Little Farmers Child Care Center is a one-of-a-kind, agriculture based child care center that will be opening in July 2015. School aged children are able to safely interact with traditional farm animals while learning basic animal husbandry skills and enjoying hours of interaction with their favorite animals. This program provides child care services before and after school, and during holidays, snow days, school vacations, as well as, a full day summer program. Our staff has over a decade of experience teaching children about these animals.
The daily program supports a child’s social and physical development. Caring for animals also develops a very unique sense of responsibility and great satisfaction. Children quickly learn how difficult it can be to care for others, animals in this case. This is an education that helps them realize just how much care they receive from their parents!
The center is licensed by the State of Connecticut and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The center maintains a staff/child ratio of 1/10.
Before School - 6:30 AM until school bus arrival
After School - school bus drop off until 6:00 PM
Half day – Coincides with Birch Grove/TIS school schedule
Full day program - 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM (includes school snow days/Holidays/Vacation)
Summer program - 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Closed Thanksgiving Day/New Years Day/Christmas Day.
Little Farmers Child Care Center is conveniently located on the corner of Merrow Road (RT 195) and Anthony Road in Tolland, CT. This brand new facility includes two large classrooms and a farm animal learning center. The outside play area is fenced and outfitted for year round play. The program is limited to 30 children. This entire facility is 100% handicap accessible.
FACILITY OPENING DATE: The proposed opening date is July 6th, 2015. Construction will be complete by the end of May and licensing will be complete by the first week of June.