Preschools & Day Care Centers

The Fairfield Public Library is providing information as a public service on state licensed, group nursery schools and day care centers serving the town of Fairfield. Every effort is made to record the information accurately. Because we must rely on the participating organizations to update their information, no guarantees can be made that all information is correct. The posting of information is not an endorsement by the Library.  Please contact the school or center directly with any questions about the information presented below.

For more information about this database please contact, Mary Sorhus, Children’s Librarian, 255-7369.


NAME OF SCHOOL:INFORMATION:DAYS , HOURS, & AGES: PUPIL:TEACHER RATIO:ACTIVITIES/EQUIPMENT:UPDATED:
Bright Futures Child Care Learning CenterADDRESS: 919 Stillson Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824
PHONE: 203-254-2952 Fax: WEB ADDRESS: none
EMAIL ADDRESS: jhccm88@optonline.net
DIRECTOR: Jeff and Heather Dean, Owner and Operators since January 2003.

DIRECTOR'S CREDENTIALS:
Co-Director, Heather Dean, holds a MAT in Elementary Education and a Head Teacher Certification from the State of CT., She was Head Teacher for Child Link, a SACC program at Jennings Elementary School 2002-2005 and past president of Osborn Hill School PTA.
Co-Director, Jeff Dean, experienced dad, is a lifelong Fairfield resident and a Fairfield University graduate. He holds a Head Teacher certification from the State of CT.
All staff are certified in Pediatric: 1st Aid & Safety, CPR, and Administration of Medication. All staff attend continuing education courses throughout the year.
LICENSED BY THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT: Yes, Since January 21, 2003
DAYS AND HOURS: M - F 7:30am - 5:30pm.
3 MO. TO 1 YEAR: 6, TWO YEAR OLDS: 6, THREE YEAR OLDS: 0, FOUR YEAR OLDS: 0
3:1We provide quality care while you’re not there. Every day we provide activities that encourage gross motor, fine motor, cognitive and social/emotional development through indoor and outdoor play. There are two classrooms complete with manipulative toys, blocks, and dramatic play areas, reading/writing areas and art areas. Children have opportunities for group and individual play with highly dedicated trained staff who are parents themselves. We rarely close for inclement weather including going outdoors twice daily including carriage walks and in warmer weather; children participate in water play with sprinklers. We host monthly and annual events to promote family bonding.July 2015
Child Development Center of Jewish Senior ServicesADDRESS: 175 Jefferson Street, Fairfield, CT 06825. PHONE: 203-396-1005 FAX: 203-396-1131. WEB ADDRESS: http://jhe.org/services/day-services/child-care. EMAIL ADDRESS: mzarrilli@jhe.org. DIRECTOR: Mary Zarrilli. DIRECTOR'S CREDENTIALS: 25+ years of leadership and teaching, Member of NAEYC, State of Connecticut Directors Credential, Associates in Science in Early Childhood Education, Associates of Allied Sciences Paralegal Studies, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Director's Network, Head Teacher First Aid & CPR Certified. LICENSED BY THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT: yesMonday through Friday 6:30 am-6 pm 6 weeks to 4 years old
Infants 3:1, Toddlers 4:1, 3's and 4's 8:1Enrichment music and gymnastics/physical fitness programs (program costs included in tuition). Intergenerational program, costumes/dress up, manipulative toys, rest period, arts and crafts, free play, puppets, story hour, In house entertainers, field trips, learning center environment including art, blocks, music, science, math, writing, literature, language, computers, indoor/outdoor games, 2 modern playgrounds, nature study, puzzles, books, song and dance, Pizza Fridays (Center serves pizza, no charge).June 2014
Child's Garden100 Mona Terrace, Fairfield, CT 06824. PHONE: (203) 259-1327 FAX: 203-259-7908. WEB ADDRESS:achildsgarden.net. EMAIL ADDRESS: acgpreschool@aol.com. DIRECTOR: Michele Linane & Terri Levesque. DIRECTOR'S CREDENTIALS: Linane: Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education, 21 yrs experience in ECE, State of CT Director's Credential, State of Ct Head Teacher Certificate, First Aid, CPR & Administration of medication trained. Levesque: 16 years experience in Early Childhood, CDA in Early Childhood, Bachelor's degree in mathematics, First aid and CPR medication administration. LICENSED BY THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT: Yes M-F: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM. 3 MO. TO 1 YEAR: 1 class. TWO YEAR OLDS: 1 class. THREE YEAR OLDS: 2 classes. FOUR YEAR OLDS: 3 classes. OTHER: Alternative Kindergarten - a 5 yr old class. Also an 8 week summer camp for age 5 through 10. Full day program and 1/2 day programs.Infant 3 children to 1 teacher. Toddler (2 year olds) 4 children to 1 teacher. Preschool - 3 year olds 20 children to 3 teachers. 4 year olds 20 children to 2 teachers.Arts and crafts, costumes, computers, day trips, filmstrips, free play, games, gross motor equipment, manipulative toys, music period, nature study, outdoor play, play apparatus, puppets, puzzles, rest period, snack, story hour, tape rec/players, video/film, family. Enrichment Programs available at an additional fee: Soccer, Tennis, gym on Wheels, Computer Tots and Language Classes.June 2014
