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First Congregational Church Nursery School

Address: 14 Brookside Rd, Darien, CT 06820, USA

Location:The First Congregational Church
Address:14 Brookside Rd, Darien, CT
Website:FCC Nursery School
Drop Off:Yes
Lunch Bunch/Extended Day:Yes (2s excluded)
Session Length:September to June


At First Congregational preschoolers focus on fun, while benefitting from the “hidden” advantages of play-based learning. Children experience a friendly, social atmosphere, where their feeling of self-respect and self-confidence is developed, as well as respect and consideration for others.

FCC uses the Connecticut Preschool Curriculum Framework as a guide in designing an adaptable and enriching program. This includes opportunities for personal, social, physical, cognitive and aesthetic development and creative expression.

Teachers plan the curriculum knowing what they need and want to accomplish, while keeping the teaching plan and environment flexible in order to account for (and incorporate) the children’s interests.

Other curriculum highlights include: Art, Movement, Nature, and Music


2020-2021 Schedule

2 Year Olds - 2 Days
M, T or W, Th

2 Year Olds - 3 Days
M, T, W or W, Th, F

3 Year Olds - 3 Days
T, W, Th (optional +Friday)

3 Year Olds - 4 Days
Monday-Thursday (optional + Friday)

4 Year Olds - 5 Days

Pre-K - 5 Days
M, F: 9:00-11:45 & T, W, Th: 9:00-2:30

Enrollment Process & Dates:

Tours available beginning November 25 at 10:00am.

Open House:

1/5/20 @ 2:00pm (email Teri Manning here to RSVP)


Due 1/10/20

Download application form here.

$50 non-refundable application fee due with application.


You will be notified via mail of the status of your application by 1/17/20. Your  response to the notification is due by 12pm on 1/31/20.

*Please note: priority is given to enrolled students, children of current church members and siblings of existing students.

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