Middlefield Children's Center

  • Middlefield Children's Center is dedicated to providing a safe, supportive, and stable environment for young children and their families.
  • We provide a nurturing setting that encourages children to learn through hands-on, interactive exploration. Learning through play provides a child-centered, teacher-guided curriculum in which children are encouraged to construct their own knowledge.
  • We recognize and respect that each child is special and unique and learns in different ways.
  • By providing open-ended explorations and encouraging wonder and curiosity, we hope to not only prepare children for kindergarten but to develop a passion for learning.

School Overview

School TypeEarly Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other school association(s)
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-4

Student Body

Total Students51 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

Nearby Private Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Meriden
    Grades: K-8 | 32 students
    2 miles
    601 Paddock Avenue
    Meriden, CT 06450
  • Wallingford
    Grades: K | 74 students
    2.2 miles
    3 Technology Dr
    Wallingford, CT 06492
  • Wallingford
    Grades: PK-NS | 53 students
    2.4 miles
    7 Research Parkway
    Wallingford, CT 06492
  • Wallingford
    Wallingford KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    2.9 miles
    110 Miles Dr.
    Wallingford, CT 06492
  • Meriden
    Grades: PK-12 | 139 students
    3 miles
    139 Charles St
    Meriden, CT 06450

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  12/27/2017
I am so glad my daughter is a part of the Middlefield Children`s Center family! MCC takes a nurturing, child-centered approach to learning. The children are encouraged to think and experiment throughout the day, both within their classrooms and in their amazing outdoor space- filled with plants, blocks, tires, sand, and even a mud kitchen! My daughter enjoys going to school every day and is always coming home with new skills! There is a choice for parents to be involved- with a co-op or non-co-op program to suit every family`s needs. We are so glad we chose MCC and have been having such a great experience!
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5  12/27/2017
We love Middlefield Children's Center! My daughter attends four days a week and asks me to go the fifth day. I love that they encourage the kids to learn as they play. My daughter gets so excited to bring home her Weekly Reader and show me what they are working on this week - she gets a sticker when she completes and returns it. I love that MCC encourages outdoor time almost every day, including playing on their playground, with the mud kitchen and the nature walks they take. MCC is right near the library, the senior center and the fire department and the director/teachers make sure that those facilities are incorporated into the learning plan. Joining the MCC family is one of the best decisions I have made to enrich my kids learning!
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5  12/27/2017
My 4 yr old son has attended this preschool for 6 months now and we are so happy with the care that he has received under the new management. We moved him from another preschool because his behavior had deteriorated and we were concerned that their manner of handling discipline was very negative and was actually compounding the problem.My son is in Ms. Jill`s class and she is wonderful! The way in which she handles situations where my son or other children are misbehaving is worlds apart from our previous experience, she is firm but kind and approaches the children from a standpoint of positivity and kindness which I believe allows the kids to thrive. She is extremely committed to the children`s intellectual, emotional and interpersonal development and seems to have excellent knowledge of the research as to how best to approach each of these issues. She encourages appropriate risk-taking which is so rare for educational facilities these days.My son is always happy when I drop him off and equally so when I pick him up, which is such a relief. My 8-year old daughter also attends intermittently for after school care and is SO much happier there than in the previous after school care which we used. Overall we would very much recommend Middlefield Children`s Center!
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