Meriden School Readiness

 Jennifer Baglin, School Readiness Coordinator

Phone: 203-630-4222


Meriden School Readiness provides affordable, quality child care slots for 3 and 4 year old children living in Meriden. Programs provide children with a School Readiness experience that can assure they will enter kindergarten ready to learn. 

Fees are based on a sliding scale. Each family’s weekly fee varies. The family fee is based on gross annual income and family size. To be eligible, your child must be a Meriden resident between the ages of 3 and 4. Full day and part day programs are available.

Click on the links below to learn more about the current child care locations in Meriden. Please call each center to see if space is available.

If you would like to be considered for a teaching position at any one of the community agencies listed below you can submit your resume here and your resume will be forwarded to the appropriate agency.  By clicking on the link above, you acknowledge that your resume may be forwarded to a third party for a position that is not employment with the City of Meriden.

       Center Preschool - 474 Broad Street - 203-238-2579


 Catholic Charities: St. Stanislaus School Readiness - 81 Akron Street -  203-238-0845

  Catholic Charities Child Development Center 61 Colony Street -  203-235-0392


 Easter Seals Children's Academy- 125 Broad Street - 203-686-1438



 First Congregational Preschool - 62 Colony Street - 203-634-8886



Women and Families Center - 169 Colony Street - 203-235-9297



YMCA Programs: 

Head Start Program - 398 Liberty Street - 203-238-9166

Meriden Child Care Center - 66 Crown Street - 203-235-8906

Little Spartans @ Maloney High School - 121 Gravel Street - 203-238-9166

Little Panthers @ Platt High School  - 220 Coe Avenue - 203-235-8906

Little Hounds @ Hanover Elementary School -  208 Main Street, South Meriden - 203-379-1651