Farmington Early Learning Center 315 Plainville Ave, Unionville, CT06085 The Farmington Early Learning Center specializes in 3-year-old, 4-year-old, and pre-K programs. Its complex curriculum…More includes physical development, emotional development, social development and cognitive ability. Music and art are also incorporated into learning themes. There is a playground on-site for children to get exercise, socialize with other children and to build physical strength. Applications for enrollment can be found on the center's Web site.
The Talcott Center for Child Development 230 Farmington Ave, Farmington, CT06032 The Talcott Center for Child Development is located off of Route 4 in Talcott Plaza. Individual and…More group therapies, fitness, art and teen programs, special events and summer camp are all offered for ages 6 months to 18 years. Occupational and speech therapy is an expanded program for birth to 21 years. A state-of-the-art facility, The Talcott Center offers a caring option for families impacted with special needs requirements, as well as for families and children just looking to explore unique opportunities in learning behavioral and social skills. Guided by extensively trained directors and a team of compassionate therapists, initial and ongoing assessments, consultations and interventions may be part of your individal treatment plan. Seminar participation in topics like autism and sensory processing are offered to parents and caregivers. Call in advance and make an appointment to see how the center can help your child achieve a higher degree of physical and social independence.
Scott Swamp KinderCare 197 Scott Swamp Rd, Farmington, CT06032 Scotts Swamp KinderCare is a day-care facility for children between the ages of 6 weeks and 6 years. KinderCare…More specializes in nurturing for infants and educational development for children of all ages. KinderCare teaches many curriculum-based learning programs such as math, science and literacy. The center also offers an art program, music program and even a basic Spanish language program. There are 14 instructors at the center that have been through a rigorous training and background check before they are allowed to work with the children. Many of the instructors have been there for more than seven years, a testament to the dedication of the faculty. Anne Hallenbeck has been the director of Scotts Swamp KinderCare since 2002 and boasts about her program's high referral rate and secure facilities -- entry into the center must be authorized by a staff member.
Calling itself "Farmington's Living Room," the Farmington Library provides a comfortable and engaging atmosphere to…More learn, research or relax.
The children's department is bordered by an extensive collection of stories, board books and non-fiction and a puppet theater. Colorful underwater-themed murals, a fish tank and a play house encourage hours of pretend games. Special programs and activities spark young imaginations and develop school-readiness skills daily.
Upstairs in the adult section is an expanse of everything one might go looking for—cookbooks, computer how-to, novels, magazines, movies and music. There are dozens of computers for research, work or just catching up on e-mail. A career center is available for job seekers, and a teen center provides a place for students to come after school or on weekends.
Friendly librarians, both upstairs and down, are experts on the library's resources.
East Farms, one of Farmington's four K-4 elementary schools, was closed for a while because it was not needed. In the…More past few years, enrollment has increased dramatically, making it the largest school in the district. Under the direction of Principal Renee St. Hillaire, class sizes continue to average around 20 students, with aides in lower-grade classes providing extra support to teachers and to students with special needs.
Students at East Farms score well on Connecticut Mastery Tests, thanks to dedicated teachers and Farmington's trademark rigorous curriculum. Special programs like reading recovery for grades 2 to 4 and an early-intervention math program for first graders are also in place to ensure every child keeps up.
East Farms is surrounded by trees and edged by a pond used for science observation. It is also across the street from Irving A. Robbins Middle School and near UConn Health Center.
As with all the elementary schools, Extended Care and Learning offers before and after school care for the children of working parents.