Town Resources

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

Preschool/Nursery Schools

Bright Beginnings Child Care Center and Nursery School

Licensed for age 6 weeks to 10 years.
Full-time childcare
Part-time nursery school: M/W/F for four year olds and Tu/Th for three year olds
Summer program for school age children, sign up on a weekly basis. The day camp option runs from 9 am to 2 pm, the full day option runs from 7 am to 5:30 pm.
Before & After School Care for Strong Elementary, which has bus transportation to/from the center, and for Oshana (formerly Plantsville) Elementary which is adjacent to the property and staff walk the children across the playground to/from school.

"Bright Beginnings has been providing quality childcare services for the town of Southington and the surrounding area for over 30 years. Our longstanding relationship with the community has been built on trust and a steadfast commitment to providing a safe, supportive and educational environment for every child that walks through our doors. At Bright Beginnings, we are dedicated to creating a nurturing, stimulating and welcoming environment for all children. Our unique programs incorporate a variety of educational theories, while always keeping the child’s best interest in mind and allowing for hands-on, experiential learning. Now under new ownership, come see some of the exciting changes we are making! To find out more about us, feel free to stop by our center or reach out by phone or email."

185 West Main St
Plantsville, CT 06479

Phone: 860-621-9770

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

Central Christian Academy

PreK 3 year-old through grade 12.
Christian school curriculum, books, and material.

1505 West St
Southington, CT 06489

Phone: 860-621-6701 x2006

Web Site: http://centralchristianonline.org/

Chase Collegiate School

An independent PreK - Grade 12 day school.

565 Chase Parkway
Waterbury,

Phone: 203-236-9560

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

Cheshire KinderCare

KinderCare offers preschool, trusted part-time or full-time daycare, and educational before- or after-school programs.
They have an online application for information and a chat feature for after hours at kindercare.com
Ages: licensed for 6 weeks to 12 years, but not taking school age children
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

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

Meriden YMCA Head Start

The Meriden YMCA Head Start program is a NAEYC Accredited School Readiness Program for ages 2.9 - 4 years old serving families from Meriden, Southington, Wallingford & Berlin.

Nutritious Breakfast, Lunch & Snack are provided and are prepared on site.
Full and Part-Day Classes are available.
The program also includes Hearing, Vision & Developmental Screenings.
Free program based on financial need.

398 Liberty Street
Meriden,

Phone: 203-238-9166

Web Site: https://www.meridenymca.org/programs/Child-Care/PreSchool/Meriden-YMCA-Head-Start/

New Britain YWCA

The New Britain YWCA offers a variety of programs for children and adults.
Toddler care and preschool programs
Family Literacy Center
Sexual assault services including; sexual assault crisis service, sexual violence prevention education, empowerment workshops, and more.
Fitness Center with gym, in-person and virtual options for group exercise classes and personal training sessions.
Summer Sizzlers; The program is open to children kindergarten through 5th grade. Arts and crafts, sports and games, cooking activities, community exploration, and more!

19 Franklin Square
New Britain, CT 06051

Phone: 860-225-4681

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

New Britain YWCA Preschool and Toddler Care

The toddler program at YWCA New Britain is designed to provide children ages one to three years of age with a safe and nurturing environment where they can explore and make new discoveries. Toddlers learn about themselves, their feelings, communication, and movement. Children learn through play and acquire the basic skills that will serve as building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

For more information on our toddler program, contact Michelle Japs at 860-225-4681 x285 or mjaps@ywcanewbritain.org, or Virginia Osborne at 860-225-4681 x251 or vosborne@ywcanewbritain.org

YWCA New Britain's full-time and part-time preschool programs help to prepare children for kindergarten by offering developmentally appropriate ways to learn new skills within a play-based learning environment. Each day is filled with fun activities that help children grow socially, emotionally, physically, and cognitively. Teachers plan activities while considering the needs of individual children, the needs of the group, and the goals set forth in the Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards. Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack are provided. Care 4 Kids is accepted.

