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Nurturing Environment

Here at the North Haven Child Development Center, children learn with engaging materials in our age-appropriate classrooms. Our classroom spaces encourage exploration, investigation and discovery in a home-like atmosphere and are designed to promote social skills, achievement, help stimulate growth and development, and encourage their self expression. You can rest easy knowing that your child is happy, safe and well cared for in our center’s clean, secure and nurturing learning environments.

Mixed Age Groups
Our Center offers children and families the unique opportunity to develop strong relationships with caregivers by participating in a mixed age group setting.  This means that infants and toddlers remain in the same enviorment 0-3 years old and preschool 3-5 years old. 
Prepared Environment
Our center uses ITERS and ECERS rating scales to provides high quality learning environments. These tools are used to effectively design classroom space, develop positive interactions and experiences for children as they meet developmental milestones as well as look at the overall program structure.
Safe & Secure
Age appropriate, high-quality learning environment for children to grow and play. Our center is licensed by the State of Connecticut and adheres to strict health and safety practices and high quality standards.
Small Class Size
Our low teacher-to-student ratios allow teachers to focus on the individual learning styles and needs of each child in our center.  Each classroom has three full time teachers.
Extension of Home
We want our space to not only have a classroom feel, but also a feeling of home. In doing so, each child’s unique strengths are taken into consideration as they are nurtured, loved and intentionally stimulated to reach full potential during each developmental milestone.
Our Classrooms
Our center has two Infant and Toddler Classrooms with a maximum group size of 8 children in each. In addition, our Preschool Classroom has a maximum group size of 20 children. Each classroom has two full time teaching staff with experience and education specific to Early Childhood Education.
Infant & Toddler
High quality care in a warm, loving and nurturing environment for infants and toddlers.
Full day, full year preschool experience for children ages three to five, or Prekindergarten.

“We see how early childhood experiences are so important to lifelong outcomes, how the early environment literally becomes embedded in the brain and changes its architecture.”
– Andrew S. Garner