The Best Educational Daycare For Curious Kids in Manchester

Manchester Center on West Middle Turnpike Engages Children With Play and Learning Programs

For Kids Who Love to Learn and Play

Do you have a curious kid? Do they love learning? How about playing?

If so, they could be an excellent fit for The Learning Center on West Middle Turnpike!

We educate and engage children by teaching through play.

Call (860) 643-8639 to learn more about our program today! We offer open enrollment for children 6 weeks – 12 years old for daycare and education programs.

Our Experienced Staff Provides Attentive Daycare and Engaging Learning

Your child deserves the best. That is why at The Learning Center, we employ the best. Our staff is full of passionate, experienced teachers with decades of teaching experience.

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Polly Devine

Polly Devine

Hello, my name is Polly Devine. I am the Director of The Learning Center in Manchester, CT. I have worked here for almost 25 years. I started in the South Windsor, CT facility working for 1 year in the infant room. I continued with this same group of children through their Toddler years. I then became Director of our South Windsor facilities for 5 years. I transferred to our Manchester center in 2005.

I graduated from Keene State College in 1994 earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. After graduating, I was employed at Family Services of Greater Waterbury Therapeutic Child and Family Center. I worked in the Under Three program and the Preschool program before becoming Assistant Director for 3 years.

At that point, I started a family and became the mom of three wonderful children. My oldest is 25 and my twins are 19. All three of my children have grown up enrolled in our Learning Center programs. They have benefited from the many experiences they have had with the staff and children as they learned and matured.

My favorite times are spent boating, camping, hiking, going to the beach, biking, or walking about. Being outdoors, working with children, and having an active life with my children, family, and friends are all important aspects of my life.

From my studies in Early Childhood Education, teachers who instilled a passion in me, and my childhood experiences, I continue the road I am on today; caring about the welfare of children, enjoying my interactions with them, and helping each child become the best he or she can be.

Janet Rowe

Janet Rowe

Hello, my name is Janet Rowe. I am the site supervisor for our Manchester facility and have been with The Learning Center for almost 11 years. I began working as a classroom teacher with infants and toddlers and took on the responsibility of site supervisor in Manchester 2 years ago.

My background started with college classes for management and marketing however, my focus shifted to an interest in education. I was bringing my children to daycare and realized that working with children and their families really appealed to me. I proceeded by taking several courses in Early Childhood Education at Goodwin College. I now have my CT Head Teacher certification. This was a great decision as I learned that I love working with children, their inquisitive attitudes and loads of energy make them a joy to be around. In addition to the courses I have taken I am also first aid and CPR certified. As a member of The Learning Center management team I am also continuing to gain knowledge of the field through trainings and workshops.

I have two wonderful children of my own, ages 20 and 26 as well as two adorable grandchildren ages 3 months and 3 years. My family is very important to me and I would climb mountains to help them. When I am not with my family I enjoy reading, writing, and cooking.

I love the interactions I have not only with the children but the parents as well. I have been told repeatedly that I am a people person and I believe that to be true. I look forward to working with all of the children and families associated with The Learning Center.

We are Committed to Helping Your Child Grow and Learn 

With our innovative and engaging learning programs, we are committed to giving your child the best experience they could possibly have at The Learning Center.

Our school uses a structured but flexible educational environment to teach children to love learning. We focus on encouraging physical, social, cognitive, and emotional growth. 

We teach: 

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Language Development
  • Communication
  • Problem-Solving

We Treat Each Child As If They Were Our Own 

Take your child’s care into your own hands by sending them to a center that pays them the same attention and respect that you do. We individualize learning approaches for each child that we care for because we want to ensure that each kid that comes to us has the best experience possible. 

Take Control of Your Child’s Education 

Want to learn more about The Learning Center? 

Check out the FAQ’s section of our website or give us a call at (860) 643-8639 to schedule a tour today!


Contact Info
501 West Middle Turnpike
Manchester, CT 06040
Nicole Farnham
(860) 643-8639

The Learning Center

Building Blocks of Windsor


Mon: 6:30 am-5:30 pm
Tues: 6:30 am-5:30 pm
Wed: 6:30 am-5:30 pm
Thurs: 6:30 am-5:30 pm
Fri: 6:30 am-5:30 pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed


Building Blocks of Windsor
842 Marshall Phelps Road
Windsor, CT 06095
(860) 683-2229

Manchester Center
501 West Middle Turnpike
Manchester, CT 06040
(860) 643-8639

South Windsor
Pierce Road Center
80 Pierce Road
South Windsor, CT 06074
(860) 648-2068

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