Great Beginnings

     Tel: (860)747-1679
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Grades: PK - K | 51 students
Plainville's Great Beginnings Daycare Center & Nursery School was recently granted accreditation by the National Association for the Education for Young Children.
This prestigious recognition has been achieved by approximately 7% of early childhood programs nationwide some 8,006 programs as of January 1, 2003, serving 705,798 children.
At Great Beginnings, we believe as children grow they need a positive self-image, supportive role models, and both a structured and free learning environment to effectively guide them through their development in a meaningful and happy way.
The purpose of Great Beginnings is to provide a quality learning environment for children from ages six weeks through eight years of age.
The goal of Great Beginnings is to provide each age group with the highest level of quality childcare available in a group learning environment.
This is accomplished by securing personnel dedicated to children.
We strive to provide our youngest population with a loving, nurturing, and stimulating setting.
As the children grow and develop, materials and ideas presented in a fun and enjoyable way providing a blend of free play and exploration with structured programming to prepare the child for school.

School Overview

School Type Early Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association for the Education of Young Children
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - Kindergarten

Student Body

Total Students 51 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 21%
State avg.: 23%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Nw Village School-wheeler Clinic (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Penny's Playground Of Learning (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Penny's Playground Of Learning (0.7 miles away)
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  • PlainvillePenny's Playground Of Learning
      (Non-sectarian)
    19 Pine Street
    PlainvilleCT 06062
    (860)747-0157
      (Non-sectarian)
    0.7 mi | 36 students | Gr. PK-3                      
  • ForestvilleSt Matthew School
      (Roman Catholic)
    33 Welch Dr
    ForestvilleCT 06010
    (860)583-5214
      (Roman Catholic)
    1.6 mi | 265 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • PlainvilleNw Village School-wheeler Clinic
    Special Education School  (Non-sectarian)
    91 Northwest Drive
    PlainvilleCT 06062
    (860)747-6801
    Special Education School  (Non-sectarian)
    1.8 mi | 212 students | Gr. PK-12                      
  • FarmingtonScotts Swamp KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    197 Scotts Swamp Road, Bldg 2
    FarmingtonCT 06032
    (860)676-8298
    Daycare / Preschool
    2.6 mi | n/a students | Gr. NS-PK                      
  • SouthingtonHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award St. Dominic School
      (Roman Catholic)
    1050 Flanders Rd
    SouthingtonCT 06489
    (860)628-4678
      (Roman Catholic)
    2.7 mi | 171 students | Gr. K-6                      

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