About the Early Childcare and Learning Center in New Fairfield, Connecticut

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.

Since that time the center has undergone several changes while maintaining its superb quality and reputation. In 1985, “Mary’s Learning Center” became “Bright Beginnings.” In 1994, the center relocated to the Village Green Center. Throughout the years, New Fairfield Bright Beginnings has grown to meet the ever-changing needs of our community while remaining committed to providing a warm environment where children can feel at home.

Our Philosophy

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.

To support our philosophy we:

  • Employ and train skilled, degreed professional staff with special qualities needed to work with young children
  • Develop program goals for each age group and provide children with support to reach these goals
  • Maintain bright, inviting, cheerful, air-conditioned facilities with ample space for small, well-supervised groups
  • Maintain a large, safe outdoor play area

New Fairfield Bright Beginnings’ curriculum are drawn from the latest educational concepts and teaching techniques proven in other successful preschool programs.

We invite you to visit!

Of course the ultimate test of whether our center is right for you and your child is an in-person visit. Please feel free to schedule an appointment or stop by and we will be happy to show you around.