2021-2022 Preschool Guide

Introducing the 2021-2022 Preschool Guide – What YOU Need to Know!

With so many new people to town, and school looking a bit different these days, many preschools are offering unique programs and 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 info@westportmoms.com.

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 enrollment@myccdc.org | 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 lauranp@tcs-westport.org | Phone: (203) 227-6964
  • Location: 30 Hillspoint Road, Westport, CT 06880
  • 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 director@gfns.org | Phone: (203) 227-9363
  • Location: 71 Hillandale Rd, 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 – Admissioninfo@countryschool.net | 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 kathy@campplayland.com | 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!

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 nisaacs@tiwestport.org | 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.

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: info@westportwestoncoop.org | 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

Additional Preschools in the Area

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