About Our Programs

Their best day of learning starts here

Our programs are easy to afford and they’re made for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in Hartford.

We care deeply about getting to know you and your family because we know that when parents are part of a child’s learning, it helps them succeed.

Our Approach

Our holistic approach to early childhood development and care

The Early Learning Division is supported by the City of Hartford Department of Families, Children, Youth, and Recreation. Visit the department’s website to learn more.


Early Learning teachers are passionate and highly-trained in helping your child learn and grow. We use touchboards which makes learning more engaging and fun. Our goal is to provide exceptional child care that also focuses on social skills including teaching children respect for others and manners.


Our programs offer a daily nutritious snacks and meals, with special accommodations for children with allergies. Your child’s safety is our top priority, so please inform us of any allergies. Plus, we provide lunch and snacks at no cost to parents, ensuring that your child receives the essential nutrition they need to grow and thrive. 

Mental Health

Our activities are designed to nurture the whole child, fostering a balanced approach to learning that encompasses academics, play, and movement. We believe in shaping well-rounded individuals who excel not only academically but also in social, physical, and creative aspects of their development. 

Emotional Learning

We work closely with parents to support and understand each child’s unique home life to grow by empathetically understanding their life experiences and teaching emotional learning. We create a holistic environment where children thrive academically and emotionally, laying the foundation for lifelong success.

Typical Day

A place for learning, exploration and growth

Morning Activities
include free play, where they can explore different toys and materials, as well as structured activities such as arts and crafts, puzzles, or building blocks.
Snack & Meals
allow for nutritious snacks and meals throughout the day making accommodations for children with allergies. Please make sure to let us know of any allergies. Lunch and snacks are provided at no cost to parents.
Outdoor Play
provides children with the opportunity to play on playground equipment (weather permitting), or participate in organized games. Outdoor play promotes physical development, gross motor skills, and provides a chance for children to explore their environment.
Learning Activities
that include early literacy and math exercises, science experiments, and sensory play. The activities are designed to be age-appropriate and engage children in hands-on learning experiences.
Nap Time
takes place in a quiet space and comfortable mats or cots. Rest time allows children to recharge and prepare for the remainder of the day.
Afternoon Activities
include music and movement, storytelling, or more free play.
Program Highlights

Built for busy schedules

It’s important to note that each learning center may have its own unique schedule and routines. The activities and structure of the day are typically designed to create a nurturing, engaging, and educational environment for the children in their care.
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.”
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.