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Norwalk Early Childhood Center (NECC)

Welcome to Norwalk Early Childhood Center (NECC)

About us

  • Norwalk Early Childhood Center is an innovative Pre-Kindergarten program for both typical and special needs children
  • Promote early literacy, communication, social/emotional, and Kindergarten readiness skills in a safe and nurturing environment
  • The NECC program supports the development of each child through exciting academic, cognitive, emotional, language, physical, and creative activities 
  • The curriculum addresses the strengths, needs, and interests of each child, both with and without disabilities.
  • We encourages growth and discovery within a sensory-sensitive environment.

Who We Are

  • 6 classrooms
  • A School Readiness Classroom that operate from 9 AM- 3 PM. Enrollment is done through the office of School Readiness (203) 854-4114
  • 4 Classrooms that have half day sessions. 3 Year Old's attend in the morning & 4 Year Old's Attend in the afternoon. 
  • An appropriate teacher to student ratio
  • Certified staff that includes teachers, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
  • A  creative arts program featuring music, art , theater and movement.

What We Do

  • Use age-appropriate content and approaches, our expert staff applies strategies and techniques that incorporate Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards, and that include:
  •  Equity for all children through the setting of high, but appropriate, expectations.
  • Individual support based on each child’s growth and development.
  • A commitment to working together to make sure families understand what their children are learning and how families can support them.

Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum tied to the CT ELDS

  • Integrated curriculum addresses the changing needs of young children, promoting the idea that learning is fun.
  • Curriculum including centers aligned with the Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards.
  • Fine Motor, writing and early literacy introduced through the Learning without Tears Tm curriculum.
  • Has earned NAEYC Accreditation.