ELLI Classrooms

ELLI — Early Language and Literacy Initiative (SM) — is a high-quality, year-round interdisciplinary approach to early childhood education designed to improve school readiness and close the achievement gap. With locations in Fairfield, Bridgeport, and Norwalk, ELLI provides essential language and literacy-rich educational experiences for young children that are based on theory, research, and community wisdom about what children need to learn and grow up successfully.

For more information about ELLI’s history and philosophy, see our ELLI Fact Sheet.

Locations in Fairfield and Norwalk

ELLI Lab School at Stepping Stones Museum for Children

Join us for any of the following open houses in 2020:
Thursday, Jan. 16, 5-6 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 20, 5-6 p.m.
Thursday, March 19, 5-6 p.m.
Thursday, May 21, 5-6 p.m.
Thursday, July 16, 5-6 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 17, 5-6 p.m.

Mathews Park, 303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT
203.899.8808 / Email
Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

  • Year-round, five-day-a-week program for children ages
  • 18 months – 5 years old
  • Toddler classroom with 1:4 teacher/child ratio
  • Preschool classroom with 1:6 teacher/child ratio
  • FREE Family Membership to Stepping Stones Museum for Children and free admission and other benefits all year
  • Financial assistance for toddlers program available
  • Limited toddler Child Day Care Contract (CDC) spaces available
  • Limited preschool School Readiness spaces available
  • Meal plan option

ELLI at Fairfield University

1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
203.254.4028 / Email
Hours: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

  • Year-round programs for children ages 12 weeks – 5 years old
  • Infant classroom with 1:4 teacher/child ratio
  • Toddler classroom with 1:4 teacher/child ratio
  • Preschool classroom with 1:6 teacher/child ratio
  • FREE Family Membership to Stepping Stones Museum for Children – enjoy free admission and other benefits all year!
  • Discounted rates for Fairfield University staff
  • Meal plan option

ELLI in Norwalk Public Schools

School-year program for children ages 3-5 years old
Lottery-based enrollment
1:6 teacher/child ratio

For more information about ELLI in Norwalk Public Schools, email or call Evelyn Martinez at 203.854.4113.

ELLI Pre-Kindergarten Classrooms at Fox Run Elementary School

228 Fillow Street, Norwalk, CT
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

ELLI Pre-Kindergarten Classrooms at Jefferson Science Magnet School

75 Van Buren Ave, Norwalk, CT
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

ELLI Pre-Kindergarten Classrooms at Kendall Elementary School

57 Fillow Street, Norwalk, CT
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

ELLI Pre-Kindergarten Classrooms at Naramake Elementary School

16 King Street, Norwalk, CT
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

To schedule a private tour or for more information call 203.899.8808 or email us. You can fill out an application online for ELLI Lab School and ELLI at Fairfield University locations. Completion of the form does not guarantee placement for the class.