2022 – 2023 Greenwich Preschool Guide | Greenwich Moms

The groundwork for successful experiences in the education system is largely established before Kindergarten even starts. Choosing the right school for our children is a big decision and we know that it can feel overwhelming. As you consider the learning environment, teaching style and school philosophies that best suit your child, Greenwich Moms has all of the information and resources all in one place.

The 2022 – 2023 Greenwich Preschool Guide is a list of preschools in Greenwich and the surrounding areas that includes what each school offers and when to attend an Open House so that you can ask questions and choose what is best for your child.

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Backcountry Kidz Korner

 

Backcountry Kidz Korner is a great place for children to love to learn. A small, warm, caring environment that focuses on the whole child in all areas: cognitive, physical, emotional and social. Very experienced staff with degrees in Early child education. Director has over 40 years in the profession of ECE.

Ages 3-4
(203) 667-3720
[email protected]
Visit the website here for more information.

Open House: October 21 & 22 10am – 1pm
12 Banksville Road, Greenwich, CT

Bright Horizons

 

Bright Horizons at Greenwich, located at 75 Holly Hill Lane, is a new child care center offering infant – pre-kindergarten programs.

Highlights include:

  • Inviting classroom environments that stimulate interests and support developing skills
  • Research-based curriculum that meets children where they are developmentally and builds confidence and excitement about learning
  • Year-round program, operating Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    • Fully customizable 2, 3, 4, and 5 day schedule options
  • Indoor gross motor room and large outdoor playground for daily physical activity
  • An app that allows you to communicate directly with your child’s teacher

Ages Infant – Pre-K
(203) 412-1800
[email protected]
Visit the website here for more information.

Schedule a visit and secure your enrollment today by calling: 203-413-1800.

Bridges School

 

For over 30 years, Bridges has offered high quality early childhood education to our community. As a progressive school inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy, we provide a child-centered, play-based approach encouraging children to discover their own interests, with their own words, which helps to define who they are. Bridges School is a nationally accredited preschool located on the banks of the Mianus River in Greenwich offering programs for ages 20 months to 5 years old. 

Bridges School is a community of children, families, and teachers committed to learning and growing through a process of research and discovery. We believe that children are born with a natural curiosity about the world and that cultivating this curiosity with careful listening and support is the key to successful lifelong learning. Parents and teachers work together to create a bright and attentive environment that is responsive to the needs of young learners and their families.

Ages 20 Months – 5 Years
(203) 637-0204
[email protected]
Visit the website here for more information.

We are currently taking applications for the 2023-24 school year.
Limited availability for the 2022-23 school year.
Open House Date: October 8th, 2022.
Call, email, or visit our website to learn more.

Chabad Gan of Greenwich Preschool

 

At  Chabad Gan of Greenwich Preschool your child is offered a comprehensive curriculum that includes reading readiness, concepts in numbers, science investigations, social studies, music and movement and art experiences. In addition, we expose the children to a rich and meaningful Jewish Program consisting of holidays, traditions and the Hebrew alphabet and language. We teach our curriculum through developmentally appropriate activities and creative play. Welcoming children ages 18 months – 5 years, the Gan of Greenwich Preschool offers families a warm and loving environment, where their children are guided through the beginnings of the educational process.

Ages 18 Months – 5 Years
(203) 629-9059
[email protected]
Visit the website here for more information.

Please email Maryashie Deren at [email protected] to arrange a private tour. 

The Children’s School

 

Imagination Takes Flight at The Children’s School

Tomorrow’s creators, makers and innovators are with us today—at home, at school and on the playground. That is why The Children’s School provides a learning environment that invites children to explore their imagination and creativity freely.

Every day students fan out in our spacious, light-filled classrooms where they can choose from among many good paths to learning. They immerse themselves in open-ended materials that encourage them to test their hunches, and explore art mediums such as paint, clay, collage, construction and pencil drawing that encourage the non-linear thinking, experimentation and risk-taking so crucial to creative expression. Our sophisticated music program takes them on an enthralling journey that begins with the discovery of their own voices—children’s first instrument—and progresses so that they can eventually read and write music too.

