What We Do

A Child's Place is an early childhood center where children are seekers, teachers are guides, parents are partners, and administrators are leaders. It is a caring place where children are valued for their wonder, curiosity, and generosity of spirit. It is a setting that celebrates each child's love of home and community and where children discover and learn through play. It is a place where families are valued for their love, traditions, and dreams and where commitment to work, home and the community are respected. It is an environment where teachers are valued for their vision, skills, heart and knowledge, as well as their commitment to work, families, and community. It is a place where we truly treasure and share with each other.

Contact us:
90 Hillspoint Road
Westport, CT 06880

E-mail: office@a-childs-place.org

Phone: 203-227-1940
Fax: 203-226-8626

Who We Serve


We believe that early childhood education has two goals: First, to help children function effectively within the world; Second, to help them discover the world within themselves.


To reach the first goal, we encourage children to become confident learners and to work cooperatively and responsibly. To reach the second goal, we encourage them to be self-motivated, enthusiastic about their special personal interests, and proud of their efforts, whether or not these efforts are rewarded with immediate success. To foster these goals, we focus on the development of skills in communication, cognition, creative expression, physical dexterity, and social and emotional interaction.

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Our programs are licensed by the State of Connecticut, 410 Capitol Avenue MS# 12 DAC, P.O. Box 340308, Hartford, CT 06134-0308. Phone: 1-800-439-0437 or 1-800-282-6063.



We are currently accepting applications for our 10 month, our 12 month and

our Summer programs.

Call 203-227-1940 to schedule a tour
and discuss your child care needs.

A Child's Place has three different programs designed to meet the needs of families in our community. First Steps is a 12-month, full-time day care program serving children from six weeks through preschool. Our three stimulating 10-Month Programs are designed for toddlers, threes, and fours and meet 2 or 3 days per week in both morning and afternoon classes. In addition, A Child's Place offers an active and exciting Summer Program.

The goal for all our programs is to be the premier early childhood community for creative, nurturing, and innovative learning in Westport and the state of Connecticut.