Educational Playcare

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360 Colt Hwy
Farmington, CT 06032

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(860) 580-5353
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Educational Playcare - Farmington, CT
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Educational Playcare - Farmington, CT
Educational Playcare - Farmington, CT
Educational Playcare - Farmington, CT
Educational Playcare - Farmington, CT
Educational Playcare - Farmington, CT
Educational Playcare - Farmington, CT
Educational Playcare - Farmington, CT
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My two children have been going to Educational Playcare for a total of nine years and I wouldn't trust my kids with anyone else. The instructors really make the day special for th...

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We have been using them for four years. We have had issues with a teacher there, in the way they handled my son. We tried to fix the situation by speaking to the people in charge....

Pretty satisfied! 5/6/2016

The educational curriculum at Educational Playcare has been really cool and my child learns a lot. She has some really great teachers and they provide meals, which is really helpful. Recently they offered karate as part of their curriculum and my daughter loved it! Intermittently, the communication from the teachers comes late or doesn't come at all, but that is only on occasion. My only complaint would be that sometimes when they host little parties for Mather's Day or Valentine's day, they do it at 3pm- their snack time- and my daughter is sad that her parents can never come because we work. If they could plan the parties so they're at 12 during lunch hour or 5 during pick-up time, that would be better. more

Wonderful instructors who make the kids feel special 3/31/2016

My two children have been going to Educational Playcare for a total of nine years and I wouldn't trust my kids with anyone else. The instructors really make the day special for the children and the kids are loved and cared for. They're so attentive and I'm very, very happy they are in their care. Educational Playcare is a great enrichment program and gives the children a lot of great opportunities and hobbies. They do yoga, play music, and give the children balance so when they come home to you, they're ready to spend quality time with their parents. It's a family friendly and care-free environment and I'm really happy my kids are there. more

Situation has not been remedied. 3/17/2016

We have been using them for four years. We have had issues with a teacher there, in the way they handled my son. We tried to fix the situation by speaking to the people in charge. To this date, nothing has been done to remedy the situation. Whenever we bring it up, we get a cold shoulder. The teacher we have issues with is still there and still around my son. Thank god we only have a few months left. We paid so much money and we don't like that our son comes home not wanting to go to school because he has been unhappy with the teacher. This past year has generally been pretty good but I am unlikely to recommend for this reason. more

Great experience! 3/16/2016

Educational Playcare provides childcare for my son and they are great! They are helping out with potty training and they keep my son busy. He is always learning new things and it seems like he talks a lot more when he comes home now. He is tired out by the end of the day. They do a lot of science, problem solving, and sign language. It is nice to see that my son is learning sign language alongside his English language skills. The pricing is decent; I am coming from an at-home daycare so it is a bit more expensive, but for what he learns and gets out of it, it is definitely worth it. It seems like a good value for what your kids will learn. Ms. Jenna always keeps me in the loop with everything that is going on at the school. If anything ever comes up, she takes care of it and lets me know about it. more

Convenient location & they treat the kids well 2/19/2016

Educational Playcare is right down the road from us which is really convenient and makes it really easy for us to drop the kids off and then pick them up on the way home. They really treat the kids well and make sure they are genuinely taken care of while under their watch. My only issue is that the daycare is a little pricey, and sometimes our kids get sick, but those things don't affect their service. more

Very good 2/16/2016

I've been using Educational Playcare for about 2 months. I'd recommend them to other parents. I think my child likes it. more

Friendly, include all meals and a diaper service. In general, I'm very pleased! 2/10/2016

Educational Playcare because they are tactful, thoughtful and they have great service. They have teachers through the day and we, the parents, get a sheet at the end of the day telling us everything that our child has done and that is really helpful. They have a very friendly staff and they include all meals which is always helpful so we don't have to bring them in. They also have a diaper service that you can use, for a small $30 fee they have diapers and wipes for your child, so, yes, those are some of the reasons I like them so much! In general I'm very pleased. more