It is a powerful experience for a child to imagine something and then make it tangible. Delight and joy—I created this!—nourish confidence and stoke the engine of independent thought. Students say: “Let’s try this!”; “Why didn’t this work the way I expected?”; “What happens if I change this musical note?”; and “Is there a pattern in my painting?” There are no right or wrong answers in these explorations, only the beauty of children creating, modifying and improving ideas born of their imagination.

Ages 3 – 8
(203) 329-8815
[email protected]
Visit the website here for more information!

Please call 203.329.8815 to schedule a private tour, or to RSVP for an Open House

September 23, 5-7 PM
November 4, 5-7 PM
December 9 5-7 PM
RSVP 203.329.8815 | Jamie DeNatale | [email protected]

Christ Church Preschool

 

Christ Church Preschool is proud to offer a learning community that values children’s ideas, protects the playfulness of childhood and engages families in their child’s education.

Inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy of education, our curriculum is based on a process of observation and reflection, where children are co-constructors of their own learning. In-depth investigations become the context for fostering social-emotional, physical, and academic growth. 

Our large outdoor campus and spacious classrooms offer beautiful and engaging environment for meaningful play and learning. Classes spend large portions of the school day outdoors spending time in interest areas such as our school garden, mud kitchen, fields, and playgrounds.

Our school is known for its warm, close-knit community. We recognize the preschool years are as important for our parents as they are for the children. We offer many opportunities for parents to meet one another and participate in their child’s learning.

Ages 2 – 5
(203) 869-5334
[email protected]
Visit the website here for more information.

Visit our website to schedule a private tour.

CP Kids Daycare/ Pre-School

 

CP Kids is a place for young children to learn through play and actively develop their language, cognitive, social/emotional, and motor skills. Children are given concrete experiences to encourage them to interact with the world around them and explore new ideas and materials. An integrated curriculum is utilized to reinforce themes and understanding.

The CP Kids toddler and preschool children participate in several extracurricular activities each week. These activities bring them into the Chelsea Piers facility daily and allow them to exercise their bodies so that their minds are ready to learn!

  • Multi-Sport Classes

  • Creative Movement

  • Music Class

  • Spanish Class

  • Gymnastics Class

Ages 3 Months – 5 Years
(203) 989-1900
[email protected]
Visit the website here for more information.

Please visit our website or email Nina Clark and Madeline Kondub, our Director and Assistant Director, at [email protected]!

First Presbyterian Church Nursery School

 

Since 1957, First Presbyterian Church Nursery School, Greenwich has nurtured children with love, laughter and learning.  This unique community has passionate teachers, joyful children and supportive, engaged families.  Our preschoolers are taught to be inquisitive, creative, flexible, purposeful, reflective critical thinkers and social learners We are excited to announce that we have recently enriched our curriculum with a Nature Classroom and ST(R)EAM program, and are currently renovating our entire outdoor play space.   

First Presby has a rolling admissions process and enrolls children on a first come, first served basis beginning November 1, 2022 

Complete an application HERE 

Ages 2 – 5 
(203) 869-7782 
faith.kenny@fpcgns.org 
Visit the website here for more information 

Come to our Open House on October 25th at 7pm  
Sign up for the Open House HERE 

Greenwich Catholic School

 

Greenwich Catholic School’s PreK 3 and PreK 4 Programs are unique in many ways. Our curriculum fosters all areas of a child’s development. We balance small and large group learning, structured and independent activities, small and large motor play as well as quiet time. Our preschool children are fully  integrated in our school family. They take part in many of Greenwich Catholic’s enrichment classes such as gym, music, foreign language and art. We use effective teaching approaches that are also developmentally, culturally and linguistically appropriate for young children.

Children come to GCS to become independent, self confident learners.

Pre-K 3 and Pre-K 4
(203) 869-4000
Visit the website here for more information.

Winter Open House 1/29/23. Visit Greenwich Catholic School’s website to learn more about our school!

Greenwich Christian Preschool

 

Greenwich Christian Preschool is nestled on a beautiful four acre campus in Cos Cob. We offer a nurturing environment for children to grow socially and academically. We offer classes for ages 2-5 with a fully dedicated bridge program to prepare your child for Kindergarten. Call us today for a tour of our beautiful campus. We look forward to meeting you.

Ages 2 – 5
(203) 869-8199
[email protected]
Visit the website here for more information.

Open Enrollment Begins October 1st. Please contact the school to schedule a tour of the campus! 

