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Children's Academy

Now Enrolling!

Easterseals Children’s Academy and Children’s Center are currently enrolling children 2.8-5years of age in the Full-Day/Full-Year Preschool-School Readiness program at all locations.


The Children’s Academy and Children’s Center have taken every measure to ensure the safety of the children and staff. Guidance has been provided by the Department of Public Health, CDC, OEC, the Nurse Consultant and the Physician Consultant. The program will follow all Ordinances from the Governor’s Office.

It is important to know that staff will diligently follow health and safety protocols. In addition to the health checks, staff will use personal protection and handwashing, wash and disinfect materials, toys, furniture and flat surfaces throughout the day. The janitorial staff will clean and disinfect the classrooms and common areas of the building daily.

Please be advised that your child will not be able to attend the program if he/she has a temperature of 100 degrees or higher, and/or other symptoms such as, but not limited to, coughing, shortness of breath, diarrhea, vomiting, body aches, chills, or if your child has been exposed to any COVID 19 symptoms at home. Health checks at arrival will be conducted by a trained designee until further notice.

Face Masks:  Child face masks are required for children 3yrs of age and older.

Meals:  Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack are provided daily, at no additional cost.

Tuition Fees: Tuition fees are calculated on a sliding-fee scale based on gross annual earnings and family size.

For additional information please contact the Site Managers listed below:

Children’s Academy East Campus, 128 Avenue of Industry, Waterbury

Site Manager, Pamela Anderson-Ketcham, 203-591-1814 ext#3,

Children’s Academy West Campus, 22 Tompkins St, Waterbury

Site Manager, Rebecca Demaida, 203-754-5141, ext#255,

Children’s Center, 172 Grandview Ave, Waterbury

Site Manager, Gail Gatling-Ellison, 203-437-8969 ext#238,

Children’s Academy Meriden Campus, 125 Broad St, Meriden

Site Manager, Glenda Duke, 203-686-1438 ext#1,

Children's Academy/Children's Center Information

The Children's Academy/Children's Center provides an inclusive, high quality early care and education that promotes a child's social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth. We offer a full day, year-round program, parental support and a School Readiness program to prepare children for Kindergarten success. The Children's Academy/Children's Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Each state-licensed facility features: developmentally appropriate curriculum; certified staff in CPR/First-Aid, and an all-accessible playground with skid-proof surface and tricycle track.

Children's Academy/Children's Center locations:

West Campus
22 Tompkins Street
Waterbury, CT 06708
Contact: Rebecca DeMaida, 203.754.5141 ext. 255, 
Children ages: 2.8 to 5 years

East Campus
128 Avenue of Industry
Waterbury, CT 06705
Contact: Pamela Anderson-Ketcham, 203.591.1814 ext. 103,
Children ages: 12 months to 5 years

Meriden Campus
125 Broad Street
Meriden, CT 06450
Contact: Glenda Duke, 203.686.1438,
Children ages: 2.8 to 5 years

Children's Center

172 Grandview Avenue
Waterbury, CT 06708
Contact: Gail Ellison, 203.437.8969,

Click the link below to download an application.

2022 Children's Academy Application  - Preschool 

2022 Children's Academy Application - Toddler

Children's Academy Application (Spanish Version)

Email completed applications to: Cindy Pirro,  Director of Children's Programs,

Income based for Waterbury/Meriden residents in the 3-5 year old School Readiness Program.

Register your child today! Openings are still available.

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