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180 Clinton Street
New Britain, CT

Phone: (860) 225.4688

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Year-Round Child Care Services Offered:

  • Toddler Program: 15 months & walking – 3 years
  • Preschool Program (est.1964): 3years – 5 years
  • For parents working at least 30 hours/week during program hours (7:00am-5:00pm)
  • Sliding scale for low-income families*
  • A healthy, safe and nurturing environment

*Families in the greater New Britain area earning 75% of the state median income ($64,243 annually). Call for more detail. Records are strictly confidential.

Building partnerships with working parents as they guide their child's physical, social, emotional and intellectual development.

NEW classroom opened September 3, 2019
for Infants & Toddlers/ at 35 Oak Street, New Britain.

Bring all of the following to your appointment:

  • Proof of family household income:
    • 4 current, consecutive pay stubs (weekly pay) OR
    • 2 current, consecutive pay stubs (bi-weekly pay) OR
    • 1 current, consecutive pay stub (monthly pay) OR
    • Dated letter rom your NEW employer, on letterhead
      with signature & position of person writing letter, stating
      start date, hours, pay rate & payroll frequency.
  • Your child's long form birth certificate
  • Social Security cards for ALL family members
  • Your child's insurance card
  • Copy of your child's latest physical exam
  • Medication orders for asthma
  • Nutrition form for food allergies
  • 3 emergency contacts with working phones


Above: HRA ECE Director Amy Griswold with infants &
toddlers in new classroom at 35 Oak Street


Below: Francheska Rivera reads on Teacher
Kimberlyann Lamoureux's lap.


Above: Jonathan Perez Senior & Junior

Above: Luis Hernandez with daughter Zaydie 



Success Story

“Jennifer” was 2 years old when her mother, “Cynthia” (fictitious names), brought her to HRA’s Toddler/Preschool Program. Cynthia was very worried – she didn’t know what was wrong with Jennifer, she couldn’t find child care and she was about to lose her job.

Jennifer couldn’t hear or speak and was having behavior problems. HRA enrolled Jennifer in the Toddler Program and sent her to a specialized school for testing. Once she was properly diagnosed with a hearing impairment, Connecticut’s Birth to Three Program got hearing aids for Jennifer and helped her use them. This program also installed special equipment in HRA’s classroom to help her hear the teacher. When Jennifer was 3 years old the New Britain Board of Education provided service for language and behavior development until she started public school.

Cynthia was greatly relieved to know that her daughter was receiving quality care in a safe place and that she was able to keep her job. Throughout all the changes to Jennifer’s world, HRA’s nurturing and consistent setting gave her the opportunity to grow.

Jennifer is now 5 years old and in a regular kindergarten classroom in public school. She functions well, her behavior has improved and she now talks.

Contact Information

Amy Griswold, Director Early Childhood Education
Chuc Nguyen, Office Manager

Phone: (860) 225.4688

For more information about quality child care, visit:
Program funded by the State of Connecticut Department of Education and the United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut
Human Resources Agency of New Britain

180 Clinton Street
New Britain, CT, 06053
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Phone: (860) 225.8601
Fax: (860) 225.4843

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144 Clinton Street
(860) 826.6991
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(860) 826.4741
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(860) 612.1784
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