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From I-95 South: Take Exit 16 and bear left. Take left off the ramp onto East Avenue. Follow East Avenue straight, you will pass a Dunkin Donuts on your right. Continue straight under the railroad overpass to a stop light. After that light, get into the left lane and follow the East Avenue Cemetary. You will follow the cemetary around a left turn, and on your right you will see a Wells Fargo Bank, at that point, get into the right lane and follow it onto Gregory Blvd. Continue straight onto Gregory Blvd. After the stop light you will see the Center playground. Pass the playground and turn onto Third Street and turn into center parking lot. From I-95 North Take exit 16, bear right. Turn right onto East Ave. All directions from here are the same as above.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I obtain information about tuition?
Tuition at the Marvin Children's Center is determined by a sliding fee scale set by the State of Connecticut. The rate is determined by family size and income. At this time, the tuition rate varies from $8 per week to $200 per week.
What is Bright Horizons' process on checking the background of their employees?

Bright Horizons conducts a comprehensive background check on all prospective employees and frequent visitors. The background check consists of a county criminal record check for the past seven years performed in all counties that a person has lived, worked or attended school. In addition to the county criminal search , a sex offender search, OFAC search and a social security verification trace are also conducted. For all location employees, program licensing background checks required by the state are also performed.

Is part-time care available?
Since we are a School Readiness funded program we provide full-time slots only. According to the SR guidelines, children must attend an average of 6 hours per day.
What is The World At Their Fingertips?

Bright Horizons curriculum, The World at Their Fingertips, is our unique curriculum designed to engage children in active learning that prepares them for school while helping them achieve their individual potential and fostering a spirit of community. It includes curriculum elements such as Language Works, Math Counts, Science Rocks, ArtSmart, Our World and Well Aware that cross all age groups. For more on information on our curriculum, click here.

Are all staff trained in CPR and First Aid?

All Bright Horizons staff are trained regularly in CPR, even if not required by the state. First Aid is taught as required by state licensing agency/regulations so that you can feel confident that your child is safe and receiving the best care possible at our center.

What is NAEYC accreditation?

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has developed standards to define and recognize quality child care programs. In order to be accredited, a child care program must meet a variety of strict criteria, including having a well-trained faculty, good staff-child ratios and group sizes, and a comprehensive curriculum, as well as meet stringent health and safety standards. The program must also provide meaningful opportunities for family involvement.

What if I’d like to enroll but the center doesn’t have space available?
At our program, we keep a running wait list. Families may place their child on the wait list at any time during the year. Because our center is so small, and we only have 20 openings each Fall for incoming 3 year olds, we suggest placing your child on our waitlist as soon as possible to increase your chances of obtaining a slot in the program. Many children are placed on our waitlist as infants. Families are chosen from the wait list according to when a child was placed on the list as well as if they meet the income requirements of the program at that time.