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


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 their own unique way. To help, we’ve put together our first annual Guide to Daycares, Preschools, & Private Schools in Fairfield County. We hope to provide you the opportunity to research the perfect fit your family’s needs. Whether you choose private, public, religious affiliation or otherwise – we are thrilled to provide this resource. Please support our sponsors! 


Educational Playcare provides full and part-time educational childcare and preschool programs. They are proud of their reputation as the provider of the highest-quality childcare and preschool programs for children that can be found anywhere. They’ve maintained high standards with the quality control that comes from being small and owner-operated. Despite their relatively small size, they are still able to offer all of the benefits of the large “corporate” daycares and more! Their mission is to provide the children in their care with the highest quality developmental and educational programs in a nurturing, safe, and supportive environment, and to facilitate and enrich the childcare experience of our families.

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At Bright Horizons they recognize how important early education is in your child’s development. Their curriculum focuses on hands-on activities, diverse experiences, and appropriate technology such as touch-screen computers and Smartboards in their Kindergarten Prep classroom. Their outdoor classrooms help introduce the concepts of science and weekly STEAM classes are filled with fun and learning. Their monthly visitors include the Trumbull Librarian as well as their intergenerational friends from the local assisted living facility. They invite you to visit and see how they have been nurturing children and preparing them for school for the last 19 years in Trumbull. 



For over 30 years, The Goddard School® has been a trusted name among parents and families. Their classrooms are safe, nurturing environments for children six weeks to six years, offering age-appropriate opportunities to explore and discover. Their play-based F.L.EX.® Learning Program (Fun Learning Experience) is grounded in research on how children learn best: children experience the deepest, most genuine learning when they are having fun. It’s designed to help build each child’s emotional, academic, social, creative, and physical skills to provide a well-rounded experience and ensure each one becomes confident, joyful, and fully prepared in school and in life. Schedule a tour today.


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 important, a love of learning. They offer part day classes for 3’s, PreK and full day Kindergarten. They also offer after school enrichment and extended day options until 3:30. Contact them today for a tour!



At Trinity Parish Nursery School (TPNS) they strive to educate, inspire, and instill in each child a passion for learning. They nurture and build each child’s unique physical, intellectual, and emotional development. They offer a science lab, yoga, music classes and more with a nurse on staff.  



School Days is a preschool program offering education for children ages 3, 4 and Pre-K5. Their staff of Connecticut certified teachers offers 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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New Canaan Country School is a co-ed, independent day school for students in Pre-K (ages 3 & 4) through grade 9. Located on a 75-acre campus in New Canaan, the school provides transportation for families living throughout the region. For more information about the school, please visit They hope that you will join them for one or several of their fall events (Fall Discovery Fair on October 5, Open House on October 20, Divisional Close-Ups on October 24 and November 7, and Coffee in the Commons on Thursdays).


At King School, they seek more than achievement for their students. They open minds and spark courageous thinking. Every day, their students discover and forge their unique paths to excellence, as they teach, guide, and cheer them on. Because when they set better standards for both the experience and outcomes of education, students cultivate the insights and heart to own their future. Discover More: Open House: Grades 6-11: October 6, 1:00-4:00 p.m. PreK – Grade 5: November 3, 12:30-3:30 p.m.


All Saints Catholic School is a Pre-K to 8th Grade school, located on an expansive 5 acre campus. Discover this hidden gem, and explore all that we have to offer. Our preschool program offers  a 5 day 3’s & 5 day 4’s program.  Drop off is at 7:30am, school begins at 7:50 and ends at 2:05. Dismissal for Pre-K is at 1:45, and there is an extended day option until 5:45 every day. All Saints has a staff of fully-certified teachers and specialists including STEAM, Physical Education, Fine Art, Music and Technology. Learn more about our programs at


Pumpkin Preschool {Fairfield, Shelton, Westport)

Quality, affordable childcare in a nurturing and loving environment for children 6 weeks to 8 years old.

