About Us

Welcome to Play to Learn Childcare Centers!

My name is Francheska Velazquez, the owner of Play to Learn. Our passion for early childhood education drives us to introduce your child to the joys of learning and making new friends. Our goal is to positively impact not only the children we teach but also their families and the community as a whole. We are a family-oriented facility that emphasizes teaching social skills and helping children build lifelong friendships. Our dedicated team ensures that each child receives the care and attention they need in a nurturing and supportive environment. Thank you for your interest in Play to Learn Childcare Centers. We are excited to partner with you and support your child's development.

Our Philosophy, Mission & Vision

Our Philosophy

Each child is valued and recognized as a unique individual with a large capacity for growth and development. Through both group and individual activities, your child is encouraged to develop socially, emotionally, cognitively, and physically at his or her own pace.

Our Mission

We are passionate about early childhood education. We love to introduce children to learning and new friends. Our end goal is to not only impact the children we teach but to impact the generation and promote positive change within the whole family.

Our Vision

At Play to Learn Childcare, the team believes that every child is unique. Each child should receive the opportunity to develop social and emotional skills that will help them grow. Through...

  • Emerging Curriculum - Educators observe the children's interests and design lesson plans and projects on what they enjoy
  • Play-based Learning - Guided learning through play for children to build new skills and abilities
  • Customized Programs - Curated lesson plans that are appropriate for each age group to learn at their own pace
  • Social Emotional Learning- Activities created to develop confidence and healthy emotional management

Core Values


Our main priority is the well-being and safety of the children. We want our parents to trust us as we trust them.


Our staff and families are doing their best for the children. We want to meet each family where they are and help where we can.


Open and honest communication between the children’s family and our staff is important for the developmental and social-emotional growth of the child.


We are all on the same team! We want the best for the children and we need to work together through the childrens’ stages to set them up for success.

Our Staff

Francheska Velazquez

Owner in Stamford, Cheshire & Enfield CT

Frances Pizzitola

Director in Stamford CT

Naria Velazquez

Director of Operations in Stamford CT

Jessica Perez

Director in Cheshire & Enfield CT

Mickayla Perez

Director of Operations in Cheshire & Enfield CT