Christ Church Nursery SchoolADDRESS: 59 Church Rd, Easton, CT 06612. PHONE:203-268-0792. FAX: 203-268-0637. WEB ADDRESS: www.ccnseaston.com. EMAIL ADDRESS: dandaleibell@optonline.net
DIRECTOR: Ann Leibell. DIRECTOR'S CREDENTIALS: MS in Social Work; 15 Credits Early Childhood; pursuing CT Director's Credential at masters level. LICENSED BY THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT: Yes
TWO YEAR OLDs: AM Session 9:00 -11:15, PM Session 11:30 -1:15. Mommy and Me or drop off for 2's on Fridays between 9:00 -1:00

THREE YEAR OLDS: 9 - 12:15. 3's Optional Lunch Bunch to 1:00 or Stay and Play to 3:00.
FOUR and FIVE YEAR OLDS: 9- 1:15. Lunch Bunch and 4's/5's Optional Stay and Play to 3:00
2's: 1 teacher to 4 students or 2 to 8. 3's : 2 teachers to 11 students. 4's/5's: 3 teachers to 13 students.CCNS is small local nursery school located in a beautiful country setting with a large enclosed playground. Children learn through all aspects of play in a warm, family friendly atmosphere. CCNS bases it's curriculum on all the domains of the CT Dept. of Education's Preschool Assessment Framework and uses SmartBoard technology to enhance pre-writing, writing and math skills. A qualified, fun and caring staff work with each child to achieve school readiness and confidence. Arts & Crafts, costume/dress-up, field trips, free play, games, gross motor equip, manipulative toys, nature study, field trips, outdoor play(enclosed playground), play apparatus, puppets, puzzles, snack(children bring their own), story hour. Spanish and Music weekly, creative movement, special visitors, Smartboard, and science program.July 2015
Clockwork Learning Black RockADDRESS: 233 Bennett Street, Bridgeport, CT 06605. PHONE: (203) 335-4200 FAX: (203) 335-4200. WEB ADDRESS: http://www.clockworklearning.com. EMAIL ADDRESS: blackrock@clockworklearning.com. DIRECTOR: Lynn Martin. DIRECTOR'S CREDENTIALS: Masters Elementary Education, CPR & First Aid Certified. LICENSED BY THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT: Yes.M-F 7am - 6pm. 8 weeks to 1 YEAR: yes. TWO YEAR OLDS: yes. THREE YEAR OLDS: yes. FOUR YEAR OLDS: yes. OTHER: pre-K age 5.1:4 (8wks - 3 yrs) 1:10 (3yrs & up).Letterland Phonemic Awareness Literature Program and curriculum. Appelbaum Early Childhood Monthly Curriculum and Themes 1yr - 5 yrs. Arts and crafts, costumes/dress-up, free play, games, fine motor & gross motor skills, manipulative toys, music , nature study, outdoor play area, play apparatus, puppets, puzzles, rest period, snacks (we provide), literature rich environment, tape rec/players, video/film. Head Teachers have ECEs, CDAs or have been Teachers in Elementary or Secondary Schools.April 2014
Community Nursery SchoolINFORMATION
Address: 49 Weston Rd., Westport, CT 06880
Phone: 203-227-7941
Fax: 203-226-4754
E-mail: info@communitynursery.com
Website: www.communitynursery.com
Director: Christine Markovits
Director’s Credentials:
Christine came to Community Nursery School as Executive Director in 2007. Prior to this, she was a Director and a preschool teacher for fifteen years. Christine earned a B.F.A. in art education and jewelry design/construction, but quickly realized that her passion is early childhood education. Christine returned for further education and holds certifications in Early Childhood Education and Leadership as well as a Connecticut Directors Credential. Christine has served on the northwest Accreditation Facilitation Project and received a citation from the State of Connecticut General Assembly in recognition of her achievements in the field of early childhood education. One of Christine's first accomplishments was guiding us through the reaccreditation process of the NAEYC. Community Nursery School was among a select few schools in Connecticut to achieve reaccreditation under the new rigorous system. Christine's vast knowledge of all aspects of early childhood education and her personal standards of excellence have made her an invaluable asset to Community Nursery School.

