Fairfield Schools and Education Guide

Fairfield Schools and Education Guide

February 8, 2016   |   DIRECTORY ARTICLES   


Fairfield Schools and Education Guide

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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.

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APPLE BLOSSOM SCHOOL AND FAMILY CENTER
440 Danbury Road, Wilton
203-493-4003
Email appleblossomschool.org@gmail.com, admissions@appleblossomschool.org

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 in a mixed-age environment that emphasizes nature and the arts. Children are taught by the oral traditions of storytelling and puppetry. We offer parent-child classes, under-3 nursery, pre-k, kindergarten, summer programs, and extended care hours to 4pm. Apple Blossom School provides a much-needed alternative to the accelerated approach to early childhood education.

CLOVER HILL SCHOOL (THE)
2 Emerson St., Norwalk
203-661-6484
Email jebdennis2@gmail.com

The Clover Hill School, where uncommon learning is at the core, is offering early childhood programs inspired by Waldorf education for ages 2 months to 6 years. The full- or half-day programs focus on giving children healthy movement and freedom to play in our warm and home-like classrooms. The day begins and ends with outdoor play in our private play yard. The children joyfully participate in preparing organic and low-allergen snacks. You and your child are invited to experience our classrooms on Wednesdays, 10:30–11:30 am. To reserve a spot, email sarah@thecloverhillschool.org or call 203-661-6484.

FIVE MILE RIVER NURSERY SCHOOL
5 Pennoyer St., Rowayton
203-838-4266
Email director@fmrns.com

Five Mile River Nursery School offers preschool 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. NAEYC Accredited. Committed to health, only serving organic foods. For more information: 203-838-4266, 5milerns@gmail.com, fivemilerivernurseryschool.com

GREAT BEGINNINGS MONTESSORI SCHOOL
148 Beach Road, Fairfield
203-254-8208
Pre-K-6


Email kate@greatmontessori.com

Individualized instruction is a standard of Montessori education: Each child learns and develops at her or his own pace through the use of materials and lessons introduced by the certified teacher. The integrated and comprehensive curriculum is introduced sequentially and at the developmental level of each individual child, allowing each student to work to capacity at their ability level in order to develop their fullest potential. Great Beginnings Montessori is enrolling for 2016-17. Contact the school to schedule an appointment to visit and observe in our classrooms: 203-254-8208, admin@greatmontessori.com.

LANDMARK PRESCHOOL
20 Portland Ave., Redding
203-544-8393
20 Portland Ave., Redding
(20 months-5's)
11 Burr Road, Westport
(Wonderful Ones-Kindergarten)
203-226-6982
landmarkpreschool.org
Ridgefield Academy
223 W. Mountain Road, Ridgefield (3s-Grade 8)
Director of Enrollment , David Suter
203-894-1800 x112
RidgefieldAcademy.org


With over 40 years of experience educating young children, Landmark Preschool is a place where learning is a joyful experience! With four locations in Redding (Georgetown), Ridgefield, and Westport CT and Bedford, NY, Landmark's balanced curriculum offers early exposure to literacy, math and science concepts through play. Children experience world language, art, music, gym, and technology each week. Extended hours are offered before and after the school day. CAIS accredited. For tuition information and to schedule a visit, please contact the campus nearest you.

LITTLE FRIENDS CHILD CARE & PRESCHOOL
25 Valley Drive, Greenwich
203-861-6549
Email verna@littlefriendsgwc.com

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
203-664-1554

Westbrook Nature School offers a nature-based curriculum on a 6-acre property featuring trails, streams, meadows, an organic garden, and natural playscapes. This curriculum results in an education that builds physical and emotional resilience, moral awareness, and the foundation required for intellectual growth. Programs include parent-child classes (from birth to age 3), Mixed-age kindergarten (ages 3-6), adult workshops, playdays, and seasonal events.

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CONNECTICUT FRIENDS SCHOOL
317 New Canaan Road/Route 106 (in Silvermine), Wilton
203-762-9860
Email info@ctfriendsschool.org

Connecticut Friends School is all about play-and proud of it. As children are encouraged to engage meaningfully with materials and in activities, they stimulate their imagination and creativity while laying a solid foundation for success later in life. Parents want what’s best for their children–that means supporting who they are today while also preparing them for the future. Play-based early childhood experiences like those at Connecticut Friends School are not only the source of children’s joy but also build an invaluable foundation for the world after preschool.

EASTON COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
660 Morehouse Road, Easton
203-268-5530

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, 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 preschool, we also offer day care for ages 3 months and older.

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ST. VINCENT'S SPECIAL NEEDS SERVICES
95 Merritt Blvd., Trumbull
203-386-2715

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, adult day and work services, and residential placements are also available.