The Smart Start Preschool and Learning Center, LLC is a learning center dedicated to the physical, social, emotional and cognitive growth of children ages six weeks old and up. This program is designed around the belief that children learn in a variety of ways.
The Smart Start was founded in 2010. The center only included a preschool program for children ages 3 to 5. Our child care program is based on the common core of the Connecticut Curriculum framework. Children will engage in multiple intelligences activities that will aid in their physical, cognitive, creative and social development. We believe that all children are special and unique and learn in a variety of ways. Children will learn through weekly themed lesson plans and various small group activities.
The Smart Start expanded in April 2011 to include school-age children. The "Over 5 Club" program is designed for children in Kindergarten up to sixth grade. The program allows children to learn more about themselves, others and the world around them. Homework help along with a wide variety of activities are available to the school-age child. Bus transportation is also available through the public school bus company in the West Woods school district.
In September 2011 we expanded our program again to offer tutoring to school age children. "The Smart Start Learning Center", which we call the tutoring program, was designed to allow children to expand their knowledge or gain extra help on a given subject.
In January 2013 we moved to a new, larger building. We expanded to take infants and toddlers. Our newly added programs brought the need for new staff and we could not be happier with what has been happening here. Tour our website to get a sneak peek.
In November 2016 we opened our Wallingford Location. We have continued to grow and flourish our programs and adopt Montessori Methods in our Wallingford classrooms. After 3 wonderful years, the Center will be closing in August 2019.
In June 2017 we added the Summer Camp program to our Wallingford location. Our Summer Camp at each location is comprised of many activities and fun for all ages! We have a blast planning for our summer! With a new theme each week, we explore all the exciting things summer has to offer much as camping, beach week, dinosaurs, under the sea and the night sky! We also continue the education with a summer reading program and tutoring for all ages. Our favorite day is our Field Day!
In March of 2018 we expanded our summer camp program in our Wallingford Location. We launched the S. S. Summer Camp! The S. S. Summer Camp is a youth camp that is primarily outdoors! We cater to ages 5-12 and we utilize the entire Gaylord Campus for our camp.