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. This year more than ever, educational decisions are weighing heavy. To help, we’ve put together our third 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!
UNITED METHODIST PRESCHOOL
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.
NEW CANAAN COUNTRY SCHOOL
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.
SCHOOL DAYS PRESCHOOL
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.
Mention Fairfield County Mom and receive $50 off registration.
THE GODDARD SCHOOL OF MONROE
More than a daycare, The Goddard School of Monroe is a private preschool for infants, toddlers, preschool, and Pre-K, as well as a summer camp for children up to 7 years old. They are an award-winning preschool with their faculty developing STEAM curriculum based on 21st learning. And their very own Ms. Samantha won Goddard Teacher of the Year in 2020! It’s the playful and friendly atmosphere at Goddard that builds the confidence and compassion young children need to gain innovative problem-solving skills. These skills build a foundation for success in a world with ever-changing technology. See what current parents are saying about their experience!
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
ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC SCHOOL
All Saints is located on a 5-acre campus, with playing fields and a full outdoor track. Inside, students enjoy a state-of-the-art STEAM classroom, Innovation Center, Maker Space, Library Media Center, chapel, auditorium, cafeteria, and rooms for fine art, science, and music. They have a separate Pre-K wing with bright open classrooms for three and four-year-olds. All Saints has a gifted, caring, welcoming, and supportive team of fully certified teachers who help students maximize their potential. Their staff includes a certified special education teacher, resource teachers, a reading specialist, an advanced math teacher, classroom aides, and volunteer tutors. Their goal is to offer an excellent education where diversity of learning styles is honored, and individual differences are respected. Educating the complete child is paramount to his/her success.
“Reading is the foundation of all learning and knowledge.” Do you feel your child has fallen behind because of COVID? Teacher4Kids can help! Teacher4Kids is a local, independent tutoring service specializing in teaching children grades K-4 how to read and how to read better. All of their teachers have Masters Degrees in Education and are trained in PAF (Preventing Academic Failure, an Orton Gillingham Approach to teaching reading). In-person and remote teaching available.
Mention Fairfield County Mom, and the initial assessment will be at no charge.
GREEN'S FARMS NURSERY SCHOOL
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!