Helping Families Navigate Support Programs

We strive to offer our high-quality early childhood education programs to all families regardless of income. Our goal is to care for and educate young children allowing them to be ready for a lifetime of learning and growing. Bright & Early encourages families to inquire about state subsidy programs.


Bright & Early is experienced in assisting families with the application process.  Families may request an application packet, available in English and Spanish, from Bright & Early which include the Care4Kids Application Form and the Parent/Provider Agreement.  Forms are also available online at  Families will be required to provide certain documents such as proof of income and any child support documents.

Once Bright & Early receives a Care4Kids Child Care Certificate, the family fee will then be calculated. It is the responsibility of the family to be re-determined bi-annually by Care4Kids.  Families are responsible for full tuition until a Care4Kids certificate is received or during any lapse in the certificate.


Bright & Early supports eligible active duty families in U.S. Military, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. National Park Services, and U.S. General Services Administration by partnering with Child Care Aware® of America to offer tuition assistance.

Bright & Early offers a Child Care Subsidy Program administered through the USDA (formerly administered by the General Services Administration (GSA)) for eligible Active Duty members or Active Duty Reservists of the U.S. Coast Guard called to action for 180 days of longer, U.S. National Park Services, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and U.S. General Services Administration who don’t live or work near a Child Development Center (CDC).

Department of Children and Families (DCF)

Bright & Early accepts tuition payments from DCF if applicable. On a case by case basis, DCF provides subsidized child care for families involved in the fostering or adoption process.

Bright Horizons Back Up Care

Bright & Early has partnered with Bright Horizons Back Up Care, an employer program that provides a readily available child care back-up plan to help ensure that disruptions on the home front don’t lead to disruptions in the workplace.

Middletown School Readiness Program

Bright & Early Children’s Learning Centers in Middletown, CT is proud to collaborate with the City of Middletown and the Middletown Board of Education to provide a high quality preschool program for children aged three to five years old. This program has been offered by Bright & Early, a NAEYC Accredited center, since 2001. The goal of Bright & Early and the Middletown School Readiness Program (MSRP) is to make sure every Middletown family has access to high quality early childhood education. This program is for Middletown residents, regardless of income, making a quality preschool education available to all. A sliding fee scale is used in conjunction with a subsidy provided by the City of Middletown.

Spaces are limited, and they fill quickly. Please call the center to make an appointment for a tour, during which you’ll be introduced to our exceptional teachers and our Preschool School Readiness Curriculum.

Feel free to print and submit these related MSRP Forms needed for application to Bright & Early: