Fairfield & New Haven Baby Care

How to find infant care that's more than daycare

Finding the right daycare center for your infant can feel like a big challenge. While there are plenty of daycare options in the Fairfield/New Haven region, settling on the provider that’s best for your child is a major decision. Your baby will spend many hours every week in the care of a provider, and finding the place where your infant will flourish is a top priority.

At Bright Horizons, our Fairfield/New Haven baby care programs are much more than daycare centers. For more than 30 years, our centers have combined high-quality child care with early education programs that can have a profound impact on a child for life. When you choose Bright Horizons, your baby will be cared for by early learning specialists who will help them become a confident, lifelong learner.

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Bright Horizons baby care in the Fairfield/New Haven region

Bright Horizons’ Fairfield/New Haven baby care centers provide high-quality early learning on a schedule that fits your life. Created with working parents in mind, Bright Horizons is a place where your infant will learn, grow, and thrive in an environment that supports individualized learning and captures the joys of childhood.

Each Bright Horizons center in the Fairfield/New Haven area provides:
• A primary caregiver assigned to your child for one-to-one moments of caring, play, and communication throughout the day.
• Environments that are carefully designed to inspire curiosity, provide comfort, ensure security, and enable children to explore.
• Discovery-driven learning opportunities that support whole-child development, promote self-confidence, teach 21st-century skills, and prepare your child for success in school and life.
• Teachers who are highly trained, passionate professionals dedicated to early education.
• A personalized care plan for your family to support your daily schedule and the unique needs of your child.
• Convenient hours, support for learning at home, and a mobile app that gives you a view into the details of your child’s day.
• Health and safety practices that keep your child safe and secure. 

Our educational curriculum for infants

The curriculum in our Fairfield/New Haven baby care centers is designed to support your baby’s developmental milestones. Throughout the day, our teachers will engage your child in several ways that encourage exploration and stimulate early learning.
• Prime times are one-on-one interactions that help build nurturing relationships through everyday moments.
• Daily reading is time spent with age-appropriate books to help build vocabulary, listening skills, and a love of reading.
• Sign language activities teach infants basic signs like “more” and “please” to simplify communication and build language development.
• Art activities spark creativity through fingerpainting, music, and pretend play.
• Outdoor discovery offers time outside to explore nature, build motor skills, and encourage sensory development in new environments.
• Treasure baskets offer opportunities to explore and be curious about natural and everyday objects. 

Bright Horizons teachers: the heart of our baby care programs

The teachers in our Fairfield/New Haven baby care centers are much more than child care providers – they’re highly trained professionals who nurture your child’s educational development through a playful, individualized approach to learning. Our teachers have a remarkable ability to figure out what makes each child tick, supporting them as they take steps toward today’s big milestones and tomorrow’s leaps toward the future.

Our teachers are individuals who have made a career in early education. We augment their skills, passion, and dedication with award-winning training and opportunities to advance their skills through additional education, certificates, and college degrees (for free!). 

In addition to creating a warm, welcoming environment that will help your child feel safe and confident, our teachers honor your family’s routines, adhere to nutritional guidelines, and accommodate a schedule that meets your needs. 

When to start looking for Fairfield/New Haven baby care

Many new parents are uncertain about when to start looking for Fairfield/New Haven baby care. The truth is, there is no right answer, but starting early is best. Many of the best Fairfield/New Haven daycare centers have waitlists, so it may take months until a spot opens up for your baby. It can be disappointing to find the perfect provider, only to realize that there may not be space when you need it.

To give yourself the best chance of landing a spot at the center you want, start your research as soon as you know you’ll need child care. It may take weeks to research your options, contact daycare centers, tour the facilities, and make a final decision. Starting early will help you get your name on a waitlist in time to secure a spot when you’re ready to enroll in a Fairfield/New Haven baby care center. 

Explore Baby Care in the Connecticut Area

Working parents shouldn’t have to choose between child care and early education. Our programs ensure you don’t have to, offering convenience for your workday, and enriching learning experiences for your child.

With convenient Southern Connecticut area locations, we're never far from your home or workplace.


How do I choose the best Fairfield/New Haven baby care center?


When searching for infant care in the Fairfield/New Haven region, you’ll want a place that delivers the kind of experience you want for your baby. Some centers are simply daycare providers, while others, like Bright Horizons, offer an educational, early learning approach to infant care. You’ll also need to decide on the ideal location. A center close to work allows you to stop in easily during the day to check on your child, while facilities close to home may be easier on days when you’re working outside the office. Once you’ve narrowed down your choices, it’s important to take a daycare tour of the center to observe how caregivers interact with the children, the kind of activities and environments your child will engage in, and the health and safety practices of each center.

What are the benefits of a baby care center vs. a nanny or an in-home care provider?

Having a child care provider in your home may offer greater convenience and provide your baby with constant one-on-one attention. However, they’ll get one-on-one attention at an early learning center, too, while also building strong social-emotional skills and interactions with other children. Daycare centers also lay a solid educational foundation that can help prepare children for success in school and life. 
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