"Work and Play School is a model early childhood program for children and teachers."

About Us

Forty-two years ago, in 1955, Work and Play School was the first program in town that serviced and provided a developmentally appropriate half-day program for Pre-schoolers and Kindergartners. 






 At the time, the public schools didn't provide a Kindergarten program to children in East Windsor. Work and Play School was housed in Mary Moore's home in Scantic. Eveline Hayes began working with Mary Moore in 1965 and eventually took over and became owner and Director of Work and Play School. She then built the first Daycare Center in town, which is still located on Phelps Rd. Her daughter, Betsy Hayes DeWolf, began working with her mom in 1974 while pursuing her degree in Early Childhood Education. Upon Mrs. Hayes' retirement, Betsy became Director and co-owner, expanding to an active school-age program, along with developmentally appropriate Preschool, Pre-K, and Full-time Day Care programs. 


Work & Play School - 20 Phelps Road - East Windsor, CT - 06088 - (860) 627-0331