King School

 

King School unlocks the power of wonder and students PreK-12 become agents in their own learning. When students are exploring, questioning, making connections, — and teachers are creating these moments of discovery — students are truly learning. King graduates leave school full of possibility — ready to succeed and better prepared to better the world.

Pre-K
(203) 322-3496
[email protected]
Visit the website here for more information.

Coffee and Conversation events happen monthly on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. Hear from school leaders and tour the campus.
Open House on October 30 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Little Friends

 

Little Friends is an independent, year-round early childhood program for children from infancy through pre-kindergarten. Their play-based, child-centered program fosters children’s individual development within a warm, nurturing and happy community. Our curriculum incorporates music, art, language, literacy, active play, pro-social, and self-help skills development. Our classroom plans are developmentally appropriate to foster creativity, curiosity and confidence in our Little Friends. We are private and family owned early childhood program, proudly offering excellence in Early Childhood care and education since 2006.​ We welcome children from 6 weeks to 5 years old. We are a 12 month program and are open Monday – Friday 6:30 AM – 6:30 PM.

Ages Infant – Pre-K
203-681-6549
[email protected]
Visit the website here for more information.

Contact us at [email protected] or 203-861-6549 for more information.

The Long Ridge School

 

With a unique focus on nursery and elementary education, The Long Ridge School is a warm, joyful environment where students excel through progressive, inquiry-based, personalized learning. When you visit our expansive, idyllic campus, you’ll find an inclusive community, where teachers, students, and parents of all backgrounds work together to guide children toward becoming compassionate global citizens.

Teachers at the Long Ridge School nurture each child’s strengths and interests—instilling confidence and leadership skills; fostering academic, social, and emotional development; and collaboratively building for each student the foundation for a fulfilling future.

Age 2 – Grade 5
(203) 322-7693
[email protected]
Visit the website here for more information!

Email [email protected] or call (203) 322-7693 to set up an in-person Campus tour.

Putnam Indian Field School

 

Putnam Indian Field School’s mission is to inspire confidence, curiosity, creativity and a sense of community in every child we teach. PIFS is an independent, co-educational preschool for toddlers through prekindergarten. Putnam Indian Field School has been the premier early childhood program in the Greenwich area for more than 40 years. Rooted in a play-based, Reggio Emilia-inspired approach, it provides children with an outstanding first school experience and a love of learning.

Ages 2 – 5
Visit the website here for more information.

Contact Marie Cosgrove for application inquiries.
203-661-4629
[email protected]

The Preschool at Second Congregational Church

 

The Preschool is an independent, non-sectarian preschool for children ages 2 through 5 (which includes a dedicated 5’s program) centrally located on 5 acres in Greenwich.  For 25 years the Preschool’s mission has been to provide a warm and creative atmosphere to foster young children’s social, emotional and intellectual growth through child-centered curriculum.  We offer additional lunch and enrichment programs to extend your child’s day.

Ages 2 – 5
(203) 869-8388
[email protected]
Visit the website here for more information.

We are currently enrolling for the 2023-24 school year.
Please call Anna Gruseke at 203-869-8388 to schedule a private tour of our campus and classrooms.
Come see what makes us different!

Round Hill Nursery School

 

Round Hill Nursery School is an independent nursery school located in the backcountry of Greenwich for over 70 years, offering a comprehensive learning experience for toddlers through Pre-K. The curriculum at Round Hill Nursery School offers children experiences which encourage growth in social, physical, cognitive and creative areas.

Ages: 2 – 5
(203) 869-4910
[email protected]
Visit the website here for more information.

To schedule a tour, please call 203-869-4910 or send an email to [email protected]
 

Sacred Heart Greenwich

 

Barat Center for Early Childhood Education

Greet a friend. Observe a butterfly. Explore a beloved storybook. Learn a world language. Dance, jump, sing, discover.

An early childhood program for three-to-five year old boys and girls at Sacred Heart Greenwich, the Barat Center for Early Childhood education encourages children to explore the world around them. A nature walk through our beautiful campus may lead to counting and collecting leaves, sticks and rocks for a nature collage. A frog sighting may begin a learning journey into the world of amphibians. We embrace Project-Based Learning and believe children learn best and make meaning from real-life experiences. We are guided by the Sacred Heart Goals and Criteria: faith, community, growth, intellect, and justice. At the Barat Center, the possibilities are endless, as our youngest learners find joy and wonder in each day’s new discoveries. A lifetime of intellectual curiosity begins as a Barat Center student. Shouldn’t your child be one of them?

