It is critical that KOCO and the parent establish a partnership. Open and honest communication by all parties is crucial to your child’s success. Most programs provide a written daily note home; parents may call to check in to the classrooms at any time.  



We are a not-for-profit corporation, managed by a parent Board of Directors. As parents, you have a voice in decisions that effect the center. Board Meetings are held bi-monthly and many opportunities to volunteer are available. Volunteers can serve on committees, help with building and maintenance or offer their expertise. Time commitments are minimal. Please see the Director if you would like more information on ways that you can help.



In general, families are encouraged to keep a stock of age-, size- and season-appropriate spare clothing and other supplies (crib sheets, sunscreen, snow boots, extra beverages, etc.). Please label everything. See each program information page on this site for classroom-specific requirements.



Children in Under 3 and Preschool are encouraged to bring one stuffed animal and a blanket for quiet time. Unless specifically requested by classroom teachers, however. all other personal items are best kept at home. Since KOCO cannot guarantee the safety of personal items, please do not send expensive electronics, heirlooms, or anything else that you wouldn't want to have lost, broken or stolen.



KOCO follows all regulations as dictated by the State of Connecticut Office of Early Childhood Education.

"I can count on having a place for my kids to go when I have to work. The fact that my kids enjoy going to KOCO and have fun makes it easier to balance the demands of work and family."  KOCO Parent


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12 Long Crossing Road / East Hampton, CT  06424