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Best in class childcare is just the beginning

The Mead School Early Learning Center nurtures the endless potential in every child, every step of the way.

A Home Away from Home

A high quality childcare and early learning environment offers more than just a safe place for children; it has a profoundly positive effect on a child’s early development and sets the foundation for positive relationships and a lifetime of learning.  Mead is dedicated to providing a warm, supportive environment, serving as a home away from home for both child and family. 

Serving children from 6 weeks through Pre-K, the Mead Early Learning Center childcare is also unique in building a seamless path from infant and toddler into the school years - a path filled with love, joy, and fun, and always attentive to each child's development.  Read more below and click on your child's age box to explore our exceptional childcare program.



Our Centers

Infant Child Care

The Mead School Infant Center (6 wks+) is the perfect loving, safe, and fun environment for your baby to relax, explore, and experience.



Toddler Child Care

Explorers!  We provide toddlers (1 yr+) both the stimulation they seek, and the calm, nurturing routines they need.



Preschool 3 yrs+

Our Pre-School is a gentle transition into school-readiness, combining fun and learning with plenty of time for naps and snuggles.




Pre-K 4 yrs+

As the transitional year between Early Learning and Elementary School Pre-K at Mead makes the road into school fun, easy, and exciting!



Frequently Asked

We address several common questions here - but encourage you to reach out with any inquiry!



ELC Safe Operating Plan

The health and safety of our community is our top priority.



Robyn Santagata

Assistant Head of School,
Early Learning

Robyn's commitment to Mead has been life-long, as her entire career has been at Mead! Robyn studied Psychology with a concentration in Human Development and Family Relations at UCONN, and started her teaching work at Mead with Infants and Toddlers. After 6 years, Robyn moved into Administration as the Director of Child Care. In 2020, Robyn was promoted to Assistant Head of School for Early Learning, and she has played a critical role as Co-Chair of Mead's Reopening Committee. Robyn ensures that Mead's Early Learning program follows essential mitigation strategies in an ever-changing climate of state, local, and federal guidelines. 

Contact us

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