Children's Academies & Children's Center

Now Enrolling!

Easterseals Children's Academies and Children's Center are currently enrolling children 2.8 to 5 years of age in the Full - Day / Full - Year Pre-Kindergarten School Readiness program at all locations.

Children's Academy & Children's Center Information

Easterseals Children's Academies and Children's Center provide inclusive, high quality early care and education to promote a child's social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth.  Our teachers and staff are dedicated, trained and experienced.  The environment is equipped with accessible materials that allow children to experiment, discover, create, understand and develop in the world around them.

The Children's Academies and Children's Center are accredited by the National Association for The Education of Young Children (NAEYC).  Each Office of Early Childhood state-licensed facility features: Degreed teachers, developmentally appropriate curriculum; staff certified in CPR/First-Aid, and an all-accessible playground with protective surface and tricycle track.

Pre-Kindergarten School Readiness: for children ages 2.8 years to 5 years old, we offer a full day, year-round program, parental support and a Pre-Kindergarten School Readiness program to prepare children for kindergarten success.

Infant and Toddler childcare:  For children 6-weeks to 2.8 years of age, provided at the Children's Center location at 172 Grandview Ave, Waterbury.  Spaces are limited.

Toddler Childcare: For children 12 months to 2.8 years of age and walking, provided at the Children's Academy location at 128 Avenue of Industry, Waterbury.  Spaces are limited.

Tuition Fees:

Pre-Kindergarten School Readiness tuition fees are calculated on a sliding-fee scaled based on gross annual earnings and family size.  Infant and toddler tuition fees are based on a fixed rate. Care-4-Kids subsidy is accepted at all locations. 

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

For additional information or to schedule a time to visit a facility, please contact the Site Managers listed below:

Children’s Academy West Campus
22 Tompkins St, Waterbury
Contact: Amy Palmer, 203-754-5141, ext. 255, 
Children ages: 2.8 to 5 years

Children’s Academy East Campus
128 Avenue of Industry, Waterbury
Contact: Antoinette Cianciolo 203-591-1814 ext. 3,
Children ages: 12 months to 5 years

Children’s Academy Meriden Campus 
125 Broad St, Meriden
Contact: Glenda Duke, 203-686-1438 ext. 1,
Children ages: 2.8 to 5 years, must be a resident of Meriden

Children’s Center
172 Grandview Ave, Waterbury
Contact: Gail Gatling-Ellison, 203-437-8969 ext. 238,
Children ages: 6-weeks to 5 years

Click the link below to download an application.

2023 Children's Academy Application  - Preschool 

2023 Children's Academy Application - Toddler

Children's Academy Application (Spanish Version)

Email completed applications to: Cindy Pirro, Program Director, Children's Academy & Children's Center,

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