UPDATED JANUARY 2014: Find preschools, private or public schools in the Fairfield, CT area, including Norwalk, Stamford, Danbury, and Bridgeport, and also find after-school tutors for extra homework help and program to help your kids academically.
CENTER FOR PEDIATRIC THERAPY
1300 Post Road, Suite 204, Fairfield
101 North Plains Industrial, Wallingford, CT 06492
For over 20 years, CPT has provided one-on-one therapy services to support the motor, sensory, and communication needs of children. If your child has difficulty sitting still, mastering handwriting, speaking/understanding language, enjoying large group activities, or is bothered by sensory stimuli (clothing, food textures, certain noises, getting hands dirty), CPT can help both child and family! Sessions are play-based to the extent that children do not even realize they are participating in therapy. If your child struggles with typical everyday activities, call us. We participate with most major insurance carriers.
MATHNASIUM - CONNECTICUT
1700 Post Road, Fairfield
15 Corbin Drive, Darien
2109 Summer St. (Ridgeway Shopping Center, above Starbucks), Stamford
266 S. Main St., Newtown
Mathnasium is a unique learning center specializing in a math-only curriculum that is tailored specifically to each student, and employs a variety of learning modalities to help develop “Number Sense.” A student with Number Sense gains a deep understanding of math, and will be able to solve problems quickly and accurately without having to go through tedious drills and memorization. Kids don’t hate math; they hate being frustrated and confused by math.
APPLE BLOSSOM SCHOOL AND FAMILY CENTER
440 Danbury Road, Wilton
The Apple Blossom School and Family Center is based on the Waldorf early-childhood philosophy of learning through play, activity, and imagination, as well as the fostering of development through exposure to nature, the arts, and the oral traditions of storytelling and puppetry. Located in Wilton by Cannon Crossing, we offer parent/infant, parent/toddler, nursery, and kindergarten programs, as well as summer programs for the months of June and July. In addition, we support families through parenting and artistic workshops, and an active community and festival life. Please call to set up a tour at 203-4934003 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE CLOVER HILL SCHOOL
2 Emerson St., Norwalk
Parent & Child classes begin on Tues., Jan. 7. The Clover Hill School has been bringing Waldorf-inspired education to lower Fairfield County since 2004. Our “Growing Together” Parent & Child classes are for moms and dads with children ages 2 months to 3 years, Tues. and Thurs. mornings. Join circle time, puppetry, organic snack, and indoor and outdoor play. Mothers-to-be are welcome! Meet and enjoy discussions with other parents. Spend “special” time with your child. Other programs offered: “Mixed-Age Kindergarten” for ages 3-6. For more information, call 203-661-6484 or visit thecloverhillschool.org or whywaldorfworks.org.
COMMUNITY COOPERATIVE NURSERY SCHOOL (CCNS)
4 Trolley Place, Rowayton
Founded in 1953, CCNS proudly remains one of the few truly cooperative preschools in Connecticut. It serves children ages 2-5 with a unique passion and vision combining creativity, play, the child, and his or her family. Centered on a cooperative spirit, the parents own and care for our school, and in doing so embrace the qualities we strive to instill in our children. We believe children gain confidence and become lifelong learners when their curiosities are piqued and their individual interests are nurtured. The school is licensed by the state of Connecticut.
FIVE MILE RIVER NURSERY SCHOOL
5 Pennoyer St, Rowayton
Five Mile River Nursery School offers pre-school and enrichment programs for children ages 2-5. FMRNS is the only nationally-accredited private preschool in Norwalk and Darien. Our mission is to provide a warm, nurturing, and engaging atmosphere allowing children to be creative and adventurous learners. Highly qualified, experienced, and caring teachers offer individualized attention, while focusing on the development of the whole child: intellectual, social, creative, and physical. Our goal is to inspire self confidence, curiosity, a love of learning, and a lifelong meaningful engagement with the world. NAEYC accredited.
LITTLE FRIENDS CHILD CARE & PRESCHOOL
25 Valley Drive, Greenwich
Family-owned and operated, Little Friends of Greenwich, run by Verna Esposito, provides childcare and early childhood education for ages 6 weeks to 5 years. "We provide a safe, loving and fun environment for children," Esposito says. "We follow the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) guidelines." Open Monday-Friday 6:30am-6:30pm. Year round rolling admissions.
TEMPLE ISRAEL EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
14 Coleytown Road, Westport
In a caring and positive atmosphere, we create a warm and inviting place for preschoolers to learn. Social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and creative skills are introduced through materials and learning experiences that are child-centered and teacher-framed. Work is planned that emphasizes "the process rather than the product," fostering a sense of accomplishment and pride. Based on research that "children learn through play," classroom routines encourage active involvement, meaningful experimentation and reinforcement through repetition. We reinforce the connection between your child and his/her Jewish heritage by integrating the unique traditions and values of the Jewish family into the curriculum.
