Town Resources

Resources for parents and educators in Southington, Plantsville, Marion and Milldale

Child Care Centers

Bright Beginnings

Licensed for age 6 weeks to 10 years.
Before & After School Care for Strong Elementary, which has bus transportation to/from the center, and for Plantsville Elementary which is adjacent to the property and staff walk the children across the playground to/from school.

185 West Main St
Plantsville, CT 06479

Phone: 860-621-9770

Web Site: https://www.brightbeginningsct.org/

Care 4 Kids – Connecticut’s Childcare subsidy

Care 4 Kids helps low to moderate income families in Connecticut pay for child care costs. This program is sponsored by the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood.
Several childcare providers in Southington accept the Care 4 Kids subsidy. They are identified in the ECCS Resources listing or call 211 to identify participating providers.

To participate in the program, there are certain eligibility requirements for parents, children and child care providers.
Families must:
- live in Connecticut;
- be working or attending a temporary family cash assistance (Jobs First) approved education or training activity; and
- meet the program’s income requirements.

Children must:
- live in Connecticut; and
- be under age 13, or if the child has special needs, be under age 19.

Providers must:
- be licensed by the CT Office of Early Childhood (unless exempt from licensing); or
- be a relative, like a grandparent; or
- take care of the child in the child’s home.



Phone: 1-888-214-KIDS (5437)

Web Site: http://www.ctcare4kids.com

Cheshire KinderCare

KinderCare offers preschool, trusted part-time or full-time daycare, and educational before- or after-school programs.
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
Open: 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM, M-F

1544 Byam Rd
Cheshire, CT 06410

Phone: (203) 574-2892

Web Site: https://www.kindercare.com/our-centers/cheshire/ct/070220

Cheshire Nursery School

The Cheshire Nursery School provides an individualized program of exploration and play with a purpose. ​All children spend a considerable amount of time outdoors, where they can explore the natural world while enhancing their growing physical prowess.

Preschool/Pre-K:
Half-Day and School-Day Programs
Full-Week & Part-Week Options
Early Drop-Off & Extended Day Available

Toddlers: Serving 24-month-olds through young 3's

The Cheshire Nursery School Summer Program features art, music and movement, science exploration and social skills, along with outdoor games, sports and water play for ages 3-6. Children will enjoy the Outdoor Nature Classroom. Each camp day runs from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and includes a mix of outdoor activities, fun summer theme-based learning inside our charming air-conditioned schoolhouse, and a one-hour “siesta” following lunch.

200 Mansion Road
Cheshire, CT

Phone: 203-272-5435

Web Site: http://www.thecheshirenurseryschool.com

Educational Playcare – Cheshire

Licensed for age 6 weeks to 12 years. Opened Cheshire location in September 2017.

1430 Highland Ave
Cheshire,

Phone: 203-651-7407

Web Site: http://www.EducationalPlaycare.com

ESPN Kids Center

Bright Horizons Family Solutions runs the ESPN Kids Center for children 6 weeks through 12 years of age from 7 am to 7 pm. Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

205 Enterprise Drive
Bristol,

Phone: 860-582-4300

Web Site: https://child-care-preschool.brighthorizons.com/ct/bristol/espn

Giggles and Grins Childcare Center, LLC

Licensed for age 6 weeks to 5 years.

21 Cummings St
Plantsville, CT 06479

Phone: 860-621-3408

Great Beginnings Daycare Center and Nursery School

Licensed for age 6 weeks through 12 years old. Recently granted re-accreditation by the National Association for the Education for Young Children (NAEYC).


195 East Street (age 3-12) and 15-17 Cooke Street (age 6 weeks thru 2)
Plainville,

Phone: (860) 747-1679

Web Site: http://www.greatbeginningsdaycarecenter.com

Imagine Nation

Imagine Nation is a NAEYC accredited, state licensed Early Learning School offers an affordable, quality School Readiness Preschool Program and a mixed age infant and toddler program. Their highly qualified, degreed teachers implement developmentally appropriate curriculum utilizing the State of CT Early Learning and Development Standards along with tangible learning experiences throughout our Museum Studios.
A free family membership to our Museum Studios is included upon enrollment.

The mixed age classroom is open to all children ages 6 weeks up to 3 years of age. The mixed age infant toddler classroom is a full-time program,
The preschool program is open to Bristol and out of town residents. Children entering the preschool program must be ages 3 to 5 years old.
At the beginning of the school year in September they accept children aged 2 years 9 months, turning 3 before December 31,
per State of Connecticut Licensing Requirements.

