2022-2023 Preschool Guide - Westport Moms

2022-2023 Preschool Guide

Introducing the 2022-2023 Preschool Guide – What YOU Need to Know!

With so many new people to town, and many schools fully back in action,  many preschools are already enrolling for the next school year. We wanted to put together a list of many of the schools in our community, and an extensive list can be found here. If any school would like to be listed, feel free to email us anytime at [email protected]

Children’s Community Development Center (CCDC)

  • About CCDC: CCDC founded in 1979, offers full day, year round care and education for infants, toddlers, preschool, and kindergarten children. Children are provided with many and varied opportunities to play and learn in their classrooms and outdoors. Environments and daily schedules are designed for children of a particular age range and adapted, as needed, to support their growth and development. We emphasize active learning that encourages exploration, investigation, and discovery in accordance with the CT Early Learning and Development Standards. Enrichment activities include: music, art, physical education, Tae Kwon Do, Spanish, Animal Embassy, Occupational and Speech Therapy, and play groups with a clinical/school psychologist. Our unique facility is located on seven acres with large indoor and outdoor spaces. Distinctions include:
  • Contact: Email Eileen Ward at [email protected] | Phone: (203) 226-8033 ext. 9. There is also an online inquiry available for online submissions.
  • Location: 90 Hillspoint Road, Westport
  • Website: Click here
  • Registration: Initial registration by November 15, 2020; enrollment decisions finalized in January 2021

TCS Preschool (TCS)

  • About TCS Preschool: At TCS Preschool, we value and respect children’s natural ways of discovering and making sense of the world, scaffolding their growth and extending their curiosity through active exploration. We appreciate the unique qualities that each child brings to the classroom and seek to foster both individual confidence and a lifelong appreciation for community. TCS Preschool provides children and families opportunities to explore Jewish culture and deepen their sense of identity, which is defined differently for each of us. We emphasize a child centered approach to learning about Jewish culture, fostering engagement with both the similarities and differences of belief and practice that each child brings to the classroom. Through meaningful, developmentally appropriate experiences, children build a sense of their own identity and a deep appreciation for community and diversity.
  • Contact:  Email Lauran Pancoast, Director of Early Childhood at [email protected] | Phone: (203) 227-6964
  • Location: 30 Hillspoint Road, Westport, CT 06880
  • Website: Click here

Easton Country Day School

  • About Easton Country Day PreSchool: Easton Country Day School’s Preschool & Daycare is called *Little Phoenix. Little Phoenix offers a comprehensive early childhood program providing exceptional, affordable care to children aged 6 weeks through 6 years.  Our programming incorporates CT Early Learning and Developmental Standards with an emphasis on modeling/teaching respect for self, the environment, and others.  We offer a curriculum rich with fun and exciting hands-on experiences. The atmosphere here is safe and caring; we nurture each child’s ability to learn through play with a variety of developmentally appropriate activities in and outside of the classroom.  Our goal is to encourage independence, individuality, creativity, and a positive self-image for every child in our care. For more information, please call (203) 268-5073.
  • Contact:  Phone: (203) 268-5073
  • Location: 660 Morehouse Rd, Easton, CT
  • Website: Click here

Greens Farms Nursery School

  • About Greens Farms Nursery: From the Ones program to a Licensed Kindergarten class, Green’s Farms Nursery School provides a joyful learning environment that celebrates individualized, developmentally appropriate learning through play.  Brand new, light filled, spacious classrooms are whimsically appointed setting the stage for rich, meaningful learning experiences guided by nurturing, experienced early childhood education professionals.  Join us for a beautiful new chapter in 2021-22!
  • Contact: Email Christina McKay-DiChristina at [email protected] | Phone: (203) 227-9363
  • Location: 71 Hillandale Rd, Westport, CT 06880
  • Website: Click here

Goddard School of Westport

  • About The Goddard School of Westport: We opened our state-of-the-art, brand new school in August 2019, and serve families with children ages 6 weeks to five years old, with full-time 5 days per week or part-time schedule needs. We are a year round program with rolling admission throughout the year, and do not require a contract or long term deposits. We embrace the philosophy that children learn best through experience, and in our classrooms guide students to explore and discover their interests through play. Our curriculum is based on the CT Early Learning Developmental Standards, from which teachers create weekly lesson plans covering all areas of a child’s learning progression in order to become school-ready, career-ready and life-ready!
  • Contact: Email: [email protected] | Phone: (203) 557-6400
  • Registration: Registration is ongoing year round.  Due to COVID, tours are by appointment via FaceTime or at school on Saturday mornings.
  • Location: 20 Saugatuck Avenue, Westport, CT 06880
  • Website: Click here

Landmark Preschool – Westport

New Canaan Country School

  • About New Canaan Country School: New Canaan Country School is a co-ed, independent day school for students in Pre-K (age 3) through grade 9. Located on a 75-acre campus in New Canaan, the school provides transportation for families living throughout the region. For more information about the school, please visit www.countryschool.net.
  • Contact: Email Pamela Safford, Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid – [email protected] | Phone: (203) 801-5608
  • Open House Info: To register or for more information: www.countryschool.net/visit
  • Location: 635 Frogtown Rd, New Canaan, CT
  • Website: Click here


