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"Stay & Play" Preschool Program at the Star Center

Stamford Recreation Services Early Childhood Drop-Off Program for Children Ages 3-4

Beginning September 2019, Stamford Recreation Services will begin offering a new early childhood program, "Stay & Play," at the Stamford Recreation Star Center, located at 1170 Shippan Avenue. Children will gain independence & self-confidence in a play-based approach to early learning focused on socialization and cooperation. This hands on active environment will encourage exploration and discovery. Activities will include creative expression, dramatic play, music and movement, large and small motor activities, early literacy, sensory activities, math readiness and outdoor play. The "Stay & Play" program will be directed by Karen Wenz and Beth Covino who have over 45 years of combined experience in early childhood education teaching and directing at various preschools.

DATES: Exact dates to be announced. Schedule follows the Stamford Public Schools calendar, beginning in September and ending in June.

DAYS: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

TIME: 9:00AM-12:00PM

POLICIES: Stamford Recreation Services will supply a daily snack and follow the Stamford Public School calendar, no fee adjustments for snow days or absences from the program and snow days will not be made up. Any child that will turn three years old before September 1, 2019 is eligible to sign up for this program. Program is limited to a maximum of 20 children.

COST: $3,900.00 per person for the year. We are offering a few spots with a 15% second child discount. Also, we have two spots at $3,315.00 per child for families that qualify for the Stamford Public School Free and Reduced Lunch Program. Payment plans are available.

INTERESTED? Please email Scott Kassouf at to be added to our mailing list.

Stamford Recreation Services Division

888 Washington Blvd, 1st Floor
Stamford, CT 06901

Ph: (203) 977-5214

Fax: (203) 977-5504

Office Hours:
8:30 am - 4:30pm
Monday - Friday