Registration and Enrollment Policies

Enrollment Policies
We serve children 6 weeks to 5 years and their families within greater Stamford. Children with special needs are welcome.

Children may be enrolled throughout the year for both full-time and part-time programs.

Documents Required for Registration

  • Current proof of Income
    • Paid weekly, last four consecutive pay stubs or paid biweekly or twice a month, last two consecutive pay stubs
    • A letter from your employer on company letterhead stating your weekly hours, rate of pay and schedule of pay
    • A copy of your most recent tax return
    • Proof of child support (copy of State or Connecticut check) for adults not living the household
    • Documentation of school or training program, including hours, if applicable
    • Documentation of state assistance, if applicable
  • Birth Certificates for all children and underage parents living in the household
  • Two proofs of address: lease or mortgage statement plus electric or gas bill
  • $35 non-refundable enrollment fee. Exact cash (NOT APPLICABLE FOR HEAD START PROGRAM)
  • A completed physical form with immunizations for your child that is current within (1) year
  • A completed dental form
  • Child's medical insurance card
  • At least two emergency contact names and daytime phone numbers
  • Proof of Stamford residency (SCHOOL READINESS PROGRAM ONLY)
  • The Social Service Office has the right to request additional information or documentation as needed in order to complete registration.

Monthly fees

  • A monthly fee is established at intake interview (sliding scale fee)
  • Fees are paid one month in advance, due the last Friday of each month before 9:30 a.m.
  • Fees must be paid whether child is present or absent
  • Fees are not charged during the December holiday period when the agency is closed

Who to Contact:

Child Development & Stamford School Readiness Programs
Davida Bates
203-967-6960

Bilingual Spanish
Myriam Medina
203-967-6960

Head Start of Stamford
Kari Gutierrez
203-989-0228

Infant/Toddler Private Program
Tina Miller
203-323-5944