Early Learning Center


Target Population: Pre-school children with special needs.

Services: The Early Years Center provides consultation, evaluation, and any required special education and related services including instruction in special education, speech and language development, fine and or gross motor assistance and behavioral management to those children who have been determined eligible through the Planning and Placement Team process. Learning takes place in a language-based program that recognizes the unique needs of all students.

Eligibility Requirements: The Early Years Center provides free monthly developmental screenings and completes evaluations upon referral when appropriate. Special Education and or consultation services are determined according to the Connecticut State Department of Education guidelines.

Costs: None


The "FRC" provides resources and referrals to other Branford Public School or community services.

At Indian Neck School we have infant/toddler playgroups for children from birth to age 5. Our parent educator provides developmental checklists, information, and personal visits.

The center has a lending library with a variety of books and videotapes on parenting issues.

The School Readiness classroom provides a high-quality, full-day preschool experience for Branford children and families who qualify.

Parent education programs, literacy programs, playgroups, and story hours are available to all who use FRC. Referrals are made for School-Aged Child Care, Adult Education, and community home and center child care programs. The FRC works with the community to provide positive youth opportunities and resources for home care providers.


Branford School Aged Child Care(SACC) provides a quality childcare program that is accessible and affordable
to families, and is available during times when school is not in session.

The SACC Program operates Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. with different programs to fit your needs.

A summer camp is also available.

The program is designed for grades Kindergarten through middle school.