Licensed by the State of Connecticut: Yes, as well as NAEYC Accredited
Toddler/Two’s (15mo & up)- 2, 3, or 5 days; 9am-11am , 9 – 12:00pm, or 9:00- 1:30PM
Preschool (3’s & 4’s)- 9:00am-1:30pm; 3, 4, or 5 days a week
Kindergarten - M-F – M/W/F 9:00am -2:15pm T/TH – 9am – 1:30PM
Toddler/Two’s- 4:1, max of 8 students per class
Preschool- 1:9
Kindergarten 1:9
Inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to learning, we provide a developmentally appropriate curriculum that is individualized to each child’s needs and interests within a warm, safe and nurturing environment.
Two Art Studios, Resource room, Indoor gym, 2 playgrounds, Aspetuck Land Trust hiking trails on site, Certified “Music Together” teachers, Enrichment programs in Music, Fun Bus, Science, Sports and Art
Feb 2014
Congregation B'nai Israel Early Childhood Education CenterADDRESS: 2710 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604. PHONE: (203) 335-5058 FAX: 203-367-7889. http://www.congregationbnaiisrael.org/ECE.htm. EMAIL ADDRESS: acohen@cbibpt.org. DIRECTOR: Alexa Cohen. DIRECTOR'S CREDENTIALS: BS in Psychology/Early childhood Education. LICENSED BY THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT: YesNewborn to 1 YEAR: once a week with mom 1 YEAR - 2 YEAR OLDS once a week with mom or caregiver. TWO YEAR OLDS: M-Th 9:00-12:00 Lunch Option 12-12:30. THREE YEAR OLDS: M-W, F: 9:00 - 12:00, or M - F: 9:00 - 12:00. Lunch option 12-1. FOUR YEAR OLDS: M - F: 9:00 - 12:00. Lunch option 12-1. Full Day Programs available to 2's, 3's and 4's Monday - Friday 7:30 - 6:00. Full day programs for infants through 5 years old. Full Day Infant and Toddler Care 7:30am-6:00pm from 3 months
old.
OTHER: We offer enrichment programs from 1-2 for 3's, 4's and 5's.
(2's - 4/1) (3's - 6/1, 8/1) (4's - 6/1, 8/1) (Pre-K 8/1)Arts, costumes/dress-up, field trips, independent play, games, gross motor equipment, manipulative toys, music period, nature study, outdoor play, play apparatus, puppets, puzzles, snack, story hour.July 2015
Creative Minds Early Childhood CenterAddress: 234 Greenfield Street, Fairfield, CT 06825.
Phone Number: 203-330-0790 Fax Number: 203-330-0793

Email Address: creativeminds17@yahoo.com

Web Address: www.creativemindecc.com

Director's Credentials:

State Certified: Yes
Open M-F 7am-6pm
Ages: 6 weeks to 5 years
Pupil to Teacher Ratio: Pre-K 10:1 Infant/Toddler: 4:1Activities/Equipment: Creative Minds offers a variety of activities and equipment for children. We have multiple equipment for gross motor skills and fine motor skills, hold free play, have handheld computer for Pre-K, manipulative toys and blocks, backyard playground, back patio with tricycles and more. Please come by and observe first hand what your child can do at CMECC!March 2015
Fairfield University Early Learning CenterADDRESS: 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. PHONE: 203-254-4028 FAX: 203-254-5577. WEB ADDRESS: http://www.fairfield.edu/gseap/elc_index.html. EMAIL ADDRESS: ccurtin@fairfield.edu. DIRECTOR: Colleen Curtin. DIRECTOR'S CREDENTIALS: Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Bachelor's Degree in Human Development, 10 years of experience, State of CT Director's Credential, State of CT Head Teacher Certificate, First Aid, CPR, & Administration of Medication Certified. LICENSED BY THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT: YesMonday through Friday: 7:30am - 5:30pm. 3 MO. to 1 YEAR: 1 class. TWO YEAR OLDS: 1 class. THREE- FOUR YEAR OLDS: 1 class. Infants 4:1, Toddlers 4:1, 3's and 4's 10:1We provide activities on a daily basis that encourage and enhance gross motor development, fine motor development, cognitive development and social/emotional development. Classrooms may contain areas such as, but are not limited to: Block area, Dramatic play area, Reading/Writing Area, Art Area, Technology Area, Science Area and Manipulative Area. OTHER: We also provide instruction to our children in American Sign Language and Bi-Lingual Education. We also provide on-going, enriched educational activities between Fairfield University Students and children of the Early Learning Center. July 2015
GREAT BEGINNINGS Montessori SchoolADDRESS: 148 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. PHONE: (203) 254-8208, FAX: 203-254-8290. WEB ADDRESS: www.greatmontessori.com. EMAIL ADDRESS: cindyburnim@greatmontessori.com DIRECTOR: Cindy Burnim DIRECTOR'S CREDENTIALS: BA in History from Hartwick College, MS in Special Education from Fordham University, and Montessori trained at Maria
Montessori Training Organization of London, England (AMI) LICENSED BY THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT: Yes, and American Montessori Society Affiliated.
