Westbrook Parks & Recreation childcare
The parks and recreation department
operates two (2) programs for varied age groups; the "Little Folks Camp" preschool program is located at the Town Hall lower level and at the lower level of the Westbrook Public Library.
The cost varies from $60 to $235 per six (6) week session and there is the potential of a small amount of funding through the Parks & Recreation - this cost depends on the number of days attended.
The "After School Program" operates at the Westbrook Middle School and is for grades 5 through 8. The cost of this program is $200 per month and there is the potential of a small amount of funding through the Parks & Recreation - there is optional schedules available at $15 per day as a drop-in.
Please take a look at the Westbrook Parks & Recreation web pages for details on these programs.
The valley shore YMCA located in Westbrook
operates a before school and an after school program for grades k through 4 as well as a vacation club for grades k through 6. The before and after school programs are located at the Daisy Ingraham Elementary School and the Vacation Club operates at the YMCA located at:
201 Spencer Plains Road
Westbrook, Ct 06498
Funding is available based on need and the final cost depends on the number of days.
Please take a look at the Valley Shore YMCA web pages for details on these programs.
Pumpkin Patch Childcare & Early Education Center
Pumpkin Patch Childcare & Early Education Center is a family-owned business that has been serving families in Connecticut for over 35 years. They provide children with a loving, nurturing, and safe environment to learn, play, and grow. Qualified and highly dedicated teachers offer before and after school care to children aged 6 weeks to 12 years in a stimulating atmosphere. Their center is state licensed and conveniently located at 310 Grove Beach Road North, Westbrook, CT, servicing the Westbrook and Clinton school systems.
They offer full-time, part-time, and occasional care to accommodate your busy schedule!
Please take a look at the Pumpkin Patch web pages for details on their programs.
Kindercare Learning Center
Kindercare Learning Center
offers backup care/emergency care (excluding sickness) if space in the center or potentially in the home as needed. Some companies have negotiated discounts for this service. This emergency service is offered to children aged 6 weeks to 12 years. Their center is state licensed and conveniently located at 158 Westbrook Road in Essex Ct. and is Our center is accredited by NAEYC.
Care 4 Kids helps low to moderate income families in Connecticut pay for child care costs. This program is sponsored by the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood.
To learn more about Care 4 Kids, take a look at this website. It has information for both parents and child care providers. You can look at the site to find out how the program works, who is eligible, and more.
Here's a link to the general guidelines for more information.
You can also print the forms you need to apply for the program, go to the Forms page.
Click here for Provider Requirements
The STEPS Online Guide to Childcare Assistance
Here is a guide made by STEPS(Student Training & Education in Public Service) to finding public child care assistance, such as state and community resources. Included are the following topics:
-Facts about Child Care
-State and Local Childcare Assistance
-School Based Care: Head Start & Early Start
-Child Care Assistance for Teen Parents
-Finding Quality Child Care Checklist
-Insight from Two Child Care Experts