ABCD, Inc.
1070 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: (203) 366-8241
Fax: (203) 394-6175

Monette Ferguson
Director of Early Learning

The Early Learning Division operates more than 70 classes in 15 sites throughout Greater Bridgeport Metropolitan area. To register a child, contact the main offices at 366-8241, Ext. 225. To receive information regarding services to children with disabilities, contact our Disabilities Specialist at 366-8241, Ext. 239.

Information needed for registration:

  • Fill out the Pre-Application Form
  • Child's Birth Certificate
  • Child's Social Security Card
  • Proof of Income
  • Child Care Subsidy application if applicable
  • Bring all information to any Center or call (203)-366-8241 x225

Head Start: Family must meet federal income guidelines for acceptance into the program. A typical day begins at 8:50 am and operates until 1:50 PM. The program operates from September through June and is available for children between the ages of 3 and 5 years. Families have no fees with this program.

Day Care: This program is for working parents or parents attending school and operates year round from 7:30am-5:30pm year round. There is a fee based on a sliding scale. This Classroom provides a quality day care program to stimulate the growth of children physically, intellectually, and emotionally.

Extended Day Head Start: The family must meet the federal income guidelines for acceptance and the parent or guardian is expected to be working or attending school. A fee is assessed based on a sliding fee scale.

School Readiness: Bridgeport resident only-families are required to meet income guidelines (must be within 75% of state median income). This program charges a sliding scale fee and operates 7:30 am-5:30 PM year round. (Jamie Hulley Center stays open until 6:00pm) The child is provided a comprehensive pre-school environment modeled after the Head Start objectives.

Tender Loving Child Care: A therapeutic day care program that is designed to help combat child abuse. It offers individual counseling for children and families who have experienced abuse or neglect. Park Avenue location only. No fee--Child must be D.C.F. referred. Transportation provided.

Early Head Start: Early Head Start (EHS) is a federally funded community based program for low income families with infants toddlers and pregnant women. The Mission of EHS is to promote healthy prenatal outcomes, to enhance the development of young children, and to promote healthy family functioning

Early Head Start Home Based Option: In the Home Base model the families receive weekly 90 minute visits in the home. The home becomes the learning environment and the parent the key facilitator of their child?s development.