Thank you for your interest in The First Congregational Church Nursery School. We are an inclusive school and, though priority is given to the children of our current church members and siblings of existing students, we welcome many new families to our community each year. Once a child is accepted into our school, they are guaranteed a spot for the duration of their preschool education. The First Congregational Church Nursery School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national or ethnic origin and family configuration.

Our registration begins in November for the following school year. We would love to show you our school! Though it is not required, we sincerely hope that all prospective families will visit us prior to submitting an application.


The First Congregational Church Nursery School
14 Brookside Road
Darien, CT 06820
Director: Sylvia Walsh

School Entry Forms (click to open & download):

Acceptance letters are mailed in mid-January, and your child’s spot is secured upon our receipt of a signed Tuition Agreement and the first tuition payment. The deadline for our receipt of these two items is specified on the application. Adherence to this deadline enables us to accept those applicants who may have initially been wait-listed.

Signing the Tuition Agreement ensures that you have read and agreed to comply with the Parent Guide.

Please call our main office (203) 655-3150 to schedule a tour and/or ask questions regarding our enrollment process.

We have a limited amount of need-based scholarship money available. If you are interested in applying, please call or stop by the main office.