Children of America

Contact: Lauren Eldridge
1199 Silas Deane Hwy. Wethersfield CT 06109 Work Phone: 959-223-2100


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Children of America brings to Wethersfield, its one-of-a-kind educational philosophy, COA Mind & Body Matters.  Mind & Body Matters approaches early learning through COA’s four proprietary programs: COA Just Read, Presidential Fitness, COA Nutrition, STAR Curriculum (Success through Academic Readiness), and many enrichment programs that have proven to dramatically impact the lives of young children. Children of America’s educational curriculum is a product of years of research and development in early childcare.

• The COA approach to Social – Emotional Growth Allows children to engage in social experiences through play, group activities and partnering with other children as they pretend, discover and investigate their learning environment.
• Intellectual Growth at COA offers experiences that encourage problem solving, decision making and challenges through activities that promote emerging literacy.
• We promote Physical Growth through a variety of activities; strengthening and refining of the body through eye/hand coordination, eye tracking, coordination of movements spatial relationships and crossing the midline, which leads to emerging reading and writing skills.

Children of America’s already robust health and safety procedures have been enhanced to ensure a clean, welcoming school environment. “The well-being of every child is our top priority now and always”, says CEO Ted Hockenberry. “With COA, every child will discover the joy of learning and parents enjoy peace of mind. It starts with a healthy, safe environment, informed by CDC guidance, where learning can flourish. It has been our honor to step in and offer stability and reliability to essential workers and critical workers, and we are happy to bring this to Wethersfield .”

At the helm of this new school is, Mrs. Lauren Eldridge, Director. With a B.A. in Educational Studies (ECE) and Connecticut Director’s Credential (CDC) she is not daunted by the challenging times and brings with her a passion and determination that will help to set this preschool apart. Mrs.Eldridge has over 11 years in the industry and has displayed a remarkable talent for leading and motivating her team to be not only inspirational teachers but extended family members to the families we serve. Born and raised in Newington, she knows the area well and considers old Wethersfield her favorite neighborhood. “I am very excited to bring Children of America to Wethersfield, so working families will now have exceptional childcare services they might not normally have.” says Director,Lauren Eldridge.

The COA Wethersfield location is the first school the company has built in Connecticut with potential designs to expand further. Hockenberry adds, “The company continues to invest heavily in both its unique facilities and amazing team. It is our goal to provide the very best environment for our children and staff to learn and grow.”


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