• About Us

    At Housatonic Child Care Center, we strive to enhance the individual development of each child and encourage learning through hands-on play.

  • Highest Standard of Care

    The mission of the Housatonic Child Care Center (HCCC) is to provide the highest standard of care for children between the ages of 12 weeks and 6 years whose families reside in Salisbury or, space permitting, surrounding towns; promote school readiness and socialization among our charges; provide financial assistance when necessary to ensure quality child care is available to all working parents; support our staff in their development; and reflect well on the town of Salisbury, whose public support makes our program possible. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

    Essential Early Learning

    The Housatonic Child Care Center (HCCC) believes that quality early childhood education is essential to future school success. HCCC offers quality childcare to all children regardless of family structure; socioeconomic, racial, religious and/or cultural backgrounds; gender; abilities; or preferred language. The goal of the early childhood program is to ensure that all children within our care will enter kindergarten ready to learn.

    We’re Accredited

    In 2010, HCCC earned re-accreditation from the prestigious National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NAEYC accreditation is a testament to the excellence of our program, the developmental appropriateness of our curriculum, and the quality of our staff and their interactions with our children. Standards of ethical behavior in early childhood care and education are based on commitment to the following core values that are deeply rooted in the history of the field of early childhood care and education. We have made a commitment to:

    * Appreciate childhood as a unique and valuable stage of the human life cycle
    * Base our work on knowledge of how children develop and learn
    * Appreciate and support the bond between the child and family
    * Recognize that children are best understood and supported in the context of family, culture, community, and society
    * Respect the dignity, worth, and uniqueness of each individual (child, family member, and colleague)
    * Respect diversity in children, families, and colleagues
    * Recognize that children and adults achieve their full potential in the context of relationships that are based on trust and respect

  • Our Program

    Our educational program is designed to help children develop socially, cognitively, physically and emotionally in a nurturing and safe environment that offers children a flexible structure of indoor and outdoor play, individual and group activities, varied language activities, music, movement, arts and crafts, cooking and field trips.  In our effort to address the needs of the whole child, HCCC offers comprehensive services in the varied areas of health and social services to families directly or through a referral system.

  • Family

    HCCC recognizes the family as central to the well being of the child.  We believe that fostering a strong home/school/community partnership is central to meeting the needs of children and their families.  We look forward to your parent involvement and participation as often as possible.  Our goal is to help families become informed advocates for the education of children, to be integral partners in the educational process which includes all aspects of program design, operation, and evaluation.  HCCC works intentionally to foster strong reciprocal relationships with families from the initial contact and endeavors to maintain these relationships over time.

  • Diversity

    HCCC values and celebrates diversity.  We understand that the optimal development and learning of children hinges on our acceptance of children’s home language, respect and value for children’s home culture and the promotion and encouragement of involvement and support of all families, including extended and non-traditional family units.  Thus, classrooms and curriculum are designed to accommodate the individuals that make up our community.  We seek information from each family about their culture and home language and strive to incorporate this information into all aspects of our program.

  • Contact Us

    • Postal Address

      Housatonic Child Care Center
      30B Salmon Kill Rd.
      Salisbury, CT 06068

    • Phone & Email

      Phone: 860-435-9694
      Fax: 860-435-1467

    • Hours

      7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
      Weekend Closed