5 day a week program. 22 months - 3 Years Old: 8:45-11:00, 11:30-1:45. Primary: 3 - 6 Years of Age - Mixed age Classes: Offer the Following Hours: 8:45-11:45 Morning. 8:45-1:00 Lunch Bunch. 8:45-3:00 for 5 year olds (kindergarten age). Other: Elementary grades 1-6.Toddler: 4:1; Primary: 10:1.Arts and crafts, classroom pets, day trips, free play, games, gross motor equipment, outdoor play, play apparatus, manipulative toys, music period, nature study, puzzles, snack, Spanish lessons, story hour, tape/CD/players. We run a full Montessori Program with trained teachers and materials.August 2015
Green's Farms Nursery SchoolAddress: 71 Hillandale Road, Westport,
Phone #: 203-227-9363
email: director@gfns.org
website: www.greensfarmsnurseryschool.org
Director: Christina McKay-DiChristina
Licensed by State of CT/Accredited by NAEYC-YES
M-F Hours: 8:45-3:00 Ages 2-5 + 1's Mommy & Me2:8 in Twos/3:16 in Threes/2:15 in FoursActivities Etc: GFNS is an accredited nursery school for children ages 1-5. Our goal is to encourage each child to develop at an individual pace in a safe & loving environment. Our program is play-based with a curriculum crafted to address all domains of early childhood as outlined in the CT Dept. of Education Pre-School Assessment Framework Benchmarks. Nov 2013
Greenfield Hill Church Nursery SchoolADDRESS: 1045 Old Academy Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. PHONE: 203-259-7597 FAX: 203-255-4641. WEB ADDRESS: www.greenfieldhillchurch.com. EMAIL ADDRESS: nurseryschool@greenfieldhillchurch.com. DIRECTOR: Susan Rippey. DIRECTOR'S CREDENTIALS: B.S.degree in education, CT Director's Credential, 20+ years experience in ECE. LICENSED BY THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT: yes.Monday - Friday 9:15-12. Extended day offered Mon - Fri, noon - 2 pm. THREE YEAR OLDS: 3 days and 4 days. FOUR YEAR OLDS: 4 days and 5 days. OTHER: Pre-K Program, 5 days, 9:15am - 1:00pm.8-1.Art, dramatic play, guided free play, manipulatives, block play, music and movement specialists, nature study, language and literacy activities, outdoor play, math and science activities.We are a peanut aware environment.August 2015
Hunt Ridge Montessori SchoolADDRESS: 834 Brookside Drive, Fairfield, CT 06824. PHONE: (203) 254-1159. WEB ADDRESS: www.huntridgemontessori.com. EMAIL ADDRESS: huntridge834@sbcglobal.net. DIRECTOR: Kathleen R. Zwahlen. DIRECTOR'S CREDENTIALS: B.A. Elementary. Education, M.A. AMI Montessori Education , 30 years Administration: The Hunt Montessori School. LICENSED BY THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT: Yes.Monday through Friday for all children. TWO YEAR OLDS: 2.9 years old, Monday through Friday 9:00am - 12:00 noon. THREE YEAR OLDS: Monday through Friday 9:00am -12 :00 noon. FOUR YEAR OLDS: Monday through Friday 9:00am - 12:00 noon. OTHER: Kindergarten Monday through Friday 9:00 - 2:45 p.m. Enrichment programs for 3 & 4 year olds, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9am - 2 pm.10:1.The Hunt Ridge Montessori School, founded in 1983, is celebrating more than 30 years of the finest Montessori education for the families if Fairfield and the surrounding communities. While our primary focus is to offer each child a Montessori education, we also include arts and crafts, free play, gross and fine-motor materials, nature study and outdoor play on our new child-sized playground and 10 acres of open fields. The children also participate in French class, Suzuki music class and Creative Movement each week. We look forward to welcoming you and your child to The Hunt Ridge Montessori School.ulyAugust 2015
