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!
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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.
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.
Landmark Preschool - WestportCome Grow With Us!
Over 40 years of experience has taught us that children love to learn! Our program engages and inspires children while encouraging them to explore new concepts, using teaching methods designed for young children. Our goal is a happy, well-adjusted child and we dedicate ourselves to helping each child discover his or her intrinsic talents in a creative, stimulating and nurturing environment. We believe children are curious, capable, and ready to learn at an early age. At Landmark Preschool educators nurture the whole child beginning with helping children to learn important social skills, supporting emerging language, developing confidence and curiosity. Our programs and classrooms are tailored for children’s developmental needs.
The Apple Blossom School and Family Center
The Apple Blossom School and Family Center is a Waldorf school specializing in ages birth-7 years. Our programs support the healthy development of the young child's multiple intelligences and physical growth by educating them through play, artistic activities, and language expansion with song, puppetry, and storytelling. Emphasis is on nurturing each child's natural sense of wonder, joy and comradeship for their fellow playmates, which allows for the full development of kindness, confidence, and mastery of skills needed in later academic settings. We offer Parent and Child classes from birth to 3 years, a flexible Nursery Program, mixed-age Kindergarten, summer programs, as well as Extended Care M-F until 4pm.
Barat Center at Sacred Heart Greenwich
Barat Center is the coed early childhood program for 3-to-5-year-olds at Sacred Heart Greenwich. The mission at Barat Center is to honor the young child through a keen appreciation of his or her developmental and transitional needs. The classroom environment fosters and nurtures individual growth through discovery, observation, inquiry and purposeful play. The Barat Center program provides rich learning experiences in phonological and phonemic awareness, emergent literacy, number sense, and fine and gross motor development. The values children learn in Barat Center's heart-filled community will shape their future and become cherished memories of their childhood.
The Unquowa School
At The Unquowa School our mission is to prepare our children with an unafraid spirit to achieve their personal best in a changing world. We emphasize learning by doing which develops students into strong, creative, independent thinkers.
Our signature early childhood program is inspired by the Scandinavian Forest Kindergarten Model. Recognizing that each child develops at a different pace, our new Transitional Kindergarten offers young children the gift of time. As a vibrant part of our PreK – 8th Grade school, this program includes all the hallmarks of an Unquowa education: Full STEAM Makerspace, Curricular Gardens & Environmental Science, Daily P.E., School-Wide Mindfulness Practice, World Language Classes, Farm-to-Fork Dining Program, Visual & Performing Arts.
Visit unquowa.org for more information!
Rye Country Day School
Rye Country Day School is a coeducational, college preparatory school dedicated to providing students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 with an excellent education using both traditional and innovative approaches. In a nurturing and supportive environment, we offer a challenging program that stimulates individuals to achieve their maximum potential through academic, athletic, creative, and social endeavors. We are actively committed to diversity. We expect and promote moral responsibility and strive to develop strength of character within a respectful school community. Our goal is to foster a lifelong passion for learning, understanding, and service in an ever-changing world.
Little Phoenix at Easton Country Day School
Little Phoenix at Easton Country Day School provides a learning environment where the values taught at home are echoed and strengthened, and where the children feel safe and loved. We help our youngest students to develop towards their full academic, moral, creative and physical potential in an environment that fosters respect and loving-kindness. Our comprehensive early childhood program provides a curriculum rich with fun and exciting hands-on experiences. Our atmosphere is safe and caring, and we nurture each child’s ability to learn through play with a variety of developmentally appropriate activities. We encourage independence, individuality, creativity and a positive self-image for every child in our care.
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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