Child Development Program

Ages : 3 years – 5 years
CLC Maple Avenue,
CLC Palmers Hill, and Lathon Wilder

Head Start

The Child Development Program is a state funded program that serves preschoolers, three to five years old and is open to all families who meet eligibility guidelines.

The program provides an education team, nutritionists, nurses and family service workers to address the comprehensive needs of the children.

For enrollment information contact:

(203) 323-5944
Inquiry Form (English & Spanish)

Who is eligible?
  • Parents/caregivers must be Connecticut residents making no more than 75% of State Median Income
  • Family fees determined by the sliding scale established by the CT Office of Early Childhood
  • Parents/caregivers must be working or attending school to be eligible
What is the Child Development curriculum?

Our preschool program uses the Creative Curriculum in conjunction with the Connecticut Early Learning Development Standard (CT ELDS). These developmental standards  are the foundation for supporting children from birth to five years old.

Our teachers intentionally plan ways for children to construct knowledge to make sense of their experiences. The curriculum content focuses on eight early learning and development domains:

  • Cognition
  • Social & Emotional Development
  • Physical Health & Development
  • Language & Literacy
  • Creative Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies

The curriculum is play based, centered on children’s interest and is presented in a context that is hands on, inviting and stimulating. Children are encouraged to interact with the curriculum as teachers cater to children’s curiosity and development while playing a large role in facilitating children’s thinking and learning. Children are encouraged to be observant and attempt to solve problems and generate ideas.


Who are the educational partners for the Child Development Program?

Parents are encouraged to participate with their children in the program.

The Child Development Program partners with SoundWaters, Stamford Museum and Nature Center, The Ferguson Library, The Bruce Museum, Bartlett Arboretum Gardens, Family Centers and the Family Resource Centers. Classrooms are currently participating in many of these programs virtually due to COVID-19 safety precautions.

This program is offered at the following Locations:

CLC Westover
412 Stillwater Road
Stamford, CT 06902

CLC Palmers Hill
64 Palmer’s Hill Road
Stamford, CT 06902

Lathon Wilder
137 Henry Street
Stamford, CT 06902