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Mon thru Fri 7:30am to 6:00pm

Contact Info

North Haven Child Development Center
20 Peck St. North Haven, CT 06473

Phone: 203-234-2334

Fax: 203-234-1416

Web: www.nhcdcenter.com

Open & Enrolling!

We are now accepting applications for children under three years old and currently enrolling children in our preschool classroom.
Both full time and part time options available.

where a LOVE for learning begins

Tucked away on a quiet dead end street, North Haven Child Development Center provides full day, year round child care and educational services for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old.

Who We Are

North Haven Child Development Center is a high-quality learning environment that prepares children for lifelong success and foundation for future learning.

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What We Do

North Haven Child Development Center provides working families with high quality child care and comprehensive early childhood education services.

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Why Choose Us

Busy parents can rest assured their child is in a safe and secure environment that nurtures their unique qualities and potential, and facilities their growth.

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Great Place To Start

90% of a child’s brain develops before the age of five and your child’s experiences in those first five years shape health, growth, learning, character and happiness. Because your child’s first 5 years of life are so important, we want to help you provide the best start for your child.

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  • Small Group Sizes

  • Individualized Instruction

  • Age-Appropriate Materials

  • Child-Sized Furniture

  • Indoor Shoe Use Policy

  • Coded, Secure Entrance

  • Private Outdoor Play Area

  • Fenced-In Property

  • Open Door Policy

  • Healthy & Nutritious Snacks

  • Community Walks & Fieldtrips

  • Educational & Engaging Toys

  • Flexible Daily Schedule

  • Intentional Teaching

  • Double Locked, Alarmed Doors

  • Parent/Family Involvement

  • Newly Renovated Center

  • Family/Teacher Conferences

  • Full Day, Year Round Care

  • Primary Caregiving

  • Observations & Lesson Plans

  • Developmental Screening

  • 3 Dedicated Teacher Per Class

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“The center is beautiful inside and out, very clean and equipped with everything your child could need or want to help them learn and grow.”

“Our son’s language was delayed when he started at NHCDC and in only a few weeks we are already seeing great progress in this area. If you are looking for a daycare or preschool I highly recommend you take a tour and see for yourself what a great environment this school is.” – Krista Esposito-Polinsky

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“The center is beautiful inside and out, very clean and equipped with everything your child could need or want to help them learn and grow.”

It’s been less than one month since our son began attending daycare at North Haven Child Development Center and I couldn’t be happier that we made the decision to switch his daycare to NHCDC. He transitioned without skipping a beat as Ms. Ruthie and Mrs. Laurie welcomed him with open arms and big smiles!

The center is beautiful inside and out, very clean and equipped with everything your child could need or want to help them learn and grow. They are very tuned into the needs of each child and work with all the children one on one to support them in reaching developmental milestones. Our son’s language was delayed when he started at NHCDC and in only a few weeks we are already seeing great progress in this area.

If you are looking for a daycare or preschool I highly recommend you take a tour and see for yourself what a great environment this school is.

Krista Esposito-Polinsky
Owner, Lauren Grogan is laying a wonderful foundation for young children. She’s an amazing person, with a big heart. Your children will receive nothing, but the best of care as well education. If your child has the opportunity to attend, they will have a great learning experience.

Veronica Dennis
I strongly recommend the North Haven Child Development Center. The staff and teachers are wonderful.
Melissa Marcarelli

“The center is beautiful inside and out, very clean and equipped with everything your child could need or want to help them learn and grow.”

North Haven Child Development Center is an exceptional child educational facility which upholds extremely high quality and values for all children attending the school. Owner, Lauren Grogan, has many years of experience in early childhood education as well as extended education in this area. She is dedicated to providing a safe environment where children of all ages can learn and develop. She is caring and extremely knowledgeable in early childhood development. We are confident in her abilities as an owner and very happy with the care provided by her and her staff. FIVE STARS!!

