There are many nursery schools in town, with applications accepted in January for the following September. Most serve children three to four years old, but some accept children as young as two years old. Nursery schools include:

Darien Nature Center’s preschool programs, 120 Brookside Avenue, 203-655-7459, with morning and afternoon sessions children attend one day a week.

Holly Pond School on the Darien YMCA campus, 2420 Post Road, 203-655-8228, offers morning and afternoon programs for members.

First Congregational Church Nursery School, 14 Brookside Road, 203-655-3150/uccdarien.org, with morning programs.

Methodist Family Center Preschool, 345 Middlesex Road, 203-655-7407, with morning and afternoon programs. Email: mfcppreschool@aol.com. Web site: umcdarien.org.

Noroton Presbyterian Nursery School, 2011 Post Road, 203-655-3223, offers morning programs with an option for an extended day as well as a transitional pre-K program for four- and five-year-olds; preference is given to church members. Website: npns.org.

Our Gang Preschool/Daycare, 26 East Lane, 203-655-3810, with programs for 2 years, 9 months old up to 5 years from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Full-time and part-time programs as well as mommy and me for toddlers; open during school vacations, inclement weather, summer camp programs up to 10 years old. Enrollments accepted year round. Website: ourgangnurseryschoolCT.com.

St. John Church of Darien Preschool, 1986 Post Road, 203-656-0548, offers morning programs.

St. Luke’s Parish School, 1864 Post Road, 203-655-4067, offers morning and afternoon programs.

St. Thomas More Happiness Preschool, 374 Middlesex Road, 203-655-6053, offers morning and afternoon programs four days a week, preference given to church members.

YWCA Darien/Norwalk Toddler Time, 49 Old Kings Highway North, 203-655-2535, offers a drop off enrichment program for two-year-olds. Web site: ywcadariennorwalk.org.