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Teddy Bear Corner
273 Villa Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825

Teddy Bear Corner, open to children from three months of age through 4 years old, has two locations in Fairfield - anMore infant/toddler program at 414 Greenfield St. and an early learning center at 273 Villa Ave. The nursery school says its philosophy is based on the notion that children learn best through play and exploration and that the program is based on an academic, hands-on curriculum.

Teddy Bear Corner offers parents two-, three- and four-day options.

The monthly cost for infants and toddlers is $1,365 for five days; $1,191.67 for four days; $953.33 for three days; and $684.67 for two days.

The monthly cost for pre-kindergarten is $1,083.33 for five days; $953.33 for four days; $745.33 for three days; and $520 for two days.

The student/teacher ratio for infants and toddlers is 4 to 1, while it's 9 to 1 for pre-kindergarten.

Activities include arts and crafts, classroom pets, computers, costumes, day trips, free play, filmstrips, games, gross motor equipment, manipulative toys, a music period, nature study, outdoor play, play apparatus, puzzles, puppets, rest period, snacks, story hour, tape recorders and players, video/film, school field trips and language activities. Diapers and linens are provided, and Teddy Bear Corner says it also has secured entrances, a closed circuit video monitoring system, VCR and TV.

Teddy Bear Corner says parents are involved in the curriculum and classroom activities, a monthly newsletter, workshops and picnics and a parents' council. The nursery school says it has an open-door policy and that parents are welcome at any time.