Rachele Sherman

“everything your child could need or want”

“The center is beautiful inside and out, very clean and equipped with everything your child could need or want to help them learn and grow. They are very tuned into the needs of each child and work with all the children one on one to support them in reaching developmental milestones.” – Krista Esposito-Polinsky

“a wonderful foundation for young children”

“The center is beautiful inside and out, very clean and equipped with everything your child could need or want to help them learn and grow. They are very tuned into the needs of each child and work with all the children one on one to support them in reaching developmental milestones.” – Krista Esposito-Polinsky

The center is beautiful inside and out, very clean and equipped with everything your child could need or want to help them learn and grow.
Krista Esposito-Polinsky
If you are looking for a daycare or preschool I highly recommend you take a tour and see for yourself what a great environment this school is.
Krista Esposito-Polinsky
The center is beautiful inside and out, very clean and equipped with everything your child could need or want to help them learn and grow.
Krista Esposito-Polinsky
If you are looking for a daycare or preschool I highly recommend you take a tour and see for yourself what a great environment this school is.
Krista Esposito-Polinsky

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North Haven Child Development Center

A respectful, safe and secure environment where children’s self-concept, overall development and social skills are enhanced as they begin to understand, explore and investigate their world.

Our Mission

North Haven Child Development Center’s mission is to provide children and families with the same quality of care that they have at home and to enhance those experiences by capitalizing on the child’s extraordinary receptiveness to new learning.

We want our space to not only have a classroom feel, but also a feeling of home. In doing so, each child’s unique strengths are taken into consideration as they are nurtured, loved and intentionally stimulated to reach full potential during each developmental milestone.

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OUR CLASSROOMS
OUR CLASSROOMSNurturing Enviornment
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OUR TEACHERS
OUR TEACHERSDedicated & Experienced
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OUR DIFFERENCE
OUR DIFFERENCEA Unique Approach
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OUR SERVICES
OUR SERVICESHigh Quality Care
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Program & Classrooms

INFANT & TODDLER
INFANT & TODDLER6 Weeks to 3 Years
High quality care in a warm, loving and nurturing environment for infants and toddlers.
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PRESCHOOL
PRESCHOOL3 Years to 5 Years
Full day, full year preschool experience for children ages three to five years old.
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Your child’s lifetime love of learning begins here.

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20 Peck Street
North Haven, CT 06473

Monday – Friday
7:30am – 6:00pm

(203)234-2334
contact@nhcdcenter.com

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“The education of a very small child does not aim at preparing him for school but for life.”

Maria Montessori

“The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.”

Denis Waitley

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

Benjamin Franklin

Developmental & Social-Emotional Screening

The North Haven Child Development Center incorporates Ages & Stages Questionnaires® (ASQ-3™) and Ages & Stages Questionnaires®: Social-Emotional (ASQ:SE-2™) for all children in our program. The tools support parents and staff with guided activities for children, while paving the way for meaningful next steps in learning, intervention and or monitoring of development.

What is developmental screening and why is it important?

Not every delay is visible to the eye. Developmental delays and disabilities, such as autism, emotional disturbances, and speech and language disorders, often go undetected until a child enters elementary school.

Study after study has shown that the earlier a delay is recognized and intervention is begun, the better the child’s chance of substantial improvement. Developmental screening is one of the best things you can do to ensure a child’s success in school and life. (And that’s why we include it in our program and have made it a top priority.)

Why Screening Matters

Screening detects developmental delays in children—and celebrates milestones.

Screening young children is an effective, efficient way for professionals to gauge developmental progress and determine meaningful next steps—at a time when action can have its greatest impact: during a child’s first years of life.

Because social-emotional and developmental delays in children can be subtle and can occur in children who appear to be developing typically, most children who would benefit from early intervention are not identified until after they start school. In fact—this happens 70% of the time when busy pediatricians and specialists rely on clinical judgment alone.1

Meet ASQ-3™

The Ages & Stages Questionnaires®, Third Edition (ASQ-3™) pinpoints developmental progress in children between the ages of one month to 5 ½ years. Its success lies in its parent-centric approach and inherent ease-of-use—a combination that has made it the most widely used developmental screener across the globe.

Evidence shows that the earlier development is assessed—the greater the chance a child has to reach his or her potential. Learn more about ASQ-3.

Developmental Screening

Screening detects developmental delays in children—and celebrates milestones.

Screening young children is an effective, efficient way for professionals to gauge developmental progress and determine meaningful next steps—at a time when action can have its greatest impact: during a child’s first years of life.

