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Welcome To Carelot Children’s Center

At Carelot, we have been proudly serving our community since 1998, and we are dedicated to providing exceptional hands-on learning experiences for children from infancy through school age. Our mission is to nurture the development of young minds in a safe, nurturing, and engaging environment. We believe that every child is a unique individual, and our programs are designed to inspire curiosity, creativity, and a lifelong love of learning. With our experienced and caring staff, learning facilities, and comprehensive curriculum, we strive to make each child’s early years truly special and impactful. Discover the Carelot difference today, where education meets fun, and every child’s potential is celebrated.

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Infant Education

3 Moths to 18 Months

Toddler Education

18 Months to 3 Years

Preschool Education

3 to 5 Years

School Age Program

Kindergarten to Grade 5

Carelot Clubhouse @ TFS

Ages 3 to 6 Years

Summer Camp

5 to 12 Years

Snow Day Care

Kindergarten to Grade 5


Carelot Children’s Centers are conveniently located throughout Eastern Connecticut. Find the location nearest you and start your child on a path to learning.

Our Raving Fans

I love how personable the staff is – always friendly and accommodating to our questions as parents and to the needs of our son. It’s nice to see how much they pay attention to his personality traits 🙂

-East Lyme Family

East Lyme Center-

Question of the month: What is your favorite thing about Carelot? My favorite thing about Carelot is how happy my son is there. I feel so comfortable with his teachers in that he’s being taken care of, learning and having fun. Every day, I see that they have done something new and creative with him, while teaching him, whether it be through song, dance or art. I’m always impressed when he comes home and tells me or teaches me something about his day. His teachers always greet me with a smile and tell me about his day when I pick him up, and it makes me feel comfortable and happy knowing he is taken care of. Carelot sticks true to their name—they care for the kids and that is what every parent wants and needs in a daycare.

Thank you,
Nicole R.

I love that everyone is like my extended family. My child loves everyone there and they have all been so helpful through some recent trying times in our house and family dynamic. Thanks for taking such good care of my tiny human but also all the kiddos!

-Killingly Family

What can we do to improve the quality of care and service that we offer our families/staff?
To be honest I think everything so far is great. I have been a part of the Carelot community for about 3 months now. I really enjoy receiving random emails with my son Emanuel participating in an activity. It makes me feel confident that he is in good hands. The newsletters are also a great way to keep us all updated on everything going on in the center. The minute I walk in to pick him up a staff usually gives me the rundown on how my sons day went. It tells me that they are paying attention and their number 1 goal is to make sure our children are receiving the appropriate care.

Keep up the good work,
Melissa C.

Clubhouse Parent in New London

I am continually pleased with Miss Wanda’s activities and plans for the kids. I appreciate the genuine interest and involvement of the staff this year.

Kerry C and Adam B

I love when I drop my son off in the morning all the teachers are smiling and happy. And when I pick my son up in the afternoon he is very happy!!!


What our family loves most about Carelot is the wonderful staff. All the teachers sincerely care about the well being of all the children, they all know who my daughter is even if they haven’t had her in their classroom. We are always greeted with a pleasant “hello” or “have a great night”. This warm & loving environment makes it much easier for us to leave our precious little one for the day.


I have had a lot of positive experiences with Carelot when Anissah went there as a toddler, so I knew that an afterschool program through Carelot would be just as great! Anissah particularly likes both of her Carelot teachers, Mr Leon and Miss Cindy. It’s also very helpful that Mr. Leon also works as an aide in her classroom, so he serves as a great resource to hear about what goes on in the classroom. Carelot is very conveniently located at Anissah’s school, so no bussing required, which is great. Also, the after school group has enough kids for them all to be busy, but it is not overly crowded, like other after-school programs we have seen. Anissah has fun and feels confident and free to be herself in the program!


We are new to Carelot and so appreciate the teacher’s help with my girls adjusting to a new childcare center. The teachers have been welcoming, patient, and supportive!

-Brooklyn Family

Friendly & welcoming environment!

-Waterford Family

Caring staff and a great place for my daughter to make friends!

-Clubhouse @ TFS Family

I appreciate their Flexibility– rigid rules can get in the way of providing individualized care.

-Waterford Family