Hartford's Early Learning and Child Care Programs

The place where bright futures start

Find a Program Near You

Open Enrollment Year Round

Supporting Hartford Families

How to Enroll
Get help with enrollment questions and start the process today.
Cost of Care
We make paying for care simple and easy with our sliding scale approach.
Get School Ready
We offer a range of care options that include robust curriculum to foster critical early learning.
Join Our Team
Share your passion with us! We’re always hiring team members to help educate and inspire students.
Not sure where to start? Talk to our Enrollment Specialist today.
Our Programs

Developing happy, healthy kids

We support families with enrollment into multiple programs to help make comprehensive child development accessible citywide.

  • Residents and non-Hartford residents welcome
  • No employment necessary
  • Open admissions 365 days a year
  • Accommodations for children of all abilities
  • Flexible drop-off and pick-up options
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided
Who We Serve

Programs for all ages and stages

We provide care for infants starting at 6-weeks of age and specialize in providing a safe, nurturing environment.
Our programs offer a full day of fun and educational activities designed to engage your child and foster early development.
Each of our programs is nationally accredited and provides high-quality curriculum to give your child a head start in life.
Why Early Learning

Ready for school? Ready for life.

Our network of program locations offer quality early learning programs. We support kids and parents in all areas of their life by providing a variety of activities to make learning engaging. 

Our Educators

Meet the faces behind our laughter and learning

Lashevia Morris

Teacher, Hyland Early Learning Center
“I love how the children get so excited to come into the classroom everyday.”
Ebony Pitts
Teacher, Hyland Early Learning Center
“We work very hard at teaching and caring for all of our kids and their families. We’re always willing to help them when they need it.”
Candida Hubbard
Teacher, Hyland Early Learning Center
“What I love most about my role as an educator is the children. Ever since I was younger, I always knew I wanted to be a teacher.”
Open Enrollment

Give the gift of a bright future

We enroll kids year-round skip waitlists and place your child in a quality program that is affordable and conveniently located within your neighborhood.

Our Community

Learning is better with friends

The Early Learning Division is proudly supported by the City of Hartford Department of Children, Families, Youth, and Recreation. To learn more about this important work, click here.


National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Our centers are accredited by The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research. NAEYC advances a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and supports all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children. The association comprises nearly 60,000 individual members of the early childhood community and 52 Affiliates, all committed to delivering on the promise of high-quality early learning.
Program Locations

The perfect Pre-K program is just around the corner

Step 1
Search our full list of Hartford area programs to see what’s available in your area.
Step 2
Select the program that’s right for your family based on your individual needs.
Step 3

Click to enroll or contact our Enrollment Specialist for direct support in getting started.