UPDATED JANUARY 2015: 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.
THE RAINBOW OF LANGUAGES
45 E. Putnam Ave., Suite 111, Greenwich
In our program, infants, toddlers, and young children are learning foreign languages through a boisterous mix of games, music, storytelling, drama, arts and crafts, and other activities. We offer targeted language classes in French, Spanish, Russian, Hebrew, Mandarin, and English. Sign up for our 3-hour Friday and Saturday Magic Carpet Night workshops, conducted in English for ages 5-8. Special: buy two workshops, get one FREE!
APPLE BLOSSOM SCHOOL AND FAMILY CENTER
440 Danbury Road, Wilton
The Apple Blossom School and Family Center in Wilton is based on the Waldorf early-childhood philosophy of learning through play, activity, and imagination. The children develop their physical, intellectual, and emotional capabilities by being exposed to nature and the arts, and by the oral traditions of storytelling and puppetry. We offer parent-child classes, under-3 nursery, preschool, kindergarten, summer camp, and new extended care hours to 4pm. We also offer workshops open to the greater community on a monthly basis. Please call to set up a tour at 203-493-4003, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE CLOVER HILL SCHOOL
2 Emerson St., Norwalk
The Clover Hill School has been bringing Waldorf-inspired education to lower Fairfield County since 2004. The school serves organic, low-allergen foods in a green environment. The full- or half-day, mixed-age kindergarten, for children ages 3-6, focuses on giving children healthy movement and the freedom to play in beautiful, welcoming classrooms. Growing Together Parent & Child classes, for ages 2 months to 3 years, meet weekly and include circle songs, games, puppetry, and indoor and outdoor playtime. Mothers-to-be are welcome. Open House: Saturday, Jan. 24, 10-11:30am. Call 203-661-6484 to reserve your spot.
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 the Norwalk and Darien areas. Our mission is to provide a warm, nurturing, and engaging atmosphere that allows children to be creative and adventurous learners. Highly qualified, experienced, 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.
20 Portland Ave., Redding
20 Portland Ave., Redding
11 Burr Road, Westport
Director of Admission, Kim McElderry 203-544-8393
223 W. Mountain Road, Ridgefield (3s-Grade 8)
Director of Admission and Financial Aid, Libby B. Mattson
The premier, private preschool for early learning, serving children ages 1-5 with locations in Redding (Georgetown), Ridgefield, and Westport, is a place where learning is a joyful experience! Balanced curriculum offers literacy, math activities, and hands-on science through play. Children can enjoy world language, art, music, gym, and technology. Before- and after-care are offered. CAIS accredited.
LITTLE FRIENDS CHILD CARE & PRESCHOOL
25 Valley Drive, Greenwich
Family-owned and -operated, Little Friends of Greenwich, run by Verna Esposito, offers child care 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 guidelines." Open Monday-Friday, 6:30am-6:30pm. Year-round rolling admissions. Ongoing summer programs.
WESTBROOK NATURE SCHOOL
7 Long Ridge Road, West Redding
Westbrook Nature School offers a nature-based curriculum on a 6-acre property featuring trails, streams, meadows, an organic garden, and natural playscapes, resulting in an education that builds physical and emotional resilience, moral awareness, and the foundation required for intellectual growth. Programs include parent-child classes, mixed-age kindergarten, adult workshops, playdays, and seasonal events.
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 12th grade. 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 for ages 3 months and older.
HAMDEN HALL COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
1108 Whitney Ave., Hamden
Hamden Hall Country Day School is an independent, coeducational preschool to 12th grade 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 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 ages 18 months to eighth grade 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.
ST. VINCENT'S SPECIAL NEEDS SERVICES
95 Merritt Blvd., Trumbull
St. Vincent’s Special Needs Services is a trusted provider of lifelong education and therapeutic services. Our special education school for children, ages 3-21, is an alternative placement option for children with developmental disabilities, special health care needs, and autism spectrum disorders. Physical, occupational, speech-language, and aquatic therapies are all offered as part of each student’s individualized education plan. Parent education and transition-support services, as well as adult day, work services, and residential placements are also available.