BrightPath East Hampton Child Care Center

"BrightPath provides exceptional, nurturing care with supportive teachers, making it a top choice for high-quality daycare and early education." - Prema Shanley

BrightPath East Hampton Early Learning & Child Care, previously known as Educational Playcare East Hampton, offers a comprehensive approach to early childhood education, reflecting over 30 years of experience in nurturing young minds in Connecticut. Located conveniently on Route 66, close to Glastonbury and near the Hebron/Marlborough lines, our state-of-the-art center is purpose-built to provide a superior learning environment for children aged 6 weeks to 12 years.Our curriculum, inspired by the innovative BeeCurious approach, is designed to foster curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity. It integrates STEM learning with literacy and the arts, encouraging children to explore and discover in a hands-on, engaging manner. This approach ensures a balanced and holistic development,

Center Programs



(6 weeks to 12 months)

Our program nurtures recognition of familiar figures, motor skill development, and sensory exploration, among other enriching experiences.



(12 months to 33 months)

Our program encourages exploration, physical development, and communication to foster independence and emotional growth.



(33 months to 4.75 years)

We nurture preschoolers with theme-based, interactive learning and cultivate creativity, problem-solving, and independence through hands-on experiences.

Before & After
School Care

Before & After
School Care

(5.75 years to 12 years)

Our before & after-school program blends guided activities with self-play, fostering fun, learning, and growth with supportive staff and dedicated spaces.

Tuition and Openings at BrightPath East Hampton

Center Offerings

CT Care for Kids
Dance & Movement
Healthy Meals & Snacks
Natural Playground
Qualified Educators

Our center proudly accepts CT Care for Kids. Our Center Director can provide more information regarding financial assistance and they can assist you with the process as well.

Our Yoga program enriches our preschool curriculum, fostering young minds and bodies for lifelong mental and physical well-being through fun, themed sessions.

Our dance programs blend solid technique with fun and creative choreography, fostering both technical skill and expressive, individualistic style in our little ones.

All BrightPath centers are completely nut-free, and we work with families with children who have other food sensitivities and allergies to ensure their safety and well-being.

Our music program offers a researched, systematic approach to nurturing children's social skills and musical development, including singing in tune and rhythmic coordination.

Explore and learn with our natural playgrounds, where adventure meets education in a landscape of fun.

Conveniently nestled amidst ample parking, our center ensures stress-free drop-offs and pickups for our valued families.

Our Educators are passionate about delivering early years education that empowers and inspires children to create their futures.

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Center Director

Heather Martin has been in the field of early childhood education since 2001. She began her career with BrightPath as a Preschool Lead Teacher in 2014, but due to her professional nature and commitment to the field of early childhood education, she was soon promoted.

Heather received her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a concentration in child studies from Becker College in Worcester, MA. After college, she worked for a local non-profit child care center. She primarily worked with

Portrait of the BrightPath East Hampton  Director
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