We enrich classroom learning with help from expert educators from our partner organizations, who regularly visit our centers and classrooms with exciting lessons to share. From musical  instruments, art and dancing to fossils, plants and animals, there’s always something special going on at CLC!

Field trips to the Bruce Museum offer insight and inspiration. Visits from The Ferguson Library Bookmobile bring exciting literacy programs to each site. Stamford Museum  and Nature Center offers a variety of hands-on science activities throughout the year to bring science concepts to life.

In our Sandak Garden at CLC Palmer’s Hill, children enjoy the natural world while learning how healthy foods grow! Our friends at Fairgate Farm, along with CLC teachers  who completed classes in organic gardening, keep the garden fabulous. During trips to SoundWaters, children learn about the great body of water in their own backyard  through hands-on activities.


Educational Partners

Bartlett Arboretum

Beardsley Zoo

Bruce Museum

Fairgate Farm

Ferguson Library

Junior League of Stamford-Norwalk

Maritime Aquarium


Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Stamford Public Schools

Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic

Community Collaborations

We’re making a difference in our communities more than ever before thanks to awesome partnerships with organizations in Fairfield County and beyond.

Yale University
We are proud of our partnership with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and the positive effect it has on our children every day. Yale researchers, along with CLC teachers, administrators, children and families have created the first early childhood version of the RULER program, an innovative approach to social and emotional development. We are honored to have received the 2016 Marvin Maurer Award for our work in developing this program with our Yale partners! The award is given to organizations that exhibit outstanding commitment to promoting emotional intelligence.

Vita Health & Wellness District
Anchored by Charter Oak Communities and Stamford Hospital, Vita is a collaboration of businesses, community partners and nonprofits to improve quality of life on Stamford’s West Side. The Parents as Co-Educators project strives to improve the lives of children from non-English speaking and low-income families by providing wrap-around support for families. By strengthening families, parents can become more engaged and ready to offer their kids the academic support they need. Principal partners of the program are Family CentersNeighbor’s Link and CLC.

Inspirica and Saint Joseph Parenting Center
We’re fighting to end the cycle of homelessness through the Early Childhood and Parenting Program. It’s an innovative approach that provides 15 homeless families living at the Inspirica shelter daily training to nurture language, pre-literacy, social and emotional skills in children - along with foundational skills like cooking. Congressman Jim Himes and Mayor David Martin spoke at the program’s ribbon cutting. Led by Inspirica, it recently received a $100,000 grant from Impact Fairfield County.