NAEYC accredited, theme-based, play based program serving three to six year olds

First Church Early Learning Center, established in 1956, is a nonsectarian educational facility licensed to care for children ages three through six.  In this family-like atmosphere, children are able to develop their sense of self-esteem and self-expression through our early childhood curriculum.  Our program is structured so that each child's development is self-paced.   Through play based learning, the children have the opportunity to explore a variety of areas in the classroom including art, blocks, science, math, sensory, dramatic play, and manipulatives to enhance their critical thinking skills.  The basis for our daily educational planning is to focus on the interests of the children while incorporating the Connecticut State Department of Education Preschool Assessment Framework, the Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards, and NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards.


We encourage families to visit us with their child(ren) to fully appreciate the program and its philosophy, meet the staff, and to have the opportunity to ask questions concerning their child's care and education.  Calling to schedule a time to come in for a visit ensures that we can set aside time to spend with you and give you our undivided attention.


Both Half Day and Full-Day programs are offered:


Each child has exposure to and may enjoy similar experiences:

  • Weekly Music and Movement class
  • Outdoor activities on the playground (weather permitting)
  • Snack time eaten in a family setting
  • Multiple field trips
  • Evaluation of their Personal-Social, Physical, Cognitive, and Creative Language development (age appropriate - three year olds and four year olds)


Since 1986, we have been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NAEYC is a rigorous accreditation program that sets professional standards for early childhood education programs, allowing families to find high-quality programs for their children. We are one of the original four centers accredited in the state of Connecticut.


For more information about NAEYC and their accreditation process visit their website.


Other Links:


First Church -


Windsor Early Childhood Council -


Please give us a call when you would like to schedule a visit or if you have any questions.  Thank you for visiting our website and we hope to see you soon!!