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Educational Playcare NAEYC

Who We Are

Educational Playcare was established in 1986 to provide full and part-time educational childcare programs and summer camp for children from 6 weeks to 12 years old. We are proud of our reputation as the provider of the highest-quality childcare, nursery school, and preschool programs for children that can be found anywhere. We've maintained our high standards with the quality control that comes from being small and owner operated.

Despite our relatively small size, we are still able to offer all of the benefits of the large "corporate" daycares and more! Visit our "What Makes Us Different" section to learn more about these services.

It has been our privilege to provide childcare services to thousands of families in Connecticut. In fact, some of our previous students have come back to work for us and help nurture the next generation!

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Our Commitment to Health and Wellness

Educational Playcare has been recognized by the The Children’s Environmental Health Network for our focus on the health and wellness of the children in our care. This commitment includes providing healthy meals and snacks, using safer cleaning products, recycling, integrating wellness aspects into our award-winning curriculum and providing tips for maintaining a safe and healthy environment at home through our child care blog and Facebook page! Look for our wellness icon throughout our website to learn more.

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Play is the Work of Children

Today, the importance of positive childhood experiences, starting from infancy, and their relation to future success in life is universally understood. It wasn't so when we began in 1986. When we originally selected the name "Educational Playcare", it was because of our understanding of the importance of play in order for learning to take place. We also knew the importance of providing a nurturing, secure, joyful and stimulating environment.

Children learn best through direct experience. We believe that this direct experience is best gained through play, for play is the work of children. It is through play that children develop concepts about themselves and the world around them. Our goal is to provide the ideal environment to support the "work" of children.

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