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From I-95, Take Exit 38 onto Route 15 (Merritt Parkway South). Take exit 52 off of the Merritt onto Route 8 North. Take Route 8 to exit 12. Turn left off Exit 12 (Old Stratford Rd). You will pass Hilton Garden Inn on right and Walgreens will come up on your left. At the intersection with the light, cross over Bridgeport Ave and go straight onto Commerce Drive. Go up the hill, past Enterprise Drive on your left. Take the next left into the driveway which will have a large stone sign for Il Palio Restaurant. At the stop sign, turn right and take another quick, sharp right into the parking lot behind Building Three. All the way at the end of that parking lot, you will see parking spots designated to Bright Horizons drop off and pick up. Enter through the main entrance and our door is the first on the right in the lobby.

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  • What Shelton Parents are Saying

    about Bright Horizons Child Care

    "Thiago is always smiling at school. I know that he is happy because of all the love & care you show him. He has grown so much since he first started "school" back in August. Thank you for the great job you do today and always."

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  • Enrichment Highlights

    Sign Language, Yoga, Art, Movement & more!

     The World at Their Fingertips curriculum includes many exciting enrichments that add to your child's learning and experience each day at Bright Horizons at ECT without any additional participation fees.

    Explore Our Enrichment Program:

    • Infant Sign Language  This enrichment is incorporated onto our daily communication to enhance bonding with infants while developing their fine motor skill.
    • Art – focused on progress-oriented, child-led art; this specialty program is hosted in our Art Studio and led by an experienced instructor who provides a collaborative approach to all areas of the arts
    • Movement Matters – specialty programming featuring stretching, yoga, facilitated physical activities, and gross motor challenges
  • The Caregiving Generation

    A Family Matters parenting webinar.

    With the rapid graying of today's America, caregiving responsibilities among the classic Sandwich generation have expanded to millions of people.

    Join us on Tuesday, July 28 at 2:30 p.m. EST for the next Family Matters webinar to discuss the new face of caregiving. Uncover how you - as a caregiver - can cope with these new responsibilities, and strategies for effectively managing your life, and those for whom you provide care.

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  • Enroll now in Camp Explorations

    Safe, loving environment for children to learn and grow.

    1. Value
    Field Trips, Special Guests, all included
    2. Convenience
    One place for your children ages 12 years and under
    3. Flexibility
    Full- and Part -time schedules, choose your weeks
    4. Health and Safety
    ‘We Care’ policies and procedures implemented to maintain a safe and secure environment for children
    5. Weekly Themes
    Designed around what school-aged kids are interested in
    6. Fitness
    Fitness activities everyday
    7. Technology
    Technology is integrated throughout the program
    8. Reputation
    Survey results show we do it right
    9. Experienced Staff
    Counselors are trained, experienced teachers

  • About the Curriculum

    Our unique approach to education.

    Bright Horizons’ The World at Their Fingertips

    Children learn in a variety of ways and at their own pace. Our carefully planned curriculum is designed to inspire your child at every age and stage. Built around extensive research, 21st-century technology, and developmentally appropriate instruction, our curriculum introduces concepts of math, science, language, culture, environment, art and health.


  • About our Teachers

    Helping children reach their potential

    Our Teachers

    Inspired by knowledgeable child development professionals who understand the balance between nurturing developing minds and caring for tender spirits, children grow from curious infants into explorative preschoolers. Our teachers are all experienced and highly trained, meeting rigid certification requirements. They keep up with the latest techniques in early childhood curriculum and continually develop new skills to guide children on a path to lifelong learning.

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  • Health & Safety

    Because parents need peace of mind

    Well Aware and Staying Healthy

    Our center environment offers children a healthy and safe place to develop and learn. Through our Well Aware program and our Staying Healthy procedures, we set high expectations for creating healthy environments and also foster positive attitudes within children towards healthy living, physical activity, and nutrition.

    We’re proud to provide programs parents can feel good about, and to be recognized as a model for other early education programs by the Partnership for a Healthier America and First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign.

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