The International Preschool at the Enchanted Garden provides a window on the world for young children. We prepare students to appreciate diversity; become thoughtful, respectful, inquiring learners; and perform academically at the highest level.

  • We incorporate the best practices in early childhood education from around the world, which includes an emphasis on the arts as an ideal vehicle for teaching the young child and developing creativity.

  • We offer the study of world cultures, including an introduction to languages. Our curriculum emphasizes joyful hands-on learning through music, art, literature, science, and nature and environmental studies.

  • We impart the values of kindness, acceptance, and respect.

  • We prepare happy, confident children, not only for Kindergarten, but also for a lifelong love of learning.

  • We spend a minimum of 45 minutes daily in our large outdoor playground, which includes gardens, a variety of play spaces, and natural materials to increase creativity and imagination.


Preschool can be combined with earlier enrichment classes 10:15-11:00 am in dance, gymnastics, and yoga. Children are walked from the upstairs studio to the preschool within the building.


Annual Tuition:

Mornings: 11:05am-1:30pm, 3 days/wk, $2900; 4days/wk, $3400; five days/wk, $3900

Full Day:   11:05am-3:30/4:00, 3 days/wk, $3400; 4 days/wk, $3900; five days/wk, $4400

Payment plan available.

For more information: or call 203-431-3350

To schedule a tour, please phone 203-431-3350.



Monday: 11:00 am — 1:30 pm (11:05-3:30 (or 4:00) full day)

Tuesday: 11:00 am — 1:30 pm (11:05-3:30 (or 4:00) full day)

Wednesday: 11:00 am — 1:30 pm (11:05-3:30 (or 4:00) full day)

Thursday: 11:00 am — 1:30 pm (11:05-3:30 (or 4:00) full day)

Friday: 11:00 am — 1:30 pm (11:05-3:30 (or 4:00) full day)


Judy Hirt-Manheimer

> Learn more about Ms. Judy

Marcia Needleman

> Learn more about Ms. Marcia

Noah Manheimer

> Learn more about "Chef Noah"

International Preschool

(Ages 3-5)


We have watched our daughter thrive at the Enchanted Garden. She returns home each day feeling happy and confident, full of stories and lessons -- a tribute to the care and sensitivity that always fills your space. We are impressed with the thought, creativity, wisdom, and humor that fill each day at the Enchanted Garden.

—Samantha R. & Jay Zaslow

It has been amazing to watch Noah grow, change, and become such a special boy. You gave him the time, love, and space he needed to bloom -- and challenged him to think both creatively and critically.

—Meg & Jeff

The teachers encouraged Mackenzi’s natural inquisitiveness and allowed her to learn and grow in a supportive and nurturing environment. She is creative,  imaginative and eager to learn and explore -- qualities that arise from The Enchanted Garden’s approach to education.

—Kim Macko





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165 Danbury Rd. (Rt 35)

Ridgefield, CT 06877


529 Ethan Allen Hwy

Ridgefield, CT 06877