Excellent child care providers 1/13/2016

We're very happy with Educational Playcare but most importantly, our 13-month-old son is very happy and enjoys his days there. They do a lot of different activities like yoga and music, which surprised us given our son's age. He has a lot of fun using their indoor playground and he loves his classmates and teachers. I've already told many of my colleagues about Educational Playcare and I would tell any parent to give them a try, they are very good with the kids and our son is very happy, which makes us happy. more

Wonderful experience for kids to have the opportunity to learn. 12/29/2015

I chose Educational Playcare for their location, and because they were recommended to me by another parent. My daughter has been there for 2.5 years. It has gone very well so far. She loves it. She's attached to her teachers and is responding well to their curriculum. Their facilities are clean and homey. It is a comfortable, welcoming environment for kids and parents alike. more

Worth Every Penny 12/10/2015

My experience at Educational Playcare has changed my opinion on daycare centers. From the day my son was born I was against "raising a child in an institution". I wanted my son to have individualized attention but after enrolling my son at EPC I have discovered the many benefits that a high quality daycare provides. I toured many centers in the area but none of them were of the same caliber as EPC. The selling point that had me hooked was that EPC didn't pressure me into enrolling my son immediately. We visited the facility multiple times prior to making the decision. I have no regrets. The care provided is top notch. Each day at drop off I'm comforted with the thought that my little one will be well cared for. I love having visual proof that my son is happy via Tadpoles. I can't ask for much more. I know my son is happy each day he is at school. He is entertained by passionate staff. He adores his enrichment teacher. He comes here and imitates the yoga / dance moves taught at school. I love that they do so many activities with the children here. Unlike other daycare centers all the enrichment activities are included in the tuition. more

I wouldn't change anything! 9/30/2015

My child has been going to Educational Playcare for about two years now. I'd recommend them to anyone. They're always able to work with you as far as changing schedules. They're willing to make adjustments according to last minute needs and the teachers are very informative about how my child is doing. I wouldn't change a thing. more

Fairly Good, a Little Inconsistent. 8/18/2015

Educational Playcare is a little bit inconsistent with the quality of care they provide. For the most part they are wonderful and I highly recommend them, but there have been times that I have been less than pleased. more

Love! 4/27/2015

We are so happy we found ECP Farmington! They do so much with the kids and my son is so happy their. I feel so confident leaving him! I feel so supported by them as a first time parent. When I have questions about development or behavioral issues they give me tools and strategies I can use at home that reflect what they do so my son is getting consistency. I 100% recommend ECP Farmington!! worth every penny. more

Amazing center for care 4/1/2015

I absolutely LOVE this daycare. I have had my kids in 2 other daycares (Pumpkin Patch in Cromwell, pretty good, and Penny's Playground Plainville...AWFUL) and am so happy my kids are now at Educational Playcare. They have been enrolled here for about a year and the service and care is amazing. The staff are all very friendly and welcoming and make you feel like they really care about and have a connection with your children. As I leave the center for the day, my youngest stops and gives hugs to almost every teacher she sees to say bye, as she has gotten to know many of them as she's transitioned through stages. This center also accepts NACCRRA, are happy to help you navigate the process and make it very simple. The center has dramatically improved the speech and motor functions of my youngest, who was a bit delayed in those areas. Upon starting at EPC, we noticed an significant difference after only a couple of weeks. My oldest is only 3, and she is already able to write most of her name. Both girls will come home talking about what they did in Quack Pack, playing in the bounce house, field trips, "Visitors" like the Reptile Guy. They have taught me new signs and yoga poses they are learning and my oldest has asked to start doing Happy Piano classes. On occasion, we will order the family dinner, which is available for pick up when you pick up the kids and makes dinner night a breeze. I love receiving photos and updates throughout the day via the Tadpoles app to see what the kids are up to. I could honestly write pages and pages of all the things this center does for my kids and our family, and it would all be positive. more

