Almost Home Childcare & Preschool

35 Copps Hill Rd Ste 7
Ridgefield CT 06877

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Opening Hours

  • Mon: 7am-6:30pm
  • Tue: 7am-6:30pm
  • Wed: 7am-6:30pm
  • Thu: 7am-6:30pm
  • Fri: 7am-6:30pm

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<p>Named for its goal of creating an atmosphere as comforting and safe as home, Almost Home Childcare offers a variety of early childhood programs, such as preschool (including programs for infants and toddlers), before and after school care, kindergarten enrichment programs and summer camp.</p> <p>Almost Home was founded in 1991 by Jennifer and Scott Soodek. Jennifer holds Masters degrees in Early Childhood Education and Community Counseling and has worked as a consultant for Work/Family Directions in Boston. She also has elementary school teaching experience.</p> <p>Almost Home's infant program incorporates music, literature and toys that help children develop their motor skills. The program is highly individualized, with parents filling out extensive infant information forms detailing their child's schedule and routines. These forms serve as the basis for each child's daily care.</p> <p>Children ages 1 through 3 enroll in the toddler program, which is based on an "integrated core curriculum." Daily themes are used to help the children explore art, music, literature, science, cooking, dance, motor development, language skills and social development. The preschool program uses monthly thematic units to help children develop positive self-esteem, creativity, problem solving skills and critical thinking skills. Themes may include units on subjects like dinosaurs, the rain forest or the solar system, and each unit incorporates lessons in areas including music, art, science, pre-math skills, pre-reading skills, writing and cooking.</p> <p>Almost Home has two locations. The director of the location at 35 Copps Hill Rd., Fran Kelley, can be reached at 203-438-6118 or 203-438-8551. Bunny Kolf, the director of the location at 100 Danbury Rd., can be reached at 203-894-8208.&nbsp; Information is also available via e-mail at</p>