New Fairfield Bright Beginning

74 Rt 37 - The Village Green
New Fairfield, CT 06812-0681
Tel: (203)746-5994
Grades: NS-6 | 247 students
New Fairfield Bright Beginnings began in New Fairfield, CT in 1980 as Mary’s Learning Center.
Owner Mary Arnold created a loving, child centered environment in her home where families had peace of mind knowing their children had the best possible care.
New Fairfield Bright Beginnings was founded on the philosophy that children thrive in a safe, loving and home-like environment.
Both the physical well-being and emotional development of children is greatly influenced by these factors.
Our primary goal is providing families with quality childcare in a warm, safe happy environment – a place where you can leave your child, confident that he or she is receiving outstanding care and enjoying a positive, stimulating learning experience.

School Overview

School Type Early Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association for the Education of Young Children
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-6
Year Founded 1980

Student Body

Total Students 247 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade New Fairfield Bright Beginning Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 10 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(comfortable clothing)

Finances and Admission

Tuition Notes Specific to individual programs
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Susan Hamilton

School Notes

  • As a center , we believe in promoting health and well being, especially in the area of physical fittness. The school reasearched and purchased several pieces of child size exercise equipment-a treadmill, stationary bike, and rowing and elliptical machines. A yoga program is implemented each morning to start off the morning. New fitness programs are being implemented into with the School Age program. Two major remodeling projects are now complete. A 525 square foot beautiful infant/toddler room. The room includes crawling mats, soft toys, new handwashing station, food prep area, ceiling fan, and new napping equipment. A new 490 square foot classroom  has been designed to house our existing Private  Pre-K Enrichment  Program. A wonderful space for children to learn and explore. Exceptional learning that exceeds all national educational levels.

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school is Green Chimneys School (3.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Green Chimneys School (3.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Danbury KinderCare (4.1 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Brewster
    Green Chimneys School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 1-12 | 136 students
    3.5 miles
    400 Doansburg Road
    Brewster, NY 10509
  • Danbury
    Danbury KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 19 students
    4.1 miles
    123 South King St.
    Danbury, CT 06811
  • Brookfield
    The Goddard School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-K | 133 students
    4.4 miles
    1 Production Drive
    Brookfield, CT 06804
  • New Milford
    Grades: K-12 | 130 students
    4.6 miles
    600 Danbury Rd Ste 2
    New Milford, CT 06776
  • Brookfield
    Grades: KG | 5 students
    4.8 miles
    777 Federal Rd
    Brookfield, CT 06804

School Reviews

5.0 Stars   05/12/14
I love working at Bright Beginnings, my co-workers are great and my bosses are great and very caring, they are my second home.
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The average private school tuition in Fairfield County, CT is $12,235 for elementary schools and $21,462 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Fairfield County, CT is 69% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).