Educational Playcare Manchester
452 Tolland Turnpike
Manchester, CT 06042

For More Information: 860-580-5353
Fax: 860-812-2222
Hours: 7 am – 6 pm

Area Director: Erin Kubran - bio - email
Center Director:
Melissa Drasdis - bio - email
Assistant Center Director - Tammy Cavanaugh - bio - email

Google Maps Facebook

Preschool and Child Care in Manchester
Also Serving Families in Bolton, Vernon, Coventry & Surrounding Communities


In December of 2018, we opened our school in Manchester at 452 Tolland Turnpike. Our Manchester school reflects all of the positive components we have learned about early childhood education over more than 30 years of providing exceptional childcare services. Our center in Manchester is a beautiful facility with oversized classrooms. As you drive in, you will be welcomed by a large Educational Playcare sign along with our colorful landscaping. The center also offers plenty of free parking spaces for parents for easy drop-off and pick-up. The classrooms benefit from wonderful natural lighting and colorful interior features. Surrounding the building are spacious playgrounds, providing the children with ample space to enjoy the outdoors while developing their large muscle skills.


When you arrive at our front doors, you’ll notice that our building can only be accessed by using our facial recognition system. Each family and staff member are entered into the system on their first day. In addition, security cameras in each classroom and play area allow our Directors to continuously monitor activities throughout the school. We also have strategically placed panic buttons that link us directly to the local police department in the event of an emergency.

Interior Features

As you walk through our front door, you will be welcomed by a large and bright reception area. Here you will be greeted by our Director and offered a complimentary cup of coffee or tea. Along the hall next to our office, you’ll find our “Car Seat Ports,” where parents can leave their child’s car seat or carrier each day for convenience. Walking through the corridors, you will notice our beautiful and brightly lit classrooms. Our classrooms are enormous and provide much more space than the minimum requirements for Connecticut classrooms. All of our classrooms have been designed to be very child-centered, right down to the tiniest detail. Near our infant and toddler classrooms, you will also find our professional kitchen. Parents love that we provide nutritious lunches, as well as two snacks each day, and the menu is very child friendly!

Each of our preschool classrooms is significantly oversized, providing much more than the minimum requirements for Connecticut classrooms. Each one is divided into activity centers that include science, math, music, movement, construction, literacy, and dramatic play. All of these centers are available to children throughout each day.

Exterior Features

Outside, the school is surrounded by eight infant/toddler playgrounds and two large preschool playgrounds. Our outdoor play areas are unbelievable. There is plenty of shade under the many canopies on our playgrounds. Our infants and younger toddlers have a playground designed specifically for young children who are still crawling or learning to walk. Each playground is designed and gated for the safety of our children.

If you’re new to the area, follow this link to local town offices, schools, and more!


Book a Tour


Read More Testimonials >
Looking for more information
or ready to schedule a tour?
Click Here!