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.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Top Ranked CT School
- School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
- Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
- Enrollment: 247 students
- Acceptance rate: 99%
- Average class size: 10 students
- Application Deadline: None / Rolling
- Source: Verified school update
New Fairfield Bright Beginning ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Connecticut for:
School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Summer School Offered
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade
Academics and Faculty
Total Classroom Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
Classroom Dress Code
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
None / Rolling
Specific to individual programs
National avg.: 85%
- 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.
Source: Verified school update
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the acceptance rate of New Fairfield Bright Beginning?
The acceptance rate of New Fairfield Bright Beginning is 99%, which is higher than the national average of 68%.
What is New Fairfield Bright Beginning's ranking?
New Fairfield Bright Beginning ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Connecticut for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for New Fairfield Bright Beginning?
The application deadline for New Fairfield Bright Beginning is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
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