The 2022 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 2022 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.

Ages 2 & up
(203) 993-9665

[email protected]
Visit the website here for more information.

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!

Pre-K – Grade 12
Bonnie Marcus, Director of Admissions | [email protected]
Visit the website here for more information!

Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy

Imagine a school where the students are happy, where passionate teachers make learning exciting each day and where creativity thrives. At Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy, students are inspired to think, to analyze and to question.

In an atmosphere that celebrates learning, friendship, the joy of Jewish life and an abiding connection with Israel, our children and young adults thrive. Imbued with Torah teachings and values, self-confidence and leadership skills blossom.

If you are looking for a school with a personalized approach to education in which students are encouraged and supported to be and become their very best, we invite you to explore what our school has to offer.

Pre-K – Grade 8
(203) 322-6505 | [email protected]
Visit the website here for more information!

Open Houses & Take a Look Days:
November & December
Contact to schedule a personal tour.

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 PreK3 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.

Parents are invited to attend in-person Open Houses and Take a Look Days in November and January. Please check our website for dates and times. You can also schedule a personal tour if those dates do not work for you. In the meantime, you can watch our video located here and hear from some of our parents here.

Apply online at www.CasCt.org.

Ages 3 months – 5 years
[email protected] | (203) 989-1900
Visit the website here for more information!

Chelsea Piers – 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!

Every day students fan out in our spacious, light-filled classrooms where they can choose from among many good paths to learning. They immerse themselves in open-ended materials that encourage them to test their hunches, and explore art mediums such as paint, clay, collage, construction and pencil drawing that encourage the non-linear thinking, experimentation and risk-taking so crucial to creative expression. Our sophisticated music program takes them on an enthralling journey that begins with the discovery of their own voices—children’s first instrument—and progresses so that they can eventually read and write music too.

Ages 6 months – kindergarten eligible
(203) 967-6960
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 3 – 8
Visit the website here for more information!

Open Houses
November 4, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
December 9, 5 – 7 p.m.
RSVP (203) 329-8815 | Jamie DeNatale | [email protected]

The Children’s School

Imagination Takes Flight at The Children’s School

Tomorrow’s creators, makers and innovators are with us today—at home, at school and on the playground. That is why The Children’s School provides a learning environment that invites children to explore their imagination and creativity freely.

Every day students fan out in our spacious, light-filled classrooms where they can choose from among many good paths to learning. They immerse themselves in open-ended materials that encourage them to test their hunches, and explore art mediums such as paint, clay, collage, construction and pencil drawing that encourage the non-linear thinking, experimentation and risk-taking so crucial to creative expression. Our sophisticated music program takes them on an enthralling journey that begins with the discovery of their own voices—children’s first instrument—and progresses so that they can eventually read and write music too.

It is a powerful experience for a child to imagine something and then make it tangible. Delight and joy—I created this!—nourish confidence and stoke the engine of independent thought. Students say: “Let’s try this!”; “Why didn’t this work the way I expected?”; “What happens if I change this musical note?”; and “Is there a pattern in my painting?” There are no right or wrong answers in these explorations, only the beauty of children creating, modifying and improving ideas born of their imagination.

Come Visit – We hope you will attend an Open House to learn about our mission and best practices as well as the School’s innovative, individualized programs. Please call 203.329.8815 to schedule a private tour, or to RSVP for an Open House Friday, November 4 or Friday December 9, from 5 to 7 pm.

6 weeks – Pre-K
(203) 322-6928 | [email protected]
Visit the website here for more information!

Education Station at the IC

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.

3 months – Age 5
Visit the website here for more information!

Grace Daycare & Learning Center

Grace Daycare & Learning Center is the option every family deserves for early childcare service. They understand that families have enough going on in their lives, and strive to provide complete services for your convenience.

Grace Daycare & Learning Center has locations in Fairfield County and reflects the vibrant energy of the area. Their passionate and skilled team members are here to help your child make an impact on the world.

Children come to GCS to become independent, self confident learners.

PreK 3 – Grade 8
Visit the website here for more information!

Winter Open House January 29, 2023!

Greenwich Catholic

Greenwich Catholic School’s PreK 3 and PreK 4 Programs are unique in many ways.

Our curriculum fosters all areas of a child’s development. We balance small and large group learning, structured and independent activities, small and large motor play as well as quiet time. Our preschool children are fully  integrated in our school family. They take part in many of Greenwich Catholic’s enrichment classes such as gym, music, foreign language and art. We use effective teaching approaches that are also developmentally, culturally and linguistically appropriate for young children. 

Children come to GCS to become independent, self confident learners.

Pre-K – Grade 12
Visit www.kingschoolct.org or email [email protected]

Open Houses:
Coffee and Conversation events happen monthly on Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
Open House on October 30, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

King School

King School unlocks the power of wonder and students PreK-12 become agents in their own learning.

When students are exploring, questioning, making connections, — and teachers are creating these moments of discovery — students are truly learning.

Infants starting at 3 months, toddlers ages 1 & 2, preschool ages 3 – 5. Live streaming, meals included, extended hours 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Infant – 5 years
(203) 968-2468 | [email protected]
Visit the website here for more information!

