.-Fri. Flexible scheduling, extended hours, high quality learning experiences, warm and nurturing environment, experienced staff and developmentally appropriate curriculum.

 

St. Rita School Early Learning Center

1601 Whitney Avenue

(203) 248-3114

www.stritaschool.org

Offers families an outstanding option for early childhood care and education. Young children explore, create and learn through age-appropriate activities that promote emotional, social, physical and cognitive development.

Hamden

The Country School

341 Opening Hill Road

(203) 421-3113

www.thecountryschool.org

Coed, preschool to grade 8. At The Country School, our  dynamic program begins at age 3 with integrated science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM), global language, art and more. An Education That Lasts a Lifetime!

Madison

First Congregational Preschool, Inc.

Sue Jenkin, Director

62 Colony Street (entrance on Washington Street)

(203) 634-8886

www.firstcongregationalpreschool.net

NAEYC accredited program for 3 & 4 year olds. Part- and school-day options. Hands-on, age-appropriate, learning through play, integrating a STEAM curriculum. Quality care with educated, nurturing teachers.

 

Stork Club, Inc.

186 Pomeroy Avenue

(203) 235-8461

www.storkclubs.com

A quality child care and PreK program for ages 6 weeks to 9 years. Before/after school with transportation provided. 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Summer camp. Family owned and operated since 1982.

Meriden

Independent Day School

Marijke Kehrhahn, Head of School

115 Laurel Brook Road

(860) 347-7235

www.independentdayschool.org

IDS is a caring environment where excellent teachers guide young minds, ages 3 & 4. Hands-on and thematic learning, developmentally and age-appropriate activities. Extended day 12-3:05 p.m.; after care program 3:05-6 p.m.

Middlefield

Bright and Early Children's Learning Centers

Kaitlynn Amadio, Director

861 Middle Street

(860) 635-0544

www.brightandearly.com

Celebrating 20 years of success! Individualized curriculum for each child. Highest quality infant, toddler and preschool programs with degreed, certified teachers. Happy, healthy learning environment. School readiness program.

Grace Lutheran Preschool

Lisa Mentlick, Director

1055 Randolph Road

(860) 346-0766

www.gelcps.org

Loving, Christian environment offering a wide variety of learning experiences for children, ages 2-5. Early drop-off. Extended afternoon hours and summer program available for 3-5 year olds. State licensed with dedicated staff.

Neighborhood Preschool

Suzanne Donnelly, Director

Wesleyan University, 115 High Street

(860) 685-3710

www.nps.site.wesleyan.edu

The Neighborhood Preschool (NPS) is a play-based program that focuses on child driven learning located at Wesleyan University. NPS is a nurturing environment for children 4 months to Pre-K! FT/PT options available.

Town & Country Early Learning Center

Judi Kenney, Director

195 South Main Street

(860) 347-1400

www.townandcountryelc.com

NAEYC accredited: A nurturing, educational, high quality and secure environment. Degreed teachers utilize technology to gather data and create individualized plans for all children.

Middletown

Milestones Daycare & Preschool

Erica Cardona, Director

95 Wolf Harbor Road

(203) 882-8810 x341

mbs-inc.org/non-school-programs/daycare/

Safe, educational, fun environment for 6-wks thru preschool. Focus is on each child reaching their potential. Located near Merritt Pkwy & Boston Post Rd. M-F, 7:30a-5:30p, outside playground, gym, full-time registered nurse.

 

Once Upon A Time Development Center

Gina Rivera, Director

326 West Main Street

(203) 882-0983

www.onceuponatimedc.com

7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Infant through school-age. Low staff to child ratios. PT and FT. An enriching environment, developmentally-based curriculum with a learning through play philosophy. Programs for snow days and summer camp.

Milford

New Canaan Country School

Pam Safford, Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid

635 Frogtown Road

(203) 801-5608

www.countryschool.net

A coed, independent day school for students in PreK (ages 3 & 4) through grade 9. Located on a 75-acre campus, the school provides bus transportation to families living throughout Fairfield and Westchester counties.

