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HOPE Child Care Learning Center

70 Whitney ST, Hartford, CT

Starting at $175/wk

HOPE Child Care Learning Center (HCCLC) is an educational facility in Hartford, Connecticut, enrolling students who are between the ages of 1 to 11. HCCLC offers a high-quality, full day Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) Toddler, Pre-K 3, & 4/Kindergarten program and home school program. In addition, we offer before school care, after school care, tutoring and a summer program.

The specific goals are to provide our students with the foundational skills in literacy, mathematics, science, gross motor, fine motor and social-emotional development. We teach them receptive and expressive language. Lastly, we prepare them to be problem solvers, critical thinkers, and creative.

HCCLC offers a dynamic and flexible program. The curriculum provides intellectual activities with well-planned, teacher-directed lessons that are developmentally appropriate and interesting. Teachers pay careful attention to their students' interests, curiosity, motivation and developmental abilities. The teachers create a physical, social, emotional, and intellectual climate that supports learning in all of the developmental domains. Each student is an unique individual and teachers keep detailed records of the student's interests and skills so they can accurately facilitate each student's learning, health and safety.

Teachers regard themselves as facilitators of learning, developing daily lesson plans that specify particular content and materials, but always adapting plans to the momentary needs and interests of the students.

HCCLC's curriculum focus on the development of school readiness skills (e.g. social competence, early literacy, and early numeracy).

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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FAQs for finding preschools in Hartford

In 2021 what types of preschool can I find near me in Hartford, CT?
There are two main types of preschool programs you can send your kids to in Hartford, 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 Hartford, CT for traditional preschool centers, or private home-based preschools.
What should I look for in a good preschool program in Hartford, CT?
When you begin looking for preschools in Hartford, 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 Hartford, CT.
How can I find a preschool near me in Hartford, CT?
There are currently 28 preschools in Hartford, 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 Hartford, CT who have previously sent their kids to any of the preschools you are interested in.