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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.

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  • What Shelton Parents are Saying

    about Bright Horizons Child Care

    "A heartfelt thank you to each and everyone of you for becoming such a special part of Maddox's life. Each and everyone of you have helped to foster Maddox's educational and developmental growth in a way that we could have never imagined and we are so thankful! Fondly, the Forey Family :-)"

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  • Well Aware Curriculum at ECT!

    Fire Prevention Month

    In honor of Fire Prevention Month, our preschool teachers designed a curriculum that engaged the children in the importance of fire safety. One of our preschool teachers, Miss Jen, is also a volunteer firefighter in Derby and Ansonia. Dressed in all of her firefighter gear, Miss Jen did a special presentation for the preschool and kprep children. Firefighter Jen spoke to the children about the importance of staying low to the ground and Stop, Drop and Roll. She also explained the uses of all of her gear and even let the children take turns trying on her heavy coat!

    For more updates about preschool’s fire safety curriculum, including Math Counts and Art Smart activities check out our facebook page!

    To see Firefighter Jen’s presentation please read more!

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  • Celebrating 30 Years of Learning!

    Bright Horizons is proud to celebrate 30 years as the early educator and partner of choice for families around the world.

    We look forward to supporting the next generation of parents and children, and continue to cheer the big steps made by the early learners at all of our centers. Because the most exciting milestones are the ones we get to celebrate with parents and children every day.

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  • Opportunities to Visit Us!

    Great things are happening at ECT!


    October 11, 2016 – October 14, 2016
    7:30 am – 5:30 pm
    See for yourself how our children learn, thrive and grow!
    At our event:
    • Experience what makes Bright Horizons® unique
    • Explore our warm and welcoming classrooms
    • Interact with our talented educators
    • Learn about our innovative The World at Their Fingertips curriculum

    TRUNK or Treat
    October 28, 2016
    5:30 – 7:00 pm
    Festivities will include:
    • STEM & Science Experiments in our Movement Zone from 5:30 – 6:00 PM
    • Trunk or Treat & craft activity in our parking lot from 6:00 – 7:00 PM
    • Allergen-free/non-food treats provided in support of FARE’s #tealpumpkinproject.
      Costumes are encouraged!
    Kindly RSVP by Friday, October 21st

  • 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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