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Children’s Learning Centers of Fairfield County (CLC) is currently enrolling children 6 weeks to 5 years old in all programs. CLC offers affordable early childhood education and care with hands-on learning and programs focused on health, nutrition and family support!

If you or your loved ones are interested in enrolling at CLC, find frequently asked questions about the enrollment process below thanks to our Family Service Workers! They are here to make the process as quick and seamless as possible.

After reaching out to CLC for enrollment information, when can I expect to talk to someone?

When you reach out for enrollment information over the phone or in person, you will be asked to complete an EHS-HS-Inquiry-Form, and given a list of documents required to determine eligibility for Head Start/Early Head Start. Head Start/Early Head Start eligibility is determined based on the child’s age and family’s income. A Family Service Worker will complete an eligibility interview with you to determine whether you are eligible for the program. You will be contacted to schedule an intake appointment if your family is eligible for the program.

What information will you need from me to get the enrollment process started?

You will be provided with list of necessary documents to complete your application for Head Start/Early Head Start enrollment following the completion of an inquiry form.

How will you determine which program at CLC is the best fit for my child?

Head Start/Early Head Start eligibility is based on age and income requirements.  Applicants must meet the federal poverty guidelines to be eligible for the program. It is important to note that the Head Start program serves children 3 to 5 years old and the Early Head Start program serves infants and toddlers 6 weeks to 3 years old.

How long does the enrollment process take?

The amount of time the enrollment process takes really depends on you. Our team is constantly meeting with families, and wants to schedule your intake appointment as soon as possible. We depend on you to complete and submit all of the required paperwork as quickly as possible, in order to complete your file. Once your file is complete, we will let you know as soon as a spot becomes available and then confirm your child’s start date.

Is there anything I can do to make the process easier?

  • Keep the lines of communication open
  • Keep any appointments you schedule with us (in person, by phone, or on video conferencing)
  • Complete and submit the required paperwork as soon as possible
  • Call or e-mail the Family Service Worker that is helping you if you have any questions along the way.

After reaching out to CLC for enrollment information, when can I expect to talk to someone?

You can fill out an enrollment inquiry form. When you reach out for enrollment information over the phone or in person, you will be given a packet of paperwork and instructions about the enrollment process – the packet can be given to you in person or shared with you via e-mail. You should be able to schedule an intake appointment at the same time you reach out for enrollment information.

What information will you need from me to get the enrollment process started?

When you are scheduling your intake appointment, you will be asked for basic demographic and contact information – your name, your child’s name, child’s DOB, your phone number and your e-mail address.

How will you determine which program at CLC is the best fit for my child?

It is important to note that the Child Development and School Readiness programs follow the same curriculum and both programs operate very similarly. With that said, as part of the intake process, we will gather information from you (ex. address, employment, salary, etc) to help us determine which program and locations/sites you qualify for. You will have the opportunity to tell us if you have location/site preference(s).

How long does the enrollment process take?

The amount of time the enrollment process takes really depends on you. Our team is constantly meeting with families, and wants to schedule your intake appointment as soon as possible. We depend on you to complete and submit all of the required paperwork as quickly as possible, in order to complete your file. Once your file is complete, we will let you know as soon as a spot becomes available and then confirm your child’s start date.

Is there anything I can do to make the process easier?

  • Keep the lines of communication open
  • Keep any appointments you schedule with us (in person, by phone, or on video conferencing)
  • Complete and submit the required paperwork as soon as possible
  • Call or e-mail the Family Service Worker that is helping you if you have any questions along the way.

For More Information!

Fill out the inquiry form here or call (203) 967-6960.

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