Our History

Since 1981, the Miklus Family has had a stellar reputation for providing top quality child care at A Child’s Garden. Craig & Leslie have since retired and their son Michael & his wife Sandy currently own and manage both locations.

A dedicated staff of over 70 employees contribute to the success of the program.

Head teachers in each of our classrooms are State approved and hold either a CDA, Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in Education or Early Childhood. Staff and administrators are trained in CPR, First Aid and medication administration. We have a nurse consultant on staff once a week in both locations.

Our spacious classrooms exceed the licensing requirement of 35 square feet per child.

A Child’s Garden's Shelton school, serving infants through Kindergarten, is located on our own private 2.1 acre lot.

Our Fairfield preschool, serving infants through Alternative Kindergarten is housed in a former elementary school, offering large and appropriate classroom space.

Both schools have large secured playgrounds that exceeds state requirements and that of any program in the area.

At A Child’s Garden, we strive to offer lower staff-to-child ratios than required by the state, by adding aides to assist teachers. Each age group has separate classrooms to learn and develop age-appropriate skills. We offer both full and half-day options to accommodate our families.

We provide quality early care and education to over 300 children per year.