New Canaan

Cold Spring School

Arati Pandit, Director

263 Chapel Street

(203) 787-1584

www.coldspringschool.org

A five-day-a-week, full-day program for 3 and 4 year old children. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with optional extended day program.

New Haven

Fraser Woods Montessori School

173 S. Main St. (Rte. 25)

(203) 426-3390

www.fraserwoods.com

Cultivating compassion, confidence and joy of learning. Spacious classroom environments. 15 months to 8th grade. Half & full day programs. Extended hours. Parent/ Child class for children ages 12 months to 3 years.

 

Housatonic Valley Waldorf School

40 Dodgingtown Road

(203) 364-1113

www.waldorfct.org

An educational approach designed to cultivate your child’s natural curiosity. In preschool and kindergarten, children learn through imaginative play, movement, art and time outdoors. Early and late care avail., 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

 

Misty Morning Children’s Center

Donna Kroha, Director

10 Commerce Road, (203) 270-6771

www.mistymorningcc.com

We offer programs for all age groups from infants to after school care. We have been serving the community for 20 years. NAEYC accredited. Close to Exit 10 off I-84.

Newtown/Sandy Hook

Bright & Early Children’s Learning Centers

Kara Ealahan, Director

245 Flanders Road (formerly Kiddie Kampus)

(860) 691-0344

www.brightandearly.com

Niantic’s finest child care & preschool. New state-of-the-art center with a foundation of 20 years experience and success! Individualized curriculum. Highest quality infant, toddler, preschool programs with degreed, certified teachers.

Niantic

Bright & Early Children’s Learning Centers

Maria Gagliardi, Director

274 Branford Road

(203) 483-9000

www.brightandearly.com

Celebrating 20 years of success! Individualized curriculum for each child. Highest quality infant, toddler and preschool programs with degreed, certified teachers. Bright & sunny classrooms in a healthy learning environment.

 

Wee Care of North Branford, Inc.

Rob Woytowich, Director

1680 Foxon Road

(203) 481-3909

www.weecarenb.com

Wee Care has provided quality day care and preschool services to North Branford and surrounding towns since 1982. Wee Care accepts children ages 6 weeks to 6 years.

North Branford

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.

North Haven

Bright Beginnings Early Childhood Program

Bess Morrell, Director

517 Westport Avenue

(203) 939-1700

bbecp.com

A learning-based daycare center and preschool for ages 6 weeks to 6 years old. We offer full time and part time. Please contact the center for more information.

ELLI Lab School at Stepping Stones Museum for Children

Mathews Park, 303 West Avenue

(203) 899-8808

www.steppingstonesmuseum.org/elli

A NAEYC-accredited toddler and preschool program (18 months-5 years) within the award-winning museum. ELLI focuses on building children’s language and literacy skills that are the developmental precursors to lifelong success.

 

Five Mile River Nursery School

5 Pennoyer Street, Rowayton

(203) 838-4266

www.fivemilerivernurseryschool.com

Offering preschool, enrichment and summer programs for ages 2-5. NAEYC accredited, FMRNS provides a warm, nurturing, creative environment for discovery-based learning. Highly-qualified teachers focus attention on the whole child.

 

Nitzan Nursery School

Amy SantaLucia, Director

109 East Avenue, Norwalk

(203) 838-6019

www.congbethel.org

A small, nurturing, play-based atmosphere with classes 18 mos.-5. We encourage curiosity and creativity by providing a variety of developmentally-appropriate experiences and materials. Open until noon or extended day until 2.

Norwalk/Rowayton

Bright & Early Children’s Learning Centers

Kara Smith, Director

139 Mill Rock Road East

(860) 388-3000

www.brightandearly.com

The shoreline’s best early education. New state-of-the-art center with a foundation of 20 years experience and success! Individualized curriculum. Highest quality infant, toddler, preschool programs with degreed, certified teachers.

