Come See the Difference!

Toddlertime has been educating children since 1980 but we don’t rest on our laurels. We strive to get better at what we do every single year. We understand that picking a preschool program for your child is an important and individual decision. To make sure we are the right fit, we invite you to come meet us, learn about our curriculum, our philosophy and to meet our teachers (22 of them are New Canaan parents just like you). While we strongly suggest that you visit while the children and teachers are present, but if you are unable to come during the day, we are happy to offer you an evening or weekend tour.


Open Houses for School Year 18-19

What People Are Saying About Us

  • “Toddlertime was such a nurturing place for my children to attend preschool. They always enjoyed going to school every day with the fabulous staff welcoming them with their friendly dispositions. Since they are now in elementary school, I’ve seen just how much they learned during their time at Toddlertime, and they were beyond prepared for kindergarten. We loved the consistency of the schedules, the varied activities offered and the constant communication to parents. We were so sad to leave and will always have fond memories of our time there that went by all too quickly.”


  • “Our twin girls started at Toddlertime when they were 18mo in the summer camp program. As we near the completion of the 3’s program, we enthusiastically wait for another fun summer of camp before we head into our 4th year. The time spent at Toddlertime has been nothing short of wonderful. The staff are friendly, enthusiastic and always happy to assist in any situation. They are well qualified teachers who have a gentle and caring, yet affirmative approach to their students. I would recommend Toddlertime to any parent who wanted a well rounded educational beginning for their child as well as a fun and joyful experience.”


    Martha and Edward Bases
  • “My kids adore Toddlertime, and so do I! The teachers are a delight, and so dedicated to creating an enriching and positive experience. The curriculum is fun, ever-changing and challenging for the kids. My three year old walks the halls saying hello to the teachers as if she were the mayor of the school! As a parent, I appreciate how thoughtful and well-organized the directors are. They’ve made parents’ lives easier in so many ways. A few examples — the wonderfully rich variety of “after-school” options for extending the day, drop ‘n’ drive, and vacation day options. Thank you, Toddlertime!”



Tuition Process

admissions-processOnce you have made the decision to apply, here’s a checklist to guide you through the process:

  • Submit application along with a non-refundable $100 application fee.
  • Notification is rolling. Upon receipt of application, you will receive a welcome letter within 14 days.
  • Contracts will be mailed out in January or within 14 days of submitting application if applying after January.
  • Return your contract and enrollment deposit within 14 days to secure spot.
  • Class assignments are set in August.

Toddlertime welcomes applications from interested families on a rolling year-round basis. We do give priority to current students, siblings, alumni families who have completed a 3’s or older program, child who attended our summer program and Congregational Church members applying for a 3’s or older program. New applicants will be enrolled based on timing of application, child’s age and gender ratio as well as commitment to our preschool program.


Our tuition meets the cost of providing the highest quality preschool program in a safe environment taught by professionals trained in CPR and CT First Aid. Our highly qualified staff and low student to teacher ratio provide differentiated learning strategies to meet the needs and interests of each child. We offer an extended school year as well as additional vacation clubs designed for flexibility.

Payment Options for School:

  1. Annual Payment due with contract
  2. Current families Bi-annual Payment 50% due March 1st followed by 50% due September 30th.
  3. New families first payment due with contract and 50% due September 30th.
  4. We can personalize a plan just for you.

2018-2019 Pricing:

177 Days of School

Twos Program $6,000 – $9,330
Threes Program $7,600 – $10,150
Fours Program $12,240
Fives Program $13,315