Welcome to the 2019 Living Greenwich Preschool Guide - a local resource for Greenwich-area parents seeking in-depth information on some of the preschool and Pre-K programs available for their children.
Why Preschool? For many of our children, preschool represents their first experience in a structured setting with teachers and groups of other children. Preschool is the place where skill sets that will serve our children well into the rest of their lives begin to find their formal foundations. Learning to share. Following instructions. Social and emotional development. Language and cognitive skills. Developing curiosity. Pre-math and literacy skills. Motor skills. The list of benefits go on and on...
This is precisely why we're bringing the 2019 Living Greenwich Preschool Guide to our community. We want to provide local parents with the information necessary to assist them in choosing a high quality Pre-K program that suits their child (and family). We've striven to include programs where the young learners in our town will be well-cared for, enjoy an array of beneficial activities, make new friends, and build the knowledge, skills, and confidence to do well in kindergarten.
The schools and programs that are a part of this guide look forward to meeting you and your children, offering tours of their facilities, and answering all of the questions you may have as you weigh the options searching for a perfect fit.
It's never too early to begin making Pre-K plans for your child! We encourage you to reach out and open conversations with the Preschools that interest you today!
Where to begin? Scroll Down to Peruse All Preschools - Or Click on Any Name Below to Visit a Specific Preschool Overview. Each preschool opens in a new tab in your browser - to return to this index page and view additional programs, just return to this tab. We strongly suggest taking the time to read the full details for each Preschool - and clicking through to their actual websites - in order to get an informed sense as to the actual spectrum of offerings and activities furnished by each featured listing.
Note: Featured image above courtesy of Greenwich Catholic School | The Dougherty Center for Early Learning
Living Greenwich Preschool Directory
Scroll Down to Peruse All Independent Schools - Or Click on Any Name Below to Visit a Specific Independent School Overview. Each Independent School opens in a new tab in your browser - to return to this index page and view additional schools, just return to this tab.
- Carmel Academy's Transitional Kindergarten Program
- Chabad Gan of Greenwich Preschool
- Greenwich Catholic School | The Dougherty Center for Early Learning
- Greenwich International Preschool and Kindergarten
- Putnam Indian Field School
- Round Hill Nursery School
- The Preschool at Second Congregational
- St. Paul’s Day School
- Temple Sholom Selma Maisel Nursery School
- Whitby School Children's House - 18 Months to Kindergarten
- YWCA Greenwich | Steven and Alexandra Cohen Preschool Center
Give your child the gift of time. Carmel Academy's Transitional Kindergarten Program is designed to bridge the year between preschool and kindergarten, providing children with a strong foundation for success in elementary school and beyond!
Come discover a magical Reggio Emilia-inspired classroom, where a child’s sense of wonder and curiosity guides his or her learning through hands-on experiences and play.
Carmel Academy is a private school for children of all Jewish affiliations located at 270 Lake Avenue on an 17-acre historic campus.
At Carmel Academy we are committed to providing a superior private school education, infused with academic excellence, Jewish values, community responsibility and vibrant Jewish living.
We honor each child's individuality with an exceptionally personalized education. Carmel Academy is accredited by the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, and is recognized as a school of excellence and educational distinction by the organization.
Chabad Gan of Greenwich Preschool offers a uniquely warm and nurturing environment for children between the ages of 18 months and five years old.
The Chabad Gan of Greenwich Preschool offers comprehensive and developmentally appropriate early childhood educational programs designed to promote a child’s intellectual, social, physical and emotional growth as well as provide a strong foundation for all future learning and living.
Welcoming children aged toddler through pre-k, the Chabad Gan of Greenwich Preschool offers families a warm and loving environment where their children are guided through the beginnings of the educational process.
Greenwich Catholic School provides students with a life-long intellectual and spiritual foundation through a rigorous and innovative curriculum focused on faith, critical thinking, responsibility, and service.
The Dougherty Center for Early Learning at Greenwich Catholic School provides a safe and nurturing environment for Pre-K children (ages 3-4) and teaches age-appropriate activities for social, emotional, cognitive, physical and language development all under our loving faith of God.
The Dougherty Center for Early Learning is unique in many different ways. We see each child as an inventor, a problem solver, and a discoverer - while motivating their natural curiosity. The Dougherty Center program emphasizes a primary goal for children to get along well with others while also becoming enthusiastic, independent, self-confident, and curious learners.
Greenwich International Preschool and Kindergarten is a private, non-profit preschool in Greenwich, Connecticut educating children from ages 2 to 6, with experienced teachers and programs geared to a total preschool and kindergarten education.
Our school embraces young students from many countries and cultures and teaches an international curriculum that celebrates all children. Here, global awareness is lived and shared every day as we strive to develop tomorrow's citizens by "educating children of the world, for the world."
We look forward to meeting you, learning about your children and introducing you to our community. The first step is to contact us to arrange a private tour or attend an open house.
Putnam Indian Field School is an independent, co-educational pre-school for toddlers through pre-kindergarten.