 

The Children’s Tree Montessori School

Marci Martindale, Director

96 Essex Road

(860) 388-3536

www.childrenstree.org

Providing children, ages 18 mos.-12, and their parents with an alternative to traditional education. We offer a nurturing, child-centered environment where children develop independence, respect and a lifelong love of learning.

Old Saybrook

Bright Horizons at Orange

284 Silverbrook Road

(203) 799-8033

www.brighthorizons.com/orange

Developmentally appropriate programs in a state-of-the-art facility featuring a dedicated Art Studio and more! Flexible full-time, part-time and drop-in programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers plus Kindergarten Prep.

 

Bright Horizons at Yale West Campus

117 Frontage Road

(203) 795-3564

www.brighthorizons.com/yalewestcampus

Developmentally appropriate programs in a state-of-the-art facility. Flexible full-time, part-time and drop-in programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers plus Kindergarten Prep. NAEYC accredited.

 

Stork Club, Inc.

801 Baldwin Road (Rte. 34)

(203) 891-0599

www.storkclubs.com

A quality child care and PreK program for ages 6 weeks to 9 years. Before/after school with transportation provided. 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Summer camp. Family owned and operated since 1982.

Orange

Landmark Preschool

Kimberly Swabsin, Director

20 Portland Avenue

(203) 544-8393

www.landmarkpreschool.org

Our program engages the whole child through exploration, creation and play. Developed over 40 years, our program offers dynamic learning experiences to support socio-emotional, cognitive and physiological development.

 

Westbrook Nature School

7 Long Ridge Road

(203) 664-1554

www.westbrooknatureschool.org

Nature-based education featuring 6 acres of trails, streams, meadows, playscapes and garden. Building physical and emotional resilience, moral awareness and foundations for intellectual growth. Parent-child classes (birth to 3), mixed-age K (3-6).

Redding

Landmark Preschool

Alison O’Callaghan, Director

223 West Mountain Road

(203) 894-1800

www.landmarkpreschool.org

Our program engages the whole child through exploration, creation and play. Developed over 40 years, our program offers dynamic learning experiences to support socio-emotional, cognitive and physiological development.

 

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.

Ridgefield

Stork Club, Inc.

588 Cromwell Avenue (Rte. 3)

(860) 563-9096

www.storkclubs.com

A quality child care and PreK program for ages 6 weeks to 9 years. Before/after school with transportation provided. 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Summer camp. Family owned and operated since 1982.

Rocky Hill

Bright Horizons at Enterprise Corporate Towers

Three Corporate Drive

(203) 926-1398

www.brighthorizons.com/ect

Developmentally appropriate programs in a state-of-the-art facility with lactation room, art studio, indoor Movement Zone and 3 outdoor playgrounds. Flexible FT, PT and drop-in programs plus Kindergarten Prep. NAEYC accredited.

 

Pumpkin Preschool of Shelton

Mrs. Joan Carr/Mrs. Melissa Zaccagnini, Directors

100 Beard Sawmill Road

(203) 926-1800

www.pumpkinpreschool.com

Dynamic Early Learning Centers & Pre-K Readiness. Degreed teachers provide purposeful learning with a creative curriculum. Enrichment programs include music, dance and foreign language. Ages 6 wks-8 yrs. 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Shelton/Huntington

The Cobb School, Montessori

112 Sand Hill Road

(860) 658-1144

www.cobbschool.com

The Cobb School strives to stimulate each child’s natural curiosity and prepare him or her to become an independent, self-reliant and compassionate human being. Educating children 15-months to 12 years. Founded 1974.

 

The Master’s School

Bill Franks, Director

36 Westledge Road

(860) 651-9361

www.masterschool.org

Our 3 and 4 year old program features qualified teachers and small class sizes to nurture the developmental needs of the whole child as students grow into confident, life-long learners.

