Child Care Local Resources

United Way’s Early Head Start (EHS)
Infants and toddlers are given that chance through United Way’s Early Head Start (EHS) program. EHS is a federal to local program that provides child-development and family-centered services for low-income families in Hamden, West Haven, and New Haven.

All Our Kin
414A Chapel Street Suite 100
New Haven, CT 06511

Student Parenting and Family Services - Elizabeth Celotto Child Care Center
181 Mitchell Dr
New Haven, CT 6511

Morning Glory Infant Toddler Center
49 Parmalee Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511

New Haven Pre-Kindergarten, Infant and Toddler Programs
Office of Choice & Enrollment
54 Meadow Street, First Floor
New Haven, CT 06519
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm
Phone: 475-220-1430 & 475-220-1431

Head Start and School Readiness Programs
Head Start is a federal program that offers free quality Pre-Kindergarten education for children from low-income families who live in New Haven. School Readiness is a state-funded Pre-K open to all New Haven residents with a sliding-scale fee. 

If you are interested in enrolling in an NHPS Head Start or School Readiness program, registration will begin in April at our offices at 80 Hamilton Street. All registration will be by APPOINTMENT ONLY.  To make an appointment, call 203-946-6950 or 203-946-6179.

Magnet School Pre-Kindergarten Programs
New Haven Public Schools also offers quality Pre-Kindergarten in some of our Magnet Schools. You are encouraged to attend the Open Houses and Magnet Fairs. To apply, download and mail in the application or apply online.

Infant-Toddler Program
495 Blake Street
New Haven, CT 06515
(203) 946-5321 
To register for Infant-Toddler Program, contact BARBARA NELSON (203) 946-5306. 

All Our Kin
150B State Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Action for Bridgeport Community Development, Inc
Early Learning Programs for Children
1070 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Programs include: Part Day Head Start, Federal Head Start, Extended Day (State) Head Start, Wrap-Around Head State, School Readiness Wrap Around, School Readiness, Day Care/ Infant and Toddler, Tender Loving Child Care Program (T.L.C.C.), Early Head Start Full Day, Early Heard School Day, Home Based Early Head Start.

Greater Bridgeport Area Prevention Program (GBAPP)
Housing Services
148 Mill Avenue, Suite 301
Bridgeport, CT 06610
Programs include: Housing for Success, Community Housing Assistance Program, Teen Fathers Program, Community Based Life Skills Program 

All Our Kin
1231 Washington Boulevard
Stamford, CT 06901

West Haven Child Development Center
201 Noble Street
West Haven, CT 06516

1344 Silas Deane Highway, 3rd Flr
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Care 4 Kids helps low to moderate income families in Connecticut pay for child care costs.

Hamden Partnership for Young Children
60 Putnam Avenue
Hamden, CT 06517

Hamden Early Care and Education Programs
Various Locations
Hamden, CT

Hamden After School Programs
Programs in the Hamden area are: Alphabet Academy, Hamden Youth Services, Harmony Kids, Harris & Tucker, Kinder Care Learning Center, Oakwood, YMCA-Hamden/North Haven

Hamden Financial Support & Low Cost Childcare/Preschool

West Haven Community Resources for Childcare, Pre-K and Before/After School Programs
Located at Savin Rock Elementary School
50 Park Street
West Haven, CT 06516
Jean Vitali 203-931-4739
Mindy Horwitz, SW 203-931-6850 

Family Resources Center services include Birth to Three, Three to Five Playgroups, Parenting Seminars, Referral Services. 

West Haven Day Care Providers Network
Viola Waldo

West Haven Child Development Center
Dr. Patrice Farquharson

West Haven Community House
Carol James
Services include Before- and After-School Programing, Teen Pregnancy Programs, Kids in the Neighborhood Programs, Summer Camp Information, Head Start, Parent ESL Classes, Parenting Workshops

School Readiness Programs
Beth Meyer-Franz

Family and Youth Services
Bob Morton

Shoreline Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting PAT Program
A free service for pregnant women in West Haven and East Haven. 
The MIECHV trained staff understands:

  • Parenthood is exciting and stressful.
  • Families can benefit from extra support, especially during pregnancy.
  • Immediate needs such as housing, transportation and food need to be addressed.
  • A positive and nurturing environment is important for your family and baby’s health and development.

MIECHV’s home visitors provide:

  • Weekly home visits
  • Pregnancy and parenting information
  • Developmental screenings
  • Father guidance
  • Monthly get-togethers
  • Connections to resources in the community and access to baby supplies 

Services are offered prenatal up to age 5.
Children whose families enroll in this program are more prepared for kindergarten.