Room to Grow

Norwalk (Greater Norwalk area)

Room to Grow Preschool is a state licensed and nationally accredited facility that provides high quality care and education for children ages 3 to 5 years old who reside in Norwalk Connecticut.  Room to Grow also offers center-based counseling and a fully stocked food pantry in its new Family Resource Center. During the preschool years, play is one of the most fundamental activities of the developing child, providing the foundation of academic learning. The most important goal of our curriculum is to help children become enthusiastic learners. 


  • We currently have 21 full time and 5 part time team staff members. Our advisory council consists of local community volunteers with a variety of business backgrounds.
  • Our Family Resource Center provides counseling services and a fully stocked food pantry.
  • Our licensed capacity is 132 children, ages 3 to 5. We are partially grant-funded through a School Readiness grant, which requires that you are a resident of the City of Norwalk.
  • Enrollment spots are available on a sliding fee scale based on family income.
  • Room to Grow Preschool currently has open enrollment spots for families that reside in Norwalk.

Who to Contact

Nancy Owens, Program Director [email protected]
Wendy Faticoni, Assistant Director [email protected]
Regina Terenzio, Program Coordinator [email protected]
Tanya Madrigal, Bi-lingual Enrollment [email protected]
Vanessa Gomez, Program Counselor [email protected] 
(203) 831-8200
Fax: (203) 855-0710


St. Thomas the Apostle Parish Center
208 East Ave/Prowitt St.
Norwalk, CT 06855

Program Hours

Monday – Friday
7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

We are state licensed and nationally accredited.

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