Simsbury

Stork Club, Inc.

1348 West Street

(860) 276-1031

www.storkclubs.com

A quality child care and PreK program for ages 6 weeks to 9 years. Before/after school with transportation provided. 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Summer camp. Family owned and operated since 1982.

 

Town & Country Early Learning Center

Katie Jacobs, Director

1137 West Street

(860) 628-7900

www.townandcountryelc.com

A nurturing, educational, high quality and secure environment. Degreed teachers utilize technology to gather data and create individualized plans for all children.

Southington

Art, Nature & Me Preschool at Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Ellen Reardon and Lisa Combs, Co-directors

73 Scofieldtown Road

(203) 977-6528

www.stamfordmuseum.org/preschool

We inspire creativity, promote self-discovery and nurture an appreciation for lifelong learning. We support a child’s sense of wonder and natural curiosity by providing hands-on experiences in our classrooms and outdoors in nature.

 

Bright Beginnings Early Childhood Program

Ridhita Gupta, Director

430 High Ridge Road

(203) 595-5500

bbecp.com

A learning-based daycare center and preschool for ages 6 weeks to 6 years old. We offer full time and part time. Please contact the center for more information.

Bright Horizons at First Stamford Place

300 First Stamford Place

(203) 323-1972

www.brighthorizons.com/stamford

Conveniently located near Stamford train station, this location features a SmartBoard and outdoor playground. Full-time, part-time and drop-in programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers plus Kindergarten Prep. NAEYC accredited.

 

Bright Horizons at High Ridge Park

4 High Ridge Park

(203) 321-1681

www.brighthorizons.com/highridge

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

 

Bright Horizons at Long Ridge Child Development Center

778 Long Ridge Road

(203) 461-8653

www.brighthorizons.com/lrr

Conveniently located near Merritt Pkwy (exit 34), indoor and outdoor Art Studio, Movement Zone, 3 outdoor playgrounds,  garden, basketball court and mud kitchen. Infants-Kinder. Prep and a School-Age camp program. NAEYC accredited.

 

King School

Amy Vorenberg, Director

1450 Newfield Avenue

(203) 322-3496

www.kingschoolct.org/preschool

King’s young learners, starting at age 3, experience education as a path of discovery, understanding, wonder and joy. These ideas are grounded in our Reggio-Emilia inspired, project-based teaching and learning program.

 

The Long Ridge School

John Ora, Head of School

478 Erskine Road

(203) 322-7693

www.longridgeschool.org

The Long Ridge School provides a joyful learning experience for 2-year-olds through grade 5. Theme-based studies focus on literature, math, art, nature and science, including classes in music, technology, phys. ed. and Spanish.

 

The Mead School Early Learning Center

1095 Riverbank Road

(203) 595-0708

www.meadschool.org

A play-based, hands-on, socially interactive learning experience for ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Safe, warm, stimulating environment. Experienced, dedicated and nurturing staff. FT and PT openings. CAIS accredited.

Stamford

Bright Horizons at Suffield

228 Mountain Road

(860) 668-5653

www.brighthorizons.com/suffield

Developmentally appropriate programs in state-of-the-art facility. Flexible FT, PT and drop-in programs plus Kinder. Prep. NAEYC accredited. Enrichment includes yoga, cooking, art classes in Art Studio, baby sign language and gardening.

Suffield

B’nai Torah Nursery School

Joan Watnick, Director

5700 Main Street

(203) 268-0227

www.bnaitorahct.org/nurseryschool

Nurturing & educating 1-4 yr. olds with a value-based curriculum. FT/PT options that build confident, eager learners. Small classes provide social interaction & individualized attention by experienced teachers. Art, music, gym & camp.

 

Bright Horizons at Trumbull

126 Monroe Turnpike

(203) 459-8610

www.brighthorizons.com/trumbull

Developmentally appropriate programs in a state-of-the-art facility with art studio and gym. Flexible full-time, part-time and drop-in programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers plus Kindergarten Prep. NAEYC Accredited.