Playland Nursery School

  • About Playland Nursery School: At Playland we believe that the first school experience should be nurturing, fun and without pressure for children and their families. With this in mind, our loving staff creates an enriching play-based program full of three-dimensional, hands-on activities.
  • Contact: Email Kathy Lopes, Director at [email protected] | Phone: (203) 966-2937
  • Location: Located on the beautiful 18 acre Camp Playland campus, 802 Ponus Ridge, New Canaan, CT 06840
  • Website: Click here
  • Registration info: Registration opens on November 1st for current Playland families and on December 1st for the general public.  We offer tours by appointment 7 days a week and look forward to meeting your family!

Saugatuck Nursery School

  • About Saugatuck Nursery School: Saugatuck Nursery School provides a caring and loving, developmentally appropriate program for children ages 2-5 years old. We are committed to having each child feel successful, while being responsive to his or her needs and remaining sensitive to changing family circumstances. Saugatuck Nursery School encourages children to learn life skills, try new experiences and to develop compassion in a warm and nurturing environment.
  • Contact: Angela Parmalee at [email protected]| Phone: (203) 226-9192
  • Location: 245 Post Road East, Westport, CT 06880
  • Website: www.saugatucknurseryschool.org
  • Registration: Enrollment begins in November. Tours available by appointment only

Seven Acres Montessori

  • About Seven Acres Montessori: As you make important decisions for your child’s education and development you will want to learn more about our program.  Seven Acres Montessori serves students from Toddler through 8th grade.  All classrooms have an AMI certified Montessori Teacher and an Assistant.  The Toddler Program, serves 10 to 12 children in each classroom 14 months – 2 ½ years, five days a week with the availability of an extended day program.  The Toddler students explore movement, acquire language and develop independence in a specially prepared Montessori environment offering a strong connection between intellectual and physical activity. The Primary Program (ages 2½ through 6 – preschool through kindergarten) in a unique mixed-age classroom that supports the child’s need and desire to be part of a supportive, interactive learning community.  The curriculum masterfully and cohesively inter-connects the social, physical and intellectual growth and well-being of the whole child.  The lessons and materials presented are designed to respond to the particular needs of each child during this important period of development and build independence and confidence.  The children use concrete materials to learn math concepts, explore letters and language, reading and writing, science and nature, music and movement, food preparation, culture, history and geography.  Seven Acres Montessori is a non-profit school accredited by both The Association Montessori Internationale and The Connecticut Association of Independent Schools.
  • Contact: Email: [email protected] | Phone: (203) 834-0440
  • Location: 34 Whipple Road, Wilton, CT 06897
  • Website: www.sevenacresmontessori.org
  • Virtual Information Session Registration: https://www.themontessorischool.com/page.cfm?p=2136

Carol Schoke Early Childhood Center at Temple Israel

  • About the Carol Schoke Early Childhood Center (ECC) at Temple Israel: The Early Childhood Center At Temple Israel provides an inviting and engaging preschool and community for children ages 2-5 and their families. NAEYC-accredited, bright, enriching classrooms, extensive outdoor campus, eclectic curriculum and warm, caring, professionally trained teachers support social/emotional, cognitive, physical and spiritual development for all. Jewish celebrations and values highlight and inform our practices throughout the year.
  • Contact: Email ECC Director Nancy Isaacs at [email protected] | Phone: (203) 227-1656
  • Location: 14 Coleytown Rd. Westport, CT 06880
  • Website: Click here 
  • Registration Info: Enrollment opens in November. Tours available by appointment only.

The Unquowa School

  • About our program: The Unquowa School is an independent, co-educational, PreK – 8th Grade school located in Fairfield, CT. Founded in 1917, the school’s mission is “…to develop, educate, and prepare our family of children with an unafraid spirit to achieve their personal best in a changing world.” Our graduates move on to high school with a love of learning, strong character and a deep confidence in their power to understand and make a difference in the larger world.
  • Open House: Join us for our Take a Look Day on November 16th at 8:30am! Register at unquowa.org/visit-unquowa/
  • Website: unquowa.org
  • Contact: Interested in learning more? Call us at 203-367-3151 or email at [email protected]

Westport Weston Cooperative School (The Co-op)

  • About the Co-op:  A quality preschool that recognizes CREATIVITY has no limits, that PLAY teaches children about the real world, where EXPLORATION and DISCOVERY are encouraged and JOY and LEARNING are intertwined. Programs beginning with Ones Fun thru K. NAEYC accredited.
  • Contact: Email: [email protected] | Phone: (203) 227-9318
  • Location: 10 Lyons Plains Rd. Westport, CT 06880
  • Website: Click here 
  • Registration Info: Enrollment begins mid-November for the 21-22 school year

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