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Early Care and Education Programs in Colchester

Center Based 

Home Daycare


Address:  396 Halls Hill Rd

Phone:  (860) 537-0214


Contacts:  Nicole Sargent, Executive Director

                  Lindsay Therian, Preschool Director

                  Kim Hagan, School Age Program Director


Hours:  Mon - Fri, 6:30 am - 6:00 pm (year-round)


Programs offered:

Full-day Preschool

6:30am-5:55pm, Year round

Mon-Fri, 3 day/wk option available


Full-day Pre-Kindergarten

6:30am-5:55pm, Year Round



School-day Preschool ages 3-5 (Sept - Jun; follows Colchester Public School calendar)

9:00 am - 3:00 pm Mon – Fri; OR  

9:00 am - 3:00 pm Mon-Wed-Fri)


Before/After School Child Care Kindergarten – Eighth Grade  

Full-Day School-Age Summer Program


CASTLE has been serving the Colchester community since 1991 and has established a strong reputation for quality in the field of early care and education.  CASTLE’s preschool programs are NAEYC Accredited.   Transportation is provided to/from Colchester Elementary School and Jack Jackter Intermediate School for children enrolled in before/after school programs

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Colchester Kids

Address:  224 Norwich Ave

Phone:  (860) 537-6688

Contact: Christine Foley, Director

Daycare and Preschool

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Kaitlyn Prior
Just Like Home Child Care

Address:  64 Standish Rd 
Phone:  (860) 884-8465

Facebook:  Just Like Home Day Care

Contact:  Gloria Carabillo


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* Member of Today's Child Care Association (TCCA)

Colchester Cooperative Nursery School (CCNS) 

Address:  80 Main St

Phone:  (860) 537-0565


Facebook:  CCNS - Colchester Cooperative Nursery School

Contact:  Michelle Donahue, Head Teacher

3 and 4 Year Old Classes

2, 3 and 5 day Options; Lunch; Extended Day. 

Click here for CCNS Virtual Open House - YouTube

CCNS Facebook page

Colchester Cooperative Nursery School is a nonprofit, non-denominational nursery school, fully licensed by the state of Connecticut.

Curley's Kids Care

Address:  48 Upton Rd

Phone:  (860) 537-1782

Contact:  Danielle Shafer, Director

NAEYC Accredited Child Care Center

Infants, Toddlers, Preschool and School-Age Programs

3 & 4 year old Preschool program

Before/After School Program for Kindergarten and up 

Summer Program

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Enchanted Jungle Learning Center. LLC

Address:  67 Hayward Ave

Phone:  (860) 531-3211


Contact:  Kimberly Anderson, Director


Enchanted Jungle serves children and families ages six weeks to twelve years in a fun and exciting learning environment.


Colchester Early Childhood Program (CECP) 

Address:  Colchester Elementary School

                  315 Halls Hill Rd

Phone:  (860) 537-0717

Part-day and School Day Preschool Program



Town and Country
Early Learning Center

Address:  111 Norwich Ave

Phone:  (860) 603-5005



Infants, Toddlers, and Preschool

Opening Soon- Fall 2023

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Becky's Lil Sprouts

Address:  17 Rudden Lane
Phone:  (860) 908-5683

Contact:  Rebecca Berta


Willing to accept care4kids

* Member of Today's Child Care Association (TCCA)

Little Angels Home Daycare

Address:  282 Middletown Rd
Phone:  (860) 537-1411

Contact:  Katie Cicero


Before and After Care available for Kindergarten and up

* Member of Today's Child Care Association (TCCA)

*Today's Child Care Association (TCCA)
The Orioles Nest
Family Child Care

Address:  28 Parkside Dr.
Phone: (860) 948-0066

Contact:  Bobby Scheidel


Before and After Care avaiable

* Member of Today's Child Care Association (TCCA)

Country Kids Daycare 

Address:  59 Balaban Rd
Phone:  (860) 537-5455

Contact:  Ms. Shelly Walters



* Member of Today's Child Care Association (TCCA)

Address:  72 Davidson Rd.

Phone:  (860) 990-2689

Contact:  Kaitlyn Prior



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* Member of Today's Child Care Association (TCCA)

President: Katie Cicero

Phone:  (860) 537-1411


Today's Child Care Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to quality family child care composed of state licensed childcare providers. Its purpose is to promote professionalism, quality child care, friendship and support among licensed family childcare providers.  

For a list of providers in your area call (860) 781-2448.

Holly Burroughs

Address:  12 Mahoney Rd

Phone:  (860) 213-3293

Contact:  Holly Burroughs



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.

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