School Readiness Programs Are Open

If you or someone you know is in need of high-quality and affordable childcare in Hartford, Meriden, New Haven, or Waterbury, please reach out today. We are now enrolling!

Hartford families with infants and toddlers, check out our new Early Head Start program!

  • Full-day year-round program for 3-to-5-year-old children
  • Safe place for children to learn and grow – COVID-19 precautions in place
  • Tuition based on each family’s ability to pay
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snack served daily at no cost to families
  • State-licensed and NAEYC accredited (National Association for the Education of Young Children)
  • Program promotes children’s language, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development
  • Curriculum designed to prepare your child for Kindergarten success



Paraiso Infantil, 45 Wadsworth Street – Olga Toledo, (860) 524-6853, x. 221

SS Cyril & Methodius, 35 Groton Street – Destiny Ramos, (860) 206-9265


St. Stanislaus, 81 Akron Street – Thelma Cruz, (203) 238-0845

New Haven

Centro San Jose, 290 Grand Avenue – Maria Franco, (203) 777-6771

Child Development Center, 790 Grand Avenue – Catalina Londono, (203) 772-1131


Child Development Center, 965 South Main Street – Jessica Nieves, (203) 346-1301

Frequently Asked Questions

Will my child’s teacher be wearing a mask?

Yes. All teachers will be wearing masks/face coverings at all times unless outside and able to keep a distance of six feet.

How often will the center be cleaned?

Childcare facilities are intensifying cleaning and disinfecting efforts. Cleaning and sanitizing on frequently touched surfaces will be done multiple times a day. Toys and games will be cleaned and disinfected in between use by different groups of children. Staff will avoid the use of items that are not easily cleaned, sanitized, or disinfected, such as soft or plush toys. Staff will take toys out of circulation when they have been mouthed.

How often will children and teachers be washing their hands?

Children and teachers will practice frequent hand washing for at least 20 seconds. Occasions for hand washing include: after sneezing, coughing, or nose blowing; before handling food and eating; after using the restroom; after touching or cleaning surfaces; and after using any shared equipment like toys, computer keyboards, and mouses.

Who will be in proximity to my child?

Class sizes will be limited, and will include the same group of children each day and the same teachers will remain with the same group each day. Teachers will practice social distancing in classrooms as best as possible.

Other questions?

Our staff are happy to talk with you. Scroll up to find the Child Development Center nearest you. We look forward to getting to know your family.