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Carrot Patch Early Learning Center

235 Johnson Road, Hamden, CT

Costimate: $195/wk

The Carrot Patch is a warm, community school providing a full-day nature-based program for children from 6 weeks of age til they begin their journey to kindergarten. We build on children's innate connection to the natural world as a way to integrate literacy, science, music and movement, arts, mathematics, social studies and social-emotional development in a balanced way.

Hallmarks of our program:
-An experienced professional staff--every teacher holds a bachelor's or master's degree
-Low teacher- student ratios
-Emphasis on nature and the environment
-A beautiful wooded outdoor classroom with babbling stream and hiking trails

We are proud to say that every one of our classroom teachers holds a Bachelor's or Master's Degree, and most are certified public school teachers with early elementary-level experience. Our Staff Developer has over 40 years experience in all aspects of early childhood education and works closely with our teaching staff.

With over an acre of wooded hiking trails and a babbling brook, our outdoor nature classroom is an amazing laboratory for study of the natural world around us. Toddlers and preschoolers plant and tend organic vegetable gardens, yielding a bounty of fresh vegetables for summer snacks.

The Carrot Patch subscribes to a healthy food policy for our children. We provide nutritious morning and afternoon snacks, offering whole grains, low-fat dairy products along with fresh organic fruits and vegetables. To supplement the children's garden harvest, we belong to the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program at Hindinger Farms in Hamden, which provides a wide variety of farm fresh fruits and vegetables from June through November.
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In 2021 what types of preschool can I find near me in Hamden, CT?
There are two main types of preschool programs you can send your kids to in Hamden, 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 Hamden, CT for traditional preschool centers, or private home-based preschools.
What should I look for in a good preschool program in Hamden, CT?
When you begin looking for preschools in Hamden, 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 Hamden, CT.
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There are currently 49 preschools in Hamden, CT on Care.com 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 Hamden, CT who have previously sent their kids to any of the preschools you are interested in.