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860-767-2345 Schoolmates - 253 Bushy Hill Rd, Deep River, CT 06417

Schoolmates offers excellent teacher credentials, experience and continuity. Our Founder, Jeanie Domnarski, opened Schoolmates in 1990 after completing her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Together with our staff, she promoted a philosophy of blending various components from the best approaches to early childhood education. Our new Owner, Amy Dyer, is committed to the continuation and expansion of this philosophy. As a Schoolmates parent herself, she has experienced firsthand the magic that happens daily along with the long term benefits of our social-emotional curriculum.

Our staff hold B.S. degrees in education and have over 50 years combined teaching experience. We are members of local and national associations of early childhood educators and regularly attend workshops and conferences.


What I love most about Schoolmates are the teachers and the combination of nature and learning. This magical building is safely tucked away in Bushy Hill. Both of my boys have loved everyday there. I would recommend Schoolmates 100%! – Kristina Q.

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