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Infant & Toddler Care and Education

Infants and toddlers thrive in the nurturing environment provided by CRT Early Care centers

CRT offers high quality, licensed full-day childcare for infants and toddlers from six weeks of age until they are ready to enter preschool. Caring staff provide safe, stimulating and nurturing care in brightly-lit, modern centers. Formula, baby food, healthy meals and snacks are provided. Families have access to all CRT services. Staff will help parents set and meet their goals. Parents can volunteer in classrooms, take workshops, participate in family activities and serve on the committees that help to run our program.

CRT has two options for infants, toddlers and their families: Early Head Start is an 8-hour per day program that starts with pregnant moms and continues until the child is turning three. As with all of Head Start, this program is free for income-qualified families. Infant & Toddler Care is a 10-hour per day program that charges low fees on a sliding scale, based on income.

Infant & Toddler Care and Education is offered in Hartford and East Hartford. All centers are open year-round, offering either 8 or 10 hours per day of care. Call to find out which option will suit your family’s needs. Staff speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese.

To Apply

Immigration status and a lack of Social Security numbers or birth certificates are not barriers to enrollment. Bring the following papers with you to apply:

  • Proof of address
  • Social Security Card for child (optional)
  • Proof of household income for one-month (for example: Tax Forms, W-2 Form, pay stubs)
  • Medical insurance card for child
  • Proof that the child had a physical exam within the past year
  • Child€™'s birth certificate

Call the ECE Enrollment Office to apply or pre-register online here.

Infant & Toddler Care Locations

Goodwin College1 Riverside DriveEast Hartford8 am – 4 pm
Children's Learning Center211 Laurel StreetHartford(860) 560-5487Mon-Fri 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Locust Street Early Care Center261 Locust StreetHartford(860) 560-5521Mon-Fri 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Job Corps Early Care Center100 William Campbell BlvdHartford(860) 952-1790Mon-Fri 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Heritage Child Development Center175 Enfield StreetHartford(860) 560-54378 am – 4 pm
Ritter Child Development Center555 Windsor Street Hartford(860) 560-54858 am – 4 pm

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Community Renewal Team is an equal opportunity provider.

For more information
Early Care and Education Enrollment Office
Address: 555 Windsor Street, Hartford
Telephone: (860) 560-5401
Fax: (860) 560-5722
[email protected]
Office Hours: Mon - Fri 8 am - 4 pm

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Updated July 2015  
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Amy Koehler
Head Start Parent
“CRT is a positive environment for my kids. My oldest one is going to be in kindergarten next year and he is definitely learning how to read. He recognizes letters, is beginning to do math.”

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Accredited by the National Association for the Education of the Young Child

Licensed by the CT Office of Early Childhood