 

Holy Cross Christian Preschool

Michele Glennon, Director

5995 Main Street

(203) 268-6471

www.holycrosstrumbull.org

A stimulating learning environment that helps each child reach their full potential. Full day & part day programs available. Open year-round, 7 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Serving children, ages 3-5.

Trumbull

Eagleview Child Development Center

2 Crow Hill Road

(860) 862-9777

www.brighthorizons.com/eagleview

NAEYC Accred. Infant to school age. Highly skilled teachers provide the environment and experiences from which children learn. Committed to helping parents balance work and family, while providing the best care for children.

Uncasville

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 flexible schedules, drop-in care and high quality care for your child. Preschool in all three locations. Locations in Wallingford, Branford and Cheshire.

Wallingford

Chase Collegiate School

Paige Fischer, Director of Admission

565 Chase Parkway

(203) 236-9560

www.chasecollegiate.org

Ages 3 & 4. Chase’s PreK program gives children the freedom to explore their world and the structure to become active learners who are preparing for kindergarten. Curriculum includes math, science, literacy, Design Thinking and more.

Waterbury

Bright & Early Children’s Learning Centers

Jeanna Giasanti, Director

2626 Albany Avenue

(860) 236-2626

www.brightandearly.com

West Hartford’s finest child care & preschool. New state-of-the-art center with a foundation of 20 years experience and success! Individualized curriculum. Highest quality infant, toddler, preschool programs with degreed, certified teachers.

 

The Children’s Museum Preschool

LoriAnne Crochetiere, Director

950 Trout Brook Drive

(860) 523-7449

www.thechildrensmuseumct.org/preschool

Children, ages 3-5, are encouraged to explore, discover, imagine and create. Program includes weekly visits to the planetarium, wildlife sanctuary and science lessons. Flexible schedules for working families. FT/PT options available.

 

Lollipop Tree Nursery School

Jon Scher, Director, info@lollipoptreenurseryschool.net

160 Mohegan Drive

(860) 236-5748

www.LTNS123.com

A safe and nurturing, creative, developmentally appropriate learning environment for children, ages 6 weeks-PreK. Children learn through play and exploration. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. FT and PT available. Call to set up a private tour.

 

Montessori School of Greater Hartford Toddler, Primary, Elementary and Adolescent Programs

Bev Smith, Head of School

141 North Main Street

(860) 236-4565

www.msgh.org

Highly trained, seasoned teachers nurture the development of each child in a culturally diverse, authentic AMI Montessori community. Serving ages 15 months-15 years. Recognized by AMI/Accredited by CAIS. Est. 1964.

 

Renbrook School

Scott Hutchinson, Head of School

2865 Albany Avenue

(860) 236-1661

www.renbrook.org

Stimulating and carefully thought-out exploration centers support early literacy and mathematics development. Small class sizes, outstanding teachers, beautiful campus, STEAM, PE, music, art and library classes. Extended hours available.

West Hartford

Norfield Children’s Center

Penny Anderson, Director 

64 Norfield Road

(203) 227-7047

www.norfieldchildrenscenter.org

Nurturing and education for the whole child. Preschool classes for 2s, 3s, 4s and 5s with lunch bunch, extended day and before school options. After school program for K-5th grade.

Weston

Bright Beginnings Early Childhood Program

Ridhita Gupta, Director 

49 Weston Road

(203) 595-5500  

bbecp.com

Opening soon! A learning-based daycare center and preschool for ages 6 weeks to 6 years old. We offer full time and part time. Please contact the center for more information.

Christ & Holy Trinity Preschool

Sharon Lenfest, Director 

45 Church Lane

(203) 226-4616 

www.chtpreschool.org

CHT has been educating children and bringing families together for over 35 years. CHT offers a Reggio inspired, emergent curriculum focused on child-initiated projects, inquiry and collaboration. Ages 2-5. NAEYC accredited.

