2022 Guide to Daycares, Preschools, & Private Schools in Fairfield County

Guide to Schools

Education might be the most valuable thing we can provide for our children. With so many options out there, it’s hard to know what may be the best fit since each child grows and learns in a unique way. We’ve put together our fourth annual Guide to Daycares, Preschools, & Private Schools in Fairfield County. We hope to provide you the opportunity to research the perfect fit for your family’s needs. Whether you choose private, public, religious affiliation, or otherwise – we are thrilled to provide this resource. Please support our sponsors! 


Bright Horizons

Bright Horizons offers care for children from 6 weeks to 6 years and provides age-appropriate programs for each age and stage. The early years are a treasured time — and they make sure they’re full of learning and fun! They’re here to provide experiences that capture the joys of childhood while protecting each child’s well-being, nurturing their individual development, and paving the way for success in school and life. The preschool program is designed to give each child complete confidence in every aspect of their experience at Bright Horizons. From health and safety to ready-for-school curriculum to the full support of experienced teachers. Just as important, their program is based on what research says best prepares children for kindergarten, and all the big steps ahead.


King School sets a better standard for education and equips students with the insights and heart to chart their own course. They are a co-educational day school in Stamford, Connecticut, where students in PreK through Grade 12 learn and live with purpose. Their academics set them ahead. Students engage in student-driven inquiry and experiential learning throughout their years at King. The teaching methodology is guided by educational best practices and focused on strong relationships with faculty and mentors, creating a foundation for courageous thinking and impactful action. They embrace students’ ideas and champion their successes. They open minds and encourage lifelong curiosity. Their community sets them apart. Students and faculty from 40 neighboring communities and 63 countries engage in an expansive curriculum that spurs conversation on culture, religion, ethnicity, and lived experiences. They are empowered by diverse talents and inspired by different backgrounds and perspectives. Together, they celebrate every student’s uniqueness. Their graduates set us above. They have done more than develop skills; they have become passionate learners and caring citizens. King School alumni land at the nation’s top colleges and advance in their careers confident and prepared. More importantly, they arrive courageous and ready to impact their communities – and better prepared to better the world.


From the Ones program to a Licensed Kindergarten class, Green’s Farms Nursery School provides a joyful environment that celebrates individualized, developmentally appropriate learning through play. Brand new, light-filled, spacious classrooms are whimsically appointed, setting the stage for rich, meaningful learning experiences guided by nurturing, experienced early childhood education professionals. An outdoor classroom, learning gardens, and two large playgrounds complete the experience, with loads of opportunities for fresh air education and fun! Join them for a beautiful new chapter in 2021-22!  


Bright Beginnings

Bright Beginnings offers quality early childhood care and education for children ages six weeks to five years of age. The professional staff involves the director and experienced teachers who establish a classroom environment and curriculum to foster each child’s emotional, physical, intellectual, and social development. The physical arrangement, daily schedule, and routines are designed to suit individual and group needs. Bright Beginnings staff implements developmentally appropriate practices for young children. 


Christian Heritage School
Christian Heritage School is a K-12 Christian school located in Trumbull, Connecticut. CHS was founded in 1977 to assist parents in providing their children with a robust education infused with a God-centered world and life view. What often brings families to Christian Heritage School is the appeal of a welcoming community and an academic college-preparatory program with depth – where students are challenged each day to reason critically, take risks, dig deep, and respond biblically. The distinction of CHS is that their faith in Jesus Christ is the catalyst for excellence in the classroom, on the athletic field, and in the arts. They have been open 5 days a week for in-person instruction and welcome you to visit for an on-campus tour. Come see the difference at CHS!


The First United Methodist Nursery School (FUMNS) program provides a developmentally appropriate program that nurtures the “whole child” – socially, emotionally, physically, cognitively, and creatively. Their caring, play-based environment promotes social/emotional competency, school readiness, and most importantly, a love of learning. They offer part-day classes for 3’s, PreK, and full-day Kindergarten. They also provide after school enrichment and extended day options. Contact them today for a tour!


St. Luke’s is a secular private school in New Canaan, CT serving grades 5-12. St. Luke’s mission is an exceptional education that inspires a deep love of learning, a strong moral compass, the commitment to serve, and the confidence to lead. Learn more at stlukesct.org.


New Canaan Country School is a co-ed, independent day school for students in Pre-K (ages 3 & 4) through Grade 9 living in Westchester and Fairfield Counties. Graduates excel at top day, boarding, and public secondary schools and lead lives of impact and purpose. For more information, please visit @nccuntryschool or countryschool.net. For a list of upcoming admissions events, please visit countryschool.net/visit.


At The Harvey School, joy matters. Simply put, students that are happy thrive. They want students to love school, be engaged in the classroom, form strong relationships with their teachers and peers, and challenge themselves. With their commitment to small class size, their welcoming and diverse community cultivates each student’s strengths through academics, the arts, athletics, community service, and global understanding. They personalize each student’s educational journey to be as unique as they are. There’s nothing more powerful than a student who believes they can make a difference in the world. Located in Katonah, NY, Harvey is a college-preparatory school for grades 6 through 12 with 5-day boarding in grades 9-12.


United Methodist Preschool, located conveniently on South Avenue in New Canaan, CT provides an enriching, hands-on, play-based preschool experience for children ages 2-5. At UMPS, they understand and respect the importance of the early years in shaping confident and kind individuals. Their dedicated teachers foster a caring environment that encourages children to develop a sense of responsibility, creative self-expression, confidence, and compassion. Their innovative S.T.E.A.M. Makerspace runs on child-driven creativity and curiosity. In this space, they work on long-term projects and can imagine, construct, improve, dismantle, and redesign. UMPS is a non-profit, NAEYC accredited preschool. They follow all CDC and CT Office of Early Childhood COVID protocols for preschool safety, including small group size. 


Children must be taught how to think, not what to think” – Margaret Mead. Schoolhouse Academy is an innovative independent private school situated on 66 secluded acres in Norwalk, CT, opening Fall of 2023! Schoolhouse Academy believes all families should have high-quality educational options that best fit their child’s needs at an affordable cost. Their effective educational model of mastery and project-based, hands-on learning, with a STEM and art-focused curriculum supported by a technology-rich environment, allows students to gain foundational knowledge of the world around them and think critically. Schoolhouse Academy’s world-class educational program will prepare your child with the necessary skills, knowledge, and real-world experiences required for success to enter the best colleges and universities in the United States; and be prepared for the 21st Century competitive, global economy. Schoolhouse Academy will offer Pre-K through 12th grade. 


School Days Preschool is a preschool program offering education for children ages 3, 4, and Pre-K 5.  Their Connecticut Certified teachers offer a quality education while also providing a nurturing environment for all children. They establish a strong foundation for a lifetime of learning for your child.

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