Are you looking for preschools in Greenwich, CT? Fortunately for Greenwich families, there are a lot of preschool options to choose from. Here is our insider’s guide to preschools in Greenwich CT.
Private School Feeders
If you are looking to send your child to a private school, then it is helpful to know which preschools have a track record of children moving into private schools. First Presbyterian Church Nursery School and Putnam Indian Field School are two schools that send a lot of their graduates to local private schools such as Brunswick, Greenwich Academy and Rye Country Day School.
Faith-Based Preschools in Greenwich, CT
If you are looking for a faith-based preschool, there are a few options. Christ Church Nursery School and Greenwich Catholic School are preschools you can look into. Chabad of Greenwich Preschool and Temple Sholom Selma Maisel Nursery School are options based on Judaism.
Greenwich Preschool with the Best Value
If you are looking at the preschool price tag and getting sticker shock (especially if you are sending twins or triplets), then the preschool that will give you the best value is Greenwich Christian Preschool. Their tuition is almost half the price of most preschools in Greenwich.
If you are looking for a Montessori program for your child then you should look into Whitby School. Whitby School takes children as young 18 months. And you can actually keep your child there until 8th grade.
Language Immersion Preschools in Greenwich, CT
Greenwich is fortunate to have the only Chinese immersion preschool in Fairfield County. Mencius Mandarin Preschool is a preschool program that combines play-based and structured preschool curriculum all taught in Mandarin Chinese. The best part is there are no enrollment requirements, your child does not have to know any Chinese at all. Don’t be surprised when one day your child comes home from school singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star in Mandarin Chinese.
Best Programs for Working Parents
The short preschool days are unrealistic if both you and your spouse work full-time. Fortunately, there are several Preschool/Daycare programs that allows you to pick up at 6pm or later. Little Friends Greenwich is a daycare program that has a built-in preschool curriculum and pickup time as late as 6:30pm. And they take infants as young as 6 weeks old. It’s important to note that there is usually a 12-18 months waitlist at Little Friends so add your name on the waitlist as soon as you can! YMCA of Greenwich and YWCA of Greenwich both have preschool/daycare programs that have early drop off times (7:30am drop off for YWCA and 7am drop off for YMCA) and 6pm pickup for both. Plus they take children as young as 15 months (YWCA) and 6 weeks old for YMCA. The good thing about the YMCA and YWCA programs is they both have amazing facilities and can include swimming, gymnastics for your child. Bridges School and Temple Sholom Selma Maisel Nursery School also have full day programs.
Back Country Greenwich Preschools
If you live in back country Greenwich, then it may take you 30 minutes just to drive to town and then another 30 minutes to drive back home. Since preschool days are short, it’s probably smart to find a preschool close to home. Round Hill Nursery School, Whitby and Sacred Heart Greenwich are preschools that may be closer to you.
Neighborhood Preschools in Greenwich, CT
Living in Old Greenwich or Riverside, it’s fairly common to see children walking, scootering or biking to and from school since most parts of Old Greenwich and Riverside are walkable neighborhoods. St. Saviour’s Church Nursery School is a neighborhood school in the Old Greenwich section of Greenwich. St. Paul’s Day School is a neighborhood preschool in the Riverside section of Greenwich.
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