 

Landmark Preschool

Siobhan Powers, Director

11 Burr Road

(203) 226-6982

www.landmarkpreschool.org

Our program engages the whole child through exploration, creation and play. Developed over 40 years, our program offers dynamic learning experiences to support socio-emotional, cognitive and physiological development.

 

Old Hill Children’s Day School

Cheryl Taylor, Director

190 Wilton Road

(203) 221-8238

www.oldhilldayschool.com

Bright, nurturing environment in which children develop friendships, social skills and independence while enjoying rich, hands-on learning experiences including literacy, math, cooking, science, music, foreign language and more.

 

Pumpkin Preschool of Westport

Tina Waehler, Director

15 Burr Road

(203) 226-1277

www.pumpkinpreschool.com

Dynamic Early Learning Centers & Pre-K Readiness. Degreed teachers provide purposeful learning with a creative curriculum. Enrichment programs include music, dance and foreign language. Ages 6 wks-8 yrs. 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

 

St. Paul Christian School

Jennifer Sherwell, Director

41 Easton Road

(203) 227-7920 

www.stpaulchristianschool.org

For over 40 years, children have been embraced by love and empowered to learn. Promoting spiritual, social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of children from 9 months to state-licensed kindergarten. NAEYC accred.

 

Temple Israel Early Childhood Center

Nancy Isaacs, Director

14 Coleytown Road

(203) 227-1656

nisaacs@tiwestport.org

Gan Katan welcomes children 12-20 months. 2s first school experiences support curiosity, growing independence. 3s gain confidence and competence. PreK 4s hone readiness skills. Shabbat, music, afternoon enrichment.

Westport

Rainbow Center for Children and Families

Ozlem Camli, Director

80 Garden Street

(860) 529-5229 

www.rainbowcenterforchildrenandfamilies.com

Rainbow Center offers infant, toddler, preschool, pre-K and Kindergarten programs year round. Therapeutic Nursery is designed for children needing more assistance. Small teacher-student ratios, large outdoor space and experienced teachers.

Wethersfield

The Apple Blossom School and Family Center

440 Danbury Road

(203) 493-4003 

www.appleblossomschool.org

Based on Waldorf early childhood philosophy of learning through play, activity and imagination using nature, the arts and oral traditions of storytelling and puppetry. Parent/ Child, Under-3 Nursery, K, extended care and summer camp.

 

Bright Horizons at Wilton

7 Godfrey Place

(203) 834-2616  

www.brighthorizons.com/wilton

Developmentally appropriate programs, in a loving, state-of-the-art facility including a STEM Lab, Art Studio, Movement Zone and new playground. Flexible FT, PT, drop-in programs plus Kindergarten Prep. NAEYC accredited. 

 

The Montessori School

Lisa Potter, Head of School

34 Whipple Road

(203) 834-0440

www.themontessorischool.com

An accredited Montessori school (14 mos.-6th grade) fostering respect, independence and social responsibility. Offering an experiential, individualized and academically rigorous approach within a creative, diverse and nurturing culture.

 

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School

Stanley Steele, Principal

225 Danbury Road

(203) 762-8100

www.fatimaschoolwilton.org

Our full day, multi-age Pre-Kindergarten (3s and 4s) provides academic readiness, structure and a nurturing learning experience. Play-based curriculum emphasizes social skills, self esteem and respect for others.

Wilton

Trinity Christian School

Brianna Witkowski, Director

180 Park Avenue

(860) 688-2008

www.tcswindsor.org

Kindergarten readiness program serving 3-5 year olds. Full- and half-day programs offered. Strong academics in a vibrant and fun environment; Christian values in a family atmosphere.

Windsor

Beverly Levy Early Learning Center of the JCC of Greater New Haven

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

The Children’s House of Montessori

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

Woodbridge