Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center sponsors three child care centers for the children of employees, in order to provide parents with a quality child care option convenient to their workplace.
The Saint Francis Child Care Centers provide a safe, healthy and nurturing environment where young children may use their natural curiosity and energy to learn about themselves and their world. A program of activities designed to encourage physical, cognitive, social and emotional development is offered by a professional and experienced staff.
The centers also strive to support and strengthen family life. Parents are encouraged to participate in the planning for their children and for special events and to serve on the Child Care Advisory Committee.
The centers are licensed by the Connecticut State Department of Public Health and benefit from the advice of the professional staff at the hospital. Other hospital services and departments offer valuable support.
The Preschool Center, as well as the Infant and Toddler Centers, are housed in attractive, homelike settings located directly across the street from the hospital. The buildings have been completely renovated and equipped for young children.
Children, ages six weeks to five years, may receive care for either a full day (up to 9 hours) or a half day (up to 4.5 hours). Frequent attendance on a regular basis is required so that children may adjust comfortably and become involved in the program. The centers are open from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with the exception of holidays. The daily schedule includes a balance of active and quiet times as well as indoor and outdoor play. Activities are planned to help children master a variety of skills, express their creative ideas and learn to respect themselves and others. A light breakfast, lunch, and two snacks are provided by the Hospital's Department of Food and Nutrition Services.
If you wish to visit the centers, or require more information, please call the Director at (860) 714-4777.