Fairfield Schools and Education Guide

Fairfield Schools and Education Guide

March 16, 2017   |   DIRECTORY ARTICLES   


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UPDATED March 2017: 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.

Academic Enrichment & Educational Services

READING/WRITING LEARNING CLINIC AT THE JOAN AND ARNOLD SALTZMAN COMMUNITY SERVICES CENTER OF HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY (THE)
131 Hofstra University,
516-463-5805

Located at Hofstra University, The Reading/Writing Learning Clinic at the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center is dedicated to providing literacy support to children and youth in a safe and supportive environment. Each class–taught by New York state-certified teachers-incorporates students’ experiences with literacy in innovative ways to help them develop their strengths as readers and writers. Personalized consultations offer parents advice about how to support their child’s literacy growth. Individual or small group instruction is available. Evaluations are conducted by appointment only.

Preschools

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.

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 daycare for ages 3 months and older.

JUST WEE TWO (FP)
Locations in Greenwich, Stamford, and Westchester County,
800-404-2204
Email info@justweetwo.com

Just Wee Two is a fun-filled program for young children ages 8 months to 3½ years and their moms (dads, grandparents, etc.). Through our 1½ hour classes and activities such as music, arts and crafts, playtime, stories and snack, children are encouraged to explore, discover, interact, and enjoy this special time in their lives. Celebrate summer with Just Wee Two’s six-week parent-child program. We also offer partial separation classes, and two-hour separation classes focused on music, art, and drama.

LANDMARK PRESCHOOL
Redding (Georgetown) Campus
20 Portland Ave., Redding (20 months-5s)
203-544-8393, Kimberly Swabsin
Ridgefield Campus
223 W. Mountain Road
Landmark Preschool (1s-4s)
Ridgefield Academy (2s-Eighth Grade)
203-894-1800 x112, David Suter
Westport Campus
11 Burr Road, Westport (2s-5s)
203-226-6982, Gretchen Sabek
landmarkpreschool.org
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 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 guidelines." Open Monday-Friday, 6:30am-6:30pm. Year-round rolling admissions. Ongoing summer programs.

RIVERBROOK REGIONAL YMCA (WILTON)
404 Danbury Road, Wilton
203-762-8384
Email cfreedman@riverbrookymca.org

At the Wilton Family YMCA Nursery School, we provide a safe, nurturing environment for children ages 3-5 to learn, grow, and develop social skills. Our comprehensive curriculum is designed for discovery, choice, and problem-solving. Each of our preschool programs includes art, science, music, fitness, outdoor play, healthy snacks, and circle time, in addition to math and reading readiness skills to help kids prepare for kindergarten. A full Y National Swim Instruction Program is included in the classes! We adhere to the CT Early Learning and Development standards and are state-licensed.

TEMPLE ISRAEL CAROL SHOKE EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
14 Coleytown Road, Westport
203-227-1293

We welcome your family with Gan Katan, a weekly Mommy and Me program for children ages 12-20 months with caregiver. Children age 2 are warmly transitioned to first school experiences by teachers who support curiosity and growing independence in the classroom. Threes grow in confidence and competence in bright, modern classrooms with curriculum planned to encourage socialization and self-regulation. Pre-K fours hone their readiness skills through projects, experimentation, and a literacy-rich environment. Weekly Shabbat celebrations, music, and afternoon enrichment options.

WESTBROOK NATURE SCHOOL
7 Long Ridge Road, West Redding
203-664-1554

Westbrook Nature School offers a nature-based curriculum on a six-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.

Private Schools

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.

Special Education

CONNEC-TO-TALK, L.L.C.
59 Danbury Road, Wilton
203-210-7124
1011 High Ridge Road
Stamford
203-200=7256


Connec-to-Talk, privately owned since 2003, is a leading private practice in the speech, occupational, and ABA therapy fields. Our name reflects our commitment to providing comprehensive, evidence-based treatment to clients with speech difficulties and disorders. We believe in using a holistic approach to treatment, in which the whole child's needs are considered in all treatment plans and interventions. Specific specialties include ABA therapy, pivotal response, language, social, motor groups, occupational therapy, speech therapy, sensory integration, and parent management training. We are an in network provider to several insurance carriers growing daily.