Because social-emotional and developmental delays in children can be subtle and can occur in children who appear to be developing typically, most children who would benefit from early intervention are not identified until after they start school. In fact—this happens 70% of the time when busy pediatricians and specialists rely on clinical judgment alone.1

Our Programs

Comprehensive
ComprehensiveAssessment Solutions
Authentic, ongoing observational assessment is critical to planning appropriate learning experiences and helping children thrive.
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Social-Emotional
Social-EmotionalScreening & Monitoring
Children’s ability to regulate their emotions and skillfully manage social interactions is critical to their healthy development and future success.
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Developmental
DevelopmentalScreening & Monitoring
The first five years of your child’s life are very important. Developmental screening is a great way to ensure their future success in school and life.
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ASQ-3 addresses five developmental areas: communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving, and personal-socia
ASQ-3, which includes 21 questionnaires, covers 1 month through 5½ years of age. Questionnaires can be at any or all of the following intervals: 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36, 42, 48, 54, and 60 months of age. With ASQ-3’s expanded administration windows, programs can accurately screen any child from 1–66 months without any gaps between the questionnaire age intervals.
A question from the Problem Solving section of ASQ-3’s 2-month questionnaire, for example, is: When you hold your baby in a sitting position, does she look at a toy (about the size of a cup or rattle) that you place on the table or floor in front of her?Download a sample questionnaire.
Each questionnaire discusses developmental activities tied to the age of the child being screened. In completing and reviewing the questionnaire, parents learn about general developmental milestones as well as their own child’s strengths. Parents find it helpful to receive suggested learning activities they can work on with their child. (Learning activity sheets can be photocopied from ASQ-3 User’s Guide, and more are available in the ASQ-3 Learning Activities.
ASQ:SE-2 addresses seven social-emotional areas: self-regulation, compliance, communication, adaptive behaviors, autonomy, affect, and interaction with people
ASQ:SE-2, which includes 9 questionnaires, covers 1 month through 6 years of age. Questionnaires can be at any or all of the following intervals: 2, 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 48, and 60 months of age
A question from the 30-month questionnaire, for example, is:  Does your child let you know how he is feeling with either words or gestures? For example does he let you know when he is hungry, hurt or tired?
Each questionnaire discusses social-emotional activities tied to the age of the child being screened. In completing and reviewing the questionnaire, parents learn about social-emotional milestones as well as their own child’s strengths. Parents find it helpful to receive suggested learning activities they can work on with their child. (Learning activity sheets can be photocopied from The ASQ:SE-2 User’s Guide.

High Quality Care

When it comes to childcare, our standards are as high as yours. We are fully licenced by the State of Connecticut and follow strict health and safety procedures and go above and beyond the state mandated requirements to provide you and your family with the highest quality care.

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Programs & Services

The North Haven Child Development Center provides working families with high quality care and comprehensive early childhood development services that prepare children for lifelong success. We offer full day services for children aged 6 weeks thru 5 years old with both full-time and part-time options available.

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Our Story

The North Haven Child Development Center provides a better way to care for and educate children and create stronger and more secure relationships that prepare them for a lifelong love of learning. It’s something we’re passionate about and providing high quality care and comprehensive services for working families is something we feel strongly about and personally connected to.

OUR STORY

Why Choose Us

We realize the tremendous level of trust you place in a childcare provider. You want your child to thrive in an environment that’s as clean, safe and nurturing as your home. North Haven Child Development Center sets the standards for safety, education and trust and we want to make choosing the best environment for your child an easy choice.

OUR DIFFERENCE

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Check out our newly renovated facility and the North Haven Child Development Center’s classrooms and outdoor spaces. We have worked hard to create a welcoming space for you and your family and are continually updating and improving our center and expanding our resources to ensure the highest quality learning environment for you and your child.

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Check out our newly renovated facility and the North Haven Child Development Center’s classrooms and outdoor spaces. We have worked hard to create a welcoming space for you and your family and are continually updating and improving our center and expanding our resources to ensure the highest quality learning environment for you and your child.

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North Haven Child Development Center’s mission is to provide children and families with the same quality of care that they have at home and to enhance those experiences by capitalizing on the child’s extraordinary receptiveness to new learning.

We want our space to not only have a classroom feel, but also a feeling of home. In doing so, each child’s unique strengths are taken into consideration as they are nurtured, loved and intentionally stimulated to reach full potential during each developmental milestone.

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Our commitment to ensure that each child has numerous successful experiences every day will foster a positive self-concept, high self-esteem and will enrich their overall development. Our teachers serve as facilitators in the child’s learning process.

Teachers support children to develop independence and an awareness of their own innate skills. Our program strives to provide a high quality education system by using each child’s family as their foundation and building block.

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The North Haven Child Development Center is a respectful, safe and secure environment where children’s self-concept, overall development and social skills are enhanced as they begin to understand, explore and investigate their world.

Busy parents can rest assured that their child is in a safe and secure environment that nurtures their unique qualities and potential and facilities their growth.

Learn More