CHILD & FAMILY AGENCY
Early Childhood Services
Comprehensive Development Services to Families
The Smith-Bent Family Center in New London and the Early Childhood Development Center in Groton, provide a base for Child and Family Agency’s early childhood efforts. From these facilities medical, mental health, childcare, and social services are available to children birth to six years and their families.
Family Resource Centers
In collaboration with the New London and Groton Public Schools, Child and Family Agency operates three Family Resource Centers. Programs include support and training for child care providers; positive youth development activities, referral services, Parents as Teachers Program, parent resources and support, home visits and child development information for parents.
Child Care Services
The New London Day Nursery, founded in 1906 and currently located at the Smith-Bent Family Center provides child care to 52 children ages 6-weeks to 6-years.
The Early Childhood Development Center at Poquonnock Road in Groton provides care to 28 children ages 6-weeks to 5 years. Both programs are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
The B. P. Learned Mission provides after-school and vacation care to 60 children in grades K through 5. In addition, the Mission works with multiple community agencies to provide a variety of enrichment activities to enrolled children as well as support services to the entire community.