What to Expect

Enrollment Process


Find a program that meets your family’s needs

Find a program in the Early Learning Division Network that fits your family needs. Not sure which program is best for you? Fill our enrollment form and we’ll be in touch to help.


Fill Out a Program Enrollment  Form

Start the enrollment process by submitting the form below. An Enrollment Specialist will reach out within 24 hours to answer your questions and help with next steps.


Collect Documents for Enrollment

You’ll need to provide the following documentation for enrollment:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Health Physical
  • One Month of Pay Stubs
  • Proof of Residency –Employment not required

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Get Support from the City of Hartford, Department of Families, Children, Youth and Recreation

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Spots are available at a program near you. Fill out the form below and an Enrollment Specialist will reach out to complete registration.

Parent or Guardian Contact(Required)
Kids Enrolling(Required)
First and Last Name
Age (6 weeks – 5 years)
Cost Of Care

Bright futures start with Hartford's quality Early Learning care

We help all families get the education and care they need. The price you pay for our programs depends on the household size and income of your family. For many people, care doesn’t cost much or is even free. Some rules about how much you can earn and still get this help apply. Our center programs get money from the state to help families. 

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.