Enrollment for the 2016-2017 School Year is Now Open!
Family Centers' Early Care and Education program provides full-day/full-year care, and offers the highest quality education and development opportunities for young children ages six-weeks to five years.
In order to be considered for placement in Family Centers' Early Care and Education Program, please complete the application. A Spanish version is also available here. If your child is presently enrolled, please complete the Re-enrollment Application. Click here for a Spanish version.
Family Centers offers scholarship to qualifying families. If you are interested in applying for scholarship, please complete the application. A Spanish version of the Scholarship Application Form can be found here.
NOTE: If eligible for Care 4 Kids, you must submit a Care 4 Kids application in order to be considered for financial assistance. For eligibility information and application information, visit the Care4 Kids guidelines page. Apply for Care 4 Kids here.
Click here to review the entire Early Care and Education Welcome Packet
20 Bridge Street
Greenwich, CT 06830
203-629-2822 ext. 3135
At Family Centers, we accept each young child as a unique and valuable individual and group member, honoring and respecting family language and cultures. Our curriculum, goals and objectives guide our staff's ongoing assessment of children's progress, while facilitating each child's individual growth and language acquisition and cognitive, social-emotional, physical and creative domains.
Family Centers' Early Care and Education program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Accreditation by NAEYC is widely recognized as a distinction of the highest quality early care and education programs. Only eight percent of the nation's preschools earn NAEYC's stamp of approval. Family Centers' Early Care and Education program is one of two full day-full year program in Greenwich that maintains NAEYC accreditation.
We strive to hire and maintain highly qualified, passionate, professional early educators. Our staff is exceptionally passionate about teaching young children. All our teachers hold a minimum of an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education (or similar), and are working towards Bachelors or Masters degrees in Education.
All of our centers utilize Teaching Strategies Gold, a respected online assessment system, to track the growth and progress of our students. The objectives are aligned with the State of Connecticut's Early Learning Development Standards (ELDS). Lesson plans and individualized goals for each child are determined jointly with parents and teachers based on observations and assessments conducted in the classroom. Development benchmarks for each age group are also considered. Family Centers' curriculum is multi-sensory in approach and emphasizes discovery, cooperation and communication.
The Grauer Preschool is located at 40 Arch Street in Greenwich and is housed in the same building as Family Centers' executive offices. The Arch Street Preschool cares for children ages 3-5 years. Arch Street Preschool has three pre-kindergarten classes. Click here to learn more about The Grauer Preschool.
The Armstrong Court Preschool offers School Readiness classes for income-eligible families with children ages 3-5 years. The Armstrong Court Preschool also houses the Greenwich Head Start program.
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Contact Pati Guza, Admissions Coordinator, at 203-629-2822, ext. 3135 to learn more aobut our centers.