For more information on our preschool program, contact Michelle Japs at 860-225-4681 x285 or mjaps@ywcanewbritain.org

19 Franklin Square
New Britain, CT 06051

Phone: 860-225-4681 x285

Web Site: https://www.ywcanb.org/childcare-3/

Plantsville Community Nursery School

Plantsville Community Nursery School closed its doors as of June 2018 and is not accepting enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year.

109 Church St
Plantsville, CT 06479

RSCO Open Choice and Magnet Schools

The Connecticut State Department of Education's Regional School Choice Office (RSCO) coordinates the Open Choice and Magnet School programs. Southington children can attend a Hartford district school through the Open Choice program or apply to the lottery to attend a magnet school with a specialized educational theme. There are over 40 schools in the program across the Hartford region serving Pre-K 3 to grade 12.
The RSCI lotter application period usually runs from November through February of each year. Transportation is not provided for pre-K students.



Phone: 860-713-6990

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

Saint Paul Catholic School

"At Saint Paul School, we offer a traditional academic program combined with the development of 21st Century skills in problem solving, communication, and information technology...At the preschool level, we have extended our preschool hours to include full day programs for both three and four year old children. Our four year old group is now included in our Superkids reading program that extends with consistency through grade two."

PreK 3-year-old through grade 8.

Excepting applications for the next school year starting October 1st.

461 Alling Street
Kensington ,

Phone: 860-828-4343

Web Site: https://ourschool.stpaulkensington.org/

SCCYMCA Nursery School

A part-day nursery school program for age 3 to 5. The YMCA also offers full day care for children age 3-5 at the YMCA Learning Center. The Care4Kids childcare subsidy is accepted.

Chrissy Cassesse, Director of Child Care, at ccassesse@sccymca.org or 203.272.3152 x510

29 High Street
Southington,

Phone: 860-426-9542

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

Southington Catholic School

"Southington Catholic School is a Christ centered, nurturing learning community that fosters Catholic faith based values in our students while achieving academic excellence."
Classes for Pre-K 3 through grade 5. Flexible schedule featuring full day & full week classes & part time options for Pre-K 3 and 4. Before & after school programs. Safe, nurturing environment & dedicated staff. NEASC Accredited

133 Bristol St
Southington, Connecticut 06489

Phone: 860-628-2485

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

Southington HS Preschool Program

Part of the SHS class on early childhood. Meets 3 mornings a week for ages 3-5. Contact Erin Proctor at eproctor@southingtonschools.org ., 720 Pleasant Street
Southington,

Southington Public Schools and Integrated Preschool Program

The Southington Public School District has 8 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 1 high school and an alternative high school.
To determine which school your child will attend visit the school/street directory at https://www.southingtonschools.org/parents-students/school-street-directory.

Their Southington Integrated Preschool program, which has approximately 50% typically developing children who serve as peer models for the students who require special education, meets at Wrinn Preschool Center at Hatton Elementary School (3 classrooms) and Strong Elementary School (1 classroom). http://www.southingtonschools.org/parents-students/preschool


Southington,

Phone: Registration, preschool and special ed: 860-628-3200 x332

Web Site: https://www.southingtonschools.org/parents-students

Village Green Nursery School

Village Green Nursery School offers a half-day and extended day program for 3 and 4-year-olds. It is located in, and a ministry of, the First Congregational Church of Southington. They accept the CT Care4Kids childcare subsidy for working parents and have limited scholarships.

The 3-year-old program is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 to 12:00.
The 4-year-old program is on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00-12:00.
Extended Day Program is offered for the children in the 4-year-old program only. Children have the option to stay until 1:30, adding an additional 1.5 hours to their day. This program is more structured, focusing on kindergarten prep skills.

UPDATE 8/03/2021: Registration for the 2021-2022 school year opened in January. There is a waitlist for the 4-year-old program and still accepting enrollments for the 3-year-old program.

Director Michelle Beauregard
VGNS@fccsouthington.org

37 Main St
Southington, CT 06489

Phone: 860-628-6958

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

Zion Lutheran Nursery School

531 Woodruff St
Southington, CT 06489

Phone: 860-628-6007

Web Site: http://www.zionlutheranct.org/zcns/