The 2021 Preschool Guide! | Stamford Moms

We all want our children’s first experiences with school to be full of exciting chances to learn and have fun. So, when choosing the perfect preschool, it’s important to get all of the information we need in one place.

That’s why we put together The 2021 Stamford Moms Preschool Guide.

From full day options to part day options, five-day or less… scroll down for what you need to know and where to go if you’d like to learn more.

Adventure Preschool

 

Adventure Preschool provides a warm and inviting environment for our little learners to create, explore and discover.

We use science, gym, art and sensory play to foster the creativity of our children. We give Spanish class twice a week and have an exciting monthly theme curriculum.

Everyday is a fun learning experience at Adventure Preschool!

Ages 2 & up
(203) 993-9665

Adventure_Preschool@yahoo.com
Visit the website here for more information.

Catholic Academy of Stamford

The Catholic Academy of Stamford’s PreK 3 and PreK 4 program is a social, emotional and academic program. We believe everyone is an individual and we encourage them to be the best they can be. Grades PreK 3 through grade 5, caters to students at the beginning of their educational journey.

Personalized learning is integrated early on. We work with students and their parents to develop individualized curriculum based on the students’ unique talents and interests. Our small class sizes facilitate master-level teaching allowing for a better, technology-based education coupled with one-on-one attention. 
There are limited available seats in limited grades.

Pre-K – Grade 8
(203) 322-6505
admissions@casct.org.
Visit the website here for more information.

Children’s Learning Centers
of Fairfield County

 
Children’s Learning Centers of Fairfield County (CLC) offers affordable early childhood education and care with hands-on learning and programs focused on health, nutrition and family support at eight locations in Stamford!
CLC is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and Federal Head Start.

Care 4 Kids is accepted and financial assistance is available based on eligibility.

Ages 6 months – kindergarten eligible
(203) 967-6960.
Visit the website here for more information!

The Children’s School

When it comes to education, we celebrate the adage: Don’t save the best for last. Decades of research have proven the early years are the most important in a child’s entire education. More than middle school, high school and college? Yes. Because the period from birth to age 8 is when a foundation for life is created. Deep curiosity. Interests. Passions. Skills. Confidence. Respect for others, oneself and the natural world. Put those together, and it adds up to good habits of heart and mind for a lifetime.

That is why we at The Children’s School have focused on early childhood education for 56 years, with a clear mission—nurturing good habits of heart and mind through an individualized learning program and unsurpassed teaching talent. Head of School Maureen Murphy explains, “In that time, we have melded the very best thinking about children’s astonishing capacity to learn with five decades of working with children ourselves.” 

That expertise means that each student is known and supported in our classrooms, courtesy of a 6-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio. Every student has a learning program designed expressly for them, with careful monitoring and record keeping that allow for swift adjustments if necessary at The Children’s School. It also means your child is immersed in a curriculum rich in music, art, science, movement, technology, books and more books, and a suite of learning materials that beckon children to play, which, as we know, is the basis of all learning for children. Our five-acre sustainable campus and state-of-the-art building and Art Barn enfold students in the wonders of discovering the world and self-expression.

Ages 3 – 8
(203) 329-8815
admissions@childrensschool.org
Visit the website here for more information!

CP Kids

 

CP Kids is a place for young children to learn through play and actively develop their language, cognitive, social/emotional, and motor skills.

Children are given concrete experiences to encourage them to interact with the world around them and explore new ideas and materials. An integrated curriculum is utilized to reinforce themes and understanding.

 

The CP Kids toddler and preschool children participate in several extracurricular activities each week. These activities bring them into the Chelsea Piers facility daily and allow them to exercise their bodies so that their minds are ready to learn!

  • Multi-Sport Classes
  • Creative Movement
  • Music Class
  • Spanish Class
  • Gymnastics Class

Toddler & Preschool Programs
(203) 989-1900
cpkids-ct@chelseapiers.com
Visit the website here for more information!

Education Station at the Italian Center

 

The Education Station is a full-day, year-round early childhood education center for infants through preschool age children.

The Education Station includes a new playground, designated gross motor room, and technology that allows parents to feel like they are actually in the classroom.

In addition, it incorporates all that the IC has to offer, including swim lessons and use of the gymnasium. Music, Spanish lessons, wellness programs, special events and family dinner nights are also offered.

6 weeks – Pre-K
(203) 322-6928
lsecko@italiancenter.org
Visit the website here for more information!

German International School New York

 

Open a world of opportunities for your child with a distinctive bilingual education and a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes the sciences.

For over 40 years, German International School New York(GISNY), an independent Pre-K through Grade 12 college preparatory program, cultivates students to develop into curious, analytical, and conscientious global citizens.

GISNY is the only school in the tristate area accredited to offer the NYS High School Diploma and the German International Abitur, a globally recognized diploma, which facilitates access to universities worldwide.

The completion of our science wing this fall with a new state-of-the-art Maker Space allows our students to fully explore projects in the fields of design thinking, life sciences, and artificial intelligence.