The Learning Center at Piper’s Hill

The Learning Center at Piper’s Hill provides an early childhood educational experience for children infants through preschool with an emphasis on social-emotional learning, hands on educational activities, and enrichment programs such as sports and music.

Our Mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of our children, their families, and the communities we serve.  We look forward to you joining our TLE family!

Age 6 weeks – 6 years
(203) 595-5271 | [email protected]

Visit the website here for more information!

Schedule a tour here!

The Learning Experience Stamford

The Learning Experience is a state-of-the-art Learning Academy located in Downtown Stamford.

Our Mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of our children, their families, and the communities we serve.  We look forward to you joining our TLE family!

Age 2 – Grade 5
(203) 322-7693 | [email protected]
Visit the website here for more information!

Contact [email protected] or (203) 322-7693 to set up an in-person campus tour.

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.

Little Stars

Little Stars Preschool Enrichment Program is a new kinder prep program located on beautiful grounds in Stamford, CT.

A unique and fun enrichment curriculum to encourage a love of learning and reading! STEAM, Gym, Art, and Music are our weekly enhancements to our program.

Ages 2 – 5 years old
(203) 724-7253
[email protected]
Visit the website here for more information!

Call to schedule a tour.

Pre-K – Grade 8
(203) 428-4080
Visit the website here for more 
information!

Register for an Upcoming Admissions Event HERE
October 25, 7 p.m. virtual event: Meet our Home Center Directors
October 27, 10 a.m. on campus: Discovery Day for Pre-K and Kindergarten

The Mead School

The Mead School is a high quality early learning environment offers more than just a safe place for children; it has a profoundly positive effect on a child’s early development and sets the foundation for positive relationships and a lifetime of learning. 

The Mead School’s Early Learning Center is dedicated to providing Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers a warm, supportive environment, serving as a home away from home for both child and family.

Pre-K – Grade 9
For information about upcoming admission offerings, visit the website here!

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 go on to lead lives of impact and purpose.

14 months – grade 8
(203) 834-0440

Visit the website here for more information!

Seven Acres Montessori

As you make important decisions at this stage in your child’s development and education you will want to learn more about the difference that IS Seven Acres Montessori

Their philosophy is based on individualized, whole-child learning with highly trained and experienced teachers. The curriculum masterfully and cohesively inter-connects the social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth and well-being of the whole child through project based, experiential learning in a small classroom setting and supportive environment designed to meet the specific needs of each student. 

Seven Acres Montessori is a non-profit school committed to educating children 14 months through eighth grade, accredited by both The Association Montessori Internationale and The Connecticut Association of Independent Schools.

20 months – 6 years
(203) 569-7546
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.

6 weeks – 5 years
(203) 322-1649

Visit the website here for more information!

Temple Sinai Early Childhood Education Center

They offer full-day and half-day, flexible programs for children age 6 weeks to 5 years. Your child will learn in a positive environment focused on the development of their mind, body and spirit.

The caring community warmly welcomes children and families of all faiths, ethnicities and backgrounds.

The Learning Center at Piper’s Hill
17 Roxbury Road
Infant – Pre-K
(203) 968-2468

A Place Like Home
2810 Long Ridge Road
(203) 890-9497

APPLES Early Childhood Educational Center
381 High Ridge Road
Pre-K – Stamford Public Schools

All About Kids, Inc.
115 Waterbury Avenue
Ages 3 – 5

Baby Cottage
1109 Newfield Avenue & 1114 Hope Street

Beginner Steps Daycare

Bright Horizons at High Ridge Park
4 High Ridge Park

Bright Horizons at Stamford Place
300 First Stamford Place

EZ Steps Learning Center
877 Long Ridge Road
(203) 569-5084

First Presbyterian Church Nursery School
1101 Bedford Street

First United Methodist Nursery School
42 Cross Road
(Also has a kindergarten program)

Gan Yeladim Early Childhood Center
770 High Ridge Road

Grace Daycare & Learning Center
369 Washington Boulevard
(203) 504-8523

Glenbrook Learning Center
35 Crescent Street
(203) 595-8339

Hubbard Heights Preschool
111 West North Street

Italian Center Preschool
1620 Newfield Avenue

JCC Sara Walker Nursery School
458 Lakeside Drive

Kiddy Care
68 Hartswood Road

Little Stars Preschool Enrichment Program
350 Roxbury Road (in Temple Beth El)
[email protected]

Long Ridge Road Child Development Center
778 Long Ridge Road

Mark of Excellence Pre-School & Academy
29 Grove Street

Mater Salvatoris Stamford
403 Scofieldtown Road
(203) 489 0977
[email protected]

Ordered Steps
(475) 897-8293

Our Lady of Grace Preschool
635 Glenbrook Road

Shiny Little Stars
2510 Bedford Street

Stamford Museum & Nature Center
39 Scofieldtown Road
(203) 977-6528
[email protected]

Stay & Play Preschool
Stamford Star Recreation Center
[email protected]

Tender Loving Care Academy
256 Strawberry Hill Avenue

Union Memorial Preschool
58 Church Street

Villa Divino Amore Preschool
117 Hope Street

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