Serving the Middletown community since 1997.

Bright & Early Middletown, our flagship center, opened in 1997. This center is proud to be a NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) Accredited center, which promotes high-quality learning by connecting practice, policy, and research. After establishing roots and a great reputation in the community, it was obvious that the Bright & Early concept was meant to grow. As more locations were added throughout Connecticut, our Middletown center remains the founding center we are so proud of. Some of our teachers in Middletown have been with us over twenty years, and we’ve enjoyed a strong relationship with the Middletown Board of Education, through whom we participate in the acclaimed Middletown School Readiness Program. The Middletown center has been open over twenty five years, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at the facility itself. Our company-owned building has been well-maintained and updated through the years to be state of the art.

About Our Middletown Center

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 to 10 children with one teacher, or 20 children with two teachers. Our indoor gym, equipped with an ever-popular climbing wall, is perfect for large motor play on rainy or extra-cold days. Outdoors, we have three separate playgrounds for young toddlers, toddlers, and preschoolers, respectively. All of these areas are secure with safety gates, and the playgrounds are outfitted with nationally acclaimed, age-appropriate equipment and shaded structures to protect children from the sun. There are grassy areas for children to run around on, and the preschool playground even has a gazebo!

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 key fob entry system allows access to the center exclusively 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 – Middletown

861 Middle St., Middletown, CT
conveniently located off I-91 and Route 372,
close to the Cromwell/Berlin town line


Jenn Ames
(860) 635-0544

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