84 West Avon Road
Avon, CT 06001
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Phone: 860-675-1888
Director: Sarah Gonzalez
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At Tender Care Learning Center of Avon, Connecticut, we are a home away from home for your child. Our teachers and staff know each child by name, and we delight in their unique personalities, talents, and ways of learning. Our award-winning curriculum focuses on learning-through-play, and our activities help children understand and explore their worlds. Our location is as inviting and nurturing as our teachers. Each room displays children’s artwork, and offers a warm, friendly feeling. We hope that you will visit us to experience Tender Care of Avon for yourself. Call us to set up your visit: 860-675-1888.


Avon testimonials

"Before coming to Tender Care (previously Apple Tree), I was not keen about daycare in general. Tender Care completely changed my perspective! The staff are warm and nurturing while also knowledgeable and accommodating. My child loves to go to school and shares the many new and creative experiences she has each day. It is so comforting to know that my child's needs are being met and she is loved and cared for during her time at Tender Care."


"I was the first baby to attend Tender Care back when it opened in Avon in 1997, and I stayed in the program until kindergarten. Both of my parents worked during the day, so Tender Care was a reliable and safe place for my brother and I to stay. Each and every one of the staff members is amazing at what they do. They were all so caring and genuinely wanted to spend time with the kids and prepare them for elementary school. I learned a lot throughout the six years I attended Tender Care, and I also made some of my best friends here, and I still keep in touch with them now that I am off at college at the University of South Carolina. I truly believe that Tender Care prepares kids for elementary school and allows them to be in a safe and fun environment while parents work. Tender Care allows children to make new friends, learn socialization skills, let out energy, and be themselves. As a former student of Tender Care, I would highly recommend it to all parents!"


"Tender Care has been extremely flexible with our fluctuating work schedules and always does what they can to accommodate our needs. Tender Care has also been very responsive to any issues or concerns that our family has expressed which has enabled open communication and a caring environment."

Elizabeth H.

"Ian has adjusted to his new environment in a very short period of time. Tender Care has made hime feel welcomed and loved from day 1! Ian is a happy boy and has made our recent move to Avon easier knowing he is happy, loved and well cared for at Tender Care while learning every day!"

Jon & Joy S.

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Tender Care Accreditations

Tender Care is a Pennsylvania and Connecticut state-licensed child care and early childhood learning organization, an accredited member of NAEYC, PAEYC, CAEYC, HAEYC, and PACCA, and is Keystone STARS rated.

  • Naeyc


    Tender Care Learning Centers has committed to accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) as the measurement of our program excellence. NAEYC is the nation’s largest and most influential organization of early childhood educators, and is dedicated to improving programs for children from birth through third grade. NAEYC sets the standards for quality childcare and education in America, with an emphasis placed on the quality of interactions among teachers and children and the developmental appropriateness of the curriculum.

  • Keystone/STARS


    The Keystone STARS program validates what Tender Care Learning Centers have been doing for many years. Your child's Early Education is critical to his/her development and future success in school and life. Keystone STARS sets requirements for early childhood educators to promote the best learning environment and safest setting possible for your child. As a parent, feel confident your child is safe and respected, is learning new things every day, and is well prepared for future success in life.