84 West Avon Road
Avon, CT 06001
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Phone: 860-675-1888
Director: Sarah Gonzalez
Email: avo@earlyeducationpros.org

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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.

We are proud to announce that our schools in Connecticut have been named a 2019 Top Workplace by the Hartford Courant. A big thank you to all of our teachers for making our schools a great place to be for each other and for our families!! 

You can find more information on the Top Workplace website: http://bit.ly/NTW13  

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.

Marji V.

"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!"
Brianna D.

"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 him feel welcomed and loved from day one! Ian is a happy boy, and it 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.

“I have only one child, and we are a dual parent working household. I needed to find a safe place for my daughter to be taken care of daily. I work strange hours that alternate and I needed a place to send my child that was safe, joyful and nurturing. Tender Care has been by my extended family for Sabrina, I love all the teachers from Miss Jane to Miss Sue to Miss Stacey on and on. Each teacher has loved my daughter and kept her best interest at heart. I will always recommend Tender Care and the Avon staff to anyone that will listen. Keep up the great work!"
Barb P.

"As a Mom who visited 9 daycare centers, I chose Tender Care with confidence. I never wanted to leave my child at a daycare center, but I had to work. Tender Care staff is amazing, I have total confidence in the director (Sarah G. is totally amazing) and all of the teachers to take care of my daughter. I work with peace of mind knowing my daughter is well taken care of every single day.
As an infant, my daughter was always fed and truly cared for at Tender Care. She always had clean diapers, clean skin, warm meals and any special attention she needed. With the care of the Tender Care professionals, my child is clean, safe, eating and having fun with people who care about her. I never feel like the teachers are watching the clock to go home. They always welcome her by name and say goodbye to her with genuine care and concern. I feel very lucky to have found Tender Care."
Michelle and Chris G.

"Amelia has acquired amazing verbal, problemsolving, and preliteracy skills by interacting with her peers and teachers. She comes home every day having learned something new and she is so excited and proud of herself. But, the more important accomplishment, in my opinion, is the relationships and social skills she has developed at Tender Care. Amelia ADORES her teachers and looks forward to seeing them every dayit is so much easier leaving her each day knowing that she is being well cared for and nurtured. Through her Tender Care experiences, Amelia has blossomed in her interactions with peers, her selfcare skills, and her compassion and empathy towards others. Thank you!"
Jill D.


"It only takes a village to raise a happy, well-adjusted, and intelligent child. Tender Care is that nurturing and educational village for our daughter for half of her life. Tender Care Learning Center feels like a natural extension of our home. They love our daughter, enrich her mind and keep her safe."

Laura L.

"Since joining Tender Care, Adrianna has excelled in all areas of development. Her motor skills and language are well above her age appropriate milestones. I attribute this to her teachers who make learning fun. Adrianna is truly excited to come to 'school' every day. She looks forward to seeing her friends, spending time with her teacher and, of course, playing outside. The staff at Tender Care take the time to get to know your child personally, they are truly dedicated to ensuring every child's experience is a positive one. I am informed daily of all her activities; the communication is exceptional from the teachers to the directors. Tender Care is like family to us."

Michelle D.

"We chose Tender Care because of its home-like feel and proximity to our home in Avon. When we drop off our son, we love the cozy environment. It is not a large center, and when we see the staff interact with our son, we can tell they treat him as if he were one of their own children. The staff is in constant communication with us and the center is well-organized. Since we are not able to be at home with him during the workday, we truly feel that Tender care is the next best thing."

Greg & Lauren K.

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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, PennAEYC, CAEYC, HAEYC, and PACCA, and is Keystone STARS rated.



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 (PA only)


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.