peopleProgram Administration


The Learn & Play Board of Directors oversees and governs the Center. Members of the Board include the Pastor of the United Methodist Church of Branford, the Director, and members of the church.  Dick Robinson is the Chairperson of this Board.


The Director, Robin Costa, has over two decades of experience as an early childhood teacher and administrator. The Teachers and Assistant Teachers are experienced, nurturing individuals who are devoted to the children. In accordance with State regulations, staff members continue their education through workshops and classes.

As a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), the Board resolved that all Learn & Play staff and Board members are followers of Christ and acknowledge Jesus as Lord and Savior, and are in agreement with and support the Mission Statement, Faith Statement and Philosophy of Education.


In compliance with Connecticut State regulations, Learn & Play has annual contractual relationships with the following professionals: Social Services consultant, Education consultant, Pediatric consultant and Dental consultant. A nurse is employed to visit our center once per week to see the children, review their medical records and offer advice to the staff.


Our rooms are designed for groups of up to fourteen children. State licensing requires that a 10:1 child-teacher ratio be maintained at all times for children above age 3. Children under the age of 3 must have a 4:1 ratio maintained at all times.   kids banner