About our Child Care Programs

Our center and programs are designed with one goal in mind - to create a warm, loving, safe environment where your child develops, learns, and succeeds.

We are an independently owned and operated center in Newtown, CT. Our director has over 25 years of experience in the childcare industry.

We believe in taking a different approach to helping your child learn and grow by having mixed age groups. Children from birth to 5-years-old are constantly learning and taking from their surroundings. They learn not only from adults, but from the other children around them. Throughout the year, special visitors are invited to our classrooms to provide hands-on, interactive learning experiences.

Our Staff

At Little Explorers, we know that our teachers are one of our most valuable assets. They are the ones who guide, teach, and mentor your children. We only hire teachers who are compassionate, sincere, and educationally qualified to care for your child.

We strongly encourage parents to develop an ongoing relationship with your child's teacher to foster successful development for your child.

In addition to our full-time staff, we bring in Expedition Guides to expose your child to new ideas, including musicians, artists, animal experts, policemen and firemen.

Elaine Ulatowski


Elaine is a graduate of Sacred Heart University with a degree in Education. She has taught Kindergarten, Second and Fourth grade in the area public schools. She also owned her own preschool in Fairfield, CT. for ten years. Before coming to Little Explorers, Elaine was the Child Care Director for the Stratford YMCA. At the YMCA she was responsible for all child care programs, Preschool through School
Age. She has completed extensive trainings in preschool curriculum, behaviors and management.

Elaine has attended Southern Connecticut Graduate School of Education completing course work in Early Childhood Education. She is an approved Early Childhood Consultant for the State of Connecticut and holds her Directors’ Credential.  She is trained in First Aid, CPR and Administration of Medications.

Greg Minder
Assistant Director


Greg has been working with children since 1996. He holds an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education and has a Head Teacher Certificate from the State of Connecticut. Greg also has taken courses in Administration and Leadership in Early Childhood Education. He has extensive training in creative curriculum and child growth and development. He is trained in First Aid, CPR, and Administration of Medications.

Ms. Sally
Our Nurse

Sally has been our center nurse since 2009. Sally has many years of experience as a school nurse and is currently the nurse at Sandy Hook School. She keeps us up to date with the current health and safety regulations to ensure the best environment is maintained for the children at the center.

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Give us a call to schedule a visit to our facitilies in Newtown today! We are located at:

7 Berkshire Road
Newtown, CT 06482
(203) 270-3490