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

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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 second 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

Educational Playcare was established in 1986 to provide full and part-time educational programs for children from 6 weeks to 12 years old. They are proud of their reputation as the provider of the highest-quality childcare and preschool programs for children. Their programs include unique benefits such as music, fitness and yoga lessons for all children, nutritious meals and snacks, an award-winning curriculum, secure facilities, professional teachers, daily electronic communication to families (including pictures and videos), and advanced sanitizing technologies. 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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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. Their graduates excel at top day, boarding, and public secondary schools and go on to lead lives of impact and purpose. For more information about the school, please visit countryschool.net or for a schedule of upcoming admissions events and opportunities to get to know them better, please visit countryschool.net/visit.

KING SCHOOL

At King School, they seek more than achievement for their students. They open minds and spark courageous thinking. Every day, 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. Dare to ask more of education by visiting kingschoolct.org to explore King and meet faculty, staff, students, and parents who share your passions. Save the date: Open House for PreK-Grade 12 November 8, 1:00- 4:00 p.m.

UNITED METHODIST PRESCHOOL

United Methodist Preschool is a NAEYC accredited Preschool in New Cannan, CT. Their mission is to provide an enriching, affordable hands-on, play-based preschool experience for children ages 2-5. At UMPS they understand and respect the importance of the early childhood years in shaping us into confident and kind people. Their passionate teachers foster a nurturing environment that encourages children to develop a sense of responsibility, creative self- expression, confidence, and an eagerness for curiosity. They are a non-profit organization and do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, nor special needs. Due to the recent health concerns of Covid-19, a comprehensive plan for health and safety has been implemented which follows all CDC guidelines. These protocols and procedures are designed to keep students, teachers, and families safe. It is their belief that we are all better together, and with these new safety measures in place, we will be able to explore all the rich experiences that preschool offers once again, together.

DAYCARES

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, Westport, Monroe & Fairfield}

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

Bright Horizons {Stamford, Fairfield, Wilton & Trumbull}

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.

PRESCHOOLS

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 Education 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.

PRIVATE SCHOOLS

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.

TUTORING SUPPORT

Kumon Math and Reading Center 

For more than 50 years, Kumon’s after-school academic enrichment program has helped children achieve success worldwide. Whether your child is seeking enrichment, needs help catching up, or is just beginning his or her academic career, Kumon is designed to help him or her develop a love of learning.   

Tutor Doctor   

Tutor Doctor provides Fairfield tutoring services to students of all ages, levels, and subjects. They come to your home, at a convenient time for you to help you or your child to fill in the gaps in his or her knowledge base.    

Mathnasium  

They help kids in grades K-12+ understand math by teaching the way that makes sense to them.  

Sylvan Learning Center 

Their tutors use a personal approach and interactive technology to help kids learn math, reading, writing, and more—turning B’s into A’s and frustration into confidence! 

The Learning Consultants   

They have expert teachers in every major math, science, and language subject to tutor your Fairfield County student. 

C2 Education   

C2’s fully customized programs support students throughout their academic journeys — from younger students adapting to changing learning environments to high school students coping with learning interruptions while navigating an unprecedented college application process.  

Alliance Tutoring 

Alliance Tutoring specializes in assisting students from adolescence to young adults who need academic and personal guidance in the transition from high school to college or into the workforce.   

Huntington Learning Center

If your student needs a tutor who can provide personalized, one-on-one attention, come to Huntington Learning Center to find out how we can help enrich his or her academic journey.  

Club Z! Tutoring of Fairfield County   

Club Z! Tutor offers in-home and online tutoring services in Fairfield County.  

Tutoring Club of Ridgefield 

From Pre-K to College, they are the one-stop-shop for all of your educational needs.   

FAIRFIELD COUNTY MOM RESOURCES

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