What to Expect

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Our Enrollment Specialist will reach out soon to help guide you through program availability, selection, and/or next steps. In the meantime, get a head start by collecting the following documents required to complete the enrollment process.

Meet the Sparkler APP!

The Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ-3) provide a fun, interactive way to understand the many changes a baby or young child goes through. At what age should a child sit up? Hold onto a toy? Say her first words? Parents naturally have questions about how their child is learning, behaving or developing. Just by answering a few questions, you can keep track of your child’s development from 2 months to 5 years–  the most important time to get your child ready to succeed in school and in life.
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Cost Of Care

High quality care at no to low cost

We work with all families to ensure access to education and care. The cost of our programs is assessed on a sliding scale and based on income. In most cases, care is free or low cost. Income guidelines apply and all center-based programs are funded through state grants. In addition, the following resources are available to support families in affording quality care:

Enrollment FAQs

Many of our programs understand the importance of family unity and offer sibling or family plans to accommodate multiple children from the same family. These plans are designed to provide convenience and affordability for families with more than one child seeking our services, ensuring that each child’s educational and developmental needs are met within the framework of a supportive and inclusive environment.

Lunch and snacks are provided at no cost to parents. Explore daily schedule

Our programs are conveniently located in and around the vibrant city of Hartford, offering families easy access to high-quality education and care. Our services are available to residents and non-Hartford residents. This local focus allows us to prioritize and serve the needs of the Hartford community, fostering strong connections and a sense of togetherness among our families. We take pride in being an integral part of the Hartford community and are committed to providing exceptional educational opportunities to its residents. 

At our programs, we understand that every family is unique, and we believe that access to quality education and care should be flexible and accommodating. That’s why our tuition structure is based on a sliding scale, taking into account the specific needs and family size. We aim to make our services accessible to as many families as possible.
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Once you’ve enrolled, an enrollment specialist will reach out to you shortly. Their role is to provide personalized support, guide you through program availability, help with the selection process, and assist you with any necessary next steps. We’re here to ensure that you have a smooth and tailored experience as you embark on this exciting educational journey with us.

No, employment is not a requirement for families to enroll in our programs. While our enrollment process may request proof of employment, this is solely for the purpose of calculating potential tuition assistance and ensuring that we can provide the necessary support to families. We are fully committed to serving families from diverse backgrounds and circumstances, and we welcome families who may be experiencing unemployment or homelessness. Our goal is to offer access to an inclusive environment so every child can access quality education and care.

Our programs are committed to inclusivity, welcoming children of all levels of care and providing the necessary accommodations to ensure that every child can thrive in a supportive and nurturing environment.

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.