Our Mission

We will provide a comfortable, safe, and positive environment where families and children may benefit from a wide range of family support, child development and educational services.  To provide activities and experiences that develop self esteem, positive self image, social relationships with other children and adults.  To provide an opportunity for children and families of diverse cultural background to share and learn from each other.

All children, regardless of ability or disability, are welcomed and included in our early care and education programs.

Silva’s Youth of Today

Our center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Our services stretch beyond child care to support the whole family. Parents of infants and toddlers receive daily written communications and preschool parents receive verbal communication on their child’s progress prompting attention to any concerns and initiating conversation between parents and staff. In addition, parent-teacher conferences are scheduled four times a year to discuss their child’s progress and coordinate both parties’ efforts to assist the child to meet state bench-mark standards. Families gather during the year for social events. Child Care Center Support Teams including parents are an important resource to the centers. Our Center will prepare a monthly newsletter, providing an overview of center activities and policy changes. Many classrooms have newsletters specific to the activities of their rooms.

The Center does not discriminate in the enrollment of children or selection of staff or volunteers upon the basis of race, color, creed, age, religion, sex, national origin, varying ability or status as a veteran.  Our pre-school enrollment is open to all 3 and 4 year olds.

All children, regardless of ability or disability, are welcomed and included in our early care and education programs.  When parents have concerns about their child’s development, they should share their thoughts with the teachers. Likewise, when we have concerns about your child’s development, we will call to share our thoughts with you. Early identification and treatment of a developmental problem benefits children tremendously.  We have working relationships with East Hartford School Health Network, East Hartford Community Health Network, DCF, DSS, Care for Kids, CREC, and Birth to Three and East Hartford Readiness Council.