Great place! 2/24/2015

My son has been at educational Playcare a little over a year. He was in the infant room and is now in the toddler room. He loves going to school which made it much easier for me to return to the work force. The teachers and staff are amazing and tadpoles is a great tool to keep parents updated. My family had some unique schedule requirements for a few months and everyone was very accomodating. more

Like a big family 2/13/2015

Educational Playcare is like a big family. The director Kim Phillips is outstanding, and the reason we are at Educational Playcare. Our visit was great with her. The teachers are about the kids, and the communication to the parents is very good. I rate them as excellent across the board. i would certainly recommend them to anyone. Kim and the rest of her staff are wonderful. I cannot imagine a better plan for our daughter. I also love getting the pictures during the day to see what my daughter is doing. more

We love EPC! Great school and environment for our daughter. 2/11/2015

My daughter Molly started at EPC last year in the parrot room and since the first day we have had nothing but a wonderful experience. She has grown into a toddler who enjoys spending her time at school in the flamingo room while we work and we can rest assured knowing she is taken well care of. She comes home with her bag full of artwork and she chats about her friends and sings songs that she has learned throughout the day and sometimes throws out sign language! It is a huge perk that they serve breakfast lunch and snacks so it makes it easier to get going in the morning not having to pack meals. Miss Stache and Miss Margarita have helped so much with potty training and are making the transition much easier at home. We have and will continue to recommend EPC to our friends as they begin to look for child care in the future. more

I love the structure and the caring teachers at Educational Playcare! 2/6/2015

You have a fabulous staff and the most loving teachers. I love the different activities that Virginia gets to experience every day. I definitely wouldn't be able to do all that for her at home! more

We feel fortunate to have found a place that gives us peace of mind. When we drop our son off for the day, he will be in caring, wonderful hands and will engage in enriching programming that... 10/16/2014

We truly adore Cameron's Parrot 4 teachers, Miss Mara especially! All of the staff are friendly and greet us all with smiles and hellos and also greet Cameron by name. I appreciate that the staff know my son regardless of what room he's in. I love Tadpoles immensely and appreciate the notes, pictures and updates. I also am thankful for the open communication with Cameron's teachers. With Cameron's food allergies, we've found that Educational Playcare is very accommodating and they've taken extra steps to ensure his safety. Thank you so much for a wonderful experience for Cameron! more

Excellent experience for any child. Alexis has been in love with this place since day one! 10/16/2014

I would recommend EPC to any parent looking for a happy and educaitonal place to watch their children. We have had great experiences with teachers at each level and Lexi loves her classroom activities in each one. She has grown dramatically under the care and Education of EPC teachers. Thank you! more
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Educational Playcare provides high-quality, full and part-time childcare and educational programs in CT for children from 6 weeks to 12 years old.

Owner Message
  • Today, the importance of positive childhood experiences, starting from infancy, and their relation to future success in life is universally understood. It wasn't so when we began in 1986. When we originally selected the name "Educational Playcare", it was because of our understanding of the importance of play in order for learning to take place. We also knew the importance of providing a nurturing, secure, joyful and stimulating environment. Children learn best through direct experience. We believe that this direct experience is best gained through play, for play is the work of children. It is through play that children develop concepts about themselves and the world around them. Our goal is to provide the ideal environment to support the "work" of children. Educational Playcare was established in 1986 to provide full and part-time childcare and educational programs for children from 6 weeks to 12 years old. We are proud of our reputation as the provider of the highest-quality childcare, nursery school, and preschool programs for children that can be found anywhere. We've distinguished ourselves by providing exceptional services through being consistently at the cutting edge of technology as it applies to the early childhood industry and we've maintained these high standards with the quality control that comes from being owner operated. Despite our relatively small size, however, we are still able to offer all of the benefits of the large "corporate" child care centers and more! It has been our privilege to provide childcare services to thousands of families in Connecticut. In fact, some of our previous students have come back to work for us and help nurture the next generation!. Full and part time educational childcare services for children from 6 weeks to 12 years old.

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  • Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-6pm
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