Welcome to the Barat Center for Early Childhood Education

Greet a friend. Observe a butterfly. Explore a beloved storybook. Learn a world language. Dance, jump, sing, discover.

An early childhood program for three-to-five year old boys and girls at Sacred Heart Greenwich, the Barat Center for Early Childhood education encourages children to explore the world around them. A nature walk through our beautiful campus may lead to counting and collecting leaves and sticks and rocks for a nature collage. A frog sighting may begin a learning journey into the world of amphibians. We embrace Project-Based Learning and believe children learn best and make meaning from real-life experiences. We are guided by the Sacred Heart Goals and Criteria: faith, community, growth, intellect, and justice. At the Barat Center, the possibilities are endless, as our youngest learners find joy and wonder in each day’s new discoveries. A lifetime of intellectual curiosity begins as a Barat Center student. Shouldn’t your child be one of them?

Our community's generous support for the 2023-2024 Fund for Sacred Heart transforms opportunities this year for students, faculty, and our broad community! Learn more about the impact that you make possible.

Pursuing health and wellness

Students and educators develop in mind and body through initiatives in the classroom, Advisory, and cocurricular activities.