TOWN & COUNTRY MONTESSORI SCHOOL
531 Danbury Road, Wilton
For 30 years, Town & Country Montessori has been a paragon of exceptional education for three to six-year-olds. The focus is on the individual. Each child is encouraged to satisfy natural curiosity through investigation of instructive, Montessori materials at his or her own pace. In the mixed-age setting, children develop their concentration, confidence, and independence. Based in grace and courtesy, the curriculum includes Math, Language, Practical Life, Sensorial, Geography, Culture, Science, Art, Music, Yoga, Spanish, Maritime Studies, and Peace. Make your appointment today to observe Town & Country.
WESTBROOK NATURE PRESCHOOL
7 Long Ridge Road, West Redding
“Imagine a world in which children grow up with a deep understanding of the life around them…experience the joy of being in nature…and share the responsibility for caring for it.” Richard Louv. Westbrook’s trails, woods, streams, organic garden, and natural playscapes meet the child’s need for discovery, adventure, work, and play. Each child is guided toward emotional resilience, sound physical development, and a sense of reverence and wonder for life. Parent-Child, Nursery, and Kindergarten programs.
CHRISTIAN HERITAGE SCHOOL
575 White Plains Road, Trumbull
Christian Heritage School in Trumbull is a K-12, independent, faith-based school with 475 students. The school features small classes, robust academics, and impressive arts and athletics programs. Mandarin Chinese is taught in grades K-6, while grades 7-12 offer Spanish. The iPad-based curriculum in the high school enhances over 24 Honors- and AP-level courses, including Calculus A/B and B/C, along with UConn credit courses in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English, History, Studio Art, and others.
EASTON COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
660 Morehouse Road, Easton
Easton Country Day School uses its small size and a unique, individual educational approach to ensure each child not only achieves academic excellence in a safe and loving environment, but also learns those skills necessary to be a caring and responsible citizen "all the way from preschool to grade 12." We build a relationship with each child. ECDS offers rigorous academics shaped to the individual child in a familial environment that encourages accomplishment, responsibility, and acceptance of diversity. In addition to our preschool, we also offer day care from age 3 months.
HAMDEN HALL COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
1108 Whitney Ave., Hamden
Hamden Hall Country Day School is an independent, coeducational pre-school-grade 12 day school that fosters the individual growth of every student. We challenge students to develop a strong sense of personal integrity, social responsibility, and a global perspective while preparing them for demanding programs at the collegiate level. The spirit of Hamden Hall, as established more than a century ago, is that of a family. We care about the kinds of people our graduates become.
969 Lake Ave., Greenwich
A recognized leader in education since 1958, Whitby’s innovative Montessori and International Baccalaureate (IB) program readies students within a global community of learners to thrive in today’s dynamic world. Highly trained and energetic teachers provide individualized attention. Students age 18 mos.-grade 8 enthusiastically engage in learning, are inspired by their own discoveries, and find there is no limit to what they can achieve. Whitby students graduate with proficiency in at least two languages and find success in future pursuits. Whitby is located on a beautiful 25-acre campus on Lake Avenue in Greenwich.
BRAIN BALANCE ACHIEVEMENT CENTER OF NORWALK
15 Cross St., Norwalk
49 W. Allendale Ave.
Allendale, NJ 07401
At Brain Balance Achievement Centers, we don’t just work with a child’s strengths or provide strategies to compensate for a weakness, we tackle your child’s learning, behavioral, or developmental challenge head on, by addressing the core issues at the most fundamental level. We integrate cognitive, sensory-motor, and nutritional training into a unique, drug-free, whole-child approach that goes beyond the symptoms to address root causes. Every child deserves the opportunity to reach their fullest social and academic potential. Stop in or call to learn more about the Brain Balance Program® and how we can help your child succeed.
DR. STEPHANIE SOALT
9 Mott Ave., Norwalk
Dr. Soalt has expertise working with special needs children and adolescents as a naturopathic doctor, art therapist, and teacher. She works to identify and treat the root cause instead of merely treating symptoms. Dr. Soalt believes that medication is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Wellness plans are specifically tailored to each individual child with an emphasis on treating the whole person, and incorporate the use of nutritional counseling, botanical medicine, homeopathy, lifestyle counseling, and creative arts therapies. Most insurance plans are accepted.
181 Post Road W., Westport
GRAY MATTERS, now in its 5th year of clinical practice, has a growing legacy of successful outcomes and improved lives. We’ve treated hundreds of patients, ages 5-75, and are experienced with a range of difficulties, including (but not limited to): ADHD, anxiety, depression, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Post-Concussion Syndrome, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Frequently, our patients have multiple issues which co-exist in complex and challenging ways. We are driven by a simple philosophy: the tools we use are only as good as our ability to listen, and our commitment to improve the lives of those we treat.