Thank you for trusting us with your children. We are committed to providing your family with the best early childhood education experience possible. We do this by hiring the best teachers, providing them a wide range of continuing education opportunities throughout the year and providing them with the resources necessary to implement what they learn into our classrooms.
We believe that Toddlertime is YOUR preschool as much as it is your child’s preschool. Research shows that parent involvement is an important aspect of your child’s education and the earlier the involvement, the more powerful the effects. Parent involvement is defined as communicating, volunteering, team decision making, learning at home and collaborating with the community. We offer all those opportunities at Toddlertime and hope that you will get involved! Not only is your involvement good for your child but it’s also fun and a great way to make your own friends.
Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about our school and policies. Feel free to contact us directly at 203- 972-3111 for more information.
If my child is sick how do I let the school know?
The best way to let us know is to email the office at [email protected].
Where do I park?
Parking is available in the front circle, on Park Street and in the back of the church. Please do not park in the first 10 spots in the back marked staff parking because those are reserved for church staff.
Is there any way to extend my child’s day?
Children ages 3 & up may extend their day with lunch or a combination of lunch & enrichment. We offer over 10 enrichment activities each week as well as special one time activities. Your child may even join lunch and enrichment on a day then don’t attend school. If your child is staying for lunch, please pack a peanut free/nut free lunch with an ice pack and drink.
How long is a health form valid?
The forms are good for a year from the date of the physical.
Do you have a summer camp?
Yes! Camp starts the Monday after school ends and continues through the month of July.
Where do I check for school closures, delays or early dismissals?
Toddlertime will send an email for closures, delays and early dismissals. We follow the New Canaan Public School decision regarding weather related closings. If the public schools are closed due to weather, we will be closed for all classes. If the public schools have a delay of any length, all our classes will begin at 10am. When our opening is delayed, dismissal is still at the regular time. Afternoon classes are not affected by morning delays. If the public schools have an early dismissal, we dismiss everyone at 12noon.
What is your illness policy?
We follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov) and the Town Health Director.
Children should be kept home if he/she:
- is on a laxative/suppository
- has diarrhea within a period of 24 hours
- had any episodes of vomiting occur within a period of 24 hours
- had a temperature over 100 degrees within 24 hours
- has a sore throat or persistent cough
- has red eyes with discharge
- has lice (Parents must treat the child with either an over the counter or prescription shampoo and remove all nits and lice. After the shampoo treatment, parents should continue to check hair daily and remove nits for 2 weeks. Hair should be re-treated in 7-10 days or as instructed on the shampoo)
- has a skin rash, excluding diaper rash, lasting more than 1 day
- has a runny nose, especially with a colored mucus
- has begun an antibiotic less than 24 hours ago
- has a noticeable change in their normal activity level
- had very little sleep night before
What if I want or need to speak with a teacher?
If you would like to speak with a teacher, please send them an email or leave a message in the office and someone will call you within 24 hours. Please do not attempt to speak to the teachers about a concern at drop off or pick up. If your concern is urgent, please come to the office.
Do I need to send in a snack?
No, we provide daily peanut/nut free snacks.
How does drop off work?
We offer a Drop & Drive program for children 3 & up where you pull around the back and one of our friendly greeters escorts your child into school. This is an optional program-you are always welcome to walk your child in. We ask that 2’s be walked into the classroom so that they can touch base with the teachers daily.
Do you offer anything when school is closed?
We offer vacation clubs and workshops on most days that school is closed including February and April break.
What if I can’t pick my child up on time or need someone else to?
Please call the office and we will let the classroom teachers know.
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