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.

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New Fairfield Bright Beginning ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Connecticut for:

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-6
Year Founded
1980
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
247 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
New Fairfield Bright Beginning Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
10 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(comfortable clothing)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

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.

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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 $23,205 for elementary schools and $33,800 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Fairfield County, CT is 74% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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