Child Care and Preschool in Connecticut

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the hours of operations?

Monday through Friday 6:30 am - 6:00 pm, 52 weeks per year


Does the CT Bright & Early Center close for holidays?

B&E is closed for the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (for Teacher professional development)
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day (for Teacher professional development)
  • Thanksgiving Day & Friday after
  • Christmas Eve Day - early closing at 3:00 pm or closed depending on date
  • Christmas Day

If the holiday falls on a weekend, the observed weekday(s) will be posted.


What happens for weather related closings?

Families may find information regarding weather related closings on the centers individual Facebook pages, NBC news, or as B&E contacts families on Tadpoles.


What is the vacation policy?

After one year of a child's enrollment, families make take a vacation without tuition submission (2 weeks for a full time child, 1 week of regular scheduled days for a part time child).


Does B&E participate in any assistance programs?

B&E participates in the following programs for approved families:

  • Care4Kids Program
  • Middletown School Readiness Program (MSRP)
  • DSS
  • DCF

What happens if my child isn't feeling well?

Children who are have contagious symptoms may not attend the center in order to keep all children and staff at B&E healthy.


Does B&E administer medication?

Yes, B&E will admister both non-prescription and prescritiption as per Parent Manual.


How does B&E communicate with families regarding their child's day?

Families receive information in real time through the Tadpoles App to receive daily reports each day detailing their child's activities such as: feedings, meals, snacks, diaper changing, bathroom visits, and curriculum activities.




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