Balancing Tradition with Innovation Since 1934

Children, during their most impressionable years, learn the values and behaviors needed for success in school and in life. Children are not born knowing these things. They leave Women’s League knowing them. By building close partnerships with families, every child at Women’s League achieves.

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About Us

Link to Children. Link to Family. Link to Communities.

Dynamically balancing tradition with innovation, at Women’s League Child Development Center learning and love come together. We believe that every child deserves the best care and education. We believe that socioeconomic cannot be allowed to present a barrier to opportunity. We believe that families and community have the right and responsibility to be engaged in our program and that, together, we can provide the enhancing experiences that prepare children for success in school and in life. We believe children love to learn and learn to love, when given the chance.

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A Landmark in Hartford's North End

Families & Caregivers

Learn more about our enrollment process and how various funding and grant opportunities will help you to save on child care expenses while getting the highest quality of care! Our Financial Staff will guide you through applying for financial programs available to you.  Click here to read more about Enrollment

View All of Our Programs

We have nearly 100 years of experience developing early childhood learning curriculum and superior care in a home like setting. Click to view all programs

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Your contributions make us stronger. From gifts of labor, love and monetary donations – the Women’s League thrives in it’s care and compassion of the community supporters around us. See How You Can Get Involved 

Events & Alerts

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 Check our calendar often for upcoming family events, meetings and school closings!


Subscribe to WFSB Channel 3 Text and School Closing TEXT alerts that will message you in case of weather warnings and Women’s League Child Development Center closings. Register your phone then make sure you check Women’s League as your school in the DAYCARE section of the list. Register Here

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Topics & Events

Does Reading Aloud Really Matter?

Check out this awesome and fun infographic about how important it is to read aloud with your children Read Aloud 15 MINUTES is a non-profit organization that is working to make reading aloud every day for at least 15 minutes the new standard in child care. When every child is read aloud to for 15 minutes every day from birth, more children will be ready to learn when they enter kindergarten, more children will have the literacy skills needed to succeed in school, and more children will be prepared for a productive and meaningful life after school.... read more

Strengthening Family Partnerships at Women’s League

A team of Women’s League staff members collaborated in a project with the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving in a Building Evaluative Capacity Project. For the Academic Year 2013-2014 Women’s League focused on evaluating family partnerships. Findings from our family surveys and interviews were presented to HFPG at a conference on June 11th 2014. We are in the process of developing an action plan for strengthening family... read more

“Where all children love to learn and learn to love, while having fun!”



Karen Lott

Executive Director, Women's League Child Development Center

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