LifeWay Learning Center


2172 Berlin Turnpike, Newington CT 
860-665-PLAY (7529)

“State Licensed, Premium Care & Quality Instruction”



Infant/Toddler Daycare


Before/After School

Summer Camps


Lifeway Learning Center provides quality child care in a safe, fun, nurturing, and loving environment.  Our programs are designed to help our future world changers develop physically, intellectually and emotionally.

The child care needs of all economic levels are served, enabling families to obtain employment or to further their education.

We have an experienced staff with proven programs that we plan to enhance over this year creating new and enriching programs that include music, drama, performing arts, and optional programs to provide spiritual development.

To this end, we are excited to announce two new staff members joining the team.


Kristy Koyama formerly of NECCI, and the Goddard School with 20 plus years in childcare experience, will be joining the team as the new Head Teacher and will make a valuable addition to our team.


Tina Cianci formerly the Performing Arts teacher for pre-k-8th grade at St. Matthew’s School in New Britain.  She is joining the team as Creative Arts Director for LifeWay Learning Center.


Advisory Board

Lifeway learning center has a team of highly qualified industry professionals who advise on health, education, child psychology and finances.

Stephen Cianci: Bachelor of Bible, ETA teacher certification, Certified IT Architect and Lead Pastor of LifeWay Church.

Amy Clement: APRN, MS, BC, Nurse practitioner.

Christine Crowley: LPN, Area Vice President in Heath Care

Joel Rissinger: Master’s in Religious Education and MA of Religion, B.A. in Theology and Liberal Arts.  and Executive Pastor of LifeWay Church.

Karen Rissinger:  Master’s in School Psychology with specialist certification in child counseling, B.A. in Theology and Liberal Arts, PMT certified and ALICE trained, School Psychologist.

Core Values

We value quality, integrity, service, teamwork, honesty, loving your neighbor as yourself and treating others as you would like to be treated.

Admission and Registration

Parent(s) should schedule a visit to LifeWay Learning Center at a time that is convenient for both the parent(s) and the Head Teacher of the facility.

Enrollment & Health Forms – An enrollment form (contract) is to be completed by the parent(s)/guardian(s) and Head Teacher. An updated Health Form must be completed by a physician and given to LifeWay Learning Center prior to your child’s attendance. Children may not start unless a current health form is on file.

Registration & Security Deposit – A one-time, non-refundable registration fee as well as a one-week security deposit must be paid at the time of enrollment.

Discounts – A discount is offered to families with more than one child enrolled. The discount is applied to the oldest child(ren) in the family. CT Cares 4 Kids is accepted.

Hours of Operation – LifeWay Learning Center opens at 6:30 a.m. and closes at 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The facility closes early (4:00 p.m.) on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

Vacation/HolidayTuition will be charged regardless of attendance; i.e., sick days, vacation, holidays. LifeWay Learning Center does grant two (2) weeks per year without charge for vacation providing a written request is given to LifeWay Learning Center management a minimum of two (2) weeks prior to the scheduled vacation time. Vacation must be taken in one-week increments.

Holiday Schedule – LifeWay Learning Center will be closed on the following holidays:

New Year’s Day

Memorial Day

Independence Day

Labor Day

Thanksgiving Day

Friday after Thanksgiving

Christmas Day


Snacks/Meals – LifeWay Learning Center provides morning and afternoon snacks daily. Parents are responsible to pack a lunch for their child. Please respect our “Nut Free” policy.

Snacks Provided

Secured Entrances

Open Door Policy

Outdoor Playscapes

Conveniently located on the Northbound side of the Berlin Turnpike (on Newington/Wethersfield line)