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Little House in the Country Child Care, LLC.

2 Nutmeg Dr

Ellington, CT 06029

(860) 872-0252


One month of free care for new enrollment! 

Hot lunch provided, included in tuition!

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A message from our family to yours:

September 20, 2019

Dear parents,

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you of some of the reasons why we feel that Little House is the best choice for your child:

 Our Christian Program

Our Christian curriculum is at the heart of all we do here at Little House. Our staff is dedicated to imparting our Christian values as a foundation of all we do with your children.

Through our daily Bible stories and songs, the weekly Bible verse, daily prayer, and community service projects, we strive to fulfill our mission statement of helping your child find God’s unique purpose for his or her life.

 Our Staff and Management

The staff and management here at Little House, led by our director, Tara, exhibit a level of dedication to our program and your children that is inspiring and unsurpassed. They are supportive of each other and consider themselves blessed to be called to the early childhood field.

Many of our staff members have been employed with Little House for several years. Please check out the "Meet Our Staff" section of our website to get to know a little more about your children’s teachers.

 Our Curriculum

Under the guidance of our curriculum coordinator, all of the classrooms work cooperatively to develop weekly lesson plans based on the curriculum that has evolved over the life of our program, (since our first center opened in 2005) and the individual developmental needs of each child in the classroom.

Each of our teachers contributes their own creativity and experience in the field to their lesson plans, which are based off of our center-wide monthly themes, and incorporate the CT Early Learning Development Standards (ELDS) as well as the guidance of our education consultant, Tressa Giordano of The Seeds Network, and the Ellington School Readiness Council.

You may also learn more about our curriculum in the

"Forms and Special Programs" section of our website.

 Locally owned

Little House in the Country began as a home daycare program, Lindsey’s Playhouse, out of the owner’s home in 1994. In 2005, Little House opened at the original location at 89 West Rd. here in Ellington; expanding from a licensed capacity at home of six children to a daycare center with a licensed capacity of seventy-two children.

Within two years, our program had outgrown the capacity of our space in the plaza on West Rd. In 2010, we purchased the building on Nutmeg Dr., which had previously been a garden market. We expanded our capacity to accommodate up to ninety-eight children.

Currently, Little House employs thirty-six staff, including the director,

assistant director, and a lead teacher in each area of our program.

The owner, Janet Settle, is a long-time resident of Ellington, raising four children through the Ellington public school system. Janet has been involved and continues to volunteer in the community through the schools, her church,

and Ellington sports programs.

 Our outdoor spaces

In His great wisdom, our creator has entrusted each of us with stewardship of this incredible planet. It is vital for our children to understand that we, as human beings, are connected to and dependent on the natural world that we inhabit.

At Little House, our management and your children’s teachers are committed to the belief that God did not intend for your child to be spending much of his/her childhood sitting in front of a television or computer screen.

For this reason, we have invested much of our resources in our elaborate outdoor spaces. Our playgrounds and gardens are designed to foster a deep connection to the natural world. We want your child to experience the wet grass in her toes, the crunch of snow under his boots, the joys of jumping into the fall leaves, the rough bark of a tree, and the feel of sand running through his fingers.

At the end of the day, we want the grass stains on your child’s jeans to tell the story of her day at Little House.

 Our discounted offers

Because we understand the challenges of parenthood, and the excessive expenses involved in raising children and paying for childcare, Little House offers several opportunities for families to receive discounts off of our regular tuition costs.

Please see the management for details.

All of us at Little House would like to thank you for entrusting us with your precious child and invite you to share any comments, concerns or questions with our teachers or management.



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