Welcome to Our Westport Preschool

Welcome to Saugatuck Nursery School!

We operate Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Located in Fairfield County Connecticut – our Westport CT Preschool has been part of the fabric of this community for over 40 years.

Registration for 2015-2016 is now under way! Click here for more information.


We are “Happy” here at SNS! Check out our video featuring students from the 2013-2014 school year!

*photography/videography/editing done by Christen Ferris of www.christenferris.com*

Programs for 2 Year Old, 3 Year Old, and 4 Year Old Children

No matter what age your preschooler is – we have a program that is just right for him or her.
And our flexible scheduling options makes it just right for mom and dad, too.

Our Program

SNS Red RoomOur students thrive in the warm and caring environment that our school provides.

Every day the children receive individualized attention in a small group environment. Our teacher to student ratios are well below the required norm – so all of our teachers get to know the entire student body.

We are truly a community – where both students and teachers experience a full school connection.

The Curriculum

The Curriculum at Saugatuck Nursery School is based on the CT Preschool Curriculum Framework Model and is lovingly taught by our experienced and nurturing professionals.

Positive reinforcement and age appropriate play based activities form the foundation of the children’s learning experience.

Enrichment Activities and Field Trips

Included in our curriculum is a wide range of fabulous enrichment classes and field trips.

Yoga, music, and Zumbatonics are just a few of the activities that our students enjoy on a regular basis.

Our students also participate in both in-house and off campus field trips which help them to develop a connection with the larger community. These field trips also give the children the opportunity to take that first ride on a big, yellow, school bus! Parents are welcome to join us as chaperones, too.IMG_1690 (1)

Family Participation

Parents have many opportunities to participate in their child’s school experience and encouraged to do so.

Throughout the school year parents get involved with Saugatuck Nursery School by way of family gatherings, fundraisers, chaperoning field trips, and spending time in the classroom.


Registration is underway for the 2015-2016 school year!

If you would like to get to know us better, please contact our director, Ellen DeHuff, at (203)226-9192 or via email at ellen.dehuff@saugatucknurseryschool.org.

You can download our application form here and our school policy here.

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3 and 4 Year Old Program Options

Classes for our 3 year olds meet 2, 3, or 5 times per week. Four year old programs meet 3 times per week or 5 times per week and run from 9 a.m to 12 p.m.

We offer an extended day option for children that would like to stay and attend “Lunch Bunch”. During this time they eat lunch with their friends and take advantage of some extra outdoor playtime.

And for children in this age group that would like to stay all day – we have full day programs as well.

Learn more about a typical day in our 3 year old program here.

Learn more about a typical day in our 4 year old program here.

2 Year Old Program Options

Our 2 year olds meet twice a week on Tuesday/Thursday  from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Learn more about a typical day in our 2 year old program here.