New Fairfield Bright Beginning

  • 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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School Overview

School TypeEarly Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association for the Education of Young Children
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-6
Year Founded1980
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students247 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade New Fairfield Bright Beginning Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size10 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(comfortable clothing)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition Notes Specific to individual programs
Acceptance Rate
99%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorSusan 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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