K'tanim Preschool at Congregation Beth ElADDRESS: 1200 Fairfield Woods Road, Fairfield. PHONE: (203) 374-5544. WEB ADDRESS: www.congbethel.net. EMAIL ADDRESS: sheiladmay@yahoo.com. DIRECTOR: Sheila May. DIRECTOR'S CREDENTIALS: BS - Elementary Ed & Early Childhood Ed, MS - Special ED. LICENSED BY THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT: Yes.9 MO. TO 23 months: Little Explorers, Monday 9:15 - 10:45. TWO YEAR OLDS: T, W, and Th 9:15 - 11:45, Changes to 9:15 - 12:15 beginning in January. THREE YEAR OLDS: 3, 4 or 5 day option 9:15 - 12:15, optional lunch 12:15 - 1:15. FOUR YEAR OLDS: M-F 9:15 - 1:15 includes lunch. OTHER: Science, Cooking and Art enrichment classes for threes and fours, 1:15 - 2:15.2's 1:4. 3's 1:5. 4's 1:5.Arts and crafts, costumes/dress up, day trips, free play, games, gross motor equipment, manipulative toys, music period, nature study, outdoor play, play apparatus, puppets, puzzles, rest period, snack, story hour, tape rec/players.July 2015
Love and Learn Child Care, LLCADDRESS: 66 Burroughs Road, Fairfield. PHONE: (203) 331-1861. EMAIL ADDRESS: karendrena@hotmail.com. DIRECTOR: Karen Drena. DIRECTOR'S CREDENTIALS: Bachelors Art Education. LICENSED BY THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT: yes.Monday - Friday 8:30-5:30. 3 MO. TO 1 YEAR: yes. TWO YEAR OLDS: yes. THREE YEAR OLDS: yes. FOUR YEAR OLDS: yes. OTHER: after school program available.6:1.Arts & crafts, computers, costumes/dress up, free play, games, gross motor equipment, manipulative toys, music period, nature study, outdoor play, play apparatus, puppets, puzzles, rest period, snack, story hour, tape rec/players, video/film, and preschool activities.July 2015
Methodist Nursery SchoolADDRESS: 1089 Fairfield Woods Road, Fairfield, Ct 06825. PHONE: (203)374-6548. WEB ADDRESS: www.methodist-ns.com.
EMAIL ADDRESS: methodistmns@sbcglobal.net.
DIRECTOR: Kathy Gilbert.
DIRECTOR'S CREDENTIALS: Master's in Teaching & Curriculum from Columbia University Teachers College and CT Director's Credential. Head Teacher designation.
LICENSED BY THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT: Yes.
Serving children ages 2 – 5 Monday – Friday; please call or email for more information.
Optional after school programs available for three and four year olds. Summer program offered in June/July.
Winter program offered in December.
Two year olds 4:1. Three year olds: 7:1. Four year olds/Pre-K 10:1.Arts, dramataic play, tactile experiences, story/literacy experiences, songs and finger plays, outdoor play, music and movement, science and exploration, cooking, field trips, pro-active approach to conflict resolution, snack.July 2015
New Academy PreschoolADDRESS: 336 Westport Rd., P.O. Box 37, Easton, CT 06612. PHONE: 203-261-6700. FAX: 203-261-4300. WEB ADDRESS: www.Newacademypreschool.com. EMAIL ADDRESS:joannemazzeo@hotmail.com. DIRECTOR: Joanne Mazzeo. DIRECTOR'S CREDENTIALS: B.A elementary education, M.A. special education, Connecticut Teaching Certification Pre-Grade 6, Head Teacher Status, Early Childhood Endorsement, Director's experience. LICENSED BY THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT: Yes.TWO YEAR OLDS: T/Th 9-11:30, 11:30-2:00. THREE YEAR OLDS: M/W/F 9-11:45, 12:15 - 3:00. FOUR YEAR OLDS: M/T/W/F 9-1, M/W/Th/F 11-3, optional 5th day. OTHER: optional lunch bunch until 1 for the am 3's and early bird 11:15 for the pm 3's. Optional lunch bunch until 12:30 for the am 2's and early bird 10:45 for the pm 2's. Fourth day 3's and 5th day 4's pre K programs available.2's class 8:2. 