East Granby

27 School Street
East Granby, CT 06026
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Phone: 860-844-0440
Director: Elith Howard
Email: egr@earlyeducationpros.org


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

At Tender Care Learning Center of East Granby, Connecticut, we provide a warm, nurturing environment for all of our children, and we embrace the unique gifts, personalities and learning styles endowed in each child. Our age-appropriate activities and award-winning curriculum encourage children to explore their world while learning the foundational social, emotional and academic skills they will carry through life.

We hope you will schedule a visit to see the all the fun and learning we enjoy each day! Call 860- 844-0440 to set up an appointment.

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  

East Granby testimonials

I never give enough feedback on the quality of care that the teachers provide to Maya. It's time. It's amazing how much she has learned (academically and emotionally) since the first day we brought her into the Tender Care community starting with Ms. Rachel's care. Today on the ride home she turned to her big sister and, unsolicited, stated "I love Ms. Amanda." I think that says it all. She talks about her teachers all the time! Ms. Amanda and Ms. Courtney's teachings are transparent in Maya's daytoday. Her kind manners (saying thank you and please in an unsolicited manner, for example) surprise all our family and friends and I truly credit her teachers for that. The other night she started singing "You Are My Sunshine," finished the song, and my husband and I stood there in amazement with tears in our eyes because 1) It was one of the cutest things we've seen and 2) because we know that her teachers have helped to mold her in such a positive way. Please let them know that we thank them VERY much!

Jennifer F.

A few of the benefits to having my child at Tender Care was the assurance to know that our son was safe and to know that the loyalty and dedication that your teachers put into Tender Care and our child has really given my husband and me a sense of relief each day we go to work. The dedication that your teachers have given my child to learn new things each day and just to see the progression that he has made since the first day has been extremely amazing!

Dwayne and Michelle H.

"Tender Care has been such an immeasurable part of our family for the last seven years. The teachers and the director have always worked to support not only our parenting style but the different learning styles of each of our boys. We have always felt as though Tender Care is a small family communityone in which our boys have thrived in as they have met social and educational milestones from birth to kindergarten. The foundation I know they have laid for our boys is a strong on and will carry them as they continue their journeys in life."
Heather L.

"We have been part of the Tender Care Family for about six years and have enjoyed every minute of it! It is never easy leaving your child with someone else, but from the moment we walked into Tender Care we’ve felt welcome. From the teachers to the Director, everyone has the children’s best interest in mind and do everything they can to make sure your child gets the most out of his/her day. Our daughter was confident going into Kindergarten after the work she had done in PreK, and the social skills that both our children have learned while under the Tender Care roof are invaluable!"
James M

"When I first started looking at schools that would be able to take care of our wonderful new child, I went to listen to what all the schools in the area had to say. They all sounded fine. But when I went to hear and see what Tender Care had, I knew that this is where my child needed to be. The administration and teachers are so caring, warm and informative. They seem to treat my daughter as a member of their family.

I am so happy I made the right decision and chose Tender Care"
Ilyssa M

"We have trusted Tender Care, the East Granby location, with our children’s care since 2011. Our son Chase and daughter Chelsea have attended Tender Care fulltime since they were both four months old. We’ve watched our children flourish with the progressive curriculum and the caring nature of each person that works at Tender Care. The feeling of “peace of mind” when dropping off our children every day cannot be understated. We visited other daycare facilities and the reason we chose Tender Care is it felt like a safe environment for our children and also the engagement from each person we encountered during our visit. We felt wanted. We highly recommend Tender Care and we can’t thank enough Bridget, Katie and all the teachers at “our” school for all they’ve done for our family."
Michelle and Phillip D

"We chose Tender Care after meeting with Bridget and the staff of the school to learn about their philosophy and process. After leaving we were convinced that this was the childcare center we wanted our son to attend. Now, after 6 years, we reflect back on how wonderful the experience was for our children. The staff was always supportive, the communication was excellent on a daytoday basis to understand what was happening with our children and at the school in general. Tender Care has become family to us and that is a credit to the people at the school! We have recommended other young families to visit Tender Care! Thank you to everyone at Tender Care for taking such great care of our children and making it such a wonderful, family experience!"
Tom and Laurie D.

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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.