Welcome to ESPN KidsCenter

Meet the Center Director

Courtney Schiavone

M-F: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Phone: 860.582.4300

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Our Educational Programs

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Infants

An exceptional place for your baby to thrive and grow

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Toddler/Twos

An engaging world where toddlers learn and explore

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Preschool

Where curious children become inspired and ready for school

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School-Aged

Where children become engaged learners who take pride in academic achievement

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Summer Camp

A welcoming place for age-appropriate fun, friendships, and exploration

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Meet Our Teaching Team

Kristina D.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to see how excited the children get to learn and explore new and fun things.

Teaching since: 2009

Katja N.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I like to inspire children to see and appreciate our beautiful world around us.

Teaching since: 2000

Jessica C.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I get to see children learn and grow on a daily basis and make a difference in each child's life while in my care.

Teaching since: 2006

Cheryl P.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love the sense of fulfillment I get at the end of each work day to know that I have made a positive contribution to each child's development.

Teaching since: 1997

Haleigh M.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: it is more than just helping children learn , it's about watching them grow and being able to inspire them.

Teaching since: 2010

Christina O.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: it gives me an opportunity to help a child feel safe so they can develop and explore the world around them.

Teaching since: 2012

Cameron A.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I get to provide a positive male role model for children

Teaching since: 2014

Megan M.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I get the opportunity to make a significant difference in the world each and every day, just by touching the lives of my children.

Teaching since: 2014

Angela C.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: Although the children learn from me, I feel I also learn from them. It's very exciting to watch them learn and grow, especially the toddler age group. I love walking into my classroom in the morning to be surrounded by hugs!

Teaching since: 2006

Eric E.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I really enjoy seeing the development of the children throughout the year. I love watching them as they finally learn something new that they had been working so hard on.

Teaching since: 2014

Alayna B.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love the way a child looks at you when you tell them they understand something or when they realize they learned something new.

Teaching since: 2010

Megan S.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to watch how children grow and become the person that they are. Each child has a certain ability and seeing those abilities pour out everyday makes the classroom brighter.

Teaching since: 2012

Maryrose A.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I want to inspire children to learn, to be safe , and to have fun through play.

Teaching since: 2007

Emily C.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: there is no greater feeling than seeing a child enjoy and have fun learning.

Teaching since: 2015

Juste B.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love being a part of helping children discover the world and fall in love with learning.

Teaching since: 1993

Rae S.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I am inspired by each child's outlook on their world around them. It is amazing to see their challenges and milestones on a daily basis and overall excitement about new discoveries.

Teaching since: 2015

Ashley S.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love making a difference in children's lives. I love helping them grow.

Teaching since: 2016

Megan C.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: As a teacher, I am inspired by a child's natural curiosity to explore the world around them. I want to be there to celebrate their successes and to support the challenges as a child encounters them.

Teaching since: 2011

Sharaia F.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love watching children's excitement as they learn something new or really enjoy an activity.

Teaching since: 2010

Kristie C.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love having the opportunity to impact another's life. Just to be able to help a child learn more about the world around them is rewarding. Not only do I teach them, but they teach me and inspire me to never stop learning.

Teaching since: 2010

Sara C.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I became a teacher because I love spending time with children and watching them grow month to month. I love their first memory of what school is going to be like. I'd like to set a great example and show them learning can be challenging and fun!

Teaching since: 2010

Megan F.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love teaching because I love watching children learn and grow. Children are so creative and are capable of so much. It is an amazing feeling to be part of that process.

Teaching since: 2016

Angela K.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: because it is a rewarding feeling to see the smile on a child's face after they understand something or after completing a project.

Teaching since: 2013

Jennifer B.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love teaching because every day is full of smiles and giggles as the children are constantly making new discoveries and learning new things.

Teaching since: 2014

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The World at Their Fingertips

Our own World at Their Fingertips® curriculum is based on the research of the most renowned education experts. Designed by our education team, it’s created to support these important early years, to inspire children to be bold explorers today and joyful, confident learners for life.

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Language Works

Literacy, language, and love of books cultivated through listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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Science Works

Spurring a sense of wonder through observations and experiments in which we ask questions and form, record, and describe conclusions.

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Art Smart

Fostering an interest and appreciation of art, music, theater and dance, while encouraging individual talents and artistic expression.

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Math Counts

Early math concepts experienced through counting, sorting, patterning, one-on-one correspondence, and problem solving.

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Well Aware

Healthy living developed through physical activity, good nutrition, and healthful habits incorporated into every day routines.

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Towards a Better World

Experiences and activities designed to help children learn to respect our world, its diverse people, and the environment we live in.

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Caring Matters

Support for important social skills including compromise, self-regulation, negotiating with peers, and forming positive relationships.

“Dash has so much fun at school everyday and really enjoys the time he spends at the Kids Center and we feel like that has so much to do with the time he spends with Miss Megan. She makes the Kids Center a fun and happy place to be!”

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Lauren

“My husband & I are so impressed with how much Mason has learned in the 6 months with Jillian. He really feels comfortable with her & he talks about her all the time. His vocabulary is way beyond what we expected for a 2-1/2 year old. She encourages him every day. He truly enjoys school!!”

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Jennifer Cardoso

“Elliot absolutely loves coming to school! He has learned and grown so much in your classroom! Thank you for taking such phenomenal care of him! You guys are awesome!”

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Liz & Bill

“We are so incredibly thankful for the amazing care you take of Samantha. She is so lucky to have such phenomenal teachers! She has learned and grown so much in your classroom. Thank you very very much!”

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Liz

“Luckily for us, Miss Nicole is paying so much attention to Dash's growth and development. We truly value the care Dash gets from Miss Nicole on a daily basis!”

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Lauren

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Healthy Food for Growing Children

Healthy food is part of children’s development. Our menus align with our wellness commitment to Partnership for Healthier America. By eating family-style and serving themselves, children learn about making healthy choices and the connection between food and community.

Early Education Awards & Partnerships

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