In September of 2017, we opened a new state of the art school in Cheshire at 1430 Highland Avenue, just a mile from exit 29 off of I-84. Our Cheshire school reflects all of the positive components we have learned about early childhood education over more than 30 years of providing exceptional child care services. Our center in Cheshire 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. In front of the building is our serene koi pond, including a waterfall, where our families can enjoy a quiet moment during the day. 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 them with ample space to enjoy the outdoors while developing their large muscle skills.
When you arrive at our front doors, you’ll notice that an access code is required in order to enter the building. Each family and staff member is issued their own unique code. 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.
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 outside our infant classrooms, 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. All of our classrooms have been designed to be very child-centered, right down to the tiniest detail. One thing you might not notice but certainly our infants and toddlers do, are the decorative light panels. Young children are always looking up and these provide a far better view than harsh fluorescent lighting. Our classrooms are enormous and provide much more space than the minimum requirements for Connecticut classrooms. Each one is divided into activity centers that range from Science and Math, to Music and Movement, and from Building and Construction to Literacy and Dramatic Play. Towards the rear of the school, you will find our large indoor play room. It provides the children a place to play even when the weather won’t allow us to go outside. We have a professional kitchen, too. Parents love that we provide nutritious lunches, as well as two snacks each day, and the menu is very child friendly!
Outside, the school is surrounded by nine 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 four playgrounds 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.
Additionally, our beautiful koi pond, complete with a waterfall, provides a lovely space for children and families to enjoy a quiet moment.