Our Pre-K and Kindergarten programs offer a bright, spacious, and nurturing environment, and with our Nature-Based Early Childhood Education Program our students enjoy most of their school day outdoors exploring, learning, and playing on our beautiful 20-acre campus.

Children entering our Pre-K or Kindergarten programs are not required to speak or understand German and build the foundation of being bilingual by first grade.

Pre-K – Grade 12
(914) 948-6513
admissions@gisny.org
Visit the website here for more information!

Greenwich Catholic School

Greenwich Catholic School is unlike any other school in Fairfield and Westchester County.

We do more than educate your child. We help mold them into strong, confident leaders who think critically, act compassionately, and are prepared to be responsible global citizens.

Each child at Greenwich Catholic is known, cared for, and supported by every member of our strong community.

With unrivaled academics and athletics, comparatively low tuition, and a solid track record of getting our graduates into their first choice high school, Greenwich Catholic sets each student up for success.

We are a co-educational day school in Greenwich, Connecticut, where students in PreK 3 through Grade 8 learn and thrive.

PreK 3 – Grade 8
(203) 869.4000
Visit the website here to learn more!

The Greenwich Spanish School

 

Greenwich Spanish School offers the most advanced pre-school curriculum taught solely in Spanish to children 3 to 5 years of age with the goal of starting children on the path to being bilingual and bi-literate at the optimal age.

No prior knowledge of Spanish necessary. All teachers have native fluency. Continuous full and half day programs run from September to June, 8:45 am to 3:00 pm with a Summer Program offered June through August.

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday after school program available for children 5 to 10 years who already speak some Spanish or who have studied Spanish previously in GSS or other programs.

PreK 3 & K
(203) 637-8288
Rosario@GreenwichSpanish.org
Visit the website here to learn more!

King School

 
King School sets a better standard for education.
Students in grades PreK through 12 engage in an expansive curriculum focused on student-driven inquiry and experiential learning. Our teaching methodology is guided by educational best practices and focused on strong relationships with faculty — creating a foundation for courageous thinking. King opens minds and encourages lifelong curiosity.

We value diversity and are inspired by our different backgrounds, perspectives, and lived experiences. Our students chart their own path and arrive at the nation’s top colleges confident, prepared, and ready to make an impact. King graduates are better prepared to better the world.

PreK – Grade 12
Visit the website here for more information!

The Long Ridge School

 

With a unique focus on nursery and elementary education, The Long Ridge School is a warm, joyful environment where students excel through progressive, inquiry-based, personalized learning. When you visit our expansive, idyllic campus, you’ll find an inclusive community, where teachers, students, and parents of all backgrounds work together to guide children toward becoming compassionate
global citizens.

Teachers at the Long Ridge School nurture each child’s strengths and interests—instilling confidence and leadership skills; fostering academic, social, and emotional development; and collaboratively building for each student the foundation for a fulfilling future.

Age 2 – Grade 5
(203) 322-7693
admissions@longridgeschool.org
Visit the website here for more information!

The Mead School

 
High quality child care offers more than just a safe place for children; it has a positive effect on a child’s early development and sets the foundation for positive relationships and a lifetime of learning.

The Mead School is dedicated to providing a warm, supportive environment, serving as a home away from home for both child and family.

Join Mead for a private tour to learn more about our whole child approach from Infants through Pre-K.

Child Care, Pre-K & K – Grade 8
joanne_costello@meadschool.org
Visit the website here for more information.

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.

New Canaan Country School graduates excel at top day, boarding and public secondary schools and go on to lead lives of impact and purpose.

Pre-K – Grade 9
Visit the website here for more information.

Ordered Steps

 

Ordered Steps offers enrollment for children ages 18 months and up.

Breakfast, Lunch and snack are provided and financial aid is available. Located in Stamford Downtown.

18 months – Age 5
(475) 897-8293
Visit the website here for more information.

Sound Beach Day School

 

Sound Beach Day School is a private progressive preschool influenced by the Reggio Emilia and Project Approach philosophies dedicated to enrich the lives of preschool children in the community.

We are nature and play based with an emphasis on the child’s interest. Class size is small to enable project work and individualized learning taught by a highly educated staff. We educate children from 20 months to 6 years old, across all learning domains.

Our program lays the foundation for the child’s life long skills as a learner, teaching them to build and sustain relationships, respect themselves and others, share and take responsibility. At Sound Beach Day School, we value family and community involvement in the life of our school.

20 months – 6 years
(203) 569-7546
Visit the website here for more information!

Whitby School

 

Located in Greenwich CT, Whitby is a co-educational independent school that provides educational continuity for children 18 months through Grade 8 in the Fairfield-Westchester area.

The premier Whitby Montessori Children’s House three-year program and the highly-recognized International Baccalaureate (IB) program in Grades 1 – 8 form the foundation that empowers Whitby students to think creatively and critically, preparing them as life-long learners and global citizens.

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