About Us

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MISSION STATEMENT & PHILOSOPHY

The mission of Town & Country Early Learning Center is to provide a nurturing, educational, and secure environment for young children.

Our center provides a child-centered community where children participate in learning experiences to develop the whole child with dedicated and certified teachers who make the difference.

Founded in 1997, Town & Country Early Learning Center has been providing quality childcare and early childhood education to Connecticut families for almost two decades. Our privately owned and operated childcare center is designed with the safety and comfort of parents and children in mind.

At our center, students participate in planned learning experiences designed to develop the whole child; physically, emotionally, socially, and cognitively. Our comprehensive curriculum is proprietary to Town & Country and includes “The Building Blocks of Learning” system.

Town & Country provides a child-centered community where dedicated and certified teachers make a difference every day. We understand how paramount quality care and education is to the positive growth and development of each child. Children who have a high quality early childhood education experience enter kindergarten ready to learn and develop a lifelong thirst for knowledge.

When your child attends Town & Country Early Learning Center, their well-being, education and happiness are our priority each day!

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Our Programs

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    Toddler

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    Preschool

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    K-Readiness

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    School-Age

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    Summer Camp

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Curriculum

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THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF LEARNING.

Town & Country Early Learning Center developed a curriculum system called The Building Blocks of Learning®. It is a comprehensive system that utilizes multiple components that work together to create an outstanding early childhood experience for your child.

The Building Blocks of Learning include: a professional team of qualified teachers, stimulating classroom environments, individual proprietary T&C curricula, intentional learning experience plans, detailed child observations, individualized child portfolios, data driven developmental assessments, and biennial parent/teacher conferences.

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Teachers

Teachers

EDUCATING AND CARING FOR YOUR CHILD WITH CONFIDENCE.

You will find dedicated, thoughtful, caring, creative teachers at Town & Country Early Learning Center. We understand that your family’s experience at our school will be based on the quality of care and education each teacher has to offer. Our dedicated and certified teachers make a difference in the lives of the children they care for every day.

Our team of teachers is carefully chosen based on their education levels, age-appropriate experience and character. Town & Country teachers must have a minimum of a Child Development Associate (CDA) certificate or an Early Childhood Education (ECE) college degree and preschool teachers are educated specifically in Early Childhood Education with a minimum of 12 ECE college credits. All teachers are Pediatric First Aid and CPR certified and complete a minimum of 20 hours of professional development training annually. Upon hire, teachers complete the Town & Country Orientation and Training Program which comprehensively covers our mission statement, goals, objectives, health, safety, supervision, curriculum, communication and so much more. The center director creates and implements a Professional Development Plan for each teacher. Appropriate courses, trainings and in-services are continually researched and made available to our team of teachers.

Read more about out Teacher Professional Development Requirements

Pediatric First Aid/CPR

NAEYC Health Standards and Supervision of Children

Health Standards and Supervision of Children

NAEYC Ethical Code of Conduct

NAEYC Portfolio Development

DCF Mandated Reporter Training

Intro to ECERS

Supervision Training

Bingham Pro-Social Development Training

The Bingham Curriculum

Creating a Peaceful Early Learning Environment Working with Children & Families: Supporting Children with Special Needs
Training Wheels – The Cycle of Intentional Teaching using CT’s PAF

Behavior Case Consultation: Learning and Leading Supervision, Mentoring & Leadership in ECE

Preschool Creative Curriculum Approach to Literacy

Using the Preschool Assessment Framework

Captain Five-A-Day Nutrition

Open Wide: Dental Presentation for Childcare Professionals

Second Steps Lessons

Finance in Programs for Young Children – Center Director

Administration and Supervision of the Early Childhood Program – Center Director

 

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OUR PROGRAMS MAKE US EXTRAORDINARY.

Included in the comprehensive Town & Country Curriculum, are enrichment programs that we feel make us extraordinary. These “extras” set us apart from other childcare centers and make us the best possible choice for your child.

Our Nutrition Program Here We Thrive® and our Exercise Program Here We Move®, which includes our Music & Movement classes, are both included in our comprehensive curriculum. Field trips to local educational venues and in-house cultural enrichment presentations occur throughout the year. We also offer enrichment classes (at an additional fee) such as soccer, Tumblebus, and computers.

