The Children’s Preschool is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) non-sectarian child care center licensed by the State of Connecticut and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

We welcome children of any race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, and ability.


Children’s Preschool was founded by members of the community and of the First Unitarian Universalist Society in 1971. Our facility is located in the carriage house behind the First Unitarian Universalist Society building in New Haven, Connecticut.

Mission Statement

We are a cooperative community of mixed-age children, teachers, and families whose primary goal is to support and nurture the growth of young children. The three facets of the community (children, teachers, and families) form the points of a triangle that are interdependent. We value each as essential for the smooth functioning of the school.