The new preschool will be located within the Nathaniel Ely School in South Norwalk and will accommodate just under 200 students. Children ages 14 months to 5 years will receive a quality preschool experience with a marine-themed STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) focused curriculum. The new school is a partnership between Odyssey Early Learning, the Maritime Aquarium and Grace Baptist Church.
In addition to providing a wonderful learning environment for the students, the school will also engage parents with workshops offered at both the school and at Grace Baptist Church.
The school is open year round from 7:30am -5pm and currently has 170 children enrolled. Tuition is based on a sliding scale.
The school is funded by a $1.3 million school readiness grant from the state and $479,000 Child Day Care program state grant.