Serving the Niantic community since 2019.

In 2019, Bright & Early acquired a successful Niantic child care center and completed a fresh renovation with many upgrades. Walking into the lobby, you’ll see the original hand-painted murals of the Connecticut shoreline that depict an imaginative vision of sea life.

About Our Niantic Center

Children enjoy the over-sized classrooms, which exceed CT classroom minimum size requirements, ensuring a spacious environment for teachers and children. Warm, natural light shines into our brightly appointed classrooms through large windows, providing a sunny environment. Each of our infant and toddler classrooms has plenty of space for up to 8 children with two teachers, while our preschool classrooms fit up 20 children with two teachers. Our indoor gym is perfect for large motor play, especially on rainy or extra-cold days, and children love the hand-painted jungle-themed murals on the walls. Outdoors, we have three separate playgrounds for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, respectively. All of these areas are secure with safety gates and outfitted with nationally acclaimed, age-appropriate playground equipment and shaded structures to protect children from the sun. We have grassy areas for children to run around on, and our toddler playground features steel drums shaped like flowers for outdoor musical play.

We value your convenience. Parking spaces are close to the entrance for safe, easy drop-off and pick-up. If you need to leave your child’s car seat at the center, there is a designated area for this purpose.

We value security. A securely coded entry system allows access to the center only for enrolled families and staff. There is also a fingerprint check-in system located in the reception area. An extensive camera system monitors every classroom, hall, entrance, and outdoor play area, and its video feed is viewed throughout the day by the director.

Contact Information

Bright & Early – Niantic

245 Flanders Rd., Niantic, CT
conveniently located off I-95 on Route 161


Britney Pangelinan
(860) 691-0344

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