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Educational Playcare

555 Day Hill Rd, Windsor, CT

Costimate: $182/wk

Today, the importance of positive childhood experiences, starting from infancy, and their relation to future success in life is universally understood. It wasn't so when we began in 1986. When we originally selected the name "Educational Playcare", it was because of our understanding of the importance of play in order for learning to take place. We also knew the importance of providing a nurturing, secure, joyful and stimulating environment.

Children learn best through direct experience. We believe that this direct experience is best gained through play, for play is the work of children. It is through play that children develop concepts about themselves and the world around them. Our goal is to provide the ideal environment to support the "work" of children.

Educational Playcare was established in 1986 to provide full and part-time childcare and educational programs in Connecticut for children from 6 weeks to 12 years old. We are proud of our reputation as the provider of the highest-quality childcare, nursery school, and preschool programs for children that can be found anywhere. We've maintained our high standards with the quality control that comes from being small and owner operated.

Despite our relatively small size, however, we are still able to offer all of the benefits of the large "corporate" child care centers and more!

It has been our privilege to provide childcare services to thousands of families in Connecticut. In fact, some of our previous students have come back to work for us and help nurture the next generation!

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Annie Fisher Montessori Magnet School

280 Plainfield Street, Hartford, CT

Costimate: $188/wk

The Montessori Method, based on the highly successful theories of Marie Montessori, is taught in 125 countries in 22,000 schools. The goal of a Montessori education is to graduate students with a vision of what the world can be and the wherewithal to lead and accomplish that mission. The children's inherent "love of learning" is encouraged by giving them opportunities to engage in spontaneous, meaningful activities. Montessori students use hands-on materials to explore and discover. Through their work, the children develop concentration, motivation, persistence and discipline. Montessori classrooms are multi-age with three age groupings: primary, ages 3-6; lower elementary, ages 6-9; and upper elementary, ages 9-12. Based on the 2011-12 enrollment data, the school meets the state integration standard.

Why AFM?
-Quality Public Montessori Program at no cost
-Beautiful New Facilities Opened in August 2009
-Growing from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade Six
-Newly Furnished and Fully Equipped Classrooms
-All teachers hold AMI Certification and State of Connecticut Certification
-Racial, ethnic and economically integrated school
-Discovery-based Curriculum
-Students from 21 CT towns
-Supportive Administration
-Active Montessori Parent Teacher Community (MPTC)
-Accessible, responsive teachers
-After school care for full day students
-Transportation for full day students from certain locations
-Children work at their own pace
-Multi-age Classrooms

Full-day Kindergarten
Fully equipped classrooms with specialized materials approved by American Montessori International (AMI)
Faculty holds AMI Montessori diploma and Connecticut State Certification

Partnerships with:
University of Hartford
Department of Environmental Protection
Park River Watershed Revitalization Initiative
Community Farm of Simsbury
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In 2021 what types of preschool can I find near me in Bloomfield, CT?
There are two main types of preschool programs you can send your kids to in Bloomfield, CT. The first is a full-time preschool program that usually works well for parents working full-time shifts. The second is a part-time preschool program where you can enroll your child for 2-3 days per week and typically choose between a morning or afternoon shift. A part-time preschool can be a great option if you want to ease the transition of this new learning experience for your child. You can also check your options in Bloomfield, CT for traditional preschool centers, or private home-based preschools.
What should I look for in a good preschool program in Bloomfield, CT?
When you begin looking for preschools in Bloomfield, CT ask about the ratio of learning time to supervised play time so you can get a good sense of whether you believe your child's needs will be met. From there, ask about what a typical day consists of, what the safety protocols are and how discipline will be handled. Also, make sure to check directly with the preschool for information about their local licensing and credentials in Bloomfield, CT.
How can I find a preschool near me in Bloomfield, CT?
There are currently 12 preschools in Bloomfield, CT on and you can filter these local results by distance from your zip code. From there, you can compare between preschool programs by traditional facility-based preschools and private, in-home preschools. Be sure to check reviews from other families in Bloomfield, CT who have previously sent their kids to any of the preschools you are interested in.