Preschools in Fairfield County, plus Day Care and Toddler Programs
Fairfield County parents have many options for educating their preschool-aged kids. This is our preschool education highlight page, with preschools linked below. If there is a preschool that we have missed in the list below, please email us to let us know. School administrators can add themselves to the list; just click here to see how to post your preschool. It's free, of course. Thank you!
View our 2023 Special Edition Fairfield County Preschool Newsletter!
When young learners see education as a place to experiment, create, construct, and connect, they develop a more expansive mindset about what “school” can offer them. They experience education as a path of discovery, understanding, wonder, and joy. These ideas are grounded in the Reggio-Emilia inspired, project-based teaching and learning practiced at King School. We encourage our PreKindergarten and Kindergarten learners to collaboratively explore intentionally created vibrant classroom spaces where children are actively engaged in the process of learning from the earliest ages.
The Children's School
For meaningful learning, children need to be known and understood by their teachers. Our teachers are masters at creating a warm, orderly, and stimulating environment that invites students to discover their interests and satiates their curiosity, creative imagination, and hunger to learn. In our classrooms, students build foundational skills as they delight in music and art, movement and dance, and converse in basic Spanish. Respecting that the early years are the most important in a child’s educational journey, at The Children’s School we are passionate about providing the gift of a good beginning and instill a lifelong love of learning. We invite you for a tour to learn first-hand how our skilled staff and unique pedagogical philosophy serve the needs of the individual child, ages 3 to 8.
Housatonic Valley Waldorf School
To meet the challenges of their future with flexibility, resilience, creativity, social sensitivity, and moral courage young children need:
- Ample time and space for joyful creative play and imagination
- Caring environments that nourish the senses
- Consistent rhythms that promote health, security, and trust
- Real life activities that evoke reverence for the wonders of the world
- Relationships based on love, respect, and care where each child is recognized as unique in body, soul, and spirit
- Educators committed to collaboration and community
Our nurturing classroom environment provides plenty of opportunities for learning and meaningful engagement through exploration, creative play, and purposeful work. It is a place of warmth, order, and beauty that nourishes the senses and fosters reverence for nature and the material world.
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The Long Ridge School
Founded in 1938, The Long Ridge School is an independent pre-school through elementary school serving children two years old through Grade 5 in North Stamford. The Long Ridge School is a diverse community where children experience the joy of learning in small groups taught by experienced, caring teachers. The curriculum provides challenging, theme-based, hands-on learning experiences. The program includes classes in science, art, music, physical education and Spanish. Children are respected as individuals with innate curiosity and valued for their uniqueness, ideas and talents. Transportation for Stamford and NY residents (within 15 miles). Before and After School Care Options.
The Wooster School
Founded in 1926, Wooster School has stayed true to an ethos which puts students and their learning at the center of all that we do. Learning here is personal, meaningful and visible. It's also a lot of fun.
At Wooster, students develop essential skills in reading, writing, speaking, numeracy, and the fine and performing arts while applying these skills as thinkers, designers, creators, and problem-solvers. Every day we strive to help students discover their strengths and passions as they learn how to make their own meaning of the complicated world in which we live. Our students form a community. They learn to lead and follow. They clean and maintain the campus together, live by an honor code, and learn how to be “gentle, generous, truthful, kind and brave."
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