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Testimonials

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THIS IS WHAT OUR PARENTS ARE SAYING:

The following are from actual letters received from parents…

“…I cannot stress enough how valuable this teaching team has been to my child’s overall development. They have demonstrated an above average level of caring and compassion to the children in their classroom.” – M & J

” I can’t believe our time at Town & Country is coming to an end! It seems like just yesterday I was dropping off our newborn for the first time. Through it all, you and your excellent staff provided top-notch care and early education. We’ll come back and visit! Many, many thanks!” – R & D

” We appreciate so much that every day over the last five and a half years, we could go to work without a single worry that our children are in a safe and healthy environment and you would do anything to ensure this is not compromised. It really means a lot as a parent to know your children are safe and loved in your absence. Thank you for providing that peace of mind every day.”– N & F

“Thank you so much for all of your support, care, and love of ‘J’ these past few years. You have a wonderful place here – it was apparent the moment I stepped in the door. You truly have cultivated a very special place. Thank you for the strong foundation of learning, kindness, and discovery!” – S & A

“I cannot express how grateful we are for all that you have done for ‘S’, ‘A’, and our whole family over these past years. Staff members like Miss S., Miss D., Miss C., and Miss M. have helped our boys not only grow, but flourish. You have become family to all of us. Our family and children will always hold a special place in our hearts for Town & Country. Thank you, thank you, thank you.” – S & A

“‘E’ first arrived at Town & Country fast asleep in a frog outfit. Thank you for feeding, cleaning, cajoling, teaching, and chasing after him for his first 5 years. He is such a fun, energetic, and talkative child because of all of your hard work. All our best.” – L & B

“I can’t say thank you enough for taking such great care of my daughter, ‘O’. The transition from Pennsylvania to Connecticut was a tough one, but you all worked with us on a daily basis and always with a smile. You have definitely make our lives a little easier and brighter!” – C

“Thank you for being such a warm and caring place for growth, learning, and development. We appreciate all you do!” – J & J
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Security

Security

YOUR CHILD WILL BE SAFE AND SOUND.

The Town & Country Safe and Sound System is a comprehensive, state of the art security system that gives families a high level of comfort. Your child’s safety is our number one priority at all times, from morning drop-offs, to classroom environments, playground equipment, air quality, cleanliness, health, medication administration, afternoon pick-ups, and every nuance associated with our center.

As you visit our center, you will first notice a controlled entry system allowing only enrolled families and staff access to the center with an individually programmed key tab.

A fingerprint scanner is used to verify the identity of parents, family members, or other authorized individuals when checking children in and out.

The director’s office has a custom designed, Center-Wide Camera System with 32 cameras that continuously monitor each classroom, all common areas, playgrounds, entrances, exits and parking lots. The system is also linked to the Assistant Director’s computer and the Business Office.

Our custom designed T&C Child Database allows the director to verify your child’s schedule, classroom, and teachers. It also allows the T&C Nurse to track your child’s health records such as well-visits, immunizations, medications and allergies.

Playgrounds and outdoor equipment are inspected on a regular basis by an outside company specializing in school playground safety inspections. Playgrounds have secure fencing with child-safe gates.

Town & Country is continually researching the best security systems for the childcare industry and makes updates as they become available. Security at Town & Country is our number one priority!

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Careers

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JOIN OUR TEAM OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROFESSIONALS.

As an Early Childhood Teacher, you have the opportunity to make a positive difference in the life of each child you care for and educate. As stated in our philosophy, Town & Country Early Learning Center is a child-centered community focused on providing a nurturing, educational, and secure environment for young children. Town & Country Early Learning Center teachers must exhibit intentional teaching practices, be specifically educated in the early childhood education field and possess a genuine interest in the happiness and well-being of young children. Every decision we make, be it classroom design, center security, playground equipment, or, most importantly, who will teach, guide, and interact with the children, is made with a great deal of thought and careful consideration. If you are seeking an environment with high standards of care and education, consider a career with Town & Country Early Learning Center.

Founded in 1997, Town & Country Early Learning Center has been providing high quality care and early childhood education to Connecticut families for almost two decades. Town & Country is NAEYC Accredited and follows the highest standards of Developmentally Appropriate Practice.

If you feel you are a candidate for employment with our company, please print and complete a copy of the Town & Country Job Application, and send it to the Corporate Office along with your resume.

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Resources

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FAMILY FORMS & HELPFUL INFORMATION

We are committed to bridging the two worlds of home and of early childhood care and education. Children feel secure when their worlds are connected in positive and respectful ways. Town & Country encourages communication and support among families enrolled at the center.

From the pages in this section you can view and print important forms, review our closings schedule and access our Parent Handbook.

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Contact Us

Town & Country Early Learning Center
195 South Main Street
Middletown, CT 06457
Director: Judi Kenney
phone: 860.347.1400 fax: 860.347.1406

Center Hours: Monday – Friday 6:30a to 6:00p
Business Office Hours: M 8a-12n; T-Th 12n-4p; F 8a-3p

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