Toddlertime is owned and operated by Barbara Davis and Carolyn Williams, two New Canaan moms and businesswomen who were lucky to get the opportunity to trade in their brief cases to educate children. We are passionate about providing children with the best early childhood education possible. We invite you and your child to come experience our program, talk with our staff, and ask every question you have. Call 203.972.3111 to schedule a visit or click here to contact us.
We have creative and highly qualified staff members who plan, implement and evaluate the classroom curriculum to provide your child with the highest quality of early childhood education. The activities planned for the children, the way the environment is organized, the selection of toys and materials, the flow of the daily schedule and the interactions with the children are all designed to accomplish the goals of Toddlertime’s curriculum.
Deborah lives in New Canaan with her husband, daughter and two rambunctious Welsh Springer Spaniels. She earned a BA degree in Mathematics from University of Colorado, Boulder, and an MBA from NYU. After working at JPMorgan for nearly 20 years designing databases and teaching classes on interpreting data sets, she stepped away from the business world to raise her daughter. She loves to travel and has been to all the continents except Antarctica. In her free time, Deborah can usually be found trying to tame and revitalize her mature landscaping. She loves incorporating her joy of math into the school day.
Michelle joins Toddlertime with 20+ years of experience supporting people with disabilities at STAR, Inc. and 7 years at West School as a Special Education Teaching Assistant. Born and raised in Greenwich, CT, she now lives in New Canaan with her husband, who is a New Canaan Fire Fighter, three grown children and her sweet Doodle named Bella. Self-described as “very competitive”, Michelle enjoys tennis and more recently playing bocce ball. Blessed to have lifelong girlfriends since kindergarten, she’s enjoys taking girls trips including one to Iceland where she went snowmobiling on a glacier. When not at the fire house, traveling, walking Bella at Irwin, or playing bocce, she enjoys cooking, gardening, and riding on the back of her husband’s Harley Davidson!
We asked our teachers what makes Toddlertime different and this is what they said:
I feel that our curriculum is what differentiates Toddlertime from other schools. It’s dynamic, progressive, detailed, developmentally spot on, current yet rich in the history of early childhood education, incorporates up to date ELDS and CT Standards, creative and solidly built. I also feel that Toddlertime is different because of its parent friendly and flexible environment with multiple options and a willingness to try and meet a family need as it rises. I’d recommend Toddlertime for the curriculum and out of the box feel. I’d suggest to someone looking for a forward thinking, creative and developmentally on target educational experience for their child.
Nancy Ferullo, 5’s teacher, 10+ years at TTNS
One of the most unique things we do at Toddlertime is the student directed lesson planning. We follow what the children are interested in and go above and beyond planning lessons that are relevant and engaging.
Jen Burns, 3’s teacher, 5+ years at TTNS
One thing different about Toddlertime is that we document each standard for every child three times a year. Another difference is planning and outlining lesson plans every week in a very detailed way.
Cornelia Marder, 3’s teacher, 5+ years at TTNS
Toddlertime offers a truly rich learning experience with a very comprehensive and modern curriculum. We have a very professional staff who all work hard in weekly planning sessions. I also appreciate the focus on professional development. The sessions are always informative and I enjoy the experience of working as a team with my co-workers.
Amy Hopkins, 4+ years at TTNS
Our curriculum is guided by the Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards. We encourage the children to use a higher order of thinking through topic investigations that interest them. We are proud to express that we work to develop the whole child- cognitive, social and emotional.
Diane Coleman, 2’s teacher, 35+ years at TTNS
The mission of Toddlertime’s educational program is to provide a foundation for success in life. With this goal in mind, we have been inspired by leaders of education, business, and health fields to create an educational program that not only prepares children for later success in school but also develops key skills which will serve children throughout life.
Get in Touch!
23 Park Street
(In the Congregational Church)
New Canaan, CT 06840
(203) 972-3111 Phone