Bright Beginnings Early Childhood Program {Fairfield, Stamford}

Dedicated to providing the best family daycare and preschool (pre k) for children six weeks to five years of age.

Building Blocks Early Learning Center {Stamford, Shelton, Wilton}

Dedicated to providing every child with ample space to play, learn, and explore. Programs offered range from 6 weeks to 5 years old.

The Goddard School {Wilton}

More than just a daycare/childcare center; a year round program committed to providing the highest level of education. 

Bright Horizons {Stamford}

Ensures children gain the social-emotional, critical-thinking, and academic competencies to thrive.

Chelsea Piers (CP) Kids Early Learning Center {Stamford}

Creates a learning environment for young children where they learn through play and actively develop their language, cognitive, social/emotional and motor skills.

Carousel Preschool {Norwalk}

Program for ages 6 weeks through 5 years, made up of a diverse population of children, families and staff, all from various cultures, ethnic groups and nationalities to allow children to become familiar with and aware of differences and similarities before they venture out into a larger world where diversity exists around them.

Creative Minds Early Childhood Center {Fairfield}

Dedicated to providing the best possible care for your children at the most affordable weekly cost possible, programs include infant through prekindergarten.

New England Country Day School {Danbury}

Danbury’s premier preschool/daycare, caring for and educating children from 6 weeks through 13 years of age.

Almost Home {Ridgefield}

Reliable and reputable family-owned daycare and preschool.


New Canaan Community Preschool {New Canaan}

Structured to encourage curiosity, inspire creativity, and build a strong sense of community. 

Day Care Center of New Canaan {New Canaan}

Provides a full-day preschool program for three and four year olds and a school-age program for children grades K-6th.

Greenwich Christian Preschool {Greenwich}

A non-denominational preschool that is open to all children regardless of race, religion or ethnicity.

JCC Sara Walker Nursery School {Stamford}

Designed to help children, ages two to four and pre-K, become confident learners and feel good about going to school.

Green’s Farms Nursery School {Westport}

A nursery school for children ages one to five years old that provides a joyful place to learn, play, and make friends under the guidance of caring and experienced teachers.

Earthplace Preschool {Westport}

Hands-on learning experiences in nature and in the classroom setting that allow children to make connections to the world around them.

Trumbull Early Childhood Educaetion Center {Trumbull}

The first free-standing public special needs preschool program in Connecticut; educates children of all learning-capacities, emphasizing the importance of inclusion and understanding.

Gingerbread School House {Monroe}

Provides the highest quality program for young children in a fun, loving, and supportive environment.

Miss Mia’s Early Bird Preschool {Danbury}

A quality preschool program that prepares your child for social and academic success.

AaBbCc Early Learning Center of Danbury {Danbury}

Dedicated to teaching a kindergarten preparedness curriculum that will set them up for future success.


Brunswick School {Greenwich}

An independent, college preparatory day school, providing character-based education for boys in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12.

Greenwich Academy {Greenwich}

An independent college-preparatory day school for girls and young women that seeks to foster excellence, grades pre-K through 12.

The Long Ridge School {Stamford}

An independent, co-educational nursery and elementary school located on 14 woodland acres in Northern Stamford, Connecticut, enrolling children two years old through grade five, drawn from many local Connecticut and New York towns.

Fairfield Country Day School {Fairfield}

A private day school that provides an educational community dedicated to the personal growth and intellectual development of boys. 

Saint Theresa School {Trumbull}

A Catholic community grounded in faith, supported by hope, and surrounded by love that welcomes families and students of Pre-K through 8th grade with diverse backgrounds. 

Christian Heritage School {Trumbull}

A private K-12 interdenominational Christian college preparatory school.

Wooster School {Danbury}

A private, co-educational, college-preparatory K-12 school.

Ridgefield Academy {Ridgefield}

A private co-ed day school serving students in preschool through eighth grade.


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