Dear Parents of Young Children, 

It is my pleasure to welcome you to our Barat Center for Early Childhood Education at Sacred Heart Greenwich. Our mission honors the young child through a keen appreciation of their developmental and transitional needs. We believe that a developmental approach is vital in promoting instructional experiences that respect the individuality and pace of every learner. 

We enable the children to grow in confident independence, with a strong connection to each other, and a deep awareness and tolerance for others. 

We immerse our multi-aged, three- to five-year-olds in a classroom environment that fosters and nurtures their individual growth through discovery, observation, inquiry and play. Throughout the day, your children will engage one-on-one in play-based centers. Social and emotional development is one of the major threads of our curricular attention. Learn more about our curriculum here.

Our program provides rich learning experiences in phonological and phonemic awareness, emergent literacy, number sense, and fine and gross motor development. We are highly committed to immersing children in the natural world by using outdoor classroom experiences that highlight concepts and skills. Additionally, Barat Center introduces them to enriching offerings, such as world languages, art, music, and technology. 

The lessons and values your children will learn in our heart-filled community will shape their future and become cherished memories of their childhood. Learn more about becoming part of the Barat Center community here.


Christine D’Alessandro
Head of Lower School