Tuition is based on a sliding fee scale according to you family’s gross income and size. They are open year round to working and accept Care4Kids child care subsidies for those families that qualify.

1 Pleasant St
Bristol, CT 06010

Phone: (860) 314-1400

Web Site: https://www.imaginenation.org/

Jack and Jill II Day Care Center

Licensed for age 6 weeks to 6 years. This location opened in 2017. Jack and Jill, founded in 1954, also has a location in Cheshire.

1593 Meriden-Wtby Tpke
Milldale, CT

Phone: (860) 426-3766

Web Site: http://www.jackandjillchildcare.com

Margaret C Griffin Child Development Center

Full day programs for ages 3-5, fees based on a sliding scale. The Care4Kids childcare subsidy is accepted.
Located in the same building as Derynoski Elementary.
Accredited by the National Association for the Education for Young Children (NAEYC).

240 Main St
Southington, CT 06489

Phone: 860-621-5885

Web Site: http://www.griffinchildcenter.org

My Little Rascals Daycare

Licensed for age 6 weeks through 10 years old.
The Care4Kids childcare subsidy is accepted.

445 North Main Street
Southington, CT 06489

Phone: 860-276-0123

Web Site: http://mylittlerascalsct.com

My Little Rascals Too

Licensed for age 6 weeks to 5 years.
Baby Rascals, with 4 classrooms dedicated to infants, has its own separate entrance on the lower level.
The Care4Kids childcare subsidy is accepted.

1850 West Street
Southington, CT 06489

Phone: 860-426-9933

Web Site: http://mylittlerascalsct.com

Nurturing Nest and Early Learning Center

The Nurturing Nest and Early Learning Center believes that great child care depends upon consistent caregiving in a home-like atmosphere. The Nurturing Nest offers high quality care for children 6 weeks up to 6 years on full-day basis on a Monday to Friday, Tuesday/Thursday or Monday/Wednesday/Friday schedule.
Opened August 2018.
info@nurturingnestct.com

1721 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike
Southington, CT

Phone: 860-276-0013

Web Site: https://nurturingnestct.com/

Over the Rainbow Cheshire

The Cheshire, CT daycare program provides a challenging, yet developmentally appropriate curriculum for each age group, especially toddlers, who have two classrooms.

1481 Highland Ave
Cheshire, CT 06410

Phone: (203) 699-9900

Web Site: http://www.overtherainbowkids.com

St Dominics Childcare Center

Licensed for ages 6 weeks to 5 years.


1050 Flanders Street
Southington, CT

Phone: 860-628-4678

Web Site: http://saintdominicchurch.com/child-care-center

Stork Club, Inc.

Southington location licensed for age 6 weeks through 8 years old.
Additional locations including Cheshire and Meriden.
The Care4Kids childcare subsidy is accepted.

1348 West St
Southington, CT 06489

Phone: 860-276-1031

Web Site: http://www.storkclubs.com/

Town & Country Early Learning Centers

Licensed for age 6 weeks through 12 years of age. Offers infant, toddler, preschool, kindergarten readiness, before and after school care, school age vacation and summer camp programs. The Care4Kids childcare subsidy is accepted.
They are on the Thalberg bus route and provide van transportation to and from Kelley, Flanders, and Derynoski.
The Care4Kids childcare subsidy is accepted.
Formerly Pumpkin Patch Preschool & Child Care Center.
Second location in Middletown.

1137 West St
Southington, CT 06489

Phone: 860-628-7900

Web Site: http://townandcountryelc.com/

Y-TIME

Y-Time is for families with kids ages 4 to 10 years old needing occasional care throughout the summer. Each week has a theme and a daily “special” activity. Daily activities may include: organized group games, arts and crafts, walking trips, outdoor games, and water activities. The Y will provide a morning snack. Children should have a lunch and an afternoon snack with an ice pack

Southington Community YMCA Learning Center, 30 High Street
Southington, CT

Phone: (860) 621-8130

Web Site: http://sccymca.org/y-time

YMCA Learning Center

YMCA Learning center offers full time care for children age 3 to 5. They accept the Care4Kids childcare subsidy.
The YMCA also has a nursery school and after school programs.

Emily Snow
Childcare Registrar
860-426-9545
Esnow@sccymca.org

30 High Street
Southington, CT 06489

Phone: 860-621-8130

Web Site: http://www.sccymca.org/youth-development/southington-ymca/child-development