3's class 11:2. 4's class 15:2.Handwriting Without Tears Program for 4's, arts and crafts, costumes/dress up, day trips, free play, games, gross motor equipment, manipulative toys, music, nature study, outdoor play, play apparatus, puppets, puzzles, snack, story hour, weekly music program for 3's and 4's, weekly creative movement for 3's and 4's, weekly foreign language for 4's, monthly science for 3's and 4's.June 2014
Nonna's Day Care CenterADDRESS: 3173 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, CT. PHONE: (203) 650-9303. EMAIL ADDRESS: afrizzetta@sbcglobal.net. DIRECTOR: TiAnna Danieri . Co Director: Francesco Danieri. DIRECTOR'S CREDENTIALS: Head teacher certificate from the state of CT. 30+ years in health care. First Aid & CPR certified, and administration of medicine certified. LICENSED BY THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT: Yes.7:30am - 5:30pm Monday - Friday. 3 MONTHS TO 1 Year: Yes, Two-YEAR OLDS: Yes, THREE-YEAR OLDS: must be potty-trained. FOUR-YEAR OLDS: must be potty-trained. OTHER: five-year olds.6:1.Arts and crafts, free play, games, music period, outdoor play, puzzles, rest period, snack, story hour, tape rec/players, video/film. Food & drink to be supplied by parent/caregiver.July 2015
Old Hill Children's Day SchoolADDRESS: 190 Wilton Road, Westport, Ct 06880. PHONE: 203-221-8238. FAX: 203-222-8416. WEB ADDRESS: www.oldhilldayschool.com. EMAIL ADDRESS: Cheryl.Taylor@ohcds.com. DIRECTOR: Cheryl Taylor. DIRECTOR'S CREDENTIALS: Degree in Early Childhood Education, State of Connecticut Director's Credential, State of Connecticut HeadTeacher Certified, CDA, Early Childhood Education Certificate, 17 yrs experience, First Aid, CPR and Administration of Medication Certified.
LICENSED BY THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT: Yes
Mon-Fri 7:30am - 6:00 pm 12 mo programs. 3 MO. TO 1 YEAR: yes (infants as early as 2 months). TWO YEAR OLDS: yes. THREE YEAR OLDS: yes. FOUR YEAR OLDS: yes. OTHER: 5 year olds accepted.Varies with age & classroom.Fully equipped facility offering high quality educational curriculums and care which incorporate developmentally appropriate, individualized infant, toddler and preschool programs. Components include: Kindergarten Readiness, Foreign Language, Science, Math, Literacy, Art, Music, Sign Language, Dramatic Play, Blocks & Manipulatives, Puzzles, Story Time, Story Telling, Cooperative Group Play & Projects, Cooking, Gardening, Free Play, Gross Motor Activities, Sensory Activities, Outdoor Programs, Nature Study.
Jul 2013
Presbyterian Nursery SchoolADDRESS: 2475 Easton Turnpike, Fairfield, Ct 06825. PHONE: (203) 372-0855. WEB ADDRESS: Presbynurseryschool.org. EMAIL ADDRESS: presbykids@gmail.com. DIRECTOR: Kathy Lynch. DIRECTOR'S CREDENTIALS: B.S./Education, St. of Ct. Head Teacher Certificate. LICENSED BY THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT: Yes.2-day 3’s, T & Th 9am – 12 Noon
3 day 3’s T, Th & F 9 – 12 Noon.
(Optional extended days on T, Th & F until 1:30pm).

3-day 4’s M, W & F 9:00am – 12 Noon
4-day 4’s M, W, Th & F 9am – 12 Noon.
(Optional extended days on M, W, Th & F until 1:30pm)

Pre-K is M – F 9:00am – 1:30pm. (Optional extended days M – F until 3PM)

In additional to the above hours flexible hours are available Monday through Friday from as early as 8am and as late 3pm.
