Early Childhood


125 East Avenue
Room 324
Norwalk, CT 06851-5125

Norwalk, CT 06851-5125

(203) 854-4148

What is Early Childhood and Why is it so important?
  • Early Childhood is Prenatal to age 8.
  • The first five years of a child’s life are the most critical for brain development.
  • Research shows the essential need for all children to have strong attachments and quality early care and education experiences.
  • Parental Support is crucial. Parents are their children's first teachers.
A quality preschool experience benefits children in many ways:
Academically-preschool teaches pre-literacy and numeracy skills which prepares children for kindergarten and beyond. Preschool also teaches children how to be students—by helping children get used to routines, develop problem solving skills, learn how to compromise with others, self-regulate their behavior and gain independence.

The Early Childhood Office
The Early Childhood Office was established in 2008 with support from
the City of Norwalk, Norwalk Public Schools, the United Way of Coastal
Fairfield County and the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund.

Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Oster, Mary Early Childhood Coordinator   (203)854-4148 (203)818-4330