About Us

Our Program

The Niantic Community Church Children’s Center is a licensed, non-profit, family oriented Early Childhood Program owned and operated by the Niantic Community Church. We are a non-denominational school and you do not need to be a member of the church to attend. The Center was established in 1983 in response to an overwhelming need for quality childcare. The center has an outstanding reputation in the community. Our goal is to provide a safe, warm and loving environment where staff promote positive concepts within the classroom.

We are a family oriented center and hold Family Events almost monthly throughout the school year which enable parents to become acquainted with and support each other.

Our programs stress:

    • Independence
    • Friendship Building
    • Peer Problem Solving
    • Creativity
    • Self Esteem
    • Relaxed Environment
    • Play-Based Learning

Our Curriculum

We believe that children learn best when they are actively involved in their own learning.  We emphasize learning through enriched play experiences and social interaction.  We value the unique opportunities to nurture each individual’s personality, learning style and cultural identity.

Our classrooms are carefully arranged to provide for a wide range of opportunities for children to explore, discover and manipulate in the world around them.  A child may choose from center activities such as:

    • Art
    • Science
    • Reading
    • Cooking
    • Blocks and Cars
    • Puzzles
    • Dramatic Play
    • Games
    • Manipulatives
    • And much more!

Family Events

Niantic Community Church Children’s Center is very proud that they are the only center that holds Family Events on almost a monthly basis. These events help the families to become acquainted, support and advise each other. The events are a Family Pot Luck and Open House, Harvest Party, Thanksgiving Luncheon, Festival of Lights, Pajama Day, Winter Brunch, Spring Egg Hunt, Ice Cream Social and Preschool Graduation.

We also have this website and a Facebook Page that allows parents to interact.

Active Play

We strongly believe that fresh air and physical activity are essential to each child’s well being.  Our schedule allows for each classroom to have two outside times per day. The components of our outdoor play include:

    • Spacious fenced in play area
    • Sandbox
    • Seasonal Activities

Our “Big Room”

When we can’t get out, we are fortunate to have access to the Church’s Dining Hall, our “Big Room”, for active play.  The children love to use the tricycles, scooters, parachute, balls, mini moon bounce and more in this room.

We also host family events, almost monthly throughout the school year in this space.  They are an excellent opportunity for parents to get to know other families and their child’s teachers in an informal, social atmosphere.

Our Teachers

The Center is staffed by caring individuals who are dedicated to providing quality care for children and their families.  Support is given to parents through guidance, warmth, love and encouragement.  Our staff has ongoing training, are mature and well educated, and are warm and loving care takers.  We are proud of our low staff turnover rate and small class sizes.

Meet them!


Our location allows us to utilize the community’s resources.  We are able to take walking field trips to places such as:

    • The Children’s Museum
    • Fire Station
    • Police Station
    • Town Hall
    • Beach