8/1 in 3's. 9/1 in 4's and Pre-K.Language rich curriculum, arts and crafts, play loft in each classroom, costumes, free play, games, gross motor and fine motor activities, manipulatives, music, graphing, sorting, simple science, science experiments, nature study, outdoor play, remodeled play ground, indoor gym and play apparatus, puppets, puzzles, story time, CD, tape & record players, video/dvd, movement and music classes and day trips and parental involvement.June 2014
Pumpkin Preschool, IncADDRESS: 449 Grasmere Avenue, Fairfield, CT 06824; also at 15 Burr Rd, Westport; 100 Beard Sawmill Rd, Shelton. PHONE: (203)255-7505. 226-1277. 926-1800. 800-DAY-CARE. FAX: 203-254-1653. WEB ADDRESS:www.pumpkinpreschool.com. EMAIL ADDRESS: dp@pumpkinpreschool.com. DIRECTOR: Kimberly Dorsey Slimak, Admin. Director. Donnajean A. Pond, Exec.Director. DIRECTOR'S CREDENTIALS: Kimberly: BA, CDA, MA. Donnajean: A.A, B.S: M.E. LICENSED BY THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT: Yes, all locations: caring for over 500 children, staff of over 100 people.7AM to 6PM. 6 WEEKS TO 1 YEAR:Yes. TWO YEAR OLDS:Yes. THREE YEAR OLDS:Yes. FOUR YEAR OLDS:Yes. OTHER:After school programs for school age.8 to 2 toddlers, 10 to 2 teachers maximum pre schoolers.Arts and crafts, computers, costumes, day trips, free play, games, gross motor equipment, manipulative toys, music period, nature study, outdoor play, play apparatus, puppets, puzzles, rest period, snack, story hour, tape rec/players, video/film, second lang. of Spanish or French, kindergarten readiness, dance class, monthly special events, and computer class.July 2015
Saint Paul's Nursery School  ADDRESS: 661 Old Post Road. PHONE: (203) 255-1902. EMAIL ADDRESS: Directors@stpaulsnurseryschool.net. DIRECTOR: Margaret Ready. Assistant Director: Jeanne Bartko. DIRECTOR'S CREDENTIALS: B.S. Early Childhood and CT State Director's Credential. LICENSED BY THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT: Yes, also accredited by the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education.TWO YEAR OLDS: 9:00 - 11:30 (2013-2014). THREE YEAR OLDS: 2 or 3 days 9:00-11:30 OR 12:15-2:45. FOUR YEAR OLDS: 3 or 4 days 9:15 - 12:00 or 12:30 - 3:15. OTHER: Pre K class 4 days 12:30-3:15 with optional 5th day.(Two year olds: 4 to 1), (Three year olds: 1 to 7), (Four year olds: 1 to 9).Arts and crafts, dress up, day trips, free play, games, gross motor equipment, manipulative toys, music period, nature study, outdoor play, play apparatus, puzzles, puppets, snack, story, tape rec/players.June 2014
St.Thomas Aquinas Catholic School Pre-KindergartenADDRESS: 1719 Post Road, Fairfield, CT. PHONE: (203)255-0556. WEB ADDRESS: www.stasonline.net. DIRECTOR: Bernadette Duffy. DIRECTOR'S CREDENTIALS: B.S. LICENSED BY THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT: Yes.THREE YEAR OLDS: None FOUR and FIVE YEAR OLDS: Mon, Wed, Fri, 8:30 am-12:30 pm; Extended Day 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm.8/1Arts and crafts, costumes, day trips, free play, games, gross motor equipment, manipulative toys, music period, outdoor play, puppets, puzzles, snack, story hour, gym period, library period.Apr 2013
Saugatuck Nursery SchoolADDRESS: 55 Compo Rd. South, Westport, CT: Mail to: P.O. Box 5211, Westport, CT 06681. PHONE: (203)226-9192. Fax: (203)227-2591. WEB ADDRESS: saugatucknurseryschool.org. EMAIL ADDRESS: ellen.dehuff@saugatucknurseryschool.org. DIRECTOR: Ellen DeHuff. DIRECTOR'S CREDENTIALS: BA Psychology, CDA. LICENSED BY THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT : yes.We are a 10 month program with an eight week summer camp. 2-5 day morning programs. Full time 7:30-6 if needed. TWO YEAR OLDS: - yes. THREE YEAR OLDS: yes. FOUR YEAR OLDS: yes. OTHER: up to 7 year olds, lunch bunch, full day, and after school program available.5 day 4's 7:1. 3 day 4's 3:1. 3's program 6:1. 2's program 2:1.Arts and crafts, weekly enrichment programs include music with Miss Emily, yoga with Miss Missy, Zumba with Miss Carrie. Science, monthly field trips, gross motor equipment, manipulative toys, sensory tables and water play, puppets, puzzles, listening center, cooking, story time, dramatic play all implemented in a developmentally appropriate way.Sept 2014
