CIFC's Early Learning programs are currently based in downtown Danbury at three locations:
- Head Start Center, 37 Foster Street
A state-of-the-art facility with sixteen classrooms and extensive amenities especially designed for infants, toddlers and preschoolers; and
- Laurel Gardens Public Housing Community Center, 385 Main Street
Conveniently located within the housing community with two preschool classrooms and an in-door multi-purpose room for gross-motor activities and play.
- WIC Center, 80 Main Street
One Early Head Start classroom located adjacent to the WIC office in the same building (Women Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program).
All of these facilities are close to CIFC's Greater Danbury Community Health Center.
Head Start, School Readiness & Early Head Start
37 Foster Street, Danbury, CT 06810
Tel: (203) 743-3993
Fax: (203) 792-9387
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm
Application Hours: Monday - Friday 10:00am to 2:00pm
We provide early, continuous, and comprehensive child development and family support services including early childhood education through Head Start.
Early Head Start
Children begin learning the second they are born, so it is essential that infants and toddlers have healthy beginnings. The Early Head Start program provides an environment that is warm, nurturing, inclusive and safe, with an enriching educational setting designed to allow infants and toddlers to learn and grow at their own pace, while parents are at work.
Head Start of Northern Fairfield County participates in the State's School Readiness program, Connecticut's effort to ensure that Danbury children aged 3 and 4 arrive for Kindergarten ready for formal schooling.