Putnam Indian Field School has 13 different classes offering a variety of enrollment opportunities including half-day and three-, four- and five-day options, depending on the age of the child. Our youngest students must be 2 before December 31st and our Pre-K includes children turning 5 by the end of the year.
We ALSO now offer both half- and extended-day classes depending on the age of child.
Our mission, at Putnam Indian Field School (PIFS), is to inspire confidence, curiosity, creativity and a sense of community and citizenship in every child they teach. Established as the result of a merger in 1978 between two well-known Greenwich nursery schools, the school represents over 70 years of combined experience in serving community children. Organized as an educational, non-profit corporation, and operated by a Board of Trustees made up of school parents.
The best way to get to know if Putnam Indian Field School is right for your child is to visit and tour our campus.
Round Hill Nursery School was founded in 1946 to provide a quality first learning experience for three and four-year-old children in the backcountry of Greenwich.
In 1984, recognizing and responding to the changing needs of families in Greenwich and the surrounding communities, the "First Step" program was established. This program provides for the social and emotional development for two-year-olds exclusively. Today, seven decades after its founding, Round Hill Nursery School offers a superior early learning experience for children from Greenwich and neighboring towns.
Our curriculum offers experiences that support and nurtures the growth of each individual child in all areas of development: social, emotional, physical, cognitive and creative.
The Preschool at Second Congregational is an independent non-sectarian preschool for children ages 2 through 5 centrally located on 5 acres in Greenwich, Connecticut.
The Preschool’s mission is to provide a warm and creative atmosphere to foster young children’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth through a child-centered curriculum. We believe children learn best in an environment which emphasizes creative expression, and curriculum that is attuned to the individual child’s unique pattern of development. Preschool is a time for children to begin a journey of lifelong learning with excitement, wonder, and curiosity. Our goal is to begin them on that journey.
St. Paul’s Day School incorporates play-based learning to promote educational development in each of our students. Our teachers are dedicated to developing your child's learning potential and building a foundation for educational growth.
We are passionate about your child's happiness and provide a safe, nurturing environment that cultivates each child’s developing independence and self-esteem. At St. Paul’s Day School, children are taught to respect one another and the staff. While St. Paul’s Day School is a member of the National Association of Episcopal Schools, we welcome families of all backgrounds and faiths and celebrate our resulting diversity.
At St. Paul's Day School, children improve coordination, learn complex games and begin to form relationships with their peers. Our teachers balance group interaction with individual attention to help our preschoolers build social, cognitive, language and motor skills, along with self-esteem and self-help skills.
The Temple Sholom Selma Maisel Nursery School (SMNS) in Greenwich, CT, offers a rewarding, one-of-a-kind educational experience for families with children pre-school and younger.
While our programs are guided by Jewish values, we welcome families of all faiths, ethnicities and backgrounds.
At SMNS, we strive to stay on the cutting edge of early childhood education. Over the past two years, we have added unique learning spaces including a dedicated STEAM Lab, Gymnastics Studio, garden, and an outdoor STEAM playspace. Children also visit our Discovery Room weekly to learn about and meet new animals from the Stamford Museum and Nature Center, and take daily trips outside to the multi-level state-of-the-art playground with its own child-size town.
“Students in Children's House learn to approach new challenges with confidence. They are empowered to become creative, well-informed, passionate and joyful learners and citizens of the world.”
Your child's story begins in Founder's Hall, the part of Whitby School that is home to the Stepping Stones and Primary classrooms which together make up their Children's House. The Children’s House is dedicated to educating Whitby's youngest learners. The motto here is “Follow the Child”. In well-ordered, developmentally appropriate classrooms, under the guidance of expertly trained, experienced and caring teachers, children’s own love of exploration allows them to take the lead in their learning.
Children’s House is designed specifically to foster social and cognitive development and to lay the foundation for learning in multiple academic areas. Different learning sections of the room thoughtfully encourage children to explore practical life activities, sensorial experiences, math, language, culture and science.
Students in Children's House learn to approach new challenges with confidence. They are empowered as readers, writers, critical thinkers and mathematicians to become creative, well-informed, passionate and joyful learners and citizens of the world. Respected as individuals, our students think for themselves and are ready to begin their journey of learning and discovery.
In a nurturing environment, with certified teachers, YWCA Greenwich - Steven and Alexandra Cohen Preschool Center provides girls and boys a fun experience and prepares them for kindergarten.
At the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Preschool Center, an international student body between the ages of 15 months to 5 years experience a unique early learning curriculum that builds a strong platform for a life-long love of learning.
Our preschool is a world of learning, laughter and love for your children. They offer a beautiful, modern, spotless facility - right in the heart of Greenwich - and a community of trained educators who care about your child's development and well-being.
The goal at the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Preschool Center is to make your child happy, confident, eager-to-learn and well-prepared for Kindergarten. Our objectives are to create activities based on your child’s individual needs and interests that provide a foundation for language and reading skills, as well as other academic pursuits.