Southport Congregational Preschool and Toddler ProgramADDRESS: 524 Pequot Avenue, Southport, CT. PHONE: (203) 255-1312. WEB ADDRESS: southportccpreschool.org . EMAIL ADDRESS: scpreschool01@gmail.com . DIRECTOR: Barbara Kick Terrell. DIRECTOR'S CREDENTIALS: B.S.ED. + (four courses towards Masters). LICENSED BY THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT: Yes.Mon. - Fri., 9 - 12:30. TWO YEAR OLDS: 9-12:30; 1, 2, or 3 mornings. THREE YEAR OLDS: 9-12:30; 2 or 3 mornings. FOUR YEAR OLDS: 9-12:30; 3 or 5 mornings. OTHER: Extended day until 1:55 for 4 year olds on Wed.Toddler Program 4:1. Preschool 9:1.Arts and crafts, free play, games, gross motor equipment, manipulative toys, music period, nature study, outdoor play, play apparatus, puppets, puzzles, snack, story hour, weekly creative movements classes, monthly music classes and science classes for four year olds, field trips for three and four year olds.July 2014
Susan's Child DaycareADDRESS: 134 Warsaw Street, Fairfield, CT 06825. PHONE:(203)296-2308. EMAIL ADDRESS: gazang@aol.com. DIRECTOR: Susan Abdulla. LICENSED BY THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT: yes.Monday to Friday. 3 MO. TO 1 YEAR: 7am - 5:30pm. TWO YEAR OLDS: 7am - 5:30pm.3:1Arts and crafts, day trips, free play, games, outdoor play, puzzles, rest period, snack, story hour, video/film.June 2014
Teddy Bear Corner, IncAddress: 414 Greenfield Street, Fairfield, CT 06825
435 Old Stratfield Road, Fairfield, CT 06825
273 Villa Avenue, Fairfield, CT 06825
Phone: 203-330-0302
Fax: 203-330-1030
Web Address: TeddyBearCorner.com
Email Address: Dawn@TeddyBearCorner.com
Director: Dawn Tagliavia-Deri
Director’s Credentials:
Owner & Director since 1993, Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education, State of CT Head Teacher Certificate, certified Educational Consultant.
All full time staff are certified in pediatric first aid & safety, CPR and medication administration.
Licensed by the State of Connecticut: Yes, since 1993
Monday-Friday 7:00-5:30pm, extended service until 6:00pm. Open year round.
Ages 6 weeks – 5 years old
Infant/Toddler 4:1
Pre-K 8:1
Teddy Bear Corner provides a positive, home- like atmosphere where the principles of early childhood education are used to create age appropriate activities that reinforce a child’s natural curiosity and allow them to experience challenges and achievements, while bolstering his or her self-confidence. We believe that the best way for young children to learn is through play and exploration. Teachers coordinate a developmentally appropriate curriculum based on the interests and needs of the children as well as the Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards while using “hands-on” activities and play to introduce the children to science, math, art, language, cooking, sensory, water play, music and movement. July 2015
Trinity Learning Center Christian PreschoolADDRESS: 300 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT. PHONE: (203)254-9256. WEB ADDRESS: www.trinityfairfield.org. EMAIL ADDRESS: trinitylearningcenter@yahoo.com. DIRECTOR: Cindy Barker. DIRECTOR'S CREDENTIALS: Degree in early childhood education, CDA credential, 30 years experience, "Certificate, Yale University Gesell Institute, Kindergarten Readiness". LICENSED BY THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT: yes.THREE YEAR OLDS: Tuesday, Thursday 9 to 12. FOUR YEAR OLDS: M,W,F 9 to 12, and M,T,W,F 9-12. Extended day on Wednesday until 2:00. 5:1.Arts & crafts, costumes/dress up, free play, games, gross motor equipment, manipulative toys, music period, nature study, outdoor play, play apparatus, puppets, puzzles, snack, story hour, Bible stories and songs. Large indoor playground. Our curriculum is play based with activities addressing all domains of CT. Dept. of Ed. Preschool Assessment Framework Benchmarks.June 2014
Trinity Parish Nursery SchoolADDRESS: 651 Pequot Avenue, Southport, CT 06890. PHONE: (203)259-8456. FAX: (203)254-0419. EMAIL ADDRESS: tpns@trinitysouthport.org. DIRECTOR: Meg Reilly. DIRECTOR'S CREDENTIALS: Two degrees, Lesley University: Human Development, Early Childhood. LICENSED BY THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT: yes.TWO YEAR OLDS: (2 1/2) Tuesday/Thursday 9 - 12:00. THREE YEAR OLDS: Monday - Friday 9 - 12:00. FOUR YEAR OLDS: Monday - Friday 9 - 12:00. OTHER: Five year olds: Monday - Friday 9 - 1.Depends on age.Science Lab, yoga, creative movement, arts and crafts, classroom pets, costumes/dress-up, field trips, filmstrips, free play, games, gross motor equipment, manipulative toys, music program, nature study, outdoor play, play apparatus, puppets, puzzles, snack, story hour, tape rec/players, video/film
story hour, tape rec/players, video/film.
July 2014