Preschool
For more information please visit, shgreenwich.org

Visit us on campus!
Barat Center Open House: Friday, November 18 at 9:30 am
Register for Open House and other admission events here.

St. Saviour’s Church Nursery School

 

St. Saviour’s Church Nursery School is a place of exploration, inquiry, discovery, and joy. For nearly 50 years, we have been committed to knowing each child’s individual interests, strengths, and challenges in order to foster optimal intellectual, social, and emotional development. Through a literature-based curriculum focused on project-based experiences, we prepare our students to be confident problem-solvers, creative collaborators, and strong communicators––eager and well-equipped for a lifetime of learning. Our program is also committed to providing a safe environment for you child.

A co-educational, independent preschool located in Old Greenwich, CT, St. Saviour’s offers part-day programs for two, three, four, and five-year-old children, and is accredited by the NAEYC.

Ages 2 – 5
(203) 698-1303
Visit the website here for more information.

Registration for the 2023-2024 School Year begins at the end of October. Please check our website at that time for more information and a link to our application.

Temple Sholom Selma Maisel Nursery School

 

Temple Sholom Selma Maisel Nursery School (SMNS) offers a one-of-a-kind educational experience for families with children as young as six weeks old through pre-school, in both full and part-day formats. At SMNS, we strive to stay on the cutting edge of early childhood education and have unique learning spaces including a dedicated STEAM lab, gymnastics studio, animal discovery room, recycling makerspace, imagination playground and an outdoor wooden block center. Our teachers and staff are experienced and professional, and support an individualized approach to education and care. While guided by Jewish values, we welcome families of all faiths, ethnicities and backgrounds.

Ages 6 Weeks – Preschool
(203) 622-8121
[email protected]
Visit the website here for more information.

To schedule a private or virtual tour, or to learn about Temple-wide programming for young families
Contact David Cohen, Director of Schools, at 203-622-8121 or [email protected]

Sound Beach Day School

 

Sound Beach Day School is a progressive preschool that is nature and play based with an emphasis on the child’s interest. We educate children from 20 months to 6 years old. The school is influenced by the Reggio Emilia and Project Approach philosophies dedicated to enriching the lives of preschool children in our community.

Ages 20 months – 6 Years
(203) 569-7546
[email protected]
Visit the website here for more information.

Head to our website to schedule a private tour at your convenience! 

St. Paul’s Day School

 

A Loving and Creative Environment: Beginnings through Be4k programs (early 2’s through 5) St. Paul’s Day School, a member of the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES) welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds. They foster the growth and development of each child academically, socially and spiritually. They strive to encourage wonder, support self paced learning and instill a sense of community. They offer flexible extended day lunch programs and enrichments.

Ages 2 – 5
(203) 637-3503
[email protected]

Visit the website here for more information and to schedule a tour.

Whitby School

 

Located in Greenwich CT, Whitby is a co-educational independent school that provides educational continuity for children 18 months through Grade 8 in the Fairfield-Westchester area.

The premier Whitby Montessori Children’s House three-year program and the highly-recognized International Baccalaureate (IB) program in Grades 1 – 8 form the foundation that empowers Whitby students to think creatively and critically, preparing them as life-long learners and global citizens.

Ages 18 Months – K
(203) 302-3900
Visit the website here for more information.

Early Childhood Exploration – October 6 | 9:30 AM
All School Open House – October 23 | 11:00 AM
Virtual All School Open House – November 16 | 9:30 AM
Personal Overview Session – By Appointment Only

YWCA Greenwich

 

Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Preschool Center at YWCA Greenwich is an international student body, aged 15-months to 5-years old, with a specialized early learning curriculum including: Gymnastics, Music, Spanish, Swimming, Yoga and STEAM Activities, that builds a strong platform for a life-long love of learning.

 

Ages 15 Months – 5 Years
(203) 869-6501
[email protected]
Visit the website here for more information.

Contact Geri Smiles for informationa and registration at [email protected]

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