1 Salmon Brook Street
Granby, CT 06035
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Phone: 860-844-8066
Director: Jacqui Maxon
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It is with much regret that as of December 24th we will be closing our Granby Tender Care Learning Center.  Our intent is to provide childcare up until then (as long as we have enrollment, teachers to meet licensing regulations and the ability to remain in our space).

Please visit our other locations: East Granby is only five minutes away from Granby and our Avon location is less than 10 minutes away from our Granby school. We also have a Tender Care Learning Center in Hamden and Middletown!

Check out the Better CT video segment featuring Tender Care Learning Center.


At Tender Care Learning Center of Granby, Connecticut, we provide a home-like environment where every child is loved, valued and nurtured. Our early education professionals take great care to appreciate the unique needs and personalities of every child and family, and we model our behavior to demonstrate kindness and respect. Our goal is to establish a lifelong love of learning in your child that will benefit him/her for years to come.

We are conveniently located for families living in both Granby and Simsbury. While on a main road, our school feels secluded set back from the road with a bit of woods to create a wonderful environment for children. Come and see for yourself! Call us today to set up a visit: 860-844-8066.


Granby testimonials

"As first time parents, we felt extremely nervous and guilty about leaving our 3 month old when it was time to return to work. After visiting a few child care centers, it was obvious that Tender Care was the right choice for our family. From the moment we walked in, we felt the warmth and compassion that each teacher and director exhibited towards the children. We felt an instant sense of comfort and trust which has carried on through our time at Tender Care. We are reminded that Tender Care was the right choice each day when our son has an ear to ear smile when seeing his teacher and fellow classmates. Every day at pick up we are provided with detailed notes that were taken throughout the day that eases our minds as parents as we know our child is being closely monitored and engaged in a safe and clean environment. We are so grateful for the relationship we have built with our son's caregivers, and for the comfort they have not only provided him, but for us as well since our very first day."
Chloe and Jordan

"We chose Tender Care Learning Center as child care for our children because Tender Care offers it all. Preschool for our older child; infant and now toddler room for our youngest. We value the way our children can grow within the program and not have to change the overall environment as they progress. The team also made us feel very comfortable with who would be teaching our children in these early years of development. The programs the team designed are top quality while encouraging learning through fun and preparing them for learning long term. All the teachers are certified and have great knowledge of early child development. Another important factor is that Tender Care is always open and flexible. Both of us work and it is important to know that Tender Care does not follow the local school schedules so there are no delays or closings due to weather, teacher inservice days, breaks and/or (nonmajor) holidays."
The Willertons

As a parent with two young children, when I was going back to work, I was very uncertain about what kind of child care I wanted for my daughters. After researching many possibilities, my husband and I decided on Tender Care Learning Center. That decision was made 6 years ago, and we have never left. The quality of the interactions between my children and the adults who work at Tender Care is the main reason why we still have Tender Care as a part of our lives. My children feel cared for, loved, and are full of stories and adventures that they have time and time again at Tender Care. I thank the staff daily for their love and support of my children.

Kristin R., Mother of Megan age 5 and Abigail age 7

As a parent, the single most important aspect for choosing a child care provider is having an optimal level of comfort and trust with the staff. Tender Care Learning Center made it very evident that trust, caring and learning are the foundational values that the company is built on. The teachers and Directors look at each child as an individual, with their own strengths and needs. I have been extremely impressed and very fortunate to have found a “home away from home” for my son. My child has learned so much and continues to share with me the great activities that go on each day at "school.” I also congratulate Tender Care Learning Centers for recognizing that retaining amazingly talented staff plays an essential role in providing consistency for the children. Knowing that the center’s staff retention is best in class is a testament that Tender Care Learning Centers invests heavily in their people making it an attractive destination for careerminded care providers. This approach positions Tender Care Learning Centers as a treasured, loved and highly valued extension of our family. Thank you Tender Care Learning Center!

Ben & Melissa Z. Parents of Jacob age 3

"Our family chose Tender Care as our childcare provider because of the very welcoming and caring environment they have created. Ms. Jaqui and Ms. Judi were so flexible with scheduling while I Was interviewing for employment. Since returning to work fulltime, I cannot express how content I am with choosing Tender Care as out childcare provider. My daughter has so much fun with her friends and learns something new every day! S. Kate is THE BEST part of our Tender Care experience. She is the most caring, kind, talented, and gifted preschool teacher we could have had ever hoped for to guide our child into Kindergarten! I would recommend Tender Care, Granby to absolutely everyone!

Thank you for taking such great care of my little girl!"
Rebecca B

"My child has only been at the school for two months, but in that short amount of time, my child is potty trained. The teachers at the school have been amazing and we were able to work together and just in a short amount of time he is going on the potty and we are free of diapers. Also, my son loves going to school every day and never wants to leave at the end of the day. As a parent, this is so comforting. We are so happy we chose Tender Care."
Jennifer U

"The key to everything is that I always know that my kids are safe and loved by the teachers they have had. They know to go to their teachers for anything and everything. They never have to face issues alone (whether a peer issue, or school bus issue that is outside Tender Care) these teachers are there to offer support and guidance. Every moment can be a teaching moment, with love and support from these amazing teachers, even as my kids are moving into school age, they continue to learn at Tender Care.”

“Invaluable knowing our son is safe and sound in the care of loving and nurturing educators. Peace of mind is a tremendous benefit! Dylan’s speech skills blossomed once he started school at Tender Care!”

“Tender Care is like an extension of my own family. The staff has supported us through very challenging times in our lives and they were incredibly helpful and flexible during drop off of our oldest when our youngest just came home from the NICU.”
Rachel F.

“We are so thankful to have Tender Care's professional caretakers and educators as part of our lives in taking care of our son. Our son has been attending Tender Care full time since he was 3 months old and it’s very much his home away from home. We love Tender Care because our son loves Tender Care; he still runs into school every day and is happy when he comes home. I’m continuously awed by all of the activities that Tender Care involves our son in. Even at a very young age, the children are exposed to many different activities and experiences, which surely helps broaden their learning and development. Tender Care has also given us the opportunity to focus on our professional development in our careers which has allowed us to give more back to our family and to the community.”

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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.