Information for Parents about Stamford CT Child Care

Selecting Local Stamford Child Care Centers, Preschools and Daycare

Providers of child care in Stamford CT encourage you to visit the preschool by scheduling a tour. Prepare a list of questions ahead of time and include items such as: philosophy and learning approach, classroom size, hours and schedules, admissions process, meals provided, parent participation requirements, daycare program information, fees and tuition. If the child care in Stamford CT already has a 2-page profile with ChildCare Smiles then you will be able to review and print most of this information ahead of time, including preschool photos. This will then enable you to focus on the visual aspects, interactions with the Director and teachers, and general feelings about the daycare when you visit. An important consideration when visiting a Stamford child care facility is to ensure that your child will be receiving a well-organized and challenging curriculum, a warm, safe and clean environment, and teachers who are experienced and ideally have long tenure. When you visit a Stamford child care center don't forget to take your child with you and observe how he/she reacts in this new environment. Also, take the time to observe how the other children interact with each other and the teachers. A happy school is a healthy school for daycare children and staff at Stamford daycare centers. Daycare facilities are noisy, high energy places and a typical day requires a child to be at 100% capacity. When children are not feeling well and struggling to keep up, the school environment can be overwhelming for them. For this reason, centers that provide child care in Stamford CT will have guidelines for parents to follow in determining if a child is too sick for school. In the event that your child becomes ill, Stamford childcare centers will require you or your designated emergency contacts to pick up your child within a specified time period e.g. 30 minutes. Although daycare centers in Stamford CT recognize that picking up your child during the day may create a hardship, it is in the child's best interest. Stamford daycare centers also recommend that if your child is ill, then please keep them home until they are no longer contagious and are able to actively participate at school, inside and out.
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Roxbury Community Nursery School 
(203) 968-0768
350 Roxbury Road, Stamford, CT  06902
Childcare programs in Stamford are designed to connect with each child on many levels. The foundation of a child's learning is not only preparation for kindergarten, but also for life. Many strive to balance a school program with age appropriate play, teacher support and environment. ...
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Baby Cottage 
(203) 329-7666
1109 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT  06905
For child care in Stamford it is important to ensure that your child will be receiving an organized and challenging curriculum, a warm, clean and safe environment, and teachers who are experienced. ...
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Coretta King Day Care Center 
(203) 327-6590
977 Hope Street, Stamford, CT  06907
When considering child care in Stamford, the child to adult ratio is an important measure because it potentially impacts the level of individual attention your child will receive. Lower child to adult ratios are preferable. ...
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Lathon Wider Child Development Center 
(203) 323-3286
137 Henry Street, Stamford, CT  06902
Parents are welcome to volunteer to help with special school events and outings, for example, a Thanksgiving feast, or field trips. Many Stamford childcare providers, preschools and daycare centers support an open door policy, and invite parents to drop in any time to observe. ...
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Creative Care Child Center 
(203) 359-2220
1231 Washington Boulevard, Stamford, CT  06902
Stamford child care centers and preschools offer many different learning approaches and combinations for parents to consider including Montessori, Play Based, Developmental and Teacher Led, Waldorf, Structured Learning with Play, Reggio Emilia and Piaget. ...
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All About Kids 
(203) 323-4569
115 Waterbury Avenue, Stamford, CT  06902
There are many safety and security features to protect your children at Stamford child care centers and preschools. Some of these include sign in/out sheets, automatic locking doors with key code access, security cameras and background checks for staff. ...
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Titan Tots Preschool Day Nursery 
(203) 961-9211
126 Hamilton Avenue, Stamford, CT  06902
When you contact or visit a child care in Stamford please keep in mind that the busiest time of the day are early morning, lunch/nap time and end of day. Call ahead to schedule a visit time. ...
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Mother's Little Helper Nursery Preschool 
(203) 323-6617
126 Richmond Hill Avenue, Stamford, CT  06902
If you are a busy working parent, there are many local facilities that provide after school programs for school age children. These programs include help with homework, healthy snacks, indoor enrichment and physical activities. ...
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Mountain Top Day Care Center 
(203) 348-5605
40 Stillwater Avenue, Stamford, CT  06902
For low income families looking for child care in Stamford there are government sponsored or subsidized programs available at some preschools and daycare facilities. You can check directly with the center or go to your State Government resources to find local providers. ...
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Brookdale Nursery School 
(203) 329-9945
20 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT  06903
Many daycare and childcare providers in Stamford provide opportunities for parents to participate in their little one's world by bringing the events of that daily world to the parents through ongoing communication, and through periodic opportunities to volunteer to help or attend a special event at the school. ...
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Southfield Head Start Child Care Center 
(203) 324-5199
56 Putnam Lane, Stamford, CT  06902
Childcare programs in Stamford are designed to connect with each child on many levels. The foundation of a child's learning is not only preparation for kindergarten, but also for life. Many strive to balance a school program with age appropriate play, teacher support and environment. ...
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Dixon Mary A Day Care Center 
(203) 324-7334
29 Grove Street, Stamford, CT  06901
Before visiting a Stamford child care center, parents should make a checklist of all the items they would like to cover during the center tour. There is a checklist available in the Resources section of the ChildCare Smiles website. ...
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