New Fairfield Bright Beginning

74 Rt 37 - The Village Green,
New Fairfield, CT, 06812-0681
Tel: (203)746-5994
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 Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 6
Year Founded 1980

Student Body

Total Students 247 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 10%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade New Fairfield Bright Beginning Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 80%
Average Class Size 10 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(comfortable clothing)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Specific to individual programs
Acceptance Rate 99%
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.
  • Profile last updated: 03/13/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Colonial Hills Christian Academy (3.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Danbury KinderCare (3.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Gregory The Great School (3.5 miles away)
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  • Danbury Danbury KinderCare
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    123 South King Street
    Danbury , CT , 06811
    (203)748-2480
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    3.2  mi  |  19  students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • Danbury
    Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award St. Gregory The Great School
    (Roman Catholic)
    85 Great Plain Road
    Danbury , CT , 06811
    (203)748-1217
    (Roman Catholic)
    3.5  mi  |  303  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Danbury
    Colonial Hills Christian Academy
    (Baptist)
    40 Stadley Rough Rd
    Danbury , CT , 06811
    (203)794-9399
    (Baptist)
    3.8  mi  |  67  students  |  Gr.  K-12
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    1 Production Dr
    Brookfield , CT , 06804
    (203)740-8136
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    3.9  mi  |  10  students  |  Gr.  PK-KG
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    (845)279-2995
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  • Recommended May 12, 2014 - I love working at Bright Beginnings, my co-workers are great and my bosses are great and very caring, they are my second home. - Posted by Teacher

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Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Fairfield County, CT is $11,329 for elementary